Our Clergy and Staff

Father Mark Hammond - Pastor, Knox-Licking Consortium of Catholic Churches

Father Mark Hammond

A native of Newark, Fr. Hammond was ordained to the priesthood in 1989.  He came to Mount Vernon in July of 2006, and hopes to stay a very long time!  He has graduate degrees in both canon law and moral theology, and he is also an R.N.  His hobbies include music and golf.


Father Vincent Nguyen - Parochial Vicar, Knox-Licking Consortium of Catholic Churches

Father Vincent Nguyen

Father Vince Nguyen serves as Parochial Vicar, assisting the Pastor in the spiritual care of the parish. Father Vince is of Vietnamese decent (1st generation), and was born in Columbus in 1983. In addition to his loving parents, Father Vince has two sisters in his family, Maria and Theresa. Father Vince’s academic accomplishments include a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Master of Divinity degree from the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Franklin University. Father Vince was ordained to the Catholic Priesthood by Bishop Frederick Campbell at St. Joseph Cathedral on May 24th, 2014. In his spare time, he enjoys watching and playing sports and spending time with friends and family.

Deacon Tim Birie - Deacon, Knox-Licking Consortium of Catholic Churches

Deacon Tim Birie

Saint Vincent DePaul Society Coordinator, Adult Bible Study Leader, SVDP 8th Grade Religion Teacher

Mr. Greg Henkel - Pastoral Assistant

Mr. Greg Henkel

RCIA/Adult Ed Coordinator, HS Youth Group Director, Baptism Class Teacher for 1st-time Parents, Eucharistic Adoration Coordinator

Mrs. Barb Dusenberry - Financial Secretary

Mrs. Barb Dusenberry

BAA Coordinator, Payroll, Weekend Collection Coordinator, Accounts Payable, Purchasing

Mrs. Shirley Lower - Parish Secretary

Mrs. Shirley Lower

Pastor’s Secretary, Bulletin Editor, Church Cemetery Plot Director,  Sacramental Records Editor, Mass Intention Director

Mrs. Susan Birie - PSR Director

Mrs. Susan Birie

Parish School of Religion Director K-8th Grade, Confirmation preparation Director

Sr. Jean Welling, S.C., Retired - Sister

Sr. Jean Welling, S.C., Retired

Extraordinary Minister to the sick, Retired