Meet Our Staff

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1201 E. Bogard Road
Wasilla, Alaska  99654
Phone: (907) 376-5087

Fr Joseph Mc Gilloway
Please contact the office first for assistance.

Fr Mark Stronach
Parochial Vicar

Father Stan Allie
Pastor Emeritus

Julie DeKreon
Director Faith Formation

Diane Ferguson
Executive Secretary

Thomas Maiman

Brenda Almenas
Office Assistant

Deacon Jay Cable

Deacon Dave Schutt

Deacon Jon Hermon

This page has been updated:
October 19, 2016


Fr Joseph distributing the Eucharist at Sacred Heart

Catholic Anchor
August 2016

Fr. Joseph Mc Gilloway was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. At age 17, he attended a seminary college in Cork. Two years later, he decided to try new experiences, and he was elected to the governing board of Fine Gael, the largest political party in Ireland. However, his call to the priesthood persisted, and after reading the Rule of St. Benedict, he entered the Order. He continued his studies at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. In 2013, he was ordained.

Fr. Joseph’s work includes teaching at a boys’ secondary school, serving as chaplain to Benedictine nuns at Kylemore Abbey, and assisting in parishes in Talkeetna, Trapper Creek, Dutch Harbor, and Eagle River.

An avid sportsman, Alaska captured his soul and in 2014 with permission of his Abbot and Archbishop Schwietz, he left the Benedictine Order and became a priest of the Archdiocese of Anchorage.

Sacred Heart welcomes Fr. Joseph as our newest pastor and we look forward to many years of his energy and gifts.