Staff Category: Clergy

Rev. Bede Price

Father Bede comes to us at St Edwards from Paris Tennessee, where he was born via, Dover Tennessee where he grew up. After attending college with the Benedictine monks in St Meinrad Indiana, he entered St Louis Abbey in St Louis Missouri in 1990, where he made his profession in 1992 and was ordained priest in 1996. From 1992 until 2016 he taught 7th through 12th grades at the St Louis Priory School. From 2007 until 2017 he was the rector of the Oratory of St Gregory and St Augustine, a personal parish in West County St Louis, established to provide the faithful with access to the Sacraments in the Extraordinary Form, after the promulgation of Pope Benedict XVI’s motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum. Father holds degrees in Classics, Philosophy, Theology, and Modern History.

Jerry Ziemkiewicz

Deacon Jerry was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio. He is married to Sandy and they have two adult children, Hope and Adam. They moved to the Nashville area in September of 2017 and reside in Smyrna. He was ordained a Deacon in May of 1988 for the Diocese of Cleveland. He currently works for International Liturgy Publications as Senior Manager and is a Mission presenter for Faith On Fire Missions. Deacon Jerry began his career in Radio Broadcasting which led to positions in marketing and advertising. For the past 24 years he has served in fulltime ministry for the church. He worked as a parish youth minister in two Cleveland parishes. In 2006 he moved to Toledo Ohio and served as Coordinator of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Toledo. In July of 2012 Deacon Jerry was appointed Pastoral Leader for Saint Richard Parish in Swanton, Ohio. At the parish there was not a priest pastor and so he and his wife lived at the parish and he was responsible for the day to day operations and the spiritual and temporal goods. He enjoys music and playing keyboard at home for his own relaxation. He is a big fan of professional sports especially the Cleveland Indians, Cavs and Browns. Deacon Jerry is grateful for the assignment at St. Edward and looks forward to meeting new folks and using his gifts and experience in ministry to help build the kingdom and working together to form disciples.

Brian Edwards

Deacon Brian Edwards is a life-long member of St. Edward Church. He is married to Cathye Edwards and has three children: Nathan, Susanna and Daniel. He was ordained to the diaconate on May 14, 1999 and has served at St. Edward since that time. He works full-time as the Director of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville, Tennessee. He is also a Global Fellow with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), occasionally traveling to parishes throughout the Southeast to speak about the tremendous work of CRS. Deacon Edwards graduated from Father Ryan High School in 1981 and attended St. Ambrose College where he majored in Theology and English. He holds a Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) from the University of Tennessee and worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in a local psychiatric hospital and mental health center for twelve years before joining the faculty at JPII. In 2012, he earned a Master of Arts in Theology from the St. Meinrad School of Theology.

Rev. Dan Reehil

Father Dan Reehil is a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Nashville ordained on July 27, 2014. He was born in Manhasset, New York, on the memorial of St. John Vianney. He is the first of four children to Dan and Gladys Reehil. He developed a love for Our Lady early in life, and that grew as he attended High School and the University of Dayton, both of which are operated by the Marianist Community. After years of working in the corporate world of banking, finance, marketing and corporate communicates, Father Reehil felt a sense of unrest with the secular lifestyle he was living in Manhattan. During a pilgrimage to Medjugorje he experienced a deep conversion at the hands of Our Lady, Queen of Peace. After 18 months of prayer, God revealed his plans for him. He resigned from his position from a major corporate communications firm and moved to Boston to pursue his newly found vocation. He entered Holy Apostles Seminary in August of 2002. In September of 2005, Father Reehil entered the community of the Intercessors of the Lamb where he remained for five years. Father Mark Nolte, past pastor of St. Edward was also an Intercessor of the Lamb religious and they meet there, becoming fast friends while living in Omaha. Father Dan returned to the seminary to complete his studies and was encouraged by Father Nolte to meet Bishop Choby in Nashville, where he applied to be a seminarian for the Diocese of Nashville and completed his studies for the diocese in 2013. Father Reehil was the associate pastor at St. Edward for two years and became our pastor in July 2016 when Father Nolte returned to the Diocese of Omaha.