Rev. John Neneman, Pastor
Ordained in 2000
Fr. John Neneman graduated from St. John’s Seminary College in Camarillo with a double Major in Philosophy & English Literature. He completed his Theology Studies at Mt. Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Oregon and was Ordained a Priest of the Diocese of Orange in June of 2000 by Bishop Tod Brown.
Father Neneman has served as Associate Pastor of the following parishes; Saint Justin Martyr in Anaheim, Saint Luke & Saint Joseph in Great Falls, Montana, Saint Angela Merici in Brea, Blessed Sacrament in Westminster.
Fr. John has also served as Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Orange, then Rector & Chaplain of Mater Dei High School, as well as serving at Christ Our Savior in Santa Ana.
David Klunk, Parochial Vicar
Ordained in 2009
Fr Dave was born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and lived there until he was 7 years old; at which time the family moved out west to California. He grew up in the Seal Beach/Los Alamitos area attending both public and Catholic schools.
Fr Dave worked for an oil company to help pay for his college education and eventually went on to graduate from Long Beach State with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health Science.
For 16 years Fr Dave worked for the Santa Fe Springs Fire Department and advanced to the position of Director of Environmental Protection and Hazardous Materials. While working at the Fire Dept. Fr Dave worked in youth ministry at St Bonaventure’s in Huntington Beach and earned a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Trinity College.
In 2003, after much discernment, he left the Fire Dept. to begin studies at St John’s Seminary in Camarillo, CA. In 2009 Fr Dave graduated from St John’s with a Master’s of Divinity degree and a Master’s Degree in Theology.
He was ordained a Catholic priest in June, 2009 and spent the last 5 years as a parochial vicar at Our Lady Queen of Angels in Newport Beach.
Deacon Doug Cook
Ordained in 1979
Deacon Doug was ordained on May 12, 1979 for the Diocese of Orange and has been assigned to our parish ever since. As Deacon he has baptized over 1,200 children, witnessed over 200 marriages, directed our RCIA program, Confirmation program, and our Eucharistic Ministers. He founded and has helped run the Family Assistance program here at San Antonio Church since 1986. In September 2005 Deacon Doug was named as the Executive Director of the Orange County Cursillo. He has served on the Religious Education Board from 1980-1985 as well as the Diaconate Board from 1990–1999. He was Associate Director for the Deacons from 2001–July 2004 and served as the Chairman of the Deacon Personnel Board from 2001-2006. He also served as Master of Ceremony for Most Reverend Dominic Luong for Confirmations from 2004-2007.
Deacon Paul Amorino
Ordained in 2005
Deacon Paul was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He earned a B.A. from Seattle University and an MPA from California State Fullerton. Paul married Arlene in 1969, served three years in the Army in Europe. After the service they moved to Orange County and raised two daughters (Lisa Amorino and Sara Wolf) and a son (Alex Amorino). Paul worked for the Rancho Santiago Community College District until his retirement in 2007. Paul was ordained a deacon on April 30, 2005. He has served in La Purisima Parish as a deacon for the past 10 years. Deacon Paul and Arlene are grandparents to five wonderful children.
Rev. Joseph M. Nettekoven, Pastor Emeritus
Ordained in 1975
I grew up in Whittier, Ca. and went to Cal State University in Fullerton. I was in Berkeley for 5 years and then St. John’s in Camarillo for my seminary training. I was ordained in 1975 and was first assigned to the Navajo Reservation at St. Paul’s Mission in Crownpoint, New Mexico. I came to the Diocese of Orange at it’s inception in 1976 assigned to Our Lady of Fatima in San Clemente, then St. Polycarp in Stanton, St. Martin de Porres in Yorba Linda, St. Irenaeus in Cypress, and Holy Spirit in Fountain Valley. I was pastor at St. Justin Martyr in Anaheim for 18 years before coming to San Antonio de Padua. I have been so graced by so many ‘knocking’ at my door in all my experiences as a priest. It is my hope and prayer that we all may be open to the graced opportunities that God will present to us as we open the door to Him and each other here at San Antonio de Padua. God Bless you all. Fr. Joe
Rev. Seamus A. Glynn, Founding Pastor
Ordained in 1958
Father Seamus Glynn was born at Lisacul, in county Roscommon, Ireland. He was educated at Saint Nathy’s College, Ballaghaderreen, and at Saint Peter’s Seminary, Wexford. He was ordained a Priest for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on June 8, 1958. He was assigned to the Los Angeles parishes of Our Lady of Loretto, Divine Saviour, Holy Spirit and Saint Alphonsus as well as Saint Cornelius in Long Beach and Saint Bonaventure in Huntington Beach. He was appointed pastor of San Antonio Parish on September 23, 1977 where he served until his retirement on June 30, 2008.