An eminent educationalist, prof. Varghese, the founder Principal of St. Mary’s College, Manarcadu, Kottayam, holds many important positions even after his retirement from avtive service as Principal. A Post Graduate in chemistry, he started his career as a junior Lecturer at Mar Athanasius College, Kothamangalam and moved to the CMS College, Kottayam in 1969. When the St. Mary’s College Manarcad was started, he was given charge to shape the desitiny of the newly started College. Throughout his ninteen years service as Principal, he elevated the institution to a first grade college offering Post – graduate courses. Prof. Varghese served as the General Seceretary of the principals of the private collegesc olleges in kerala for 4 years and as the President for the council of Principals of in Kerala for 2 years.
He served the M.G University as a senate member and as an academic council member. As a member of the advisory board of Navodaya School, Sports council, Kottayam, Christian Higher Education Forum,Christian Medical College Vellore, his service is noteworthy Prof. Varghese was also the central council member of the Bible Society of India, the Chief Editor of the Kottayam journal (a Diocesan Publication) and the joint Secretary of Private College Management Association.
Rt.Rev.Dr.Samuel T.Varghese, was a distinguished Seceratary General of the Bible Society of India, Kerala Auxilary, from 2000 to 2007. In that capacity, he served the organization meritoriously. The printing and distribution of Scripture, especially in the Malayalam language rose to new heights during his tenure. Rt.Rev Samuel is a good educationalist counselor, especially in Personality Development area. He gives special lectures on personality development and organizes public lectures at HCCMAT periodically. He interacts with the teaching staff and the students. His involvement in this capacity is accepted by all. Rt.Rev.Samuel is a good preacher and a spritual counselor.
He served as Presbyter of several Mar Thoma parishes in different places.Presently he serves as the South Asia Regional Director of Evangelism Expolsion, a global organization engaged in the spread of Gospel Dr.Samuel took his doctorate from the Prebyterian Theological Seminary, Seoul, South Korea, and had his basic Theological education from the Union Biblical Seminary, Pune. In 1995 he established the prayer Mountain at Thiruvananthapuram. He is the visionary behind starting day care centers for the aged. Serveral organizations in Kerala are following the concept, he developed. For several years he was the chairman of the Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering, Nemili, Sriperumbudur, Chennai. Rt.Rev.Dr.Samuel T Varghese become the Bishop of the United Church of India(UCI)in May 2014.Bishop Samuel has based his headquarters in Chittazha, Thiruvananthapuram.