My name is Fr. Walter Dziordz. I had been the Provincial Superior for 13 years of what was the St. Stanislaus Kostka Province of Marians in the U.S. for 13 years. This province merged with the province of St. Casimir to become an entirely new province, the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy Province.
Prior to that ministry as Provincial Superior, I was the pastor of a parish in Greensboro, N.C., for five years. I had been ordained for three years when I became a pastor. Because of my experience as pastor of a parish, I became the pastor here at Our Lady of Peace in 2006.
In addition to being the pastor here, I am also the local House Superior. We have modeled our Marian life here on what we had experienced in Greensboro, which was also a parish and religious house. To do the best we can, we try to maintain an active religious life of community and prayer.
In addition to the above, I served in the U.S. Army for three years, with one year in the National Guard. I hold M.Div and D.Min degrees.
A late vocation, Fr. Ron joined the Marians of the Immaculate Conception in 2003. He was a religious brother for six years and attended Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Conn.
Fr. Ron was ordained at Our Lady of Peace Parish on December 8, 2012.