A dynamic community leader, the Abbot of Wat Sriboonruang is Prah Maha Dr. Apisit Pingchaiyawat. Phra Ajahn Dr. Apisit was born on the 11th of July 1972 and received his Samanera ordination on 12th June 1984. Nine years later he received his full Bhikkhu ordination. Dr. Apisit has a Phd. in Sociology and is a renowned Pali (Level 7) and Dhamma scholar. He was appointed Abbot of Wat Sriboonruang in 2001 at the age of 29 and has since devoted himself to the development of the temple and the surrounding community.