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Our Priests

Father Bala Showraiah,

Office: 615-550-2832
Cell: 615-870-2171

Our pastor’s full name is Marneni Bala Showraiah. Father Bala is the third of seven children of Chinnaiah (which means “Peter”) & Teresa. He was born on June 10, 1962 at Dharmaram in India. As a priest he worked in the mission areas of India and lived in Dharmaram and Hyderabad. He has baptized approximately 200 non-Catholics. He loves charismatic preaching and reading of the Bible. In 1976 entered the Franciscan seminary; made his simple vows in 1982 and his final vows in 1987. After receiving degrees in Philosophy & Theology, he was ordained on May 29, 1990 at Dharmaram. The main areas of his work were Pastoral; Construction and Social. He has built two churches, a hostel (orphanage), a rectory, an elementary school, a high school, a college, a seminary and a pilgrim center. He has educated children, given medical treatment to the sick and jobs to the jobless.

Father Ramon Ayala,
Associate Pastor

Office: 615-550-2831
Cell: 615-948-9011

Hello everybody. I’m from Mexico. I was born in Torreón, Coahuila. I thank my parents, Antonio (+) and Dolores for my life and all who I am, a priest. I am the seventh of nine siblings. The most important day in my life was September 26, 1997, my ordination day. I studied Philosophy and Theology in the seminaries of Torreón and Chihuahua, when I finished my studies I lived the Franciscan experience in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Today I come back to the Diocese of Nashville, and I ask God to keep blessing my ministry and work.

Deacons & Staff


Rev. Mr. Rafael Bougrat

Rev. Mr. Paul Brancheau


Mariana Aparcana
Cash Receipts & Records Analyst

John Angotti
Director of Music & Liturgy


Melissa Doyle
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
(Pre-school through Grade 6)


Jeanne Force
Accounting Support Analyst

Lesley Hamilton
Administrative Assistant, Learning Center

Maria Herrera
Administrative Assistant, Religious Education

Tricia Keef
Bookstore Assistant Manager

Kim Leisinger
Director of Administration

Josh Medeiros
Youth Ministry Activities Coordinator

Marianne Reeves
Bulletin Editor

Victor Sanford

Susan Skinner
Adult Faith Formation & RCIA

Julianne Staley
Youth Ministry Coordinator for Catechesis
(Grades 7-12)


Gabriela Tinoco
Accts. Pay, Payroll, Proj. Anyalyst

Greg Walton
Electronic Evangelization

Karen Williams
Learning Center Director

Parish Council

Parish Pastoral Council Chairperson

Monica Garvey,

Administration & Finance

Mike Ren,

Building & Grounds

Dennis Chen,


Paolo Motta,

Discipleship Council

Pat Thompson,


George Tutaj,

Education & Formation

John Carswell,

Hispanic Ministry

Miguel Valadez & Maria Perez,

Knights of Columbus

Mark Oxborough,

Men’s Club

Gerry Holmes,

Parish & Family Life

Monica Garvey,

Social Action

Paul Garvey,

Women of St. Philip

Melissa Ladd,

Worship & Spirituality

Patrick Bentley,

Finance Board

Finance Board Chairperson

Thomas Moore,

Board Members

Declan Weir
Teri Gordon
Carlo Serraiocco
Jim Sokol
Mike Ren

Administration & Finance Page

Discipleship Council

Discipleship Council Chairperson

Pat Thompson,

Council Members

Lori Bedock
Dave Bilger
Deacon Paul Brancheau
Buddy Campos
Israel Cordero
Carol Guthrie
Paul Hannigan
Father Fred Klettner
Edme Mendez
Dorothy Nichols
Ainish Palelil
John Paul Palelil
Maria Perez
Pat Thompson
Ellen Marie Tutaj
George Tutaj

Discipleship Council Page

Sanctus Dream Team

“One Parish” Dream Team Leader

Michele Cilurzo,

Team Members

Dennis Boulay
Alejandra & Caesar Garcia
Maria Elena Gonzalez
Bruce Kenworthy
Yessenia Mata
Jorge Moscoso
Pam Miller
Sean Miller
Tom Moore
George Tutaj
Uriel Vega
Jesus Villaneuva