MILWAUKEE — Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki will ordain five deacons for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Saturday, Sept. 10. The deacons will serve in a variety of ministries at their parishes and in their communities. The following short biographies were compiled based on answers the men provided in a written questionnaire.
The men being ordained are:
Ted Faust, 62, a member of the Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee, is married to Linda. They have four children, Matt, Betsy, Malory and Trish.
Faust recently retired after 28 years as knowledge and systems architect at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. He earned his doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Florida in 2006.
His diaconal ministry will involve marriage preparation, the St. Vincent de Paul meal program, St. Josaphat Secular Franciscan Fraternity, coordination of the homebound eucharistic ministry and ministry in the mental health arena.
His Mass of Thanksgiving will be Sunday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m., at the Basilica of St. Josaphat.
Steven Pemper, 52, is a member of St. Augustine Parish, West Allis and St. John the Evangelist Parish, Greenfield.
Pemper, who works in memorabilia sales at Ball Four Sports, Milwaukee, graduated from Notre Dame High School, Milwaukee, in 1981.
His diaconal ministry will involve ministry to the elderly and youth, religious education and service to the poor.
His Mass of Thanksgiving will be Sunday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m., at St. Augustine.
Henry Reyes, 42, a member of St. Anthony Parish, Milwaukee, is married to Dr. Patricia Cabral. They have one daughter, Jaziel Guadalupe, and four sons, Marcos Elias, Andrés Solano, Eliseo José and Isaias Xavier.
Reyes runs a small real estate business and regularly gives talks or workshops at retreats and religious conferences, but his main role is as a stay-at-home dad and home educator. He also writes the “Faith and Family” column in Catholic Herald Family.
Reyes earned a bachelor’s degree with a double major in computer science and cognitive science from Northwestern University in 1996; a master of education degree in educational psychology from Marquette University in 2000, a master of arts in pastoral studies from Saint Francis de Sales Seminary in 2006 and is completing his doctorate in ministry from Mundelein Seminary/University of St. Mary of the Lake.
His diaconal ministry will be focused around St. Anthony and St. Hyacinth parishes, Milwaukee, where he said “my humble prayer is to serve those in need and all the people of God through a prayerful, selfless and compassionate ministry of Word, Worship and Charity.”
His Masses of Thanksgiving will be Sunday, Sept. 11, at St. Anthony at 8 a.m. and noon in Spanish and 10 a.m. in English.
Joseph Michael Senglaub, 50, a member of St. Bruno Parish, Dousman, and St. Paul Parish, Genesee Depot, is married to Elizabeth Marie.
Senglaub is a financial professional at SII Investments, Inc., Waukesha and a financial investment manager at Trinity Retirement Solutions, Wales. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from UW-Superior, and is also securities registered, insurance licensed in the financial investment field.
His diaconal ministry will be done at Elena’s House, MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary and at St. Camillus.
His Mass of Thanksgiving will be Saturday, Sept. 10, 4 p.m., at St. Bruno, Dousman.
James Starke, 53, a member of St. Boniface Parish, Germantown, is married to Amy. They have three sons, Ben, Luke and Samuel.
Starke is product manager at Metals USA, Germantown. He earned his bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1985.
His diaconal ministry will involve nursing home and hospital visitation, faith formation and baptismal and marriage preparation.
His Mass of Thanksgiving will be Sunday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m., at St. Boniface.