Saint Anthony’s Ministries: We continue to take the Spirit of Vatican II seriously. Through our 45 years we have acted on our call to Serve All the People of God.
Music Ministry: Betty Pierskalla
We are always looking for new Choir Members.
Bread Baker Ministry: Ingrid Scott: Far Right
Communications: Mary Heumphreus
Social Justice Coordinators:Jane Fehrenbacher and Lee Menichella
Minister of Lectors and Proclaimers of the Gospel:
Sacristans: Steve Cabanatuan and Des O’Neil
President: Jane Fehrenbacher
Sue Mellor: Secretary
Paula Mauro (Treasurer)
Steve Cabanatuan (Sacristan and Past President*)
Clergy Representative: Rev. Cindy /Substitute Rev. Dudley
*Past Presidents: Don George, Ken Pierskalla and Steve Cabanatuan
Active Ordained Priests:
Rev. Dr. Grandma Cynthia Yoshitomi is a native Californian and Angeleno who was raised in a multi-cultural neighborhood and an inter-religious family. Cynthia Yoshitomi was ordained by Bishop Doug Walker, Bishop of Church of Antioch, on September 24th, 2017 at Saint Anthony’s Chapel in Santa Barbara. She was called forward by the Saint Anthony’s Community.
Cynthia attended Saint Mary Magdalen School in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from Reseda High School in 1965. She holds a BA in Leisure Studies, an MA in Educational Administration/Community Education and a Doctorate in Ministry from Global Ministries. She served as a VISTA Volunteer in Northern Arizona with her husband, Jerry. Working with the poor, disabled and disenfranchised change the direction of their lives. For more than Twenty Years Cindy worked in Campus Ministry at Occidental College and UCLA. She was elected Chair of the L.A. Archdiocese Task Force on the Status of Women in the Church in 1980-1982. She also served for over 10 years as a Human Relations trainer for the Empathy Building Process called Green Circle Program.
She is very familiar with the Spiritual Power of Twelve Steps programs. She is both friend and advisor to LGBTQ people and their parents and loved ones. She considers herself a Catholic; A Feminist; An Inter-religious Practitioner, Spiritual Friend, Leader and Teacher. She enjoys meeting one on one in Spiritual Direction. She is a graduate of the Frank J Lewis School of Campus Ministry. Cynthia was an RCIA Director for 15 years for Adults and Children. She is married (1969: Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church) to Jerry Yoshitomi, an International Arts Consultant. Together they were active for several years as Associates of the Sisters of Social Service and Saint Dominic’s Parish in Eagle Rock. They have two grown married sons and two wonderful grandchildren, Adelaide and Louisa and one on the way!
Dudley Conneely is a lifelong humanitarian who has worked for 35 years with international non-profit organizations in some of the poorest countries in the world. His first post was in Bolivia where he served as Country Director of Project Concern International organizing and implementing sustainable, community-based, integral development projects. From 2000 to 2008 Dudley served as the director for Emergency Disaster Response teams in Darfur, Sudan, Kabul, Afghanistan, Basra Iraq and in the city of New Orleans during the Katrina disaster. These experiences prepared Dudley for his position as Executive Director of EyeShine, a Santa Barbara non-profit that serves the Recreational and Education needs of Special Populations and their families. Dudley has a Bachelor of Arts, a Masters of Education and Masters of Divinity degrees from the University of the State of New York. He was Ordained as a Maryknoll Catholic priest.Dudley has eight children and lives with his wife Mary in Goleta CA. He is known for his wonderful sense of wonder and humor.
He can be reached at: email@example.com or at EyeShine at: tba