Fr. Richard Sudlik, OMI
Fr. Dick comes to us from New Orleans where he served as Director and Superior of the Oblate Mission Center. He has extensive experience preaching in parishes and retreat centers throughout the United States and was appointed director of Christ the King Retreat Center in May 2020.
Fr. Hank Lemoncelli, OMI
Born in Peckville, Pennsylvania, and raised in Buffalo, New York, Fr. Hank Lemoncelli entered the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1968. Following his Ordination in 1979, his ministerial assignments have included: high school teacher, chaplain and principal, parish ministry with Hispanic communities, Dean of Oblate College, formation director, and member of the Administrative Teams of the Eastern and American Provinces.
In November of 1999, he was assigned to the Oblate General House in Rome, Italy, where he served as Moderator of student fathers and as an Official at the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. Having retired from his Vatican position in March of 2021, he returned to the United States Province and was assigned to our retreat center.
Fr. Hank holds Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Philosophy and Sacred Theology and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. He is a member of the Preaching Team and available for Spiritual Direction.
Brother Craig Bonham
Bro. Craig Bonham was born and raised in Duluth, MN. He entered the Oblates in 1973 and took final vows in 1981. He was stationed in Omaha, NE, and was involved with seminary formation. He served as administrative assistant to Bishop Roger Schwietz, OMI, when he was bishop of Duluth and then Archbishop of Anchorage, AK.
For the past few years Bro. Craig has been stationed in the Northeast and involved in managing Oblate properties.
Connie joined our staff in March of 2022 to manage the business dimensions of our ministry and retreat house. She brings a wealth of knowledge having worked in catering, construction and church administration.
Anita joined our staff in July 2020. With Connie, they coordinate our King’s House Retreats, Private Retreats, and the many hosted groups who use our facility. She provides support to our many departments to ensure an enjoyable retreat experience. Anita also provides administrative support to the Oblates in Residence and the Preaching Team.
Bruce has worked at Christ the King since 1998. As maintenance Engineer he is responsible for all of the building functions and care of the grounds. He finds the work here, though frustrating at times, to be both challenging and rewarding.