Odinakachukwu (Odinaka) Nwadike was born on the 12th of January, 1986. Originally from Nigeria, first child in the family of six children. Following the request from Archbishop Bathersby to Bishop Lucius Ugorji of Umuahia Diocese, Nigeria, Odinaka arrived in Brisbane in June 2011 to continue his seminary formation in Australia as a seminarian of the Brisbane Archdiocese.
While in Australia, Odinaka completed his Bachelor of Theology (2012) and Master of Theological Studies (2013) through the Australian Catholic University (Brisbane Campus). He was ordained to the order of diaconate on 21st November 2014 by Bishop Brian Finnigan. On the 29th of June 2015 Odinaka was ordained a priest by His Grace Most Reverend Dr. Mark Benedict Coleridge (the Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane, Queensland).
Odinaka enjoys a very good social life. He loves watching and playing soccer, volleyball, table tennis, and also meeting people and making friends.