Pastor & Staff

Rev. John Klevence           Profile pic

Fr. Klevence was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 28, 1956. Philly was the scene of elementary, secondary, and college seminary education. After studying theology and obtaining his degree from St. Mary Seminary in Baltimore, MD, he was ordained on February 9, 1985 for the Diocese of Wilmington. He has served in three parishes of the diocese as Associate Pastor and in four parishes as Pastor.
Having been on various diocesan committees, he is presently serving as the Spiritual Director for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Rev. Ralph Castelow           Profile pic of Fr Ralph

Associate Pastor
Fr. Castelow is the oldest of six children, but it was really two families with the same parents. When the first three were about to enter their teenage years, the other three came along. He enjoyed it, as it gave him the opportunity to be a real big brother.
Born in Wilmington, he grew up in the Claymont area. After high school he worked for DP & L. After college graduation in 1976, he taught grade school at St. Elizabeth and Holy Rosary, and then worked as a child counselor for Catholic Charities in one of their group homes.
God patiently prepared him to enter the seminary a bit later in life. Father Ralph was ordained in 1989 and has served in a number of parishes in Delaware and on the Eastern Shore. His first assignment was with Fr. Klevence at Our Lady of Fatima.

Deacon Jack Freebery           IMG_9829

Deacon Jack was ordained in May, 1980 in the Wilmington Diocese. He was assigned to his parish, Our Lady of Fatima, in New Castle. Jack also served in St. Mary of the Assumption in Hockessan, DE.
Jack and his wife, Marie, retired to Ocean View in 2007 and he began ministering at St. Ann’s in Baptisms, Marriage Prep, Catechesis, as well as liturgy and homilies.

Deacon Dennis Hayden             IMG_9315 

In 1984, Deacon Dennis was ordained a permanent Deacon in the Baltimore Diocese.  His anniversary is in the month of September on the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. Dennis was employed as a hospital pharmaceutical salesman for Roche Labs and retired in 2000.  He and his wife, Denise, have two sons and two daughters.  Dennis’ major involvement at St. Ann includes founding the Friday morning Bible Study, being leader of Prayer Group and supporting ministries which include liturgies, weddings, funerals and Communion to the sick and home-bound.

Deacon Michael Malecki           Deacon Mike 2

Deacon Mike comes to Delaware from Sparta, New Jersey and the Diocese of Paterson.  Mike is a retired human resources executive and a former adjunct professor in the undergraduate and graduate programs at Felician and Centenary Colleges.  Pat, his wife, is retired from working on parish staff and from administration for a division of Paterson’s Catholic Charities. They have a daughter and two grandchildren living in Texas and a son who is a teacher and fencing coach at a catholic high school in New Jersey.
Mike was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate in May 2005.  He served as deacon at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Sparta, NJ and later at Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Wayne, NJ.  His ministries have included: support to the various parish committees, liturgies, weddings, funerals, wake services, and preparation for engaged couples.

Deacon Richard Juliano     

Deacon Rich was ordained a Permanent Deacon in June of 2011 for the Archdiocese of New York.  He was assigned to his home parish of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Shrub Oak, NY and served there until moving to Delaware.
Rich and his wife, Helen, permanently moved to Delaware from New York in March of 2016.   They have a son, Jason, in the US Navy whose home port is Norfolk, Virginia and a daughter, Danielle, a special education elementary school teacher in New York.  Both are married.  Rich and Helen have five grandchildren.


Ministry to the Spanish-Speaking Community:

Fr. Maximo Rodriguez    
Father Maximo Wili Rodriguez Luna Victoria, native of Peru, was born in the city of Trujillo on April 15, 1955.  He was ordained in Rome, Italy.  He began his pastoral duties on June 6, 1982 and carried them out in his homeland of Peru, as well as Chile and the US (San Francisco).  Fr. Maximo now serves the Spanish language community of the Parish of St. Ann.

Molly Roach, Director of Faith Formation

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Mario Robles, Coordinator for Spanish-Speaking Catechetics               

JoAnna Keller, RCIA Coordinator                                                      Profile pic of Joanna

Jamey Sturgill, Youth Ministry Coordinator                                Profile pic of Jamey

Ed Shipley, Director of Pastoral Music                                           ed pic

Donald Doyle, Business Manager                                                     Profile pic of Don

Georgia Bresch, Asst. Business Manager                                      profile pic of georgia

Linda Mendoza, Office Manager                                                     admin-lindapic  

Jeanette Henry, Parish Secretary                                                     Profile pic of Jeanette

Nancy-Jo DiLuzio, Secretary/Faith Formation                                    Profile of Nancy

John Baywood, Director of Maintenance                                      Profile pic of John