Samuel was born and raised in Kenya, East Africa, where he studied philosophy and theology. He worked with the Dominican Missionaries for the Apostolate to the Deaf and Disabled and then came to the U.S. He went through a summer immersion program at Gallaudet University which enabled him to learn American Sign Language and later work with different deaf communities in Hartford, CT; Poughkeepsie, NY and Brooklyn, NY.
“Since my childhood as an altar server, my family has always been my backbone through prayers, encouragement and inspiration in my vocation. When I came to the U.S. as an immigrant, I was waiting for my papers to be approved. It was a long process, and during this time I felt that God’s will has always been leading me where his grace is abundant, toward the fraternity of PSJS. I pray that God will bless me and my fellow seminarians with the grace needed to be the Lord's voice to the needs of today’s Church.”