Fr. Thedeus Ponera
PARENTS:
Father: Gabriel Kazipombe 
Mother: Lufina Komba

BORN 
Date of Birth: January 1963 Village: Mruazi Ward: Mnyuzi
District: Muheza Region:Tanga Country: Tanzania

ORDINATION
 January 13, 1989: Deacon at St. Anthony Cathedral in Tanga, Tanzania
 March 19, 1990: Priest in St. Anthony Cathedral in Tanga, Tanzania

EDUCATION Primary School Education 
1968 -1969: Kindergarten Education at Kibaranga Nursery School in Kibaranga, Tanzania
1970 – 1977: Std. I – VII at Kibaranga Primary School in Kibaranga, Tanzania

PRIESTLY FORMATION
1978 – 1981: Form 1 – IV at Soni Seminary School in Soni, Tanania 
1982 – 1984: Philosophy at Kibosho Major Seminary in Moshi, Tanzania
1987 - 1988: Pastoral Year Internship at Hale Parish in Hale, Tanzania
 1984 – 1989: Theology at Kipalapala Senior Seminary in Tabora Tanzania

Other Courses and Achievements:
1989: Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza, Tanzania

POST ORDINATION STUDIES 
WORK/MINISTRY EXPERIENCE 
1990: Assisting Priest at St. Anthony Cathedral Parish in Tanga, Tanzania
1991 – 1994: Assisting Priest at Kilole in Korogwe, Tanzania
1994 – 1997: Assisting Priest at Pangani Parish in Pangani, Tanzania
 1997 -1999: Sabbatical
1999 - 2001: Assisting Priest at Lushoto Parish in Lushoto, Tanzania 
2001 – 2001: Assisting Priest at Kongoi Parish in Kongoi, Tanzania
 2002 – 2004: Priest In-Charge (Pastor) at Kwediboma Parish in Handeni, Tanzania
2004: Priest In-Charge (Pastor) at Mazinde Parish in Mazinde, Tanzania 
2004 – 2011: Priest In-Charge (Pastor) at Maramba Parish in Maramba, Tanzania
2011 - 2013: Priest In-Charge (Pastor) at Rangwi Parish in Rangwi, Tanzania
May 2013 - 2014: Priest in charge Mazinde Parish.
2014: Parish Priest Tekwa Parish

CONTACT
P.O. BOX 36 Lushoto, Tanzania
Phone: +255784414185
E-mail:
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