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. Nicodemus Konza - Associate Pastor -

Fr. Nicodemus was born in Kenya. His mother and two brothers with their families live there. He also has his two grandparents, aunts and uncles and a number of cousins back in Kenya.

After deciding to pursue a vocation to the priesthood, Father attended the Consolata Institute of Philosophy then Hekima college, Jesuit School of Theology both in Nairobi. His whole formation took place in Kenya and Cote d’Ivoire.

On December 20, 2008 Fr. Konza was ordained to the priesthood for the Yarumal Missionaries. This religious Institute has its central administration in Colombia, South America and it’s devoted to the primary evangelization specially to the missionary countries. Soon after the ordination, Father was assigned to the missions in the southwest area of Ethiopia, near South Sudan. Father was a pastoral leader of these mission with several villages where the Sudanese refugees settled. Among other liturgical and catechetical responsibilities, Father provided care for the said refugees fleeing from South Sudan to Ethiopia. Father had to learn local dialects in addition to his French and Spanish.

In 2013, he was transferred to Colombia, South America and appointed to the office of Vocations direction and Missions animations for his Institute. Eventually this role involved a parish ministry in Pacora, Panama.

Through all this time, Father Nicodemus came to the United States for several weeks each year to preach on behalf of the Missions. One of these visits included the Archdiocese of Baltimore and St Louis Parish in Clarksville. Msgr. Joseph Luca has given Father gracious hospitality whenever he came to preach in the Archdiocese.

In January, 2016 Archbishop William Lori assigned Fr. Konza to St Margaret Parish and St Mary Magdalene where he has served slightly over four and half years as associate pastor.  Father is greatly enriched by his time in Bel Air, MD. From Harford country, Father Nicodemus is coming back to where he began his missionary experience in this country, St Louis Parish, Clarksville and St Francis of Assisi in Fulton where the Archbishop Lori has appointed him as associate pastor.

Fr. Zach Crowley - Associate Pastor -

Fr. Zachary Crowley was born in Baltimore, MD and grew up in Bel Air.  He graduated from Fallston High School in 2009 and from the University of Maryland in 2012 with a B.A. in Government and Politics.  After a year of national service with Americorps in Washington, DC in 2012-2013, he began his studies for the priesthood in the Fall of 2013 at St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore, MD.  He graduated from St. Mary's in 2020 with a MDiv, STB and STL.
Fr. Crowley's first assignment as a priest is at St. Louis and St. Francis, serving as Associate Pastor.  As a seminarian, Fr. Crowley was assigned to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Crofton, St. Agnes and St. WIlliam of York in Catonsville, and Sacred Heart of Jesus/Sacrado Corazon de Jesus in Highlandtown, Baltimore, and as a deacon at St. Isaac Jogues in Carney .  During his pastoral year, Fr. Crowley spent six months in Bogota, Colombia studying Spanish.
On August 22, 2020, Fr. Crowley was ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral of Mary our Queen in Baltimore, MD.  His ordination was originally supposed to occur on June 20, but was delayed two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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 -