Last September, Bishop Richard Garcia appointed me as your new pastor. No one expected my move from Carmel Valley and I was quite surprised when Bishop approached me with this assignment.
Most of you recall that I served as Associate Pastor in 2004. At that time one significant ministry was establishing the Heritage Center Museum. Together with Catherine VonSchwind, who was my right hand and an amazing, talented collaborator, we finalized this project and had a grand opening for our museum. To this day I am so grateful to Catherine and her dedication very much represents the spirit of this parish community!!! While my stay during 2004 was brief I had fond memories of San Carlos that accompanied me when I served as Pastor in Santa Rosa in Cambria and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Carmel Valley.
Read more in the letters from Fr. Emil below.