StephensInstructorBishop Ronald Stephens, MA

Bishop Ron, Head of Saint Charles Seminary, has a Master’s degree in English Language and Literature, in Education (both from University of Windsor), and in Catholic Psychology (Spiritual direction from Divine mercy University, VA). He is both a graduate of St. Charles Institute and a director of it. He has taught a number of Biblical courses in Old Testament and in St. Paul. Presently, he 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

Fr. Victor attended St. Bernard's Seminary in Rochester, NY, and received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in philosophy. He then attended the North American College Seminary and studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University - both in Rome, Italy. He received a Licentiate in Sacred Theology.

Fr. Victor was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest at the North American College in December of 1960. He returned to the Albany, NY, Diocese and assigned to St. Anthony's Parish and. He was also assigned to teach Theology and Latin at Cardinal McCloskey High School. He attended Siena College and received 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 Green. He is also a part-time Chaplain at Ellis Hospital, Ellis Hospital Nursing Residence and Pathways Nursing Home.

 

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

Fr. Larry Hansen worked in health care for thirty years, first as a volunteer for two hospice programs, then for 10 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 August, 2013-August, 2017.

Fr. Larry holds a BA in English Education from Oregon State University and an MA in Theology from the University of Portland.  He is Board Certified as a Chaplain and Fellow in Hospice and Palliative Care with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. He is Board Certified through 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.

 

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Father Victor Ray, BA

Father Victor is originally from Lynwood, California. He holds a BA in Communications/Public Relations from California State University. Fr. Victor studied theology with the Old Catholic Community of St. Matthews.  

Fr. Victor’s career includes over 30 years in the electronic, wire, and cable distribution. He excelled to upper management in his 30’s and rose to the position of Assistant Vice-president before retiring.

Fr. Victor was ordained a Priest on July 10, 1988 in California and proudly served as Priest at St. Matthews for 15 years. Then after moving to Milwaukee in 1999, Fr.Victor joined the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, a Jesuit Parish, and served as Parish President of the Council of Our Lady Guadalupe and St. Patrick’s in Milwaukee for several years.

Fr. Victor was the Pastor for St. Francis Ecumenical Catholic Community for several years, and then Fr. Victor received a calling 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 the Ecumenical Officer for CACINA.

 

 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.

Bishop Michael is currently serving as Auxiliary Bishop in 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.

Bishop Michael is a retired detective in the New York City Police Department. His last assignment was in the Employee Assistance Unit as a Peer Support Counselor. From May 2002 to May 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 holds a Master of Divinity from New York Theological Seminary, six (6) credits from Fordham University’s MSW Program, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Saint Francis College Brooklyn, NY.

 

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

Father Craig was elected by the parishioners of St. Andrew’s CACINA as their associate pastor in 2017 and later as their pastor in 2019.

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