Fr. Efren Jimenez, OFM, called Fr. EJ by all, was born on October 19, 1945 and ordained on June 23, 1973 in Tagaytay City. In his own words, he says, “Having been assigned here several years, about two decades ago, I observed the growth of this parish (which I call “MyKinley Syndrome”, congested and standing room only!). Growth is positive but poses a great challenge especially on the inner growth of the person. Past assignments which I enjoyed (and which challenged me) were: Commissariat of the Custody of the Holy Land, Israel (1998 – 2000, Jaffa, Israel and succeeding year as pilgrimage director), Inter-Franciscan Retreat House in Baras, Rizal (2003-2009) and as Guardian at the Franciscan Provincial House (2010-2013).