Rev. Msgr. Joseph L. Luca - Pastor -

Monsignor Joseph L. Luca was ordained a priest by Cardinal Lawrence Shehan at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on May 16, 1970 and is presently serving as Pastor of St. Louis Church — one of the largest congregations in the Archdiocese of Baltimore with a registration of over 4200 families. He was appointed to that role by Cardinal William Keeler in February of 1996. Prior to this appointment, Msgr. Luca’s pastoral experience included serving for three years as the Director of RENEW for the Archdiocese of Baltimore and for 12 years as pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish in Middle River, MD. He is also fondly remembered as an Associate Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi parish in Baltimore and at St. Joseph Parish in Cockeysville, MD.

Although his ministry has been primarily devoted to parish service, he has actively served on various boards and commissions of the Archdiocese of Baltimore including the Board of Catholic Charities, The Cathedral Foundation Board, the Priest Personnel Board, the Lay Retirement Board, the Presbyteral Council and as a Consultor of the Archdiocese.

He has also served on the Mt St Mary University Board of Trustees and is presently a Trustee Emeritus, a member of the Mount Seminary Committee and the Rector’s Council. In 1976 he was appointed by Governor Marvin Mandel to the Citizens Advisory Board for Montebello Hospital Center in Baltimore where he served as Chairman.

He was named a Prelate of Honor with the title of Monsignor by Saint John Paul II in December of 1995 and a Papal Knight of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem in 1997. Among his most recent honors include being named to the Mount Saint Mary’s University Alumni Hall of Fame and named Howard County Clergyman of the Year five times.

Fr. Peter Misee Gevera - Associate Pastor -

Fr. Peter was ordained a priest for the Yarumal Missionaries in 2008 by Most Reverend Virgilio Pante Bishop of the Diocese of Maralal, at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish, Nairobi-Kenya. A month later, he was sent to Ethiopia to study Amharic as a preparation to start his ministry in this country. In June 2009 he was appointed to work in Afar mission- Archdiocese of Addis Ababa, a relatively new mission among the Muslims with few Christians with immediate duties being working as a chaplain to Sisters of Mother Theresa of Calcutta who resided within the mission, to be a representative of the Catholic church in the area, daily celebration of the Eucharist, preparations for sacraments, initiate Inter-religious dialogue with the Muslims, visits to villages, founding and directing a hostel project for orphan children among other responsibilities.

Following his years of service at this mission he was reassigned to join the formation team in Colombia- South America. In 2013 he joined the seminary at Medellin Colombia forming part of the formation team. At the beginning of 2014 he was reassigned to work in the novitiate. Went for a special training on formation for 7 months in Bogota-Colombia then was sent to Kenya immediately to work with a group of African novices. While in Kenya, he assisted as the administrator of a parish at Lodung’okwe in Maralal Diocese- Kenya. Following the profession of the novices, he was sent back to Colombia to continue with initiating an international novitiate for the Yarumal Missionaries. Following the official appointment lettered November 1, 2016 by the Archbishop of Baltimore William Lori, he has been serving at St Louis church as Associate Pastor.

Mr. Scott Lancaster - Deacon -

Deacon Scott is originally from Towson, Maryland where he was the fifth of seven children and belonged to Immaculate Conception Parish.  He attended Calvert Hall College High School where he also taught.  He graduated from what is now Loyola University Maryland where he earned a BA in Business and a MBA with a concentration in Accounting.  More importantly, it was at Loyola where he met his wife Denise.  After teaching at Calvert Hall while in graduate school, Scott entered the accounting profession where he works today and, with his wife, settled in Howard County and are the proud parents of three children.

Scott’s family have been members of St. Louis parish since 1990. He was ordained a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Baltimore on May 14, 2011 and is thankful to be assigned to his home parish.

Mr. Frank Sarro - Deacon -

Deacon Frank is originally from New York State, which is where he met his wife Vicky, and is a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy – Syracuse, NY. He earned a BS in Engineering from Marquette University - Milwaukee, WI and a Master of Engineering Administration degree from The George Washington University – Washington, DC. He is a Systems Engineering Consultant for Sage Management – an Xator Company.

Frank and Vicky are the proud parents of two children and have been St. Louis parishioners since 1986. Frank was ordained a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Baltimore on May 11, 2013 and is truly thankful to be assigned to his home parish. In addition to his assignment at St. Louis, Deacon Frank also serves as an advocate for the Marriage Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Mr. Frank Ziegler

Deacon Frank is originally from Chicago, Illinois and is the oldest of six children. He attended St. Hillary Elementary School in the city. His family moved to the Northwest Suburbs, were they joined St Mary’s parish where he was married to his wife Kim in 1983. Frank graduated from the University of Illinois with a Civil Engineering degree and began his career in construction and real estate development in the Loop of Chicago. From there they moved to Hartford Connecticut for a few years and in 1984 they relocated to Maryland to join The Rouse Company where he managed notable projects in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore and many other cities across the country.

Frank and Kim settled in Columbia Maryland and are the proud parents of three children. They have been members of St. Louis parish since 1985. He was ordained a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Baltimore on May 16, 2015. He and his wife are thrilled to be assigned to their home parish.

Mr. Kevin Hostutler

Deacon Kevin is originally from Ohio where he earned a BS degree in Engineering Science from the Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH. Kevin co-founded a software company based in Columbia, MD called ACGI Software and has been serving as President and CEO since its founding in 1996. Kevin and his wife Coleen have 5 children who all have attended St. Louis school and have been parishioners of St. Louis since 1998.

Kevin was ordained a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Baltimore by Archbishop William E. Lori in May 2017. Kevin is extremely grateful to be able to minister and serve in his home parish of St. Louis.

Mr. Matt Kolb

Deacon Matt is originally from Derwood, Maryland where he was the fourth of eight children and belonged to St. Francis of Assisi Parish.  He graduated from St. Mary’s School in Rockville, Maryland, St. John’s College High School in Washington, DC, and Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey with BA in Philosophy. Deacon Matt also recently earned a Masters in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. He currently works for Chesapeake Systems, LLC as a sales engineer in the Engineered Products Group selling commercial HVAC equipment.

Deacon Matt and his wife, Mary, have been parishioners at St. Louis since 1993. They were married at St. Louis and each of their five children have attended St. Louis School and have received all of their sacraments to date in this parish. Deacon Matt was ordained a deacon for the Archdiocese of Baltimore on May 25, 2019 and is very grateful to be assigned to his home parish.

Mrs. Marianne Faulstich - Pastoral Associate -

Marianne has been in the Baltimore area her whole life, beginning at Immaculate Conception parish in Towson. She had an early connection with St. Louis: Msgr. Myles McGowan, who became pastor here in Clarksville, was an associate pastor at Immaculate and baptized her.  She went to Towson Catholic High School, graduated from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland with a degree in English, and retired in 2005 after 35 years in the federal government in the Department of Health and Human Services.

She and her late husband, AJ, moved to Highland in 1976.  Since his death in 2003, her life has become an unexpected adventure, leading to graduate school and this wonderful opportunity to serve the Lord and his people at St. Louis.  She graduated in May 2010 with a Masters Degree in Pastoral Studies from the Washington Theological Union (sounds non-denominational, but it is a “Roman Catholic graduate school for ministry and theology”) located in Washington DC.  As Pastoral Associate, Marianne is responsible for the RCIA process, Catholic Social Justice ministries, pastoral visitors, Sister Parishes, and STAND.  Her role is to collaborate with the clergy in the pastoral care of the St Louis family and she is humbled and delighted for this calling.

Mr. Terry Eberhardt - Interim Director of Music -