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Father Luke Ballman
Pastor
ph. (404) 252-4513 Father Luke Ballman was named Pastor of Holy Spirit effective July 1, 2023, returning “home” to his first assignment following his ordination in 2001. A native of Ohio, Fr. Ballman worked for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) for eight years prior to entering the seminary for the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Fr....
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Father Roberto Suarez
Parochial Vicar
ph. (404) 252-4513 Fr. Roberto Suarez is originally from Colombia. He began the seminary formation in Bogota Colombia attending the Franciscan University of Saint Bonaventure. He was asked by then Archbishop Wilton Gregory to study philosophy in Mexico, earning a bachelor's degree in Philosophy. Fr. Suarez came to US, attending Georgia State University...
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Deacon Stephen Demko A parishioner for 25 years, Stephen Demko was ordained to the diaconate in February, 2007. Prior to his ordination, Deacon Demko was employed as a professor of mathematics at Georgia Tech from 1973 until 1990. He subsequently worked in algorhythm and software development at Image Science from 1990 until 2001...
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Deacon Bill McCarthy
Director of Pastoral Outreach
ph. 404-252-4513 William “Bill” McCarthy is a full-time deacon serving the parish of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Atlanta, Ga. A native Georgian with a gentle Southern drawl, Deacon Bill oversees community outreach, baptism preparation and certain support ministries. Recognizing the mission of bringing faith to the people, he brings a...
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Deacon Mark Mitchell ph. 404-252-4513 A native Georgian, Deacon Mark Mitchell converted to the Catholic faith in 1986 and ordained to the Permanent Diaconate on February 11, 2012 (the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes). Deacon Mitchell received both his Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in geology from the University of Georgia. Post graduation...
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Deacon Whitney Robichaux ph. (404) 252-4513 Whitney Francis Robichaux, Jr. was ordained in May, 1987. He has a Master’s degree in Math-Education and a Master’s degree in Theology. He is originally from Louisiana where he taught Math in High School, moved to Atlanta in 1965 and after retiring he taught Math part time in a...
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Deacon Allen Underwood
Sacramental Registrar
ph. (404) 252-4513 x227 Froilan (Allen) Underwood was ordained to the diaconate in February, 2007. With a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Far Eastern University in Manila and a graduate of Naval Officer's course. As commissioned officer, Deacon Underwood served as Executive Commanding Officer of the Philippine Navy Seabees Construction Division. He has also...
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