Fr. Marty Demek

Pastor

e-mail: mdemek@archbalt.org

Fr. Marty Demek was born in Baltimore in November, 1949, and is the third of four children. He has two older married brothers, John and Charles, and a younger sister, Marie Pauline, who is a member of the Sisters of Christian Charity. He grew up in South Baltimore, attending Holy Cross Catholic Church and School. It was during those elementary years that Fr. Demek realized that God was calling him to be a priest, leading him to attend high school at the St. Paul Latin School, the Archdiocese’s day-hop seminary. In 1967, he moved to St. Charles College in Catonsville, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy. For his theological studies, he opted to study in Rome and was appointed to attend the Pontifical North American College. While in Rome, Fr. Demek received a Bachelors in Sacred Theology and a Masters in Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He was ordained on August 2, 1975 by Archbishop William D. Borders. Fr. Demek 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. His mother, Marie, died in October, 1983 and his father, John, died in March, 1994. In 1987, Fr. Demek was appointed to his first pastorate at St. Bartholomew in Manchester, MD, where he served for eight years. He went on sabbatical at the Vatican II Institute in Menlo Park, CA. Upon his return to Baltimore, he was assigned to St. William of York and served there for 14 years until being asked to become the pastor of Corpus Christi in July of 2010.

Fritz Bauerschmidt

Deacon

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.

Kristen Bowden

Coordinator of Faith Formation

e-mail: kristen.bowden@archbalt.org

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) at Corpus Christi. 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, 2011 after moving to Baltimore.

Beth Steinrock

Food Program Coordinator

e-mail: beth.steinrock@archbalt.org

Beth Steinrock serves as the Food Program Coordinator, organizing volunteers to help give 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.

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 (www.danmeyerchoir.com), dedicated to singing original compositions and arrangements about life in general and Baltimore in particular.