General Council

Fr. Francisco Javier Álvarez Munguía, C.M.

Fr. Francisco Javier Álvarez Munguía, C.M.

Vicar General

Father was born in Spain on March 20th, 1954 and entered the Congregation of the Mission in 1973.  He was ordained for the Province of Madrid in 1982.  He has served as a formator and most recently ministered as Director General of the Daughters of Charity.  During the 2010 General Assembly he was elected Vicar-General and re-elected during the 2016 General Assembly. Father is responsible for visiting and accompanying the confreres in the Provinces of Mozambique, Rio de Janeiro, Fortaleza, Curitiba, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico (Haiti, the Dominican Republic), the Middle East (Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, Syria) and Portugal.  He also serves as liaison with CIF, SIEV, CEVIM and is responsible for the area of formation.
Father Miles Joseph Heinen, C.M.

Father Miles Joseph Heinen, C.M.

Assistant General

Father was born in Dallas, Texas (USA) on December 12th, 1950.  He studied at St. Vincent’s Seminary in Beaumont, Texas and entered the Congregation in 1969).  He was ordained in 1982.  Father ministered in various parishes, was a Provincial Consultor, ministered in Guatemala (for six years), was provincial treasurer and Director of the Vincentian Solidarity Office.  He was elected in 2016 to the position of assistant general. Fr. Miles Heinen’s responsibilities as Councilor General include: assistatance and visiting Provinces of the United States: Western (including Kenya), Eastern, New England, Poland (including Austria-Germany, Belgium, Danmark), Slovakia (including Czech Republic and mission in Honduras), Vice-Provinces of Saints Cyrill and Methodius (Ukraine, Belarus and Russia), Vice-Province of Coasta Rica and the international mission in Alaska. In the same way he is responsible for NVC (National Visitors Conference, USA), VSO, Solidarity Project (together with Econome General), CM representatives at the UN and students at specialist studies in Rome.
Fr. Matthew Kallammakal, C.M.

Fr. Matthew Kallammakal, C.M.

Assistant General

Father was born in Kerala, India on November 5th, 1959.  He entered the Congregation in 1983 and was ordained in 1988.  He was appointed to this position after Father Varghese Thottamkara was named bishop of Nekemete (Ethiopia) and then was elected to this position in 2016. Father is responsible for visiting and accompanying the confreres in the Provinces of Eritrea, Southern India (Tanzania), Indonesia, the Philippines (Thailand and Japan), China, Vietnam, Ireland (England), Oceania (Fiji), and the International Missions of the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.  He also serves as liaison with APVC and with the Missionary Development Fund (together with the Econome General).
P. Aarón Gutiérrez Nava, C.M.

P. Aarón Gutiérrez Nava, C.M.

Assistant General

Was born in Mexico on June 30th, 1951 and entered the Congregation of the Mission in 1973 and was ordained in 1978.  He has been involved in parish ministry, formational ministry, popular missions for indigenous groups from Mexico and for Hispanic immigrants.  He served at the International Mission in El Alto, Bolivia and was Director of the Daughters of Charity and Visitor. During the General Assembly of 2016, he was elected to his current position as Assistant General.  He now visits and accompanies the confreres ministering in the Provinces of Ecuador, Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama and Nicaragua), Argentina (Paraguay and Uruguay), Chile, Cuba, Colombia (Venezuela, Rwanda-Burundi), San Vicente/Spain (Honduras), Zaragoza (Honduras) and the International Missions of Bolivia (El Alto, Cochabamba) Angola and Punta Arenas in Chile.  He is the liaison between CLAPVI and the General Curia and is the represents the General Council to the Vincentian Family.
Fr. Zeracristos Yosief, C.M.

Fr. Zeracristos Yosief, C.M.

Assistant General

Father was born in Hebo, Segheneti (Eritrea) on January 29th, 1961.  He entered the Congregation in 1983 and was ordained in 1991. He was the Visitor of the Province of Saint Justin de Jacobis and in 2010 was elected to the position of Assistant General and in 2016 was reelected. Father is responsible for visiting and accompanying the confreres in the Provinces of Madagascar, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Northern India, Austria-Germany (Turkey), Italy (Albania), France (Algeria, Canada, Greece, Iran), Hungry, the Vice-Province of the Congo, the International Missions of Tunis, Benin, and Chad.  He also serves as liaison with CIVIAM and is responsible for the area of Interreligious Dialogue.