Reverend Rodel G. Balagtas
Director of Pastoral Formation and Field Education
From a Filipino immigrant family, Fr. Rodel Balagtas was ordained to the priesthood at St. John’s Seminary in 1991. He served as associate pastor at St. Augustine, Culver City (1999-1993); St. Martha, Valinda (1993-1999); and St. Joseph the Worker, Canoga Park (1999-2001). In 2001, he served as Administrator Pro Tem of St. John Nuemann in Santa Maria, CA, until his appointment as pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Los Angeles, in 2002, which lasted 12 years.