Mar Jacob Angadiath appointed Fr. Mathew Manakkatt as the director of Knanaya Catholic Mission in Philadelphia from July 21, 2011. Fr. Jose Tharackal was the former director.
On November 1st, 2011, on the Feast of all Saints, with the approval of Mar Jacob Angadiath, the Syro-Malabar Knanaya Catholic Mission of Philadelphia was renamed as St. John Neumann Knanaya Catholic Mission of Philadelphia.
Fr. Mathew Manakkatt served the mission until Mar Jacob Angadiath appointed Fr. Renny Kattel was the mission director from December 20, 2015.