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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, 2013 – 2014

  • At-Large Member, Presbyteral Council of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, 2007 – 2014

  • 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

  • Catholic Community Radio, Inc., Vice President, Director of Mission, 2009 – Present

  • Member, Militia Immaculata, Consecrated 2008

  • Third Degree Member, Knights of Columbus, 1999

  • Assistant Chaplain, The Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, 2019–Present

INTERESTS & HOBBIES

  • Drawing & Cartooning

  • Traveling

  • Graphic Design