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Our Priests

Fr. Michael Murphy, Pastor
I was ordained a priest on January 3, 1987. I was previously assigned to St. Ferdinand for two years (1996-1998) after returning from missionary work in Bolivia. My most recent assignment was Pastor of Our Lady, Queen of Peace in House Springs. I look forward to reconnecting with the parishioners I knew previously and getting to know all the parishioners of St. Ferdinand.





 
Fr. David Rauch, Sr. Associate Pastor
After serving as a Pastor for many years, I am now entering a semi-retired status and will be your Senior Associate Pastor. I come to St. Ferdinand from Our Lady of Providence in Crestwood to continue my ministry serving the Lord. I have been a priest since June 13, 1970. 






 
Fr. Nick Muenks, Associate Pastor
Fr. Muenks has been assigned to assist at St. Ferdinand parish on a part time basis. Fr. Muenks (pronounced "Minks") was ordained in 2006, and has served at St. Clement of Rome in Des Peres and St. Francis of Assisi in Oakville. Since 2013, he has been priest in residence at St. Joseph in Beltsville, Maryland while attending the Catholic University of America and working toward a doctorate in Canon Law. As a graduate of DeSmet Jesuit, he is honored to serve a parish which Fr. DeSmet called home; and as a native of Maryland Heights he is thrilled to return to North County! Fr. Muenks will live and help at St. Ferdinand while also working part-time with the Archdiocesan Metropolitan Marriage Tribunal.