Our Staff

beatitudes of our lord Leadership

The staff and leadership here at Beatitudes of Our Lord Catholic Church  is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at bol@ca.rr.com

  • Father Edward dover


    Fr. Ed, a native Californian, was ordained in St. Vibiana's Cathedral by Cardinal Timothy Manning, for service to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on June 15, 1985. He served previously as an Associate Pastor at St. Cyprian Church in Long Beach and St. Margaret Mary Church in Lomita. In 1994 he was appointed as Pastor of the Chinese Catholic Mission in Monterey Park at St. Thomas Aquinas Church.  In 2000, he was appointed as Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Gardena. His predecessor, Fr. Peter McGee, had been his childhood pastor in Lompoc. From 2006 through 2019 he served as Pastor of the combined parishes of St. James the Less in La Crescenta and Holy Redeemer in Montrose. On July 1, 2019, he became the Fourth Pastor of the Church of the Beatitudes of Our Lord. He serves as a Leadership consultant for Catholic Leadership Institute and as a Priest Learning Leader in National Programs: Good Leaders, Good Shepherds and Next Generation Parish. He has devoted himself to the building up of Evangelization, Catholic Education, Adult Formation, Catechetical and Youth ministries. His motto is: Serve the Lord with Gladness!

  • Deacon Mike and MaRtha Hidalgo

    Shown here with his wife Martha, Deacon Mike Hidalgo was ordained on June 12, 2010 at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, Los Angeles.  He is assigned for service to the Church of the Beatitudes of Our Lord.

  • deacon Gene and peggy Gleason

    Serving the Church of the Beatitudes Catholic Community, Deacon Gene Gleason was ordained on June 11, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, Los Angeles.  He is shown here with his wife Peggy.

  • Deacon Paul and Ana Machuca

     On August 22, 2020, on the outdoor Plaza of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Archbishop Jose Gomez ordained our third Deacon for service to the Church of the Beatitudes of Our Lord!  Deacon Paul Machuca and his wife Ana are pictured here.


  • deacon bruce and virginia clark

     With the Pandemic abating, Deacon Bruce Clark was ordained inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on June 12, 2021.  He and his wife, Virginia continue to offer their lives in ministry and service here at the Church of the Beatitudes. 

  • cherisse reyes

    parish business manager

  • Apolonia tovar

    parish secretary

  • steve morrison

    office support / social media

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  • andre villegas, principal

    beatitudes of our lord catholic school

  • michelle voss

    music director

  • Jacque Mejia

    formation office Secretary

  • matthew leon

    director of evangelization & formation