Father John Cahoon was born in San Diego, California on February 14, 1957. Father Cahoon attended Sacred Heart Catholic School for 1st and 2nd grade and St. Francis De Sales School for 3rd through 8th grade. He attended Strake Jesuit College Preparatory High School and then received a B.A. in Political Science at the University of Houston. He graduated from South Texas College of Law in May 1982 and received his law license the following year. He entered the seminary in the fall of 1984 and was ordained to the priesthood on May 20, 1989. His first assignment after ordination was to St. Cecilia Catholic Church. In the summer of 1992, he went to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church where he served as pastor for almost 10 years. During this time, he also received a license in Canon law from Catholic University of America. He returned to St. Cecilia as pastor in the summer of 2002 and served for 12 years. In addition to his duties as pastor of St. Angela Merici, Fr. Cahoon serves on the Diocesan Tribunal.
Father Joy Thomas was born in Kanichar, Kerala (Ste), India on May 28, 1972. He completed his elementary education at Pulpu Memorial Elementary School in Kanichar and high school studies in Santhome Parochial High School. After high school, he joined the Missionaries of St. Francis De Sales to become a religious priest. He acquired the Pre-Degree Certificate from Mahatma Gandhi College, Kerala and completed the Novitiate in Belgaum, Karnataka (Ste) and made his First Profession in 1993. He completed his Philosophical Studies in Suvidya College (Congregational Institute) and acquired a BA at Bangalore University. After completing his regency in the minor seminary, Orissa, he was sent to Pune, Jnana-Deepa – Vidyapeeth for theological studies. He made his perpetual profession and was ordained as a Deacon in the year 2000 and was ordained a priest on 8 January 2001. Fr. Joy took up his first appointment in the Philippines, where he served for more than 14 years as a Parochial Vicar, Pastor, Procurator and Vocation Promoter, Rector of the Seminary and Novice Master, Counselor and Bursar of the Philippine delegation. Has now been appointed as a parochial vicar of St. Angela Merici Catholic Parish, Missouri City, Texas.
Deacon Jim Wright is a Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Galveston/Houston assigned to St. Angela Merici in March 2015 by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. Deacon Jim's previous ministry assignment (13 years) was for St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Houston. He had also been the Director of the Christian Renewal Center (retreat center) in Dickinson, Texas from August 2008 until February 2014. Deacon Jim was born in Cumberland, Maryland on February 2, 1950. He married his wife Christy in 1971 and they had two daughters, Jamela and Heidi. In 1976 they left Maryland and moved to Blackfoot, Idaho. Deacon Jim and Christy entered diaconate formation for the Diocese of Boise in 1977 and began formal studies in Scripture, Theology, Spirituality and Pastoral Leadership. Deacon Jim was ordained on June 7, 1984 after completion of diaconate formation, and then relocated to Houston in June 1986, where he and his wife have been serving the People of God in the Galveston/Houston Archdiocese.