New General Council for the Servants of the Most Holy Trinity
The Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity are governed by a Council composed of the Superior General, known as the General Custodian, a Vicar and three General Councillors.
This Council, elected on 23 August 2023, has a mandate of four years, to guide the Congregation and be at the service of its members.
Fr. Jesús Ramírez Hermosillo, S.T. (CE) President and General Custodian
Fr. Jesús Ramírez was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, on 16 January 1959.
At the age of twenty-five he joined the Missionaries of the Most Holy Trinity in 1984. He professed his first vows as a religious on 8 September 1988. He made his perpetual vows on 11 September 1993 and was ordained a priest on 18 June 1994.
His first assignment as a Missionary Servant was at La Ascensión Parish in South Central Los Angeles, California. From there he held various positions, including Novitiate Director for five years, before beginning his term as General Custodian on 15 August 2023.
Fr. Francisco Gómez, S.T. Vicar General
Fr. Francisco Gómez was born in 1954 in Zamora, Michoacán, Mexico.
Fr. Francisco attended California State University, Fullerton, where he earned a degree in economics. After university, he was sent by the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity to study philosophy at Loyola University in Chicago. His novitiate year was in Stirling, New Jersey, and then he moved to Silver Spring, Maryland, to study theology at the Washington Theological Union. He was ordained in 1983. He carried out numerous tasks for the Congregation until he began his term as Vicar General of the Missionaries on 15 August 2023.
Fr. Raúl Ventura, S.T. 2nd Councillor
Fr. Raúl Ventura was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in the Bronx, New York. After graduating from Samuel Gompers High School, he moved to upstate New York in the summer of 1995 to attend Saint Bonaventure University. He majored in philosophy and Spanish.Immediately after university, he entered our pre-novitiate programme in Riverdale Park, Maryland.
He professed his final vows on 10 May 2008 in Compton, California, and was ordained a priest on 13 June 2009 at the Shrine of St Joseph in Stirling, New Jersey.
After ordination, Fr Raúl held various positions until he began his term as 2nd Councillor of the Missionary Servants on 15 August 2023.
Fr. Allen Rodríguez, S.T. 3rd Councillor
Father Allen D. Rodríguez was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico and has a long association with the Missionaries of the Holy Trinity. His childhood parish - Santa María Madre de Dios, in Canóvanas, Puerto Rico - was run by the Missionaries.In 1996, he had the privilege of travelling to the Dominican Republic, where he worked as a volunteer. It was a life-changing event and he entered the seminary in 1998.
Fr. Allen has been a member of the Hispanic ministry of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahasse, director of the Valley Missionary Programme in Coachella, California, director of vocations in the United States, and pastor of St Patrick's Church in Loiza, Puerto Rico. He began his term as 3rd Councilor of the Missionary Servants on 15 August 2023.
Fr. Enrique Arango, S.T. 4th councillor
Fr. Enrique Arango, S.T., was born in Colombia, on the Caribbean coast. Thanks to Fr Carlos Gordon, S.T., he got to know the congregation and entered the seminary in 2003. He studied philosophy in Medellín, Colombia, and theology in Mexico City, Mexico. He was ordained a priest in 2012 and has had the opportunity to serve God's people in Coachella, California, Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica, Bainbridge, Georgia, Stirling, New Jersey, and currently in the Guamal mission in Magdalena, Colombia. At the age of 43, he began his term as 4th Councillor of the Missionary Servants on 15 August 2023.