The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has released its “New Pastors and Administrators” assignments for 2023. Archbishop José H. Gomez has approved the following priests to be appointed pastors, effective July 1, 2023.

Santa Barbara Pastoral Region:

Father Jose Lara, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Guadalupe 

Father Rolando Clarin, St. Raphael Church, Goleta 

Father Joshua Diener, St. Anthony Church, Oxnard 

Father Altaire Fernandez, Queen of Angels Church, Lompoc 

Father Egren Gomez, Holy Cross Church, Santa Barbara 

Father Ryan Thornton, OFM, St. Mark University Church, Goleta 

San Fernando Pastoral Region:

Father Olin Mayfield, St. James the Less Church / Holy Redeemer Church, La Crescenta / Montrose 

Father Eben MacDonald, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Northridge 

Father Jose Manuel Baeza, Our Lady of Peace Church, North Hills 

Father Julio Domenech, Mary Immaculate Church, Pacoima 

Father Anthony Garcias, Holy Family Church, Glendale

San Pedro Pastoral Region: 

Father Dario Miranda, St. Catherine of Alexandria Church, Avalon 

Father Long Nguyen, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Church, Lomita 

Father Truc Nguyen, St. Maria Goretti Church, Long Beach

San Gabriel Pastoral Region:

Father Ismael Robles, St. John the Baptist Church, Baldwin Park

Father Edwin Duyshart, St. Luke Church, Temple City


The following priests will be appointed or reappointed administrators: 

Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Region: 

Father Roberto Rueda, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Los Angeles 

Father Matthew Wheeler, Visitation Church, Los Angeles 

Father German Sanchez, St. Sebastian Church, Los Angeles (Extern Priest) 

Father Miguel Acevedo, St. Paul Church, Los Angeles (Extern Priest) 

Father James Anguiano, St. Teresa of Avila Church, Los Angeles

Santa Barbara Pastoral Region: 

Father Jose Maria Ortiz, La Purísima Concepción Church, Lompoc 

Father Ramon Pons, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Fillmore (Extern Priest) 

San Fernando Pastoral Region: 

Father Luis Estrada, Guardian Angel Church, Pacoima 

Father Danilo Guinto, St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church, Encino 

Father Jeejo Vazhappilly, Sch.P., St. Bridget of Sweden Church, Lake Balboa 

Father Marlon Mateo, St. Clare of Assisi Church, Santa Clarita

San Gabriel Pastoral Region: 

Father Michael Montoya, MJ, Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Claremont 

Father Miguel Angel Ruiz, Our Lady of the Rosary of Talpa Church, Los Angeles 

Father Miguel Menjivar, St. Joseph Church, La Puente (Extern Priest) 

Father Spencer Lewerenz, St. Anthony Church, San Gabriel 

Father Alexander Hernandez, C.Ss.R., Our Lady of Victory Church, Los Angeles

San Pedro Pastoral Region: 

Father Daniel Garcia, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Downey

Father Raymont Medina, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Whittier 

Father Oscar Daniel Martinez, St. Rose of Lima Church, Maywood (Extern Priest) 

Father Chan Lee, St. Paul of the Cross Church, La Mirada


The following priests have been assigned to special ministries:

Father Joung-Gook Columbano Kim, SS.T., St. Joseph Korean Center, Winnetka (Chaplain) 

Father Jorge Luis Chalaco Vega, Defender of the Bond at the Metropolitan Tribunal (Extern Priest)

Father Joseph Choi, Advanced Studies

Father Gerardo Galaviz, Advanced Studies