Our Advisors

 Fr. Seth Brown

Fr. Seth was named the pastor of Mother of Dolors in Vandalia, our home parish in July 2021.  He serves as the chaplain of OSMM. He has been very supportive of our ministry and we look forward to his guidance.

Fr. Chad Ripperger

Fr. Ripperger is a well known speaker on the topics of spiritual warfare and exorcism. He holds multiple advanced degrees in theology and philosophy.  We are blessed to host his retreats at OSMM and he has become a friend and an advisor for our ministry. He is currently working in the Archdiocese of Denver.

Fr. John Titus

Fr. John Titus is the Pastor of Immaculate Coneption Parish in Mattoon, IL.. Fr. John has been a constant source of support for us and is a valuable advisor for all of our questions and concerns. 

He previously served as pastor of St. Charles Borromeo, Charleston; Chaplain of EIU Newman Center; St Michael the Archangel, Sigel; St Mary of the Assumption in Neoga, St Aloysius in Springfield and chaplain at St. Anthony Hospital, Effingham and to the Sisters of St Francis of the Martyr St George in Alton. Fr John is a native of Mattoon, a 1978 graduate of Eastern Illinois University, and received a Masters of Divinity from Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Springfield in 1989. 

Fr. Timothy Byerley

Father Timothy Byerley, Ph.D., is a priest of the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey and Vice-Postulator for the Cause of Mrs. Maria Esperanza de Bianchini (Servant of God) He is also part of the directorship for the Betania Foundation. OSMM became a part of the Betania Foundation when it was accepted as Betania XVI by Señor Geo, husband of Maria Esperanza in 2011.

Fr. Tim is the co-founder and director of Collegium Center for Faith and Culture, an organization in the Diocese of Camden that conducts various works of Catholic evangelization. His book, The Great Commission, published by Paulist Press is based on his doctoral dissertation from Fordham University’s School of Religion and Religious Education, serves to elucidate the history and role of Catholic evangelization efforts. He is in residence at Holy Eucharist Church in Cherry Hill, NJ.