Reverend Ted Hegnauer, Pastor
202-337-4835 ext. 102
Fr. Ted Hegnauer comes to Our Lady of Victory from St. Philip the Apostle Church in Camp Springs, where he spent the last seven years as the pastor. Prior to that, he served at St. Mary of the Mills Church in Laurel, St. Peter's Church in Waldorf, and St. John the Evangelist Church in Clinton. Fr. Hegnauer was born in Akron, Ohio, and grew up in Danville, Virginia. He attended the University of Virginia for undergraduate studies and the University of Maryland for graduate studies in geology. After spending many years in the DC area, he went to Immaculate Conception Seminary in South Orange, New Jersey, and was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Washington in 2009.
Fr. Leo D. Lefebure - In Residence
202-337-4835, ext 107
Leo D. Lefebure is the Matteo Ricci, S.J., Professor of Theology at Georgetown University and a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He is the author of four books, including The Buddha and the Christ and Revelation, the Religions, and Violence, which received the Pax Christi U.S.A. 2001 Book Award and which was translated into Indonesian and published in Jakarta. His next book, which is co-authored with Peter Feldmeier, will be published in 2010: Following the Path of Wisdom: A Christian Commentary on the Dhammapada. He is a long-time participant in dialogues with Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies, associate editor of Chicago Studies, and editor-at-large for The Christian Century. Before coming to Georgetown University, he taught at Fordham University in New York City and the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL.
Deacon Matthew Houle
Deacon Matthew Houle was ordained to the permanent Deaconate on May 19, 2007, by Bishop Robert Baker in the Diocese of Charleston. He moved to the Washington, DC area in 2011 along with his wife Lisa and their two children, Nicholas and Jacqueline. Deacon Houle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Master of Business degree. He is the son of Dr. Paul and Mrs. Lois Houle and the brother of eight siblings and uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.