Fr. Michael DeAscanis - Pastor
Fr. DeAscanis was born in Wilmington, Delaware, one of six children. His mother and siblings live in Wilmington. His father is deceased. Fr. DeAscanis moved to Baltimore in 1994 to pursue a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from John’s Hopkins University, and then worked for four years in a private engineering firm.
He was accepted into the seminary by the Archdiocese of Baltimore in 1998. He studied philosophy at Mount St Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland and then theology at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. He focused his studies on medical ethics and bioethics. He was ordained a priest in 2004. Fr. DeAscanis has served in four different parish assignments, including three pastorates (St. Ursula, Church of the Crucifixion/Church of the Good Shepherd, St. Agnes Catonsville/St. William of York, and St. Philip Neri/St. Clements.). Most recently, he served for six and a half years as pastor of St. Philip Neri and St. Clement parishes.
He previously served as Vocations Director for three years, and currently serves as chaplain of the Catholic Medical Association in Baltimore.
Fr. Kenneth Lukong - Associate Pastor - Kenneth.Lukong@archbalt.org
Fr. Kenneth Lukong, 31, is the son of Lukong Tabiy Florian of blessed memory and Mariana Berngeh. He is the last in the family of seven, five brothers and one sister. He was born in Kumbo, Northwest Region of Cameroon and was brought up in the same locality. He attended elementary school in Government school Bamkika-ay and in 2004, he entered the minor seminary in St Aloysius’ Minor Seminary, Kitiwum. Upon completion, he was admitted for a propaedeutic year in the St John Mary Vianney Spiritual Formation Center, Bafut-Cameroon.
In 2012, he was admitted in St Thomas Aquinas major Seminary, Bambui, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy in 2015. Kenneth was then sent to do a pastoral year in the minor Seminary with Fr Killian Ndukong. Upon completion of the Pastoral Year experience, he was chosen as one of the men to come for a partnership program in the Archdiocese of Baltimore in the fall of 2016. While in Baltimore, Kenneth is a student in St Mary’s Seminary, Roland Park and St Philip Neri parish is his home parish.
Formal pastoral assignments in the Archdiocese include Immaculate Conception Towson with Fr Joe Barr, St Casimir in Canton with Fr Denis Drumstick, and St Joseph parish, Cockeysville with Msgr. Rick Hilgartner and St Elizabeth Ann Seton with Fr Paul Sparklin. During his pastoral assignments, he has been involved with the youths, RCIA, faith formation, visitation to the sick and homebound, baptisms and preaching. Kenneth loves teaching, playing soccer, listening to music and visitation of the sick.
Mr. Scott Buttrick - Director of Operations - email@example.com
Scott Buttrick was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, one of five children in a Coast Guard family. His siblings all live on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. His father and mother are deceased. Graduated in 1986 from Massachusetts Maritime Academy and pursued a career as a Coast Guard helicopter pilot. He has lived in many places from Alaska to the Bahamas and many places in between, Clearwater, FL, Elizabeth City, NC and the Greater Washington, DC area. Scott retired after 25 years’ service and pursued a 2nd career in Government contracting for a small business building a $25 million portfolio within DHS and the Coast Guard. He helped grow the company from 25-250 personnel and was promoted up to Vice President. He retired after 11 years which now has brought him to St Louis and St Francis Pastorate and extremely excited to be here and support the pastorate. He came into the Catholic Church in 2015 and has 2 young daughters Lila (12) and Julia (10).
Mr. Scott Lancaster - Deacon - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - email@example.com
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – email@example.com
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.