Raj Srinivasa was born in India into a Hindu, Brahmin family. He is the 7th of 8 children. He arrived in the US in 1979 with his first wife, Gita, and daughter, Nivedita. Raj encountered the Lord Jesus in a dramatic way in March, 1980, after the tragic death of his wife. Our Lord led him to St. Antoninus Roman Catholic Church in Newark, New Jersey, where he was catechized and baptized in 1982. In 1983 he married Maureen, a parishioner at St. Antoninus Church. Raj was ordained a Permanent Deacon of the Archdiocese of Newark on June 11, 2005. He currently serves at St. Antoninus Church. Deacon Raj works as a Global Product Manager for EMC Corporation. He has an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, and Masters Degrees in English (from India and Ireland) and in Theology (from Seton Hall University). Deacon Raj and Maureen have two daughters: Nivedita is married to Bill Toth and lives in Manhattan; Monica is a junior at Cornell.