Meet Our Clergy
Father Joel's Bio
Fr. Joel Sember was ordained a priest in 2007 for the diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin. He became pastor here on August 3, 2020. Prior to this assignment he served as associate pastor in Oshkosh and De Pere and pastor of three parishes in southern Oconto County. He holds a B.A. in philosophy and Catholic studies from the University of St. Thomas, a bachelor’s in sacred theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, and a license in sacred theology from the Pontifical University Santa Croce in Rome. He is the second-oldest of seven children. His parents live in southeast Wisconsin. Between ministry and parish meetings, Fr. Joel rides a motorcycle and paddles a kayak around great Wisconsin lakes. You can listen to his homily podcast every Sunday at PilgrimPriest.us
Father Rommel's Bio
I was ordained by the Most Rev. Jose R. Rojas, Jr last June 10, 2006 at the parish of St. Clare of Assisi, Tigaon, Camarines Sur. I was assigned in five different parishes as Associate Pastor before I was appointed Pastor in 2 different parishes. My last assignment as Pastor was in the parish of Immaculate Conception, Quipayo, Calabanga, Camarines Sur which I served for four years with humility and gratitude. I’m now in my fifteenth year of service to the Lord as a Diocesan priest.
I play basketball and football to keep myself physically fit. I love to sing variety songs – religious songs, love songs and country music to lighten people’s hearts. I cook and prepare simple Filipino dishes.
As part of the mission program of the Archdiocese of Caceres, my present Archbishop, the Most Rev. Rolando J. Tria Tirona, O.C.D., D.D. sent me here in the Diocese of Green Bay to join my 10 companion priests in order to be of service to achieve the very core vision and mission of the Diocese of bringing the people to discover, follow, worship, and share Jesus to others as his disciples.
It is indeed a great privilege and honor for me to be part of this mission and I’m looking forward to learn more about your culture, lifestyle and expression of faith moving forward.
GLORY AND PRAISE TO GOD!