Here to serve

The parish office is located at 2411 Montrose Avenue, Montrose.  Office hours: 9am-2pm Monday through Friday and 4pm to 8pm Monday through Thursday. We are happy to assist you, please call 818-249-2008 or email:

  • Fr. Edward R. Dover,  Pastor

    Fr. Ed, a native Californian, was ordained by Cardinal Timothy Manning, for service in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 1985. Having served previously as an Associate Pastor at St. Cyprian Church in Long Beach, St. Margaret Mary Church in Lomita and as Pastor of the Chinese Mission in Monterey Park at St. Thomas Aquinas Church and St. Anthony of Padua in Gardena, he was appointed as Pastor for the combined parishes of Holy Redeemer and St. James the Less in 2007. He serves as a Priest Learning Leader in the National Program: Good Leaders, Good Shepherds. He has devoted himself to the building up of Catholic Education, Adult Education, Catechetical and Youth ministries. His motto is : Serve the Lord with Gladness!  

    Fr. Ed can be contacted at: 818-249-2008 or email:  

  • Fr. George Brincat, Retired Pastor in Residence, Our Lady of Lourdes

  • Joe Hegenbart, Deacon

    Deacon Joe was ordained a deacon in 1998. He and his wife both served as lay missionaries in Africa. Deacon Joe has served as coordinator for our Baptism Preparation Program for Parents and is also active in Youth Detention Ministry and serving the poor, through Together In Mission. In 2013, Archbishop Gomez named him a Senior Deacon for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He continues to serve at the Liturgies of our community.

  • Andrea Anderson, Music Coordinator Holy Redeemer

    Andrea Anderson, B.M., M.M., Ph. D. is a native of Michigan and has served professionally as a church organist since she was 14 years old.  Andrea is a well known concert pianist with several recordings, including one made at the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels, where she is frequently heard contributing to the music ministry.  Her love of God and music has always inspired her, given her strength and the desire to do her best.  Andrea invites you to come and join the choir where you will meet great people serving the Lord in the music ministry here at Holy Redeemer.

  • Michael Paul Leon, Youth Minister and Confirmation Coordinator

    Born and raised in Los Angeles, Michael Paul has been fully involved in Youth Ministry since 2003. Doing ministry on a parish and International level he has served our youth from South America to Canada. He currently coordinates our HRSJ Life Teen (High School Youth Ministry) and our High School Confirmation Program entitiled One-Eight. Michael Paul also is a VIRTUS trainer and is part of the Catholic Leadership Institution's Lay Ministry Development: Tending the Talents. He and his wife Jennifer have been married for 4 years and love serving God's people.

    Michael Paul can be contacted at 818-248-3442 x103 or email:

  • Kathy McCauley, Director of Operations and Assistant to the Pastor

    A lifelong resident of the Crescenta valley, Kathy has served in the role of Business Manager at St. James and Administrative Assistant to the Pastor. She is currently the Director of Operations for Holy Redeemer and St James Catholic Community and Administrative Assistant to the Pastor. She assists the Pastor in the administration of the financial resources, personnel, facilities, office and administration, communications, and insurance. Kathy is a graduate of the Catholic Leadership Institution's Lay Ministry Development: Tending the Talents. 


    Kathy can be contacted at 818-248-3442 x102 or email:

  • Claire McLiam, Director of Ministry and Liturgy

    Claire, a native Californian and convert to the Catholic faith, has developed and served the Ministries and Organizations at Holy Redeemer and the people of God, for over 12 years. Her previous career in the entertainment industry in the fields of human resources and corporate communications led her to work with homeless teens and young adults in Hollywood, documenting their stories and writing in their behalf. These experiences, and her work with HIV/AIDS and cancer patients as a hospice volunteer helped to prepare her heart for Ministry. It is in serving others that she finds her calling. Her favorite prayer at Mass is, “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word, and my soul shall be healed.” She is a recent recipient of the Papal Honor of Benemerenti for service to the Church. And she and is part of the Catholic Leadership Institute Lay Ministry Development Program: Tending the Talents.

    Claire can be contacted at 818-249-2008 x441 or email:

  • Susan Romero, SJHR School Principal

    Mrs. Romero graduated from Immaculate Heart High School and completed her undergraduate work at CSUN. She holds a Masters Degree in Reading Instruction and Curriculum Development and a Masters Degree in Catholic School Administration. She has a Multi Subject Credential, a Single Subject Credential in English and Art, and an Administrative Services Credential. Mrs. Romero believes that leadership is not something done in isolation, but as a community of people united for a common goal. Her belief is that Catholic education lays a foundation of truth, love and holiness. Knowledge and faith combine allowing Catholic schools to form our learners in these qualities to be a positive influence and continue to bestow these intangibles to future generations.

    Mrs. Romero can be contacted at 818-248-7778 or email:

  • Doug Sinning, Special Projects Manager

    Doug and his wife Sheila have been members of Holy Redeemer since 1982. Doug Sinning started his career as Parish Business Manager at Holy Redeemer in November of 2000 after retiring from IBM Corporation. In January of 2014, Doug began working at Holy Redeemer on a part-time basis in preparation for his retirement at the end of June 2014. Doug enjoys spending his leisure time with his children and grandchildren. He continues to offer his service following though on special projects for the parish about which he has unique knowledge and experience.

    Doug can be contacted at 818-249-2008 or email:

  • Trish Swords, Director of Evangelization and Faith Formation

    Trish Swords has been a member of Holy Redeemer parish since 1999. Trish started out in ministry as a Catechist and in 2006 was appointed to the position of Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry Coordinator for Holy Redeemer Parish. With the uniting of Holy Redeemer and St. James the Less in 2007, Trish became the Director of Religious Education for our combined parishes and oversees our religious education program for Preschool- 5th grade, our Sacramental Preparation program for First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, RCIA as well our yearly summer Vacation Bible School. Trish is certified in Basic Faith Formation with specializations in Catechism, Youth Ministry and Early Childhood and recently became a Master Catechist having completed her studies in the Archdiocesan Advanced Catechetical Ministries. Trish also completed the two year program Catholic Leadership Institution's Lay Ministry Development: Tending the Talents.  With the Pope Francis' call for evangelization, our parish developed an evangelization program which Trish heads along with overseeing our communication and marketing efforts. 

    Trish can be contacted at 818-249-2008 or email: