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Pastoral Staff of the Parish
Terri Lee Craib, Administrative Assistant
Terri is a native San Franciscan, raised by native Northern Californians who both served in the SF Police Department. Terri worked in international government in Paris in her early career, as well as for Bank of America in San Francisco for many years. In both positions she was an Executive Secretary. Most recently, she was a VP/Project Manager & COO in a local construction company. Terri is an avid travel enthusiast.
Steven J. Meyer, Choir Director
Mr. Meyer is director of music and organist at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School and Church in San Francisco and the Director of Music at All Saints School in Hayward. Mr. Meyer, a founder of the Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers, has over twenty-five years experience working in choir programs. He directs the Golden Gate Boys and Bell Choirs.
Reverend Kirk Ullery, In Residence
Father Kirk Ullery was born in Altoona, PA to a family of railroaders. The family moved to New York when he was 12. He is a graduate of St. John’s University, New York. He came west at age 21 and never looked back.
He served as an Army interrogator in Germany for several years, and while in the Army discovered his vocation. He entered the Franciscans and was ordained in Santa Barbara in 1965. He joined the Archidiocese of San Francisco in 1973.
Fr. Kirk likes to teach, and preaching excites him. In our archdiocese, he has served at St. Michael’s, the Cathedral, St. Edward the Confessor and Our Lady of Lourdes. He is delighted to be here with the parishioners of St. Vincent de Paul.
Reverend Monsignor Harry G. Schlitt (Fr. Harry)
Monsignor Harry Schlitt, a Roman Catholic Priest for 52 years, is now retired. He left the Chancery Office three years ago as the Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. He served in the office for sixteen years, and was in residence with both Cardinal Levada and Archbishop Niederauer. Father Harry was ordained in Rome in 1964 at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sacred Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome; a Masters in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Missouri; a Doctorate in Humane Letters from Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania. Father Harry is the founder of God Squad Productions, a California not-for-profit that produces a weekly Catholic Mass on television .
He has just completed his first major book, a memoir, entitled I'LL NEVER TELL.
Fr. Michael Strange, In Residence
Fr. Michael Strange, born in 1939, was raised in St. Cecilia's Parish in the Parkside. After twelve years in the seminary, he was ordained in 1965 and joined the Sulpician Fathers, a community dedicated to priestly formation. His assign-ments were at St. Edward-St. Thomas in Seattle, St. Joseph in Los Altos Hills, and the seminaries in Zambia, Africa, where he taught for thirteen years. That last assignment opened his eyes to our larger human community as well as our universal church. Then he spent eight years as associate at St. Vincent de Paul Church, a rich blessing.
Now retired, he is happy to be back at SVDP. He also says Mass once a week at St. Anne's Home, run by the Little Sisters of the Poor, and helps there when needed. Interests include classical music, especially opera, plays, sports, reading. He is grateful for the warm welcome from all the members of SVDP.
Marguerite Pini has moved up from San Diego to join the San Francisco Archdiocese as Principal at St. Vincent de Paul. Ms. Pini has devoted her professional career to Catholic education, and sixteen years of teaching experience across multiple grades has provided her with an excellent foundation on which to build.
A graduate of UC San Diego with a B.A. in Theater Arts, Ms. Pini also earned her teaching credential from UCSD and her masters in Leadership Studies from USD. In addition to her teaching career, she created a company called Dramantiks: Dramatic Acting for Kids that provides a platform to incorporate the performing and visual arts into the school environment. Ms. Pini is an avid reader and loves to spend time with her lovely children.
Reverend Kenneth M. Westray, Pastor
Fr. Ken was ordained for the Archdiocese of San Francisco on November 28, 1981. He has served as a pastoral associate at Sacred Heart and St. Elizabeth parishes in San Francisco, and as pastor of Sacred Heart , St. Sebastian (Kentfield), St. Isabella (San Rafael) and now St. Vincent de Paul. A native of Washington, DC, he is an avid 49ers and Giants fan, loves to eat and enjoys cooking and travel.
Kathleen Mulhern, Office Manager
Kathleen Mulhern’s three children attended St. Vincent de Paul’s School, giving her long familiarity with the operation of the parish and school. She came to her role as Office Manager in January, 1997, and has been cheerfully imposing order in the office ever since.
Principal of the St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School