The Archbishop


Archbishop Matthias Kobena Nketsiah was born on 14th April 1942 at Kakomdo near Cape Coast, in the Central Region of Ghana. He was ordained a priest in 1970 for the Archdiocese of Cape Coast and holds a Doctorate Degree in Canon Law (Juris Canonici Doctor-JCD) from the Pontifical Urban University in Rome. He was ordained Auxiliary Bishop on 3rd February 2007,appointed Apostolic Administrator on 21st November, 2009 and on 31st May 2010, he was apointed the Archbishop of Cape Coast.He has served the Church in various capacities
including the following:

1970-1973: Parochial Vicar, St. Anthony’s Parish, Agona Swedru

1973-1975: Teacher, St Teresa’s Minor Seminary, Amisano, Elmina

1975-1979: Studies, Rome

1979-1981: Lecturer in Canon Law, St. Peter’s Regional Seminary, Pedu, Cape Coast

1981: Episcopal Vicar

1981-1986: Parish Priest, St. Michael’s Parish, Ajumako Bisease

1985 : Judge, Inter-Diocesan Tribunal, Cape Coast Ecclesiastical Province

2003 : Judicial Vicar, Inter-Diocesan Tribunal, Cape Coast Ecclesiastical Province

1993-2001: Vicar General, Archdiocese of Cape Coast

2002-2004: Parish Priest, Immaculate Conception Parish, Agona Nyakrom

2004 -2007: Parish Priest, St. John the Baptist Parish, Pedu, Cape Coast

He has also served on several councils and commissions of the Archdiocese of Cape Coast including the College of Consultors, Priests Council, Committee for the First Synod of the Archdiocese as Chairman and head of Translation sub-committee.