Niru De Silva

Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry

Phone: 703-841-2559

Active in Ministry since: 2012

In this current position since: June 2019

Job description includes: 
Bring the Gospel to all young adults in the Diocese of Arlington!


Favorite Food(s): Chicken Curry or Steak

Favorite Band: Muse

Favorite Pastime: Watching Movies

Favorite Saint: St. Augustine, St. Paul, St. Aquinas

Favorite Scripture: Jeremiah 1:4-10, Romans 10: 1-15

Favorite Book: The Confessions of St. Augustine

Why I work in Ministry
There is nothing I could do to have a greater impact in the world. Don't believe me? Let's chat!

About Me
I was born in Manassas,VA to Sri Lankan immigrants. Having been brought up in Buddhist and Catholic backgrounds - I rejected all religion in favor of the more rational choice: atheism. God was unsatisfied with that and over time, called me to convert to the Catholic faith in 2008 at Holy Trinity. I went to the University of Virginia where I studied Chemistry, but got involved with campus ministry which transformed my life. As I was changed, I realized that nothing was as important as sharing the Gospel of Jesus with others. This conviction led me to serve as a FOCUS missionary at Columbia for four years and a regional director in the Northeast. I began to hear the Lord call me to Young Adult Ministry in early 2019 and am excited to share my passion and experience for forming missionary disciples with this apostolate! My beautiful wife Sarah and I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for us here in VA!

Birthdate: November 4