Parish Staff

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Rev. Dan Carter


Father Dan Carter was born in Bend, Oregon. He graduated from University of San Francisco in 1975 with a B.A. in History. After his ordination in Redding on November 23, 1979 by Bishop Francis A. Quinn, Father started his priestly ministry with his first assignment at All Hallows Parish (1979-1989). Since that time, he has served at Our Lady of the Pillar in Half Moon Bay, Mission Dolores Basilica in San Francisco, Pastor of St. James in San Francisco, Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary in Belmont, Associate Pastor of St. Kevin's in San Francisco, and Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes/All Hallows Chapel. In July 2017, Father Dan also became Pastor of Shipwreck thus making him "The Pastor of the Bayview" because there are only three Catholic churches in the Bayview neighborhood. Father Dan enjoys traveling, opera, theatre, jazz, and sharing a meal and conversation with old and new friends.


Rev. Andrew Chioma Ibegbulem, OSA

Parochial Vicar

Fr. Andrew Chioma Ibegbulem, OSA is an Augustinian Priest of the Province of St. Augustine of Nigeria. He was ordained to the priesthood after his final religious profession and upon completion of his Philosophy and theology degrees on July 3, 2004. Fr. Andrew has been involved in parish apostolate as associate pastor, treasurer, youth chaplain, vocation director, spiritual director and pastor. In addition, he was the National Coordinator of the Augustinian Associate and was responsible for fund raising in Nigeria for the training of Augustinian friars in formation. Fr. Andrew received his master’s degree in 2016 in counseling in clinical mental health from Villanova University in Pennsylvania. He had practiced as an intern with Siloam and Eagleville Hospital in Philadelphia. Fr. Andrew is passionate about the Word of God, a good listener, loves good music. He is presently on Mission in the Archdiocese of San Francisco at Shipwreck.

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Rev. Mr. Larry Chatmon (currently on leave)


Deacon Larry has over 24 years of progressively responsible experience in the non-profit and government sectors with demonstrated expertise in management, administration and program development. He has served with the Bay Area Urban League, a civil-rights non-profit organization, where he began as a Senior Field Representative and worked his way up to become Vice-President of Programs/Operations. He is recently retired, after 16 years with the City and County of San Francisco Department of Human Services where he successfully planned, directed and implemented the One-Stop Employment Services System and planned, implemented and managed the new Food-Stamp Employment and Training Program resulting in a 10 million dollar yearly general fund savings for San Francisco.


Rev. Mr. Sergio Gomez


Deacon Sergio was born at San Francisco General to Irma and Elijio Gomez to an immigrant familia. He has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years. He started the youth group at Shipwreck in 2008 along with his wife, Griselda, and Father Paul Gawlowski. He is now the director of the Hispanic Youth ministries in the archdiocese. He was ordained Deacon in May 2017. He is always ready to SERVE OUR LORD THROUGH HIS PEOPLE!


Sr. Estela Martinez, MFP

Pastoral Associate

Sister Estela Martinez Padilla was born in Jalpa Jalisco, Mexico. She has been pursuing her religious vocation as a Roman Catholic Church Sister within the order of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady of Peace since 1993. She professed her first vows of poverty, chastity and obedience on September 1996. One of the missions of Franciscan Missionaries is to provide spiritual guidance to the community of the faithful with primary emphasis given to the evangelization of families and the renewal of faith among the poor
and dispossessed. Her final religious profession was in September 2005. Sister Estela came to the United States in September 2004 and volunteered for St. Paul of the Shipwreck in the Religious Education Program from 2004-2006. In 2006 she served at St. James Catholic Church as a Pastoral Associate until 2012. In 2012 her religious community moved her to Leon Gto. Mexico for 4 years . Sister Estela returned to San Francisco in August 2016. She became a Pastoral Associate at St. Paul of the Shipwreck in October 2016.​

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Loretta Chatmon

Development Director/Business Manager

Loretta, wife of Deacon Larry Chatmon and the mother of their four adult children – Lawrence (wife - Danielle), Kevin, Reneé and Darryl, and two adorable granddaughters, Sophia and Izzy. She has been an active member of St. Paul of the Shipwreck since 1984. Her ministries have included Co-coordinator of RCIA, Youth Ministry Coordinator, Coordinator of the Ministers of Christian Service, Member of Liturgy Committee, Dr. Martin Luther King Mass Moderator, Pentecost Revival Moderator and Coordinator of the Anchor's of Shipwreck (volunteer fund-raising group). Professionally, she had 32 years of International Banking experience (starting in the accounting department, foreign exchange department, loans and deposits department, syndications department, compliance department and Project Coordinator), before retiring as an AVP in 2009. She considers being able to apply her professional experience and skills, with her passion for ministry work in the church, as very rewarding.


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