Letter From The President
On Monday, June 26th, Bishop Strickland named me as the new President of Bishop Gorman Catholic School. Please allow me to introduce myself. A native of Atlanta, Texas, I grew up on a beef cattle farm. After obtaining a degree in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, completing a Master’s in Public Policy, and later working in the financial sector, I discerned a call to the priesthood. By God’s grace I was ordained a priest in 2011 after theological studies at Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Subsequently, I earned a doctorate in Sacred Theology in the field of bioethics from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. Currently, I am the pastor of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Paris, Texas.
Bishop Strickland and I eagerly look forward to working with Mrs. Robin Perry to advance Bishop Gorman as one of the greatest Catholic schools in America. We enthusiastically support the Brodnax Family Crusader Center. Further, we thank Fr. McLaughlin for hiring Mrs. Perry and for his part in moving the Brodnax project forward.
Please pray for Bishop Strickland, the Chief Pastor of the Diocese of Tyler, that the Holy Spirit might constantly enlighten him with His gifts, especially with issues regarding our Bishop Gorman School. Please keep Father McLaughlin in your prayers as he embarks on new ventures. Finally, I ask for your prayers as we begin this crusade together that as your servant I be gifted with the wisdom always to speak the truth with charity.
Fr. Anthony Stoeppel
Bishop Gorman Catholic School