News | Young Adults | Centro Católico | Children | Teens

clergy Directory

Monsignor Edward J. Dillon, J.C.D.
ph. 404-252-4513 Monsignor Edward J. Dillon has served as the pastor of Holy Spirit parish since his appointment in 1987, becoming its full-time pastor in 1997. Culminating a career as an archdiocesan priest, he—along with his fellow clergy—shepherd a parish of nearly 2,000 families in this healthy, vibrant and diverse parish...
read more »

Father Tamiru Atraga
Parochial Vicar
ph. 404-252-4513 Originally from Ethiopia, Fr. Atraga comes to Holy Spirit from the Archdiocese of Boston, where he spent 9 years in ministry.
read more »

Deacon Stephen Demko A parishioner for 25 years, Stephen Demko was ordained to the diaconate in February, 2007. Prior to his ordination, Deacon Demko was employed as a professor of mathematics at Georgia Tech from 1973 until 1990. He subsequently worked in algorhythm and software development at Image Science from 1990 until 2001...
read more »

Deacon Bill McCarthy
Director of Pastoral Outreach
ph. 404-252-4513 William “Bill” McCarthy is a full-time deacon serving the parish of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Atlanta, Ga. A native Georgian with a gentle Southern drawl, Deacon Bill oversees community outreach, baptism preparation and certain support ministries. Recognizing the mission of bringing faith to the people, he brings a...
read more »

Deacon Trini Merlo ph. (404) 303-9927 Deacon Jose T. Merlo Quintero (Deacon Trini) was born on June 9, 1968 in Monterrey, Mexico and has been an American Citizen since October 8 2008. Deacon Trini has been serving God's children since 1988, first as a missionary with the Servants of the Word, a religious order in Mexico....
read more »

Deacon Mark Mitchell ph. 404-252-4513 A native Georgian, Deacon Mark Mitchell converted to the Catholic faith in 1986 and ordained to the Permanent Diaconate on February 11, 2012 (the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes). Deacon Mitchell received both his Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in geology from the University of Georgia. Post graduation...
read more »

Deacon Allen Underwood
Sacramental Registrar
ph. (404) 252-4513 x227 Froilan (Allen) Underwood was ordained to the diaconate in February, 2007. With a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Far Eastern University in Manila and a graduate of Naval Officer's course. As commissioned officer, Deacon Underwood served as Executive Commanding Officer of the Philippine Navy Seabees Construction Division. He has also...
read more »

Mr. Orlando Caicedo
Deacon Candidate
Mr. Orlando Caicedo was born in Bogota-Colombia in 1956 where he completed his studies, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and worked with financial institutions for 15 years. Orlando came to the United States (Atlanta) with his wife, Martha Manrique and his three children in 1990. Since then he...
read more »