About KCST

The Kurnool Catholic Support Team (KCST) formed in 2018 to support the religious mission of the Carmelite and Bridgettine Sisters. KCST now serves four different religious sisters convents and ministries, and is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes under §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”), or corresponding section of any future federal tax code. 


President: Marie Ruiz
Vice President: Juan Manuel Ontiveros
Secretary: Maria Magdalena Ontiveros
Treasurer: Sandra Soto
Spiritual Leader: Father Ray Pothireddy


Support the religious mission of the economically poor and marginalized Carmelite and Bridgettine Sisters and associated Catholic congregations in and around the Kurnool region in India by: 

  • Providing funds to allow for physical security considerations, constructing, upgrading and maintaining the residences and convents to include the related structures and infrastructure.
  • Providing funds for all related religious organizations such as the Meditation Center.
  • Providing funds to facilitate the delivery of the religious mission making provisions for transportation needs and medical support of the sisters, priests and associated personnel.
  • Promoting vocations to the priesthood, nuns and religious life (all within the guidelines of these bylaws and applicable regulations relating to IRC §501(c)(3)).


Support the religious mission of the economically poor and marginalized Cloistered Carmelite, Bridgettine, Carmelite Teresian, and Dina Sevana Sabha Sisters and associated Catholic Congregations in the Diocese of Kurnool, India.