StephensInstructorBishop Ronald Stephens, MA

Bishop Ron, director of Saint Charles Seminary, holds dual master’s degrees in English Language/Literature and Education, University of Windsor, as well as a master’s degree in Catholic Psychology and Spiritual Direction, Divine Mercy University, VA . He is also both a graduate of St. Charles Institute (now Seminary) as well as an instructor, where he teaches courses in Old Testament and Pauline studies.

Bishop Ron is the Bishop of Holy Trinity Diocese, and works part-time at St Andrew’s Cathedral Parish in Warrenton, VA.

 

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Father Victor Desantis, STL

An instructor in moral theology, Fr. Victor holds a BS in Philosophy from St. Bernard's Seminary, Rochester, NY. From there he went on to Rome to attend the North American College Seminary and the Pontifical Gregorian University, where he received a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL).

Fr. Victor was ordained a Roman Catholic priest at the North American College in December, 1960, after which he returned to the Albany, NY, Diocese and was assigned to St. Anthony's Parish. He was also assigned to teach theology and Latin at Cardinal McCloskey High School. He subsequently attended Siena College, receiving a master's degree in Education. Fr. Victor resigned from the Roman Catholic priesthood in 1970 and married his wife Mary in 1971. Fr. Victor joined the Catholic Apostolic Church in North America (CACINA) in 2015 and became a co-pastor at St. John of God Parish with Bishop Anthony

 

 

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Father Larry Hansen, MA, BCC/CFHPC, CT-R

An instructor in pastoral counseling, Fr. Larry holds a BA in English Education from Oregon State University and an MA in Theology from the University of Portland. He is a board-certified Chaplain and Fellow in Hospice and Palliative Care with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. He is also a board-certified member of the Spiritual Care Association. Now semi-retired, he holds the Certificate in Thanatology/Retired Status (CT-R) from the Association for Death Education and Counseling.

Fr. Larry has worked in health care for 30 years, first as a volunteer for two hospice programs, then for ten years as Chaplain and Volunteer Coordinator at Legacy Hopewell House, an inpatient hospice facility in Southwest Portland, Oregon. He then served on the spiritual care team at Kaiser West Side Medical Center in Hillsboro, Oregon from 2013-2017.

 

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Father Victor Ray, BA

Originally from Lynwood, California, Fr. Victor earned a BA in Communications/Public Relations from California State University. He studied theology with the Old Catholic Community of St. Matthews, and holds dual teaching posts in both homiletics and Old Catholicism and CACINA (seminar).

Fr. Victor was ordained a priest on July 10, 1988, in California, and proudly served as priest at St. Matthews for 15 years. After moving to Milwaukee in 1999, he joined the Jesuit Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, serving as Parish President at both parishes.

Fr. Victor was the pastor for St. Francis Ecumenical Catholic Community for several years before answering a call to be the priest of Saint Teresa of Calcutta Communion – CACINA, where he continues to pastor and grow the church. Fr. Victor also serves as Ecumenical Officer for CACINA.

Additionally, Fr. Victor’s career includes over 30 years in the electronic, wire, and cable distribution industry, retiring as Assistant Vice-President.

 

 Portrait of Bishop Theogene wearing a white alb and a mulitcolered stole.  there is a crucifix and a framed picture in the backgroundBishop Michael Theogene, M.Div.

Combining instruction in church history with additional mentoring in biblical studies, Bishop Michael holds a Master of Divinity from New York Theological Seminary, as well as a Bachelor of Science from Saint Francis College, Brooklyn, NY. He has also done graduate work in the MSW program at Fordham University

A retired detective in the New York City Police Department, Bishop Michael’s last assignment was in the Employee Assistance Unit as a Peer Support Counselor. From 2002 to 2011 he served as the City-Wide Clergy Liaison assigned to the Community Affairs Bureau at Police Headquarters, where his duties included interacting with various religious denominations, faith-based organizations, and underrepresented faiths.

Bishop Michael is currently serving as Auxiliary Bishop in the Diocese of San Damiano (Florida). He is also serving as Assistant Vocations Director and Assistant Director of Personnel for the CACINA National Church. Bishop Michael is Pastor of the CACINA Catholic Parish of St. Benedict, an all- inclusive faith community in Oakland Park, Florida.

 

Portrait of Fr. Wilt, smiling, wearing a white chasuble.Father Craig Wilt, MA, MEd, CT, CBT, CECR

An instructor in Christian dogma, Father Craig received a Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology and Counseling from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Italy, and was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1991. In addition, Father Craig holds a Master of Education from Cabrini University in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

Father Craig has been employed full-time for nearly twenty years as a bereavement counselor at Hospice of the Piedmont, which has offices in both Charlottesville and Culpeper, Virginia.

Father Craig was elected by the parishioners of St. Andrew’s CACINA as pastor in 2019.