Clergy of St. Andrew's
Rev. Msgr. Louis A. Marucci, Pastor
Reverend Monsignor Louis A. Marucci, D.Min was born in Philadelphia, PA. He grew up in Gibbstown, NJ and was educated at St. Michael Elementary School and St. James High School in Carney's Point, NJ. He attended St. Charles Seminary in Dalton, PA and Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, New York and he was ordained in 1987.
Monsignor has received a Master of Divinity Degree from Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, NY, a Master of Arts Degree in Medical Moral Theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, PA, a Doctor of Ministry Degree from The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, a Master of Arts Degree in Philantropy and Development from The University of St. Mary in Winona, Minnesota and a Master of Science Degree in Church Management from Villanova University in Villanova, PA. He is currently enrolled in Eastern University working on a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership. He was appointed Pastor of our parish on June 14, 2010.
Rev. Allen Lovell, Parochial Vicar
Reverend Allen Lovell, was born in Corpus Christi TX. He grew up on the oil patch of Texas. He has also lived in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and the West African Republic of Liberia. He attended St. Charles Seminary in Overbrook, PA and he was ordained a deacon in 2001 and a priest in 2002.
Father Allen received a Master of Arts Degrees in Theology from St. Charles Seminary in Overbrook , PA. He also received a Doctorate Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University in Princeton, NJ. He was appointed Parochial Vicar of our parish in 2007.
Rev. Howard Muhlbaier, Senior Priest
Reverend Howard Muhlbaier was born in Swedesboro, NJ. He grew up on a farm outside of Swedesboro, and attended Repaupa Public School, St. Joseph's School in Swedesboro, and Gloucester Catholic High School in Gloucester City, NJ.
Father Howard completed his first two years of Seminary at St. Charles College in Catonsville, MD. His second two years were completed at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, MD. He earned a Master of Theology Degree from St. Mary's Seminary and a Master of Psychology Degree from Loyola University in Baltimore, MD.
Since his ordination in 1965, Father Howard served as a high school guidance counselor for 25 years, a pastor for 9 years and a chaplain for 8 years. He was appointed Senior Priest of our parish in 2009.
Rev. Mr. Vincent Okoro, Deacon
Deacon Vincent Okoro was born in Amano Obohia Autonomous Community, Imo Stat in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He grew up in the cities of Amano, Port Harcourt, Yola & Lagos, Nigeria. He attended Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He has also recieved a Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Finance from Temple University in Philadelpia, PA and a Master of Business Administration Degree concentrating in Healthcare Administration from La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. He earned his Master of Theology & Ministry Degree from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA. He has also taken doctoral classes in preaching at Aquinas Institue of Theology in St. Louis, MO. He and his wife Juliana have five children and he is Accountant at a local University Hospital.
Deacon Vince completed the Diaconate Formation Program of the Diocese of Camden in 2005. At that time he was ordained a Permanant Deacon and assigned to serve at our parish. He also serves as the Chaplain at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital and he is very active in the Black Catholic Ministry. He has been a member of St. Andrew's since 1991.
Rev. Mr. William Slaven, Deacon
Deacon Bill Slaven was born in Camden, NJ and grew up in Gloucester Township, NJ. He attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering with specialization in Structrual Engineering. He is currently a Professional Engineer, licensed in 9 different states.
Deacon Bill completed the Diaconate Formation Program of the Diocese of Camden in April of 2011. He was ordained a Permanant Deacon on May 21, 2011 and assigned to serve at our parish. He has been a member of St. Andrew's for over 25 years. He currently works with New Visions Homeless Day Shelter and is on the Board of Managers of Joseph's House, an all-night cafe for the homeless in the city of Camden.