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.
Rev. Wayne Adajar, Parochial Vicar
Ordained in 1998
Fr. Wayne was born in the Philippines on July 24, 1971. He graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School Seminary in 1988; obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy at St. Francis de Sales College Seminary, Lipa City in 1992.
He studied Theology and earned his Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry at the Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City.
He was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Lipa on June 22, 1998. He joined the Diocese of Orange in 2007. He served as Parochial Vicar at Holy Spirit Church in Fountain Valley from 2007-2010, St. Kilian in Mission Viejo from 2010-2014, St. Cecilia in Tustin from 2014-2017, and now for San Antonio de Padua, Anaheim Hills.
He plays golf and basketball, and he loves adobo.
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.
Deacon Russ Millspaugh
Ordained in 2017
Deacon Russ was ordained on October 28, 2017 for the Diocese of Orange and has been assigned to San Antonio de Padua del Cañon. He was born in Orange County and was one of the first altar servers for San Antonio when the Church was started at El Rancho Junior High in 1977. When Deacon Russ was younger, he mowed Fr. Seamus’ lawn every weekend. He met Jody at St. Columban Catholic Church in Garden Grove and they were married in 1985. Deacon Russ and Jody started their married life at St. Cecilia in Tustin and then moved to Brea and became Youth Ministers at St. Angela Merici. With their 4 children, they moved back to San Antonio Church in 1999. Deacon Russ has been involved in Boy Scouts, Fiesta, Youth Ministry, Cursillo, and TMIY Men’s Group. He and Jody are now leading Marriage Formation for engaged couples and Marriage Enrichment for married couples. They are now grandparents to four wonderful children.
Deacon Russ is currently employed as a plumbing sales manager in Santa Ana. He enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, camping, or just sitting near a lake with a pole in the water and a book in his hand.
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.