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. Lon Konold, OMI
Fr. Lon is originally from Minnesota and calls Minneapolis his home town. Upon Ordination, Fr. Lon served for 13 years in Scandinavia, and was one of the founders of the Oblate mission in Norway.
Having returned to the United States in November of 1990, Fr. Lon helped organize the Oblate Preaching Team to conduct Parish Renewals (missions).
After 156 parish renewal missions, he was assigned to the preaching staff at Immaculata Retreat House in Willimantic, CT from 2000-2008. He joined the staff at Christ the King Retreat Center in July, 2008.
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 Dan Bozek, OMI
Bro. Dan Bozek, OMI is from Chicago IL. He became an Oblate Brother in 1958. He has served at Carthage MO. for 7 years, Pine Hills in Mississippi for 3 years and Rochester MN. for 5 years.
After that he went to Sweden where he helped out at 4 of our parishes and was the Treasurer for the Scandinavian Delegation for over 30 years. After 35 years in Sweden, he returned back to Minnesota where he has been stationed here in Buffalo since 2008.
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.