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Kimberly Anson
Mrs. Kimberly Anson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Concentration in Political Theory) from Louisiana State University and a Masters of Arts in Theology Studies from Notre Dame Seminary. Mrs. Anson has many years of teaching experience with the most recent as the Spiritual Formation Coordinator at John Paul the Great Academy. Curriculum Vitae

Rev. William C. Blanda
Father Blanda was ordained for the Diocese of Lafayette in 1991 after receiving the M.Div. from Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg. He is pastor at St. Mary Magdalene's Catholic Church in Abbeville. He has served in numerous capacities in the diocese, including the Diocesan School Board, the Council of Priests, the College of Consultors, the Personnel Board, and Vicar Forane for the Vermillion deanery. Fr. Blanda is a professor of homiletics and liturgy for the Diocesan Permanent Diaconate Formation Program and has served as the Liturgical Master of Ceremonies for Bishop Jarrell since 2005. Curriculum Vitae

Emily Byers
Emily Byers was consecrated as a virgin living in the world by Bishop Michael Jarrell on June 16, 2012 at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Lafayette. She earned her B.A. in English, as well as a B.A. in Spanish, at LSU, and received her M.A. in Theological Studies from Notre Dame Seminary in 2017. Miss Byers currently teaches Upper School literature, history, and theology at John Paul the Great Academy in Lafayette, and she also assists with vocation discernment and formation for young women in our diocese. Curriculum Vitae

Rev. Michael Champagne, CJC
Fr. Michael Champagne was ordained to the Holy Priesthood May 28, 1994. He has an extensive background in healthcare and military ministry, and has lead many retreats, conferences, and over 100 parish missions. Fr. Champage currently holds four degrees, and has been published on topics related to joy, suffering, sin, and the Holy Spirit. Curriculum Vitae

Adam Louis Conque
Mr. Conque is a Catholic man who is a husband and father, He seek to serve the mission of the Catholic Church through continued education, holding professional positions that directly benefit the Church, and volunteering in various capacities for the advancement of the Church’s mission. Curriculum Vitae

David P. Delio, Ph.D
Dr. Delio earned a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from The Catholic University of America in Washingto DC. Mr Delio has a Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)with an Advanced Theology Certificate and a Master of Art in Teaching (M.A.T) in Secondary Education. He presently is Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Holy Cross (UHC) in New Orleans.
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Rev. Donavan Labbe'
Fr. Labbe' was ordained for the Diocese of Lafayette in 1997 and presently is Pastor of St. Nicholas in Lydia and St. Marcellus in Rynella. Fr. Labbe' holds a MA degree in Church History and a M.Div., both from Mt. St. Mary's Seminary. He has a special interest in Church History and Spirituality and is a well-known preacher and teacher throughout the Diocese of Lafayette.
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Rev. Curtis Mallet
Rev. Curtis Mallet is Pastor of St. Genevieve Parish in Lafayette. Ordained in 1992, he has served in numerous capacities including the College of Consultors, the Council of Priests, Director of Vocations, and Director of Continuing Education for the Clergy. In addition to his degrees in theology, Fr. Mallet holds a licentiate degree in Canon Law and serves as the defender of the bond for the diocesan tribunal.
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Claire Elizabeth Masterson, PhD
Dr. Claire E. Masterson earned a PhD in english Language and Literature, from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her dissertation Title was "Is everything sad going to come untrue?" Dr. Masterson's Master of Art was in English Language and Literature. She is presently an Adjunct Instructure at The University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the English Department. Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Jennifer Miller
Dr. Jennifer E. Miller completed pontifical degrees in theology at the Pontifical Universities of the Angelicum and the Gregorian, studying as well at the John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Rome and obtaining her doctorate with a thesis in Catholic social doctrine at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in 2013. Former coordinator of studies at the Markets, Culture and Ethics Research Centre at Holy Cross, Dr. Miller is currently a professor of moral theology at the Notre Dame Seminary, Graduate School of Theology in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has taught courses on moral theology and business ethics in the United States and in Italy and has published both in English and in Italian.
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Rev. Randal Moreau
Fr. Moreau was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood on May 23, 1987. He followed seminary studies at Holy Trinity Seminary and Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. He was parochial vicar at St. Mary Magdalene in Abbevile and St. John the Evangelist in Jeanerette. He has served as Pastor at St. Peter in Grand Prairie, Our Lady Queen of All Saints in Ville Platte, and presently is Pastor at St. Anne in Cow Island. Father Moreau is a "born teacher" and has spoken to groups of clergy and laity on Marriage Preparation and Natural Family Planning throughout the United States. Curriculum Vitae

Dr. David Moreland
Dr. David Moreland, a native of Abbeville, received his MA in 1966 from the University of Notre Dame. In 1980 he earned a PhD from LSU, writing on Jack London's South Sea Narratives. He has taught at UNO, UL, and LSU. Dr. Moreland teaches Catholic Literature in the Aquinas Institute.
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Bishop Glen John Provost
Bishop Glen Provost is the Bishop of the Diocese of Lake Charles. He was ordained a priest by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on June 29, 1975 in St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy. He was named third Bishop of Lake Charles on March 6, 2007. Ordained Bishop and installed April 23,2007. He earned his B.A. in English Literature, minor in Philosophy from St. Joseph Seminary College, S.T.B. in Theology (MCL) from St. Thomas University in Rome, Italy, and M.A. in Engilsh Literature from UL of Lafayette.
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Dr. Kevin Roberts
Dr. Kevin Roberts is the co-founder, president, and headmaster of Pope John Paul II Academy, a Catholic independent school in Lafayette, La. He earned his B.A. in History from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a History from Virginia Tech University and a PhD in History was from University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Roberts is known for his love for Classical and Catholic education. He presently teaches historical theology for the Aquinas Institute
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Rev. Michael Russo
Fr. Russo, ordained in 1989, presently serves as Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Lafayette. A native of Patterson, LA, he received a BA in Psychology from the University of Dallas in 1984. He followed theological studies at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium and the Gregorian University in Rome, receiving a STB degree in 1988. He received a MA in theology in 1989 from the Angelicum. Fr. Russo has taught Christology, Church History, and New Testament.
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Mario A. Sacasa,LMFT
Dr. Mario Sacasa earned a PhD in Counselor Educationand Supervision from Our Lady of Holy Cross College. He also has a Specialist in Education in Marriage and Family Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Louisiana and Florida. Curriculum Vitae

Rev. Clinton Sensat
Fr. Clinton Sensat was ordained to the Holy Priesthood June 6, 2009. He is a native of Scott Louisiana and presently the Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Ville Platte, LA, the Diocese of Lafayette. Fr. Sensat has a B.A. in Philosophy and Liberal Arts, Master of Divinity, and a Master of Arts in Theology with a concentration in Systematic Theology.
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Rev. Bryce Sibley
Fr. Bryce Sibley was ordained to the Holy Priesthood July 15, 2000. He is a native of Lafayette Louisiana and presently the pastor at St. Anne's in Mamou, Louisiana. Fr. Sibley has his licentiate degree from the Roman John Paul II Institute of Marriage and Family and wrote his thesis on "Man and Woman as Imago Dei in the tought of John Paul II." He has several publication out and is able to read Italian, French, and Spanish. Fr. Sibley teaches Ecclesiology, Moral Theology, Theology of the Body, and a course on the thought of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. Curriculum Vitae

Rev. Jason Vidrine
Rev. Jason Vidrine is Pastor of St. Peter Church in Gueydan. He was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in 2006 for the Diocese of Lafayette. Fr. Vidrine holds an STb and MA in Dogmatic Theology with a concentration in Mariology from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome, including studies in Toulouse. Fr. Vidrine also serves as Principal of St. Peter School, Spiritual Director of Our Lady of Grace Comitium of the Legion of Mary, and Assistant Master of Cermonies for the Diocese of Lafayette.
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