VERY REV. FR. ERIC AWORTWE-DADSON
Rev. Fr Eric Awortwe-Dadson was born on 14thJuly, 1962 at Sekondi, in the Western Region. He began his seminary formation at St. Teresa’s Minor Seminary, Amisano, from 1977 to 1984, for his G.C.E. Ordinary and Advanced Levels. He then proceeded to St. Peter’s Regional Seminary, Pedu, from 1984-1990, for the study of Philosophy and Theology, and obtained a Diploma in Theology from the University of Ghana.
He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi on 22nd July, 1990 by the late Most Rev. Charles K. Sam. He was subsequently appointed Bishop’s secretary and Chaplain of Holy Child College of Education, Takoradi, from 1990 to 1996.
He then pursued Graduate studies at Fordham University, New York, U.S.A (Ma in Religious Studies), from 1996 to 1998. He studied Pastoral Counseling at the Post-Graduate Centre for Mental Health, New York, U.S.A. (Certification in Pastoral Counseling), from 1998 to 2000, He continued at Hebrew Union, New York, U.S.A. for a Doctorate degree in Ministry, with specialization in Pastoral Care and Counseling, from 1998 to 2001. In the course of studies, he exercised pastoral ministry as Associate Pastor at Holy Rosary Church, Bronx, and Infant Jesus Church, Port Jefferson, New York.
On his return home, he was appointed Vicar General for Sekondi-Takoradi, from 2005 to 2011. He was subsequently appointed Delegate of the Apostolic Administrator of Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese, from 2011 to 2014. He proceeded for sabbatical in the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsen, U.S.A. where he served as Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Ellsworth, Wisconsin, from 2015 to 2020.
Currently, Fr. Awortwe-Dadson has assumed an appointment as a formator (Spiritual Director) and lecturer of Pastoral Counseling and Psychology at St. Peter’s Regional Seminary, Pedu.