His Grace Neophytos Kongai Bishop of Nieri and Mount Kenya was born in 1970 in the village of Kesengei in the Nandi district in Kenya. He is a graduate of the “Archbishop Makarios III” Patriarchal Academy. He was ordained Deacon on 13th September 1998 and Presbyter on the 27th of the dame month by the then Metropolitan of Kenya, now of Zimbabwe and Angola, His Eminence Seraphim. He served in Parishes in Nairobi and at the Patriarchal Academy there as Deputy Head. On 27th February 2005 he was consecrated as Archimandrite by His Eminence Makarios Metropolitan of Kenya. In the same year he was awarded a post graduate degree in Theological Studies by the Holy Cross Academy in Boston. In 2007 he was tonsured a Monk at the Holy Monastery of the Transfiguration in Verroea. He is a doctoral candidate in Pastoral Theology, studying at the Aristoteleian University of Thessaloniki. On 26th November 2014 by proposal of His Beatitude he was elected by the Holy Synod as Auxiliary Bishop of Nitria, and ordained by His Beatitude Theodoros II Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria on 21st December 2014 at the Patriarchal Church of St Savvas the Sanctified.

On 24th November 2015, proposed by His Beatitude, he was elected by the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria as Bishop of the newly-established Diocese of Nieri and Mount Kenya.

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