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Clergy
Fr. Lawrence Goodwin
Rev. Lawrence Goodwin, CJM, Pastor, was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and lived in Canada until his early 30’s when he moved to the U.S. Fr. Lawrence is a social worker by trade and was ordained a deacon here at St. John Eudes in 2012. He was ordained a priest on August 8, 2013, at St. James/St. Leo in Solana Beach (near San Diego). Fr. Lawrence served his first 2 years as associate pastor at St. James and 2 years here at St. John Eudes before being appointed pastor on July 1, 2017. Fr. Lawrence lived briefly in Mexico and the Philippines as part of his priestly formation process.
Fr. Carlos Valencia, CJM
Rev. Carlos Valencia, CJM, Associate Pastor, was born in Colombia and was ordained March 14, 1975. After three years as Assistant Pastor in his Archdiocese of Bucaramanga, Colombia, he was sent to the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and Jerusalem. He returned to his diocese and served as Director of Formation and Spiritual Director at the Archdiocese of Bucaramanga for five years and a few years as pastor in parishes before joining the Eudists in 1993. From 1993 until he came to our parish in August, 2012, he served in major seminaries in Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil and Columbia. He also served as rector of the Eudist regional house of formation in La Mesa (San Diego) for one year. His passion is the Holy Scriptures. Since his return from Rome and Jerusalem, he never stopped teaching the Bible in the various countries, universities, seminaries, diocesan centers and parishes where he has been called to serve. Fr. Carlos put together a booklet entitled “Sintesis Biblica” in order to help read Holy Scriptures from a historically critical perspective, with the goal to help the reader go from a literal reading of the Holy Scriptures to a symbolic reading of the Word of God, taking into account the various literary forms. The results have been most positive and have given communities a very efficient tool for a more mature religious growth.
Pastoral Staff & Parish Leadership
(Alphabetical Order)
Br. David Betz, SM
Br. David Betz, SM
RCIA Coordinator
Michelle Bevilacqua
Michelle Bevilacqua
Bulletin Coordinator
Marty Bowden
Marty Bowden
Pastoral Staff Assistant
Edgar Contreras
Edgar Contreras
Youth Ministry Coordinator
Virginia Daniels
Virginia Daniels
Receptionist
Barbara Danowitz
Barbara Danowitz
School Principal
Celia Estrada
Celia Estrada
Bookkeeper
Marta Garcia
Marta Garcia
Ministry Administrator
Dana Howell
Dana Howell
Choir Director
Gina Ibarra
Gina Ibarra
Parish Administrator
Gábor Lukin
Gábor Lukin
Organist
Helio Martinez
Helio Martinez
Maintenance Mgr.
Marina Martinez
Marina Martinez
Maintenance Asst.
Isela Mora
Isela Mora
Parish Secretary
Carlos Perez-Carillo
Carlos Perez-Carillo
Pastoral Council Chairperson
Mary Ellen Pike
Mary Ellen Pike
Gift Shop Manager
 
Angelle Roussel
Angelle Roussel
Finance Council Chairperson
Nancy Sayward
Nacy Sayward
Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Jose Schnaider
Jose Schnaider
Spanish Ministry Coordinator
 
 
 
John Steiner
John Steiner
School Board
Chairperson
Sargon Younan
Sargon Younan
Project Director