Rev. Mr. John Supino

Parish Life Coordinator (Parish Administrator)

(559) 436-3434

Deacon John Supino is a native New Yorker, who moved to Fresno in 1953. After graduating from San Joaquin Memorial High School in 1958, he attended Fresno State College and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance. He taught and coached at St. Anthony of Padua elementary school for one year and at San Joaquin Memorial for 10 years and since 1977 has served as an insurance and investment professional. In 1996 he began studies toward ordination as a permanent deacon. He was ordained a deacon by Bishop John Steinbock on January 11, 2003. He was appointed as Parish Life Coordinator/Administrator for the Newman Center by Bishop Steinbock in November 2008. Deacon John has been a member of St. Paul Catholic Newman Center since its inception in 1964. In 1963-64 he served as the first president of the Newman Club student organization (now the Catholic Student Association). He met his wife, Luci, at the Newman Center. They have been married since August of 1965 and have three children and five grandchildren.
Want to know more about Deacon John, take a look at him speaking about his life.

Fr. Paul Keller, CMF 

Parish Priest 

(559) 436-3434 Ext. 106


Fr. Byron Macias, CMF 

Parish Priest

(559) 436-3434 Ext. 105

Fr. Byron is a Claretian Missionary.  He was born in Ecuador and came to Chicago along with his parents and sister in 1998. He hasa Bachelor's in Communication from Loyola Chicago, a Masters in Theological Studies from Meinrad School of Theology, a Masters in Liturgy from Catholic Theological Union and a Masters in Communication from Loyola Chicago. 


Before joining the Claretians, Byron worked as a Newspaper Reporter in Illinois, Director of Hispanic Ministry in Kentucky, and in non-profit services in Chicago. 


Byron helps Edgar Guzman in Campus Ministry. This is Byron's second assignment as a Claretian Missionary. His previous assignment wasVocation Director for Eastern US and Canada Claretians. 


"I am happy and honored to be here. Please know that we are here to work for you!" 


Rev. Mr. Bill Lucido

Parish Outreach

(559) 436-3434 Ext. 118

Deacon Bill Lucido was born in Quantico, VA, and grew up in San Diego. He attended Sacred Heart Academy in Ocean Beach and graduated from University of San Diego High School. After two years at the University of San Diego, he transferred to Fresno State College and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 1970. He earned his pilot’s wing from the United State Air Force and spent 30 years in the California Air National Guard. After retiring from the Guard, he served for 11 years as Director of Development, Director of Communication, and editor of the Central California Catholic Life for the Diocese of Fresno. In 2003 he began studies toward ordination as a permanent deacon. He was ordained a deacon by Cardinal Roger Mahony on January 15, 2011. Deacon Bill was assigned to St. Paul Catholic Newman Center where continues to service.  He and his family have been members of Newman Center since 1970. Bill met his wife, Betsy, at the University of San Diego and they were married June 6, 1964. Betsy went to the Lord January 12, 2019. They have four daughters and nine grandchildren.


Sr. Kathleen Drilling, SSND

Director of Religious Education

(559) 436-3434 Ext. 104

I am Sister Kathleen Drilling, SSND. I was born and raised in Tulare and attended St. Aloysius parish and St. Aloysius grade school and was taught by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. I continued my formal education at Tulare Union High School, Fresno State University, Notre Dame College, in St. Louis, Mo. In the 80’s I returned to school for my Masters in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University in Chicago with a focus in Religious Education and in the 90’s attended Fresno Pacific to study Peace Making and Restorative Justice. Being born during the first wave of “baby boomers” has helped to make my personal history very interesting. A cradle Pre- Vatican II Catholic who has been formed in the exciting times of the 50’s and 60’s with all that came with it I can say, life has been interesting. Besides my family and friends St. Paul Catholic Newman Center Parish has been a constant and today feels like my spiritual home. I am a teacher and I look forward to continuing my life in Ministry here with you through the educational projects as part of the Newman Center Staff. We find ourselves in very exciting times, in the Church and the World, and it is my belief that this where we, together, find God and live the reality of The Kingdom here on Earth.

John Prandini

Director of Ministries

(559) 436-3434 Ext. 107

John Prandini has been a parishioner at St. Paul Catholic Newman Center for over 45 years. He was married in 1976 to Jeanne Frye and they have three children: Kellen, Megan, and Heather; and 4 grandchildren - Latrice, Jayson, Penelope, and Oliver.

John graduated with 2 Bachelor degrees and a Master degree from CSUF and received a Master Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Holy Names University of Oakland CA in 2010. As an educator, he has been a full-time instructor at CSU-Fresno, San Joaquin Valley College, and a part-time Thesis Coordinator at Fresno Pacific University.

He has taught fifth thru eighth grade students at Sacred Heart Catholic School and has coached Varsity Track and Field, Football, and Freshman Basketball at San Joaquin Memorial High School. John is a member of the SJM Athletic Hall of Fame and was named the San Joaquin Valley Coach of the Year for Girl's Track & Field in 2004. John has completed many courses in Religious Studies and the Social Sciences at CSUF and has also completed over five years of religious education and training through the Diocese of Fresno. He has taught Scripture and Lay Ministry courses in the diocese’s New Wine program, has certifications in Bereavement and Pastoral Ministry, is a member of the Diocese's Marriage Ministry Task Force, and has been a presenter in the Diocesan Religious Education Congress. He is a member of the Interfaith Alliance and has helped with the annual Interfaith Scholar Weekend.


Edgar Guzman

Director of Campus and Young Adult Ministries

(559) 436-3434 Ext. 108

Edgar Guzmán began his ministry at the Newman Center through playing music for Mass. A native of Porterville, located in the south valley, he joined our community while he studied for his bachelors in Communication in which he graduated in 2014 from Fresno Pacific University. 

Serving as Campus Ministry Director and Young Adult Coordinator, Edgar brings his experience in young adult ministry to our community to serve our student and young people community.

Currently pursuing a masters in Religious Education in Youth & Young Adult Ministry from Fordham University he looks forward to apply his learning and pursue new channels to evangelize through Campus Ministry.


Karl Gurney

Director of Liturgy

(559) 436-3434 Ext. 111

Karl joined our parish in 2014 while serving in Fresno's inner city through an ecumenical ministry. Since then, he has volunteered as an altar server and as a member of the RCIA team at St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, but brings almost twenty years of church music and six years of campus and young adult ministry to his new role as a coordinator of music and liturgical ministries. 

As a convert to the Catholic Church from a faith-filled evangelical upbringing, Karl is passionate about living his faith in solidarity with young people, the poor, and Christians around the world. He was born in Oakland, raised in Richmond, Virginia, attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, and now proudly calls Fresno his home. He married his wife Alyssa in late 2019, and graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Theology from Fresno Pacific University only a week later! He hopes that all may encounter God in the sacraments at the Newman Center, as well as through our vibrant parish community.


Jenna Sainz

Office Manager

(559) 436-3434 Ext. 102


Cristina Oseguera

Administrative Assistant  

(559) 436-3434 Ext. 101


Carol Kennedy


(559) 436-3434 Ext. 110




Jon Van Noort


(559) 436-3434



Lupita Franco


(559) 436-3434



John Sandler


(559) 436-3434



Stephanie Beas

Campus Ministry Administrative Assistant

(559) 436-3434 Ext. 109


Gus Duran


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