Meet The Pastor

St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church | Martinsville, Indiana

Father Jegan Peter

Fr. Jegan Peter is a native of Tamilnadu in India. He was born on June 09, 1981, at Sankarankovil. He is the youngest of three and has a sister and brother. His Parents Peter and Mary feel so blessed to have a son as a Catholic Priest. His family is a devoted Catholic family and able to bring a Catholic identity in their Hindu neighborhood. As a young man, he realized God’s call and responded with the help and inspiration of some priests and encouragement of the religious sisters. After some years of Priestly formation in India, his Bishop Most Rev. Jude Paulraj, Bishop of Palayamkottai sent him for Theological studies to St. Meinrad School of Theology in 2005.

He was ordained as a Catholic Priest on June 21, 2009 at St. Xavier’s Cathedral in Palayamkottai. He served as an assistant Parish Priest at St. Xavier’s Cathedral in 2009-2010, Secretary to the Bishop in 2010-2011 and as an interterm Rector at St. Anthony’s Shrine for a few months. He was appointed as an Associate Pastor at St. Luke Catholic church in Indianapolis from 2012 -2016. He also served as a Catholic chaplain at Butler University from 2015-2016 while he was at St. Luke and St. Malachy. He was assigned as an Associate Pastor at St. Malachy Catholic Church at Brownsburg in 2016-2017. He has been assigned as the Administrator at St. Martin of Tours since July 2017.

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