Mrs. Kimberly Anson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Concentration in Political Theory) from Louisiana State University and a Masters of Arts in Theology Studies from Notre Dame Seminary. Mrs. Anson has many years of teaching experience with the most recent as the Spiritual Formation Coordinator at John Paul the Great Academy.
Fr. Barzare was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on June 14, 2014. He is a native of Eunice, Louisiana and presently the Pastor of St. Anne Church in Cow Island with its mission of Sacred Heart in Pecan Island. Fr. Barzare has a B.A. in Philosophy and Liberal Arts, a Master of Divinity, and a Master of Science in Church Administration.
Christa is a wife, mother, nurse and local business owner who desires to grow the Kingdom of God by spreading the Gospel and engaging in activities that serve those in need within her community. Her faith is her greatest blessing and she obtained her Masters of Arts in Theology from Holy Apostles College & Seminary in 2019 so that she could actively learn and share her knowledge with others seeking understanding through faith.
Father Blanda was ordained for the Diocese of Lafayette in 1991 after receiving the M.Div. from Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg. He is pastor at St. Mary Magdalene's Catholic Church in Abbeville. He has served in numerous capacities in the diocese, including the Diocesan School Board, the Council of Priests, the College of Consultors, the Personnel Board, and Vicar Forane for the Vermillion deanery. Fr. Blanda is a professor of homiletics and liturgy for the Diocesan Permanent Diaconate Formation Program and has served as the Liturgical Master of Ceremonies for Bishop Jarrell since 2005.
I am a native of Lafayette, LA. I graduated Lafayette High School and the University of Louisiana before going to seminary. After finishing my degree in civil engineering, I decided to stop running from what I suspected was a call to the priesthood and entered seminary for the Diocese of Lafayette. I studied philosophy at St. Joseph’s Seminary College (St. Ben’s) in Covington, LA, and completed my theology studies at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (The Angelicum or The Ange) in Rome while living and receiving my priestly formation at the Pontifical North American College (The NAC).
Bishop Michael Jarrell ordained me to the priesthood on June 21, 2014 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette. Immediately after ordination I was assigned as Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Church and Student Center on the UL campus. In 2016 I was reassigned to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist as Parochial Vicar. In 2017 I became the vocation director for the Diocese of Lafayette in addition to my responsibilities at the Cathedral. From July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 I served full-time as vocation director. In July 2019 I began my role as pastor of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Church Point and its mission chapel, St. John in Lewisburg in addition to my responsibilities as vocation director.
Emily Byers was consecrated as a virgin living in the world by Bishop Michael Jarrell on June 16, 2012 at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Lafayette. She earned her B.A. in English, as well as a B.A. in Spanish, at LSU, and received her M.A. in Theological Studies from Notre Dame Seminary in 2017. Miss Byers currently teaches Upper School literature, history, and theology at John Paul the Great Academy in Lafayette, and she also assists with vocation discernment and formation for young women in our diocese.
Fr. Michael Champagne was ordained to the Holy Priesthood May 28, 1994. He has an extensive background in healthcare and military ministry, and has lead many retreats, conferences, and over 100 parish missions. Fr. Champage currently holds four degrees, and has been published on topics related to joy, suffering, sin, and the Holy Spirit.
Mr. Conque earned an M.A. in Catholic Theology from the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans. He has advanced training in Gregorian Chant from The Catholic University of America. He has a B.A. in Theology from Catholic Distance University in Virginia. He is a Deacon Candidate for the Diocese of Lafayette, serves as a Board Member of the Newman Idea, and is active in the service of the Church in RCIA, Sacred Music, Evangelization, and Communications.
Dr. Delio earned a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from The Catholic University of America in Washingto DC. Mr Delio has a Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)with an Advanced Theology Certificate and a Master of Art in Teaching (M.A.T) in Secondary Education. He presently is Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Holy Cross (UHC) in New Orleans and he is the President of the Newman Idea.
Paul has spent over twenty-three years helping people discover the “art of living” through searching themselves, discovering a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and finding true happiness. Throughout these years, he has served in various capacities, including: president of a non-profit, speaker, mentor, consultant, coach, author, diocesan director, youth minister and college campus minister. It’s his role as a husband and father that he cherishes the most. His personal mission is to love God, his wife, his children and his neighbors as God loves. His book, Rethink Happiness, was released in May, 2018. Paul received an undergraduate degree in education, kinesiology and a master’s degree in Theological Studies from the University of Dallas. He is a sought after speaker, life coach and consultant.
Fr. Labbe' was ordained for the Diocese of Lafayette in 1997 and presently is Pastor of St. Nicholas in Lydia and St. Marcellus in Rynella. Fr. Labbe' holds a MA degree in Church History and a M.Div., both from Mt. St. Mary's Seminary. He has a special interest in Church History and Spirituality and is a well-known preacher and teacher throughout the Diocese of Lafayette.
Rev. Curtis Mallet is Pastor of St. Genevieve Parish in Lafayette. Ordained in 1992, he has served in numerous capacities including the College of Consultors, the Council of Priests, Director of Vocations, and Director of Continuing Education for the Clergy. In addition to his degrees in theology, Fr. Mallet holds a licentiate degree in Canon Law and serves as the defender of the bond for the diocesan tribunal.
Dr. Claire E. Masterson earned a PhD in english Language and Literature, from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her dissertation Title was "Is everything sad going to come untrue?" Dr. Masterson's Master of Art was in English Language and Literature. She is presently an Adjunct Instructure at The University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the English Department. Curriculum Vitae
Cajun by birth, Dr. Jennifer E. Miller completed graduate degrees at the Pontifical Universities of the Angelicum and the Gregorian, studying as well at the John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Rome. In 2013, she obtained her doctorate from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, with a thesis on Catholic social doctrine. Former coordinator of studies at the Markets, Culture and Ethics Research Centre, she has taught and published in English and in Italian. Dr. Miller is currently a professor of moral theology at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. In collaboration with the recently-founded International Institute of Culture and Gender Studies, she is engaged in pioneering Scriptural and cultural research for a book on “a theology of masculinity and femininity.”
Fr. Moreau was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood on May 23, 1987. He followed seminary studies at Holy Trinity Seminary and Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. He was parochial vicar at St. Mary Magdalene in Abbevile and St. John the Evangelist in Jeanerette. He has served as Pastor at St. Peter in Grand Prairie, Our Lady Queen of All Saints in Ville Platte, and presently is Pastor at St. Anne in Cow Island. Father Moreau is a "born teacher" and has spoken to groups of clergy and laity on Marriage Preparation and Natural Family Planning throughout the United States. Curriculum Vitae
Rev. Fr. Ben Pitre entered seminary formation for the Diocese of Lafayette in Fall 2012. He was awarded a BA Philosophy and Theological Studies from St. Joseph’s Seminary College (Covington, LA) in 2014. He received his STB from Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) (Rome, Italy) in 2017. Fr. Pitre was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Lafayette on June 23, 2018 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette, LA. He currently serves as parochial vicar of St. Pius X parish in Lafayette, LA.
Bishop Glen Provost is the Bishop of the Diocese of Lake Charles. He was ordained a priest by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on June 29, 1975 in St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy. He was named third Bishop of Lake Charles on March 6, 2007. Ordained Bishop and installed April 23,2007. He earned his B.A. in English Literature, minor in Philosophy from St. Joseph Seminary College, S.T.B. in Theology (MCL) from St. Thomas University in Rome, Italy, and M.A. in Engilsh Literature from UL of Lafayette.
Dr. Kevin Roberts is the co-founder, president, and headmaster of Pope John Paul II Academy, a Catholic independent school in Lafayette, La. He earned his B.A. in History from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a MA.in History from Virginia Tech University and a PhD in History was from University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Roberts is known for his love for Classical and Catholic education. He presently teaches historical theology for the Aquinas Institute
Fr. Russo, ordained in 1989, presently serves as Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Lafayette. A native of Patterson, LA, he received a BA in Psychology from the University of Dallas in 1984. He followed theological studies at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium and the Gregorian University in Rome, receiving a STB degree in 1988. He received a MA in theology in 1989 from the Angelicum. Fr. Russo has taught Christology, Church History, and New Testament.
Dr. Mario Sacasa earned a PhD in Counselor Educationand Supervision from Our Lady of Holy Cross College. He also has a Specialist in Education in Marriage and Family Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Louisiana and Florida.
Fr. Clinton Sensat was ordained to the Holy Priesthood June 6, 2009. He is a native of Scott Louisiana and presently the Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Ville Platte, LA, the Diocese of Lafayette. Fr. Sensat has a B.A. in Philosophy and Liberal Arts, Master of Divinity, and a Master of Arts in Theology with a concentration in Systematic Theology.
Fr. Bryce Sibley was ordained to the Holy Priesthood July 15, 2000. He is a native of Lafayette Louisiana and presently the pastor at St. Anne's in Mamou, Louisiana. Fr. Sibley has his licentiate degree from the Roman John Paul II Institute of Marriage and Family and wrote his thesis on "Man and Woman as Imago Dei in the tought of John Paul II." He has several publication out and is able to read Italian, French, and Spanish. Fr. Sibley teaches Ecclesiology, Moral Theology, Theology of the Body, and a course on the thought of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger.
Rev. Jason Vidrine is Pastor of St. Peter Church in Gueydan. He was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in 2006 for the Diocese of Lafayette. Fr. Vidrine holds an STb and MA in Dogmatic Theology with a concentration in Mariology from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome, including studies in Toulouse. Fr. Vidrine also serves as Principal of St. Peter School, Spiritual Director of Our Lady of Grace Comitium of the Legion of Mary, and Assistant Master of Cermonies for the Diocese of Lafayette.
Dr. Gregory Vall has been privileged to serve the Church on the faculty of Notre Dame Seminary of New Orleans from 1992 to 2000 and from 2015 to the present. He also taught at the Catholic University of America (1989 to 1992), the Franciscan University of Steubenville (2000 to 2004), and Ave Maria University (2004 to 2015), where he served as Director of the Ph.D. Program and Chair of the Theology Department.
Dr. Vall received a Ph.D. in Semitic Languages and Literatures from the Catholic University of America in 1993. His areas of scholarly expertise are the biblical languages, the Old Testament, and the letters of St. Ignatius of Antioch. His book Learning Christ: Ignatius of Antioch and the Mystery of Redemption was published by CUA Press in 2013. A second book, Scripture and the Mystery of Israel: Essays in Ecclesial Exegesis, is forthcoming with Franciscan University Press. He has published articles in Biblica, The Bible Today, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Journal of Biblical Literature, Nova et Vetera, Seminary Journal, The Thomist, and Vetus Testamentum.
Dr. Vall is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He and his wife Lourdes, and their four children—Teresa, Gregory, Ezra, and Mark—reside in Covington, Louisiana.