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Fr. Marty Demek - Pastor

I was born in November, 1949, here in Baltimore, MD.  I am the third of four children.  I have two older married brothers, John and Charles, and a younger sister, Marie Pauline, who is a member of the Sisters of Christian Charity.  I grew up in South Baltimore, attending Holy Cross Catholic Church and School.  During those elementary years, I realized that God was calling me to be a priest.  So for high school I attend the St. Paul Latin School, which was the Archdiocese's day-hop seminary.  In 1967, I moved to St. Charles College in Catonsville, where after four years of college education I received a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy.  For my theological studies I opted to study in Rome and was appointed to attend the Pontifical North American College.  While in Rome, I received my Bachelors in Sacred Theology and my Masters in Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University.  I was ordained on August 2, 1975 by Archbishop William D. Borders.  I have served several parishes in the Baltimore area as an associate - Our Lady, Queen of Peace in Middle River, St. Thomas Aquinas in Hampden, and Shrine of the Little Flower in Belair-Edison. My mother, Marie, died in October, 1983 and my Dad, John, died in March, 1994.  In 1987 I was appointed to my first pastorate - St. Bartholomew in Manchester, MD.  After 8 years there, I went on sabbatical at the Vatican II Institute in Menlo Park, CA.  When I returned to Baltimore, I was assigned to St. William of York and served there for 14 years.  In July, 2010, I was asked to become the pastor of Corpus Christi.

Frank Hodges - Deacon

Deacon Frank

Ordained to the diaconate in June of 1981. Assists at liturgies and performs baptisms and weddings. Active in the Finance, Liturgy and Facilities Committees. His wife, Jeanne, died in 1992. He has three children, Frank Jr, Jennifer, and Addison, four grandchildren and one great grandson.

Fritz Bauerschmidt - Deacon

Deacon Fritz

Frederick (Fritz) Bauerschmidt was ordained to the diaconate in 2007. At Corpus Christi he works with the RCIA and the altar servers, as well as preaching and performing baptisms and weddings. When he is not at Corpus Christi he teaches theology at Loyola University Maryland. He is married to Maureen Sweeney and has three children, Thomas, Sophie and Denis.  For a sample of Fritz's homilies, visit his blog here.

Daniel Meyer - Music Coordinator

Dan teaches music and is the chairperson of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore City. His choral music is published by GIA Publication, Inc. In 2009 he founded and continues to direct The Dan Meyer Choir (, dedicated to singing original compositions and arrangements about life in general and Baltimore in particular.

James A. Dimmer - Facility Supervisor

Jim Dimmer

Jim started as Facility Supervisor on May 1st, 2010.  Jim has extensive experience in maintaining school and church facilities. He was on the maintenance staff at St. Mary's Elementary School, and prior to that, with his father, was responsible for all of the facilities and grounds of Our Lady Queen of Peace in Middle River.

Kristen Bowden - Coordinator of Faith Formation

Kristen Bowden coordinates the faith formation programs for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade, as well as Confirmation and Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW).  She began her career in Youth Ministry in 1999 at a large parish in South Carolina, and has been working with children and teens since then.  She came to Corpus Christi in June of 2011 after moving to Baltimore.

Beth Steinrock - Coordinator of Food Programs

As the Food Program Coordinator, Beth organizes volunteers to help with giving out lunches at the rectory three days a week as well as food shopping, packing and distributing grocery bags of nonperishable food items once a week as St. Francis Neighborhood Center. She and her family joined Corpus Christi in 2001 after relocating to Baltimore from Philadelphia.