Clergy

Clergy Currently Serving St. Martin of Tours Church

Pastor:
Rev. R. Paul Beach, JCL 
Sixteenth Pastor

Parochial Vicar:
Rev. Deljo Puthur, CMI

Deacon:
Mr. Richard P. Zoldak
Born in Cleveland, Ohio
Ordained Deacon for the Archdiocese of Louisville, 2010 

Senior Deacon:
Mr. Robert C. Bryant
Born in Louisville, Kentucky
Ordained Deacon for the Archdiocese of Louisville, 1996     

                            

Pastor – Rev. R. Paul Beach, JCL

photoFr. Paul Beach is a native of Louisville, KY. He attended St. Stephen Martyr grade school and St. Xavier high school. Upon graduation, Fr. Beach began his seminary studies, first at St. Meinrad Seminary in Southern Indiana, and at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, MD. He was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Thomas C. Kelly, OP on May 19, 2001, and celebrated his first Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Martin of Tours Church in Louisville, KY the following day. Serving for three years as parochial vicar at two Louisville parishes, he received his first pastorate in 2004 at St. John the Apostle Church in Brandenburg, KY, and St. Martin of Tours Church in Flaherty, KY. In 2008 Fr. Beach was assigned by Archbishop Joseph Kurtz to further studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He received the Licentiate degree in Canon Law (JCL) in May 2011. Archbishop Kurtz appointed Fr. Beach Judicial Vicar and Head of the Metropolitan Tribunal of Louisville in January 2012. Fr. Beach was assigned as the sixteenth pastor of St. Martin of Tours Church in Louisville in June 2012.

Fr. Beach is the son of Robert L. and Mary Karen Beach, both of Louisville, KY. He has one sister. In his free time, he enjoys reading (especially topics concerning American history), fly fishing, golf, cooking, and driving his Jeep.

Deacon – Richard Zoldak

Deacon Rich Zoldak is a Senior Technical Service Engineer for Süd-Chemie Inc. in Louisville, KY.  He and his wife, Cheryl have been married for 29 years and have three children, Vincent (27), Adam (25),and Theresa (20).

Deacon Rich was born in Cleveland, OH and is a graduate of Benedictine High School in Cleveland, OH.  He received a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Degree and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Degree from Fenn College of Engineering at Cleveland State University.  He also received a Masters in Business Administration Degree from State University of New York at Buffalo and has a Certificate in Pastoral Ministry from Spalding University.  Deacon Rich is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Theological Studies at St. Meinrad School of Theology in St. Meinrad, IN.  He is also a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and holds a professional engineering license in the State of New York.  Deacon Rich is also a Benedictine Oblate with St. Meinrad Archabbey and does FOCCUS marriage preparation of engaged couples with his wife Cheryl.  Together they also perform Communion Calls at University of Louisville Hospital as part of the hospital’s chaplain service.

Deacon – Robert Bryant

I was born in Louisville to the union of Holman and Carolyn (Klapheke) Bryant. I am the third oldest of seven.  I attended elementary schools at St. Aloysius in PeeWee Valley, Holy Spirit in Louisville and public school in Lawrenceburg, KY. I graduated from Anderson County High School.  I received my BS at Eastern Kentucky University and MS at Southern Illinois University in the Administration of Criminal Justice.

I was ordained in 1996 and served as a deacon at St. Barnabas and St. Aloysius in Shepherdsville, then Archbishop Kelly assigned me as Administrator of Holy Cross and Emmanuel Catholic Churches in the Southern Kentucky Missions.  I began my assigned at St. Martin of Tours on December 1, 2011.

I am the proud father of two wonderful children (Michael & Sarah) and “Pop Pop” to two (so far) fabulous grandchildren (Paul and Olivia).

I am grateful to God for all of the opportunities and blessings that I have received in my life and also for the support and prayers of family members and friends.