Three who serve in local parishes earn graduate degrees this spring

Three people who serve in parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville, including an associate pastor, received graduate degrees this month.

Carmelite of Mary Immaculate Father Shibu Puthenpurakkel, associate pastor of St. Gabriel Church, graduated from Bellarmine University with a master’s degree in business administration.

Father Shibu is from Kerala, India, and came to the United States to earn his degree while also serving the people of the Archdiocese of Louisville. He will return to India on June 18 to begin his new appointment as associate director of Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, a 1,200-bed teaching and multi-specialty hospital run by his congregation.

Mary Jane Choi, coordinator of religious education for St. Gabriel Church, and Deacon Will Tribbey, who serves at St. Brigid and St. James churches, graduated from St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad, Ind., with master’s degrees in theology.

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