Parish Staff

Rev. Jeffery Ott, O.P.

Father Jeffery Ott, O.P., is a friar of the Order of Preachers serving as Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, the first African American Catholic Church in Atlanta. He is the President of the Board for Interfaith Community Initiatives and serves on the leadership council for the Southern Dominican Province.  Father Jeffery received…

Rev. Bruce Schultz, O.P.

Fr. Bruce Barnabas Schultz, O.P., is a Dominican friar who returned to Our Lady of Lourdes in August of 2010 as associate pastor. (He had been ordained a priest at Lourdes in 1988 by Archbishop Eugene Marino.) Fr. Bruce, who has spent most of his three decades as a Dominican serving in the African American…

Lennison “Lenny” Alexander

Deacon Lenny joins Lourdes as its newest permanent deacon. He was ordained February 4, 2017 as the Cathedral of Christ the King. His areas of focus are adult faith formation, men’s ministry and Stephen Ministry. He also has an interest in homeless and hunger ministries. Lenny was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago…

Kenneth Bell

Kenneth R. Bell joined Our Lady of Lourdes staff in the fall of 2017. He is a native of Louisville, Kentucky where he was ordained a deacon in 1999.

Kenneth W. Louis

For 30 years, Kenneth W. Louis served as Minister of Music at Holy Comforter-Saint Cyprian Catholic Church of Washington, DC.  A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Kenneth built upon the childhood lessons on music ministry and musicianship instilled in him by his mother—the late Mrs. Lois Virginia Woolfolk Brooks—to become a world renowned performer, lecturer, composer, arranger, director, workshop clinician…

Theresa Bowen

As the Director of Religious Education at Our Lady of Lourdes, Theresa plans and organizes the faith formation of the children and youth of the parish. She handles Sunday School registration and preparation to receive the sacraments for children and youth. She has been a member at Lourdes for more than 60 years and is…

Lisa Berkley

Lisa Berkley has been at Our Lady of Lourdes for 16 years. As the church’s Business Manager and Bookkeeper, she wears many hats. She manages church staff and volunteers. She oversees the day-to-day management of the church building, cafeteria and the Katharine Drexel Community center. She also keeps the facilities calendar up to date for…

Carol Ann Pinard

Carol Ann joined Lourdes in 2007, after relocating to Atlanta from her native, Trinidad and Tobago. In 2010, she began volunteering as a Counter and in 2012, started volunteering in the Church Office when needed. Carol Ann joined the staff of Lourdes in 2016 and some of her duties include: registering all new parishioners; maintaining…

Angela Massingale

As the assistant to Pastor Jeffrey Ott, Massingale manages Ott’s schedule, answers the church phones, maintains Lourdes Listing and writes and sends the Lourdes in the Know e-newsletter. Angie relocated to Atlanta, Georgia from northern Virginia. A Fun Fact About Angie: She jumped out of airplanes in the military.