Fr. Velangini Thumma was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Guntur in India in 2005.

He hails from a family of four generations of ecclesiastical music in his native parish. His great grandfather, grandfather and his father, all played organ in the Church.

At present, Fr. Velangini is pursuing MFA in Film & TV Production in Loyola Marymount University and is serving as assisting priest in St. John Baptist De La Salle Church, Granada Hills, California.