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Our Priests

  • Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson

     A native of Los Angeles, Msgr. Torgerson was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1965. After his first assignment at Holy Trinity Parish in San Pedro, he moved in 1971 to New York and completed a Masters in Religious Education at Fordham University. He came back to serve the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as Director of Youth Ministry for 11 years and then as Director of Religious Education until 1987. Monsignor has been in residence at St. Monica for over 30 years and has served as pastor for over 25. In his spare time he is on the Board of Directors of the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Santa Monica and serves as the Vicar for Ministerial Formation for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He is an avid golfer and you can often find him in the early hours of the morning riding his bike along the beach.


    To reach him by phone, please call his assistant, Patricia Garcia, at (310) 566-1503.

  • Fr. Ian Hagan
    Associate Pastor

    Although originally from Kansas City, Fr. William Ian Hagan seems to fit the profile of a native Angeleno better than most: his hobbies include vegan cooking, swimming, motorcycles and growing his own organic vegetables. And, of course, surfing. Now 51, Hagan became a Catholic 18 years ago through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults program, after feeling God “whisper” to him to go into a church one morning while on the way to the airport. As a priest, he looks forward to being able to celebrate the sacraments for his brothers and sisters. What will make serving as a priest in Los Angeles special? “It is a truly perfect snapshot of the universal Church diverse and multicultural, all gathered into one big metropolis,” he said. The newly ordained Father Hagan celebrated his first Mass at his home parish of St. Julie Billiart in Newbury Park on Sunday, June 3. As his first parish assignment St. Monica should give him plenty of opportunities to keep surfing.

  • Fr. Prosper Hedagbui
    Associate Pastor

    Fr Prosper was born and raised in Ghana. He is last of six siblings. He had his Minor and major Seminary formations in Ghana. He was ordained a Priest on  July 18th 2009. He worked as the Associate Cathedral Administrator in the Diocese of Jasikan. In 2010, He was assigned as Parochial administrator and later as Pastor of St Michael Parish in Krachi, Ghana.  He also worked as the Vocations Director for his Diocese between 2010-2014. In 2014, he was sent to Italy for a Licentiate in Social Communications at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Fr prosper likes country music, Ping Pong, and soccer.

    Fr. Prosper can be reached by phone by calling the Parish Office at (310) 566-1500.
  • Fr. David Guffey, CSC
    Priest In-Residence

    Father David is a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, living in-residence and assisting at St. Monica,  Although he regularly preaches and presides at sacraments, his full-time job is National Director of Family Theater Productions where he has worked since 2008.  Father David also gives retreats and talks on spirituality, faith and media, and Catholicism and film. He is a Notre Dame football enthusiast, loves to travel and is a film buff. 


    Fr. David grew up in Mt. Carroll, Illinois, where both his parents and sister (with her husband and six children) still live. He received a BA in American Studies and a Master of Divinity from the University of Notre Dame and an MFA in film and television production at Loyola Marymount University. He was ordained a priest of Holy Cross in 1991. Fr. David’s work with Family Theater Productions and the Congregation of Holy Cross often take him out of town for meetings and projects. 


    To reach him by phone, call the Parish Office at (310) 566-1500 or Family Theater Productions at (323) 874-6633.




Administrative Staff


Delis Alejandro, Pastoral Associate

(310) 566-1530  | 


J.M. Baez, Audio/Video Director

(310) 566-1530  |  


Hilda Banuelos, Receptionist
(310) 566 1500  | 


Jeffrey Bonilla, Director of Music
(310) 566-1521  | 


Dorothy Butcher, Sacraments Coordinator

(310) 566-1523  | 


Daniel Clark, Maintenance
(310) 566-1565  |   email


Donna Damian, Finance Coordinator
(310) 566-1506  | 


Gary Gallati, Receptionist
(310) 566-1500  | email


Loreena Garcia, Communications & Development Coordinator
(310) 566-1519  | 


Patricia Garcia, Executive Assistant
(310) 566-1503  | 


Christine Gerety, Assoc. Director, Outreach & Pastoral Care Dept.
(310) 566-1531  | 


Dominik Gnirs, Assoc. Director, Faith Formation
(310) 566-1543  | 


Michael HampelController
(310) 566-1534  | 


Brendan Harper, Campaign Associate
(310) 566-1513  | 


Marcus Johnson, Ministry Asst, Outreach & Pastoral Care Dept.
(310) 566-1532  | 


Gail Lyons, Receptionist
(310) 566-1500  | 


Mark Neal, Assistant Facilities Director

(310) 566-1555  | 


Lydia Saenz, Receptionist

(310) 566 1500  | 


Felipe Sanchez, Director of Administration
(310) 566-1502  | 


Audrey Shaw, Business Office
(310) 566-1507  | 


Merrick SiebenalerDirector of Development & Strategic Communications
(310) 566-1514  | 


Dale Sieverding, SLD, Director of Worship
(310) 566-1520  | 

Suzette Sornborger, Pastoral Associate, Director of Faith Formation
(310) 566-1541  | 



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Saturday:  8:00a, 5:30p

Sunday:  7:30a, 9:30a, 11:30a

                1:15p, 5:30p, 7:30p



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Sat:  4:30-5:00p

Sunday Mass Sunday, May 31 @ 9:30 AM
Sunday Mass Sunday, May 31 @ 5:30 PM
YMA Get Acquainted Dinner Sunday, May 31 @ 7:00 PM
TTF Drop-In Lounge Monday, Jun 1 @ 7:00 AM

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