Prior to his appointment as rector of the seminary, Msgr. Brennan served as chancellor of the Diocese of St. Augustine from 1992 to 2004 and pastor of Blessed Trinity Parish in Jacksonville from 2001 to 2004.
He also served as a parochial vicar at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine (1988-1990) and St. Paul’s Parish in Jacksonville Beach (1985-1988). Msgr. Brennan’s most recent assignment was as Pastor at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in east Arlington from July 2012 until July 2013.
Effective July 1, 2013, he was appointed as Pastor of Our Lady Star of the Sea in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Fr. Bastian Mathew, CMI was born in 1977 in Kerala , India. He was professed as Carmelites Mary Immaculate – St. Joseph’s Province and Ordained on January 3, 2007.
He graduated from Christ University Bangalore, India. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education, a Master’s degree in physics and also a licentiate in physics.
The last seven years he worked as an administrator and teacher of a public school owned by his congregation.
I am a child of God, devoted to loving and serving Him. I am married to the amazing Joe Savilla. We have two children, J.P. and Emily, a daughter-in-law, Rachel, and the most precious grandchild, Sophia. We have a dog and a cat, Simon Peter and Uno.
I have worked in Youth & Young Adult Ministry for seventeen years in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia. I graduated from the University of Charleston, Wheeling Jesuit University, and the Center for Ministry Development.
I enjoy singing, playing the piano, creating artwork and having fun! I am a chocoholic.
I am happy to be at Our Lady Star of the Sea and ready to serve! Feel free to contact me:
Chris & Jim Goodell have been parishioners and church musicians at OLSS since 1999. They truly believe in sharing their musical talents at church as a sincere form of thanking the Lord for their gifts. Chris has played piano and sung for churches up and down the eastern seaboard for over 30 years. She has sung with the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus for over 5 years. Jim has performed as an actor/vocalist for over 30 years studying at Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester, VA and privately with vocal coaches in New York and Jacksonville.
Outside of OLSS, Chris & Jim are founding principals of Goodell Group, Inc., a professional development and executive coaching practice dedicated to maximizing results through the Human Resource asset. They are both certified performance coaches. Through Goodell Group, Chris & Jim also participate in a national youth leadership/mentoring program called: America’s Rising Stars.