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Current Administration
Rev. John Robinson, Assigned Priest

Fr. John Robinson leads the faithful of St. Herman's as the Assigned Priest of the parish. 

V. Rev. Matthew Tate, Dean, Mission Deanery

Fr. Mathew Tate is the Dean of the of the Mission Deanery of the Diocese of the West and is the current Rector of St. Herman of Alaska.

Past Administration

1974-1977: Priest Dennis Dorko served as the first assigned priest at St. Herman’s, marking the beginning of the parish's ministry to the people of Oxnard, CA. He ended his time serving St. Herman's to pursue service as a military chaplain.

1979-1983: Priest Michael Regan was the first priest to serve at the 142 W. Wooley Road property upon completion of needed renovations to make the building suitable for use as a Church, as it was originally a house. He was joined by his wife, Matushka Lila.

1983-1988: Priest Luke Hill served St. Herman's first on a temporary basis, but within only a few months requested to become assigned to St. Herman's officially until his retirement in 1988. He remained an attached priest at St. Herman's in his retirement until his repose in the Lord on Monday, January 14, 2002.

1989-1995: Archpriest Andrew Harrison was asked to serve St. Herman's temporarily upon Fr. Luke's retirement, but was later blessed to be St. Herman's assigned priest, and was joined by his wife, Matushka Patricia. He is currently serving as the pastor emeritus at St. John of Chicago Orthodox Chapel in New Lenox, IL in his retirement. 

1995-2022: Priest Paul Waisanen (elevated to Archpriest in 2007) served St. Herman's dutifully, bringing the parish into the 21st century. He was joined by wife, Matushka Judy. He is currnetly attached to St. Maximus the Confessor Orthodox Church in Denton, TX in his retirement.

2000: Deacon David Bower was briefly attached to St. Herman's unil his later reassignment.

2003-2011: Deacon Michael Savko served St. Herman's in addition to his other assigned parishes until 2005, when he was blessed to serve St. Herman's solely. He retired in early 2011, though he remained attached to the parish until his repose during Great Lent of that same year after battling with cancer.

2017-present: Priest John Robinson first came to St. Herman's as a deacon, but was blessed with ordination to the Holy Priesthood in December of 2018, and began serving the parish as assistant priest. Upon Fr. Paul's retirement, Fr. John was tasked with serving the parish, under the direction of Fr. Matthew Tate, Dean of the Mission Deanery, and continues serving the parish today.

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St. Herman Orthodox Church
142 W Wooley Rd
Oxnard, California 93030
760-586-9917


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    9:40 Hours
    10:00 Divine Liturgy
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St. Herman Orthodox Church
142 W Wooley Rd; Oxnard, CA 93030
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