Meet Our Staff!
Rev. Andrew Gehringer
Fr. Andrew Gehringer: the youngest of 10 children and was raised on a farm in Barto, PA. He attened Catholic grade school at Most Blessed Sacrament, Bally PA and later graduated from Boyertown Public High School. He attended Lincoln Technical School, Allentown for 9 months before he entered the seminary. He went to St. Pius X Seminary, Dalton PA from 1991 – 1995 and graduated with a degree in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Scranton. Then after the Year of Spiritual Formation, he attended St. Charles Seminary, Philadelphia in 1996 and graduated with a M.Div. and MA in Theology in 2000. His assignments after being ordained a priest in June 3, 2000 were in Sacred Heart, Allentown 2000-2006, and then Holy Infancy, Bethlehem 2006-2009. He was the Diocesan Vocation Director from 2009 – 2011. Then in 2011 he was assigned as administrator and then Pastor of St. Paul Parish Allentown. In June of 2015, he was assigned as Pastor of Holy Infancy Church.
Rev. Brendon Laroche
Fr. Brendon M. Laroche was ordained a priest by His Excellency Bishop John O. Barres in 2015. He is a graduate of DeSales University. He attended the Catholic University of America for graduate studies before leaving to enter St. Charles Borromeo Seminary for priestly formation. Fr. Brendon’s dad, Michael Laroche, is a permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Allentown and grew up in Reading. Fr. Brendon’s mother, Wilhelmina (Petrakovic) Laroche, grew up in Allentown and was a teacher for many years. Fr. Brendon has one younger sister, Veronica Laroche, who is a librarian.