Rev. Andrew Chioma Ibegbulem, OSA
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.
Fr. Chinonso Okoroichi
Having completed his philosophy and theology degrees at Seat of Wisdom Seminary Owerri and Bigard Memorial Seminary Enugu respectively, Fr. Chinonso was ordained a priest on August 23, 2014. He had an enriching apostolate having served as Chaplain of School and associate pastor at different parishes in his home Diocese in Orlu, Nigeria. He went on to study Canon law at the University Of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, and at the same time engaged himself with the life and spirituality of the Opus Dei personal prelature. He was involved in pastoral ministries at different parishes while in Spain. Presently, Fr. Chinonso is on mission in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Rev. Mr. Larry Chatmon
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
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.
Sarah is a Bay Area native, born and raised in Daly City. Before coming to St. Paul of the Shipwreck, she spent her time working in the church office and was a computer instructor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Daly City. Sarah also worked at Mercy High School in San Francisco, were she served as both assistant admissions director and Director of Campus Ministry and Christian Service. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a degree in Theology and Religious Studies and a Minor in Catholic Studies, and earned a Master of Arts Degree in Theology and Leadership at Gonzaga University. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, traveling with friends, and exploring food.