About the PastorPastor Manuel Talaiver

Pastor Manuel Talaiver hails from Tamilnadu, India and currently lives with his wife, Dr. Manorama Talaiver, in Chesterfield, VA since 1986. He was ordained as a Pastor by the House of Prayer, a non-denominational charismatic church, in Chesterfield, VA. ImageThey attend the House of Prayer since 1989. He and his wife are also members of the Minister’s Fellowship International organization. He has travelled on mission’s trips to England, Finland, Sweden, Haiti, Brazil, Nigeria, Ghana, India, and Nepal with his pastor Dr. Stephen Stells on several occasions.

Before coming to the USA, he completed his M.Sc., (Agriculture) and was working in Tamilnadu, India as a District Agricultural Officer. He completed a degree in Health Information Management in Medical College of Virginia and worked in several capacities in hospitals and in an insurance trust. He also worked as a part-time high school science teacher in Richmond Christian School and in Heritage Christian Academy. Later he bought and ran a child daycare center for about six year. During this period, he completed an associate degree in early childhood education.

Mano completed her M.Sc., in India, M.A. in Manchester, England, and completed her Doctorate in Education at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Mano has been providing professional development for teachers and administrators for the past 25 years and has been promoting learning opportunities for the students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. She was the Director of Institute of Teaching technology through Innovative Practices of Longwood University for ten years.  She retired from this position in 2015 and now serves as Faculty for International Society for Technology in Education and as Professional Development Consultant for Discovery Education.

Manuel and Manorama are trained counselors. They have two sons, Joseph & David and six grandchildren.