The church was elevated as a Forane Church (Deanery Church) and the Vicar of the church Fr. Joseph Tharackal was made Forane Vicar, in New York on March 29th 2015 by Mar Jacob Angadiath at the presence of Mar Joy Alappat, (the auxiliary bishop of the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago) and Rev. Fr. Thomas Mulavinal, (Vicar General, Knanaya Catholic Region, St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago). There are 5 Missions under St. Stephens Knanaya Catholic Forane Church under forane Vicar Rev. Fr. Jose Tharackal.