Welcome David! - Our New Faith Formation Coordinator

Dear Parishioners of St. Anthony of Padua,

My name is David Sandler and I am excited to be the new Coordinator of Faith Formation for the community here at St. Anthony.  I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful community.  In my first couple of days here, the parish has been so loving and appreciative.  I cannot thank the parish enough for the warm welcome and wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself.

I am 26 years old, one of four brothers and come from Stockton.  I have been working in ministry in the church for the last ten years.  I began as a Youth and Young Adult Minister to Campus Ministry for California State University Stanislaus, to teaching RCIA, Religious Ed and Confirmation as the director of Youth and Young Adults for the Diocese of Stockton.

I have been very blessed to spend my time working in the church.  Beyond that, the Lord has blessed me in traveling the country both as a public speaker and also in my sports.  I was a college pole vaulter and wrestler but grew up playing every sport under the sun.

I am looking forward to getting to know the community, to serve and love the parishioners in any way I can.  I am excited to make St. Anthony my hone and work together with each and every one of you in this beautiful church you call home.  My door is always open and the lights are always on for all of you,  I am excited to meet each of you personally.  Thank you for the warm welcome.

God Bless,
David Sandler