Our Clergy

Fr. Joseph Thu Le

Pastor

“I love the outdoors. On my day off, I’m either hunting or doing something in the wilderness. What I love even more is to see a family rooted in the faith. I also take the Sacraments very seriously so if you ever have an emergency and need the Sacraments, I will do everything I can to be there for you and your family.”

Fr. Gregory Cheo

Parochial Vicar

“I am passionate about learning new things. I enjoy research and writing books. If I could, I would live in a library. I also love my priesthood and being with the people. I’ve only recently moved to the United States and am constantly moved to tears by the generosity and hospitality of our church community.”

Deacon Allan J. Frederiksen

RCIA Coordinator

afrederiksen@stchristopherhouston.org

(713) 645-6614 ext. 610

“I am from Denmark, thus a descendant of the Vikings. I was a former ship captain and an immigrant. I converted to the the Catholic Faith after many years of study and discernment. I have a Master’s degree in Marine Transportation and Certificates of Competence in Pastoral Care and Counseling. I am also fully certified in CPE. I am the oldest of 4 brothers, all living in Denmark. I  have 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls, 8 grand children and 3 great grand children.”

Deacon Benito Tristan

Family Life Coordinator

btristan@stchristopherhouston.org

(713) 645-6614 ext. 601

“I am a native Houstonian. I married my Milby High School sweetheart Vivianna in 1971. We have two wonderful children, four grandchildren, and a great granddaughter. My wife and I are in charge of the marriage prep classes and the Baptism classes. We’ve been at St. Christopher most of our lives and find much joy in serving young couples as well as being a part of their sacramental life.”

Front Office Staff

Diana Torres

Receptionist

dtorres@stchristopherhouston.org

(713) 645-6614 ext. 600

“I can help with general questions so if you’re not sure about where to find help, I’m the person to contact. I am also the person to ask about baptism for infants or adults”

Louisa Espinoza

Sacramental Records

lespinoza@stchristopherhouston.org

(713) 645-6614 ext. 603

Direct Number: (713) 454-6603

“I can help with anything regarding church records. If you need Sacrament certificates or to update any records, I’m the person to contact.”

Kathy Deskins-Hill

Bookkeeper

khill@stchristopherhouston.org

(713) 645-6614 ext. 609

Direct Number: (713) 454-6609

“I am in charge of the Church finances. If you want to make a donation or if you would like to request donation records, I can help with that.”

Faith Formation and Liturgy

Nereida Medrano

Director of Religious Education

nmedrano@stchristopherhouston.org

CCE Office: (713) 645-6142

Direct Number: (713)454-6622

ext. 622

“I coordinate the faith formation and Sacrament program for children in elementary school. If you would like to prepare your child for Sacrament classes or if you would simply like them to attend classes to know more about God, I’m the person to contact. I only deal with the formation process so if you need records, contact Louisa our record keeper.”

Lam Hoang

Director of Youth Ministry

Website and Technology

lhoang@stchristopherhouston.org

CCE Office: (713) 645-6142

Direct Number: (713)454-6641

ext. 641

“I am in charge of all the high school programs. If you have questions about Sacrament preparation classes for a high school youth, I’m the person to contact. I am also the person to contact about questions concerning St. Christopher website.”

Ruth Venegas

Music Director

rvenegas@stchristopherhouston.org

(713) 645-6614 ext. 623

“I am in charge of the music for all the liturgy. If you would like to join the music ministry or if you have questions about the liturgy, I’m the person to contact. I’m also the person to contact about having music for weddings or funerals.”

Ascencion Landaverde

Office Assistant and Quinceañera Coordinator

alandaverde@stchristopherhouston.org

CCE Office: (713) 645-6142

ext. 620

“I coordinate Quinceañeras  and assist with faith formation. If you have questions about anything and would like to speak to someone in Spanish, I can help. If you have a youth that needs a Quinceañera, please let me know at least a year in advance so that I can help you with Church reservations and classes.””

8150 Park Place Blvd.

Houston, TX 77017

Phone: (713) 645-6614

Fax: (713) 649-1030

Office Hours: Mon. – Fri.

10:00am – 12:00pm

1:00pm – 4:00pm