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The Reverend
Christopher J. Decker

frchris@catholicunderground.com

OBJECTIVE: To renew all things in Christ; to know Him better and to make Him Known through priestly ministry and media.

ACADEMIC WORK

  • Master of Divinity, Notre Dame Seminary School of Theology, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2003–2007
  • Bachelor of Philosophy & The Liberal Arts, Saint Joseph Seminary College, Saint Benedict, Louisiana, 1999–2003

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS

  • Pastor, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Grosse Tête, Louisiana, 2016–Present
  • Pastor, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Maringouin, Louisiana, 2016–Present
  • Pastor, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church & St. Catherine of Siena Mission, Livonia & Fordoche, Louisiana, 2016–Present
  • Vice President & Director of Mission, Catholic Community Radio, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2009–Present

PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENTS

  • Pastor, St. James Catholic Church, St. James, Louisiana, 2010 – 2016
  • Pastor, St. Philip Catholic Church, Vacherie, Louisiana, 2010 – 2016
  • Vice Chairman, Presbyteral Council of the Diocese of Baton Rouge
  • At-Large Member, Presbyteral Council of the Diocese of Baton Rouge
  • Co-Chaplain, Ascension of Our Lord Catholic School, Donaldsonville, LA 2010–2015
  • Administrator, St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2010
  • Parochial Vicar, St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2009
  • Parochial Vicar, St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2008–2009
  • Spiritual Director, Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Diocese of Baton Rouge, 2008-2010
  • Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Denham Springs, Louisiana 2007–2008
  • Chaplain, St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School, Baton Rouge, LA 2007–2008
  • Transitional Deacon, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2006–2007

MEDIA

  • Host & Executive Producer, The CU Weekly Podcast, 2006–Present
  • Guest Host, Wake Up! on Catholic Community Radio, 2008–Present
  • Graphic Designer, Catholic Community Radio, 2009–Present

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Catholic Press Association, Affiliate Member 2017–Present
  • The Catholic Underground, Inc., President, Chairman of the Board, 2006–Present
  • Member, Militia Immaculata, Consecrated 2008
  • Third Degree Member, Knights of Columbus, 1999

INTERESTS & HOBBIES

  • Drawing & Cartooning
  • Travelling
  • Graphic Design