John H. Hughes

About Fr. John

Chris Penning

About Deacon Penning

Fr. Eugen

Fr. Eugen Nkardzedze ("born on the way," pronounced with a silent "N") was born in Cameroon on January 1 1968. He is third in a family of seven (four boys and three girls). His father rested in the Lord in 2016, and his mother (84) and the rest of his siblings live in Cameroon but for the last born who is a nun and works in Germany.

Fr. Eugen was ordained a priest on April 17 1998. From 2008 to 2016, he studied for the Masters degree and PhD in Systematic Theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He then returned home to teach Dogmatic Theology in his alma mater St. Thomas Aquinas' Major Seminary Bambui while serving in the Catholic University of Cameroon Bamenda as registrar and later on as Director of Development until his assignment to the Diocese of Beaumont in March 2022.


John Jannise

Hello, my name is John Paul Jannise and I am very happy to be assigned here at St. Charles along with my wife Dorothy as a Permanent Deacon. Dorothy and I have been married for 46 years and have three children. Samuel Jannise now known as Brother Gabriel of the Annunciation OSB, Ann Guidry and Emily Jannise. I attended elementary School at St. James Elementary and graduated from Bishop Byrne High School, class of 1970. I graduated from Texas A&M University in 1974. After 25 years I retired from the Texas Department of Transportation and served as a reserved deputy Sherriff for Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. I was ordained a Deacon on June 2, 2012. Dorothy and I look forward to our time here at St. Charles and are very happy to join the parish and help in any way that we can.


Eugen Nkardzedze

About Fr. Eugen

Alan Bihm

Deacon in Training
About Alan Bihm

Chris Sherman

Deacon in Training
About Chris Sherman

Michelle Zahradnik


Jill Frost

Elementary Coordinator

Charlotte Melancon

Elementary Coordinator

Tammy Mansveld

Youth Minister

Matt Champagne

Youth Minister

Denise Broussard

Music Director

Bobby Zahradnik

Maintenance Director

Sandra Rossi


Eric DeRanieri


Kris Hayes