Our Team

Fr. Luis Perez Pastor


Father Perez was ordained May 13, 1995 for the Archdiocese of Miami. He served as parochial vicar at Holy Family in North Miami (1995-1998), San Isidro Mission in Pompano Beach (1998-2000) and Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Perrine (2000-2002). Named administrator and later pastor of Holy Rosary, he served there until 2012, at the same time overseeing the 2010 merger of Holy Rosary with St. Richard. In July 2012, he was named parochial vicar of St. Maximilian Kolbe in Pembroke Pines. He left south Florida to work as a missionary in Cuba (2013-2015). When he returned, he was named chaplain of Catholic Health Services’ North Campus in Lauderdale Lakes, with residence at St. Helen.

In July 2018, he was named pastor of San Pablo Parish in Marathon.

Marianne Benvenuti Pastoral Assistant


Terry Walters, DREReligious Education


Terry has been the RE Director at San Pablo since 2000. She is a graduate of Mundelein College, part of Loyola University in Chicago.

She and her husband, John, were married for over 50 years. They have one daughter, one son, and six grandchildren.

May R.Communications

Paul N.Directors of Operations

For the past 18 years, Paul has managed and maintained the Prayer Garden and church grounds of San Pablo.

Our staff here at San Pablo has undergone thorough training in the VIRTUS program in order to insure professional, appropriate behavior in the workplace and to create a safe environment for our parish.

The VIRTUS programs are a platform that provides the foundation, and also, the superstructure, of all the risk control (loss prevention/loss control) initiatives undertaken by National Catholic on behalf of its shareholders and the Church.

The VIRTUS programs constantly and consistently employ several elements as the cornerstone of their methodology. These are (summarized):

  • they target both institutional change, and also, individual behavior modification, with appropriate products/services.
  • they provide both reactive/responsive and proactive tools, often assembled as "toolkits," to address the exposure areas confronting our insureds.
  • they employ multiple modalities (written materials, web training modules, audiotapes, videotapes, training manuals, seminars, etc.), to reach our audience.
  • they utilize a "Think Tank" development model, including engagement of an Expert Consulting Team that assists with the development and implementation of our products/services.
  • they are "constructed" and deployed in phases or components (Phase I of the VIRTUS programs deals with child sexual abuse and other inappropriate sexual behavior; we intend for Phase II to address violence prevention/mitigation; etc.).
  • they exist as an ongoing process—phases are never "finished," but rather are continuously refined and updated, and constantly available.
  • all activities are designed to ensure a constant product/service "pipeline."
  • they seek and engage outstanding professional service providers for product development and training, whom we manage synergistically.
  • they are committed to measurable results and continuous improvement.
  • they adhere to a "best practices" standard.

Through the VIRTUS programs, we are committed and dedicated to the task of constantly providing National Catholic’s shareholders, and indeed the broader Church, with the absolute finest, most cost efficient, and effective risk control measures available anywhere.