Director of Children's Ministries
Archana Samuel was born into a Hindu family in India, but became a Christian and was baptized when she was 18 years old. Her love of Christ and his people guides her life.
In India, Archana worked as a missionary crisscrossing several parts of India where she encountered different cultures and languages and beliefs. After marrying Raja, who was also a missionary, they reached a turning point and wanted to pursue theological education. Archana earned a Bachelor of Divinity in Bangalore, India, in April 2015. Yearning for more knowledge, Archana, Raja, and their son then moved to Richmond where Archana and her husband both received full scholarships to Union Presbyterian Seminary. She earned the Master of Theology and Master of Arts in Christian Education degrees. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree and hopes to enter the ordained ministry.
Archana, a dedicated servant with fifteen years of experience in ministry as a missionary, teacher, preacher, mentor, has a passion for shepherding children to Christ. Motivated and caring, with a strong academic background, Archana has many gifts to bring to our ministry here at Three Chopt Church.