Administrator

Reverend Albert H. Avenido
Reverend Albert H. Avenido
Administrator
Fr. Albert was ordained to the Priesthood on September 8, 1995. He is responsible for shepherding our community family into becoming a community of Intentional Disciples.
661-296-3180 x7910

Priests

Reverend Gabriel (Joo Won) Kang
Reverend Gabriel (Joo Won) Kang
Associate Pastor

Father Gabriel, ordained on May 30, 2015, is responsible for celebrating the Eucharist, baptisms, and anointing of the sick.  He assists the Pastor in all pastoral and ministerial areas of the parish. He oversees Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) and Legion of Mary.  

661-296-3180 x7914
Reverend Monsignor Michael J. Slattery
Reverend Monsignor Michael J. Slattery
Pastor Emeritus

Msgr. Mike, Pastor Emeritus, celebrated his retirement on June 30, 2013 after serving as a pairsh priest for 51 years.  In 1998, he was assigned to Saint Kateri as our first Pastor and fostered spiritual growth and emphasized the call of evanglization by all the baptized. He is gifted with the charisms of healing and mercy, which empowers him to pray for the sick, anoint, and reach out to those most in need.

661-296-3180 x7906
 

Deacon Couples

Deacon Bob Seidler and Wife, Pon
Deacon Bob Seidler and Wife, Pon
Deacon Couple

Deacon Bob serves in various pastoral ministries in the parish, most recently as Administrator Pro Tempore from which he retired on June 30, 2018, along with his role as Regional Assistant to Bishop Joseph V. Brennan of the San Fernando Pastoral Region. He continues to serve as a Deacon in a variety of roles including Baptism, Marriage prep, Tribunal Ministries, and Life Teen. He also continue to serve as Stational Deacon at the Cathedral of Our Lady of The Angels.

818-517-1656

Pastoral Team

Jennifer Cummings-Martin
Jennifer Cummings-Martin
Director of Operations

Jennifer serves by supporting the Pastor in Parish administration, providing leadership and management of human, fiscal and physical resources, enabling efficiency and readiness to support our intentional discipleship, our work, and our enjoyment of parish life.

661-296-3180 x2452
Clarissa Martinez
Clarissa Martinez
Director Of Liturgy
Clarissa provides the parish community with liturgies and liturgical ministries that will excite the hearts and minds of those who attend them. Additionally, she helps liturgical ministries understand and align themselves with the parish vision and mission.
661-296-3180 x7826
Kathy Regalado
Kathy Regalado
Director of Outreach

Kathy provides direction to the parish's outreach ministries so as to foster maturity in discipleship, to call the parish community to grow spiritually in their relationship with Jesus Christ by engaging in service opportunities with local, national, and international strategic partners, and to advance the kingdom of God by sending out individuals and groups on mission to heal and transform the secular world. As this new position evolves, we will be continually looking for new ways to touch the lives of our parishioners and the larger community.  Click here for more information regarding specific outreach ministries.

661-296-3180 x7917
Bobby Vidal
Bobby Vidal
Director of Evangelization and Lay Formation

Bobby provides formal and non-formal spiritual formation and direction to our parish, laying the foundation for making disciples and equipping apostles.

Bobby is discerning the charism of teaching.

661-296-6945 x7909

Pastoral Staff

Bryan Archer
Bryan Archer
Director of Music

Bryan is responsible for the facilitation of worship life in the parish community by evangelization through music. He helps the formation of intentional disciples in the choirs by modeling and facilitating the spiritual growth of all those involved in the music ministries of Saint Kateri.

661-296-3180 x7919
Bonnie Bulder
Bonnie Bulder
Faith Formation Administrative Assistant

Bonnie performs a “ministry of service and administration” in two ways: 1.) By helping the Directors of Religious Education and Confirmation fulfill their mission of evangelization and catechesis. 2.) By tending to the administrative functions of the Volunteer Personnel Information Network and VIRTUS programs in adherence to the Archdiocesan Safe Environment Policies.

661-296-6945 x7902
Laura Diaz
Laura Diaz
Director of Family Formation

The Director of Family Formation assists the parish community in fulfilling its vision and mission by calling families to intentional discipleship by creating an environment for adults and children to hear Jesus’ call to be His disciple, give their lives entirely over to Jesus, and share in Jesus’ redemptive mission

661-296-6945 x7903
Mary Donckels
Mary Donckels
Bookkeeper

Mary maintains parishioner and financial records.

661-296-3180 x7904
Maureen Dunnahoo
Maureen Dunnahoo
Parish Office Administrative Assistant

Maureen provides assistance in all areas of the parish office supporting the parish secretary and bookkeeper.

661-296-3180 x 7904
Karlen English
Karlen English
Director of Technical Services

Karlen oversees the audio video technical support of the Mass, liturgical events, and ministries events.

661-296-3180 ext 7918
 
Gian Gamboa
Youth Minister
Gian provides leadership for the design and implementation of the parish Confirmation and Youth programs.
661-296-6945 ext 7908
 
Judy Janusek
Judy Janusek
Liturgical Event Coordinator

Judy provides support and direction for parishioners desiring Wedding or Quinceanera Masses.

661-714-7017
 
Patti Rizzo
Patti Rizzo
Secretary

Patti serves parishioners and visitors who call or visit the Parish Office. She assists parents in the baptism of their children and prepares the weekly bulletin.

661-296-3180 x7905
Joyce Valenzuela
Joyce Valenzuela
Liturgical Event Coordinator

Joyce provides support and direction for parishioners desiring Wedding or Quinceanera Masses.

805-551-8228
Alfredo Vera
Alfredo Vera
Site Maintenance

Alfredo assists in the maintenance of our facility and landscape by cleaning and providing minor repairs.

661-296-3180 x7905
 

Pastoral and Finance Councils

Saint Kateri’s Pastoral and Finance Councils consist of parishioners, who use their gifts of leadership and counsel to help keep Saint Kateri Parish focused on its mission of living as faithful disciples.

Pastoral Council:

Chairperson

Jennifer Schmid
pastoralcouncil@saintkateriparish.org

Raquel Cadena-Munoz

Tess Carlos-Micu

Racquel Cote

Jennifer Cummings-Martin, Director of Operations

Adam Kaminsky

Carl Kanowsky

John Kennedy

Chris Mowery

Eduvie Noblejas

Ola Ostlund

Jennifer Schmid, Chair

Father Albert Avenido, Administrator

Bobby Vidal, Parish Staff Representative

Chris Ward

Jenna Weaker

 

Finance Council:

Finance Council

Chairperson

Michael Hughes
fourhughess@msn.com

Jessie Castro

Linda Crawford

Jennifer Cummings-Martin, Director of Operations

James Damato

Mike Hughes, Chair

Deborah Powell

Phil Phethean

Art Rivera

Father Albert Avenido, Administrator

Nicola Serragiotto

Larry Stevenson

Sandy Van Over

Safeguarding the Children Committee Members

Bonnie Bulder
Raquel Cadena-Munoz, Parish Council Representative
Jennifer Cummings-Martin, Director of Operations
Laura Diaz
Wendy Emeterio, Chair
Tim Lynskey
Norma Nelson
Rene Rubalcava
Bobby Vidal, Director of Faith Formation and Evangelization