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.

Father Paul Prince Appiah-Kubi, S.V.D., St. John the Evangelist Church, Los Angeles 

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

Father Rolando Clarin, St. Raphael Church, Goleta 

Father Joshua Diener, St. Anthony Church, Oxnard 

Father Julio Domenech, Mary Immaculate Church, Pacoima

Father Edwin Duyshart, St. Luke Church, Temple City

Father Altaire Fernandez, Queen of Angels Church, Lompoc 

Father Anthony Garcias, Holy Family Church, Glendale

Father Egren Gomez, Holy Cross Church, Santa Barbara 

Father Jose Rafael Lara, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Guadalupe

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

Father Eben MacDonald, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Northridge 

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

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

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

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

Father Ryan Thornton, O.F.M., St. Mark University Church, Goleta


The following priests will be appointed or reappointed administrators: 

Father Miguel Acevedo, St. Paul Church, Los Angeles 

Father Sarfraz Alam, O.S.A., Our Mother of Good Counsel Church, Los Angeles 

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

Father Luis Estrada, Guardian Angel Church, Pacoima

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

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

Father Oscar Daniel Martinez Gutierrez, St. Rose of Lima Church, Maywood 

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

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

Father Spencer Lewerenz, St. Anthony Church, San Gabriel 

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

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

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

Father Michael Montoya, M.J., Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Claremont 

Father Jose Maria Ortiz, La Purísima Concepción Church, Lompoc

Father Ramon Pons, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Fillmore 

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

Father Miguel Angel Ruiz, St. Agnes Church, Los Angeles 

Father German Sanchez, St. Sebastian Church, Los Angeles 

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

Father Matthew Wheeler, Visitation Church, Los Angeles