Rev. John Lesnick – Pastor
Fr. John was born and raised in East Baltimore. He attended Saint Elizabeth grade school, Patterson High School, the University of Maryland and Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary. Father was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop William D. Borders on May 20, 1978. Fr. John did parish work for the first 20 years of his priesthood and then worked in the Health Care Ministry at Saint Elizabeth Nursing Home, the Little Sisters of the Poor, Frederick Memorial Hospital and Carroll Hospital Center.
On July 1, 2015, Archbishop William E. Lori named him pastor of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Taneytown, Maryland.
Deacon Darrell Smith – Permanent Deacon
A lifelong resident of Taneytown, Deacon Smith had been married to his wife, Ruth, since 1973. He converted to Catholicism and became a member of the St. Joseph community in 1976.
Deacon Smith was ordained as a deacon in 1989 and has served as a permanent deacon at St. Joseph since that time.