Master General Laurentius Tarpin, osc
The leader of the worldwide Crosier Order, Most Rev. Laurentius Tarpin, osc, was born March 9, 1969, in Cisantana, West Java, Indonesia, and comes from a family of six siblings. He joined the Crosiers in 1988, made his first profession of vows Aug. 28, 1990, and was ordained to the priesthood June 26, 1996.
In his Crosier life, Fr. Tarpin served as formator in the post-novitiate in Sultan Agung (Indonesia), has been a member of the council of the prior provincial in Sang Kristus, served as vice provincial, was a member of the planning committee for the 2009 General Chapter, and most recently served as prior provincial.
He holds a doctorate in moral theology from Alphonsianum in Rome and has served for several years as teacher and vice rector of Catholic Parahyangan University in Indonesia.
Fr. Tarpin was elected Master General in 2015 and is the first Indonesian to hold the office. He lives at the Crosier Generalate in Rome, where the Order is based.
Conventual Prior Thomas Enneking, osc
As national superior, Fr. Tom oversees the Crosier Fathers and Brothers in the United States and represents the priory during international Crosier meetings. He is also responsible for exercising creative leadership in the priory community and helping his fellow Crosiers live and work together in an atmosphere of love, friendship and unity, giving them support through his leadership and advice. His responsibility extends to both the spiritual and temporal welfare of all members of the Crosier priory with locations in Phoenix and Onamia.
Fr. Tom works as a chaplain in the Maricopa County jails as part of the Crosiers’ ministry. He also serves as a chaplain for the Order of Malta and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. He serves as the Phoenix Crosiers’ liturgist and musician, leading the music during prayer and Eucharist and at special events. He plays the piano, bass guitar, guitar and flute.
A Minnesota native, Fr. Tom has shared his community, liturgical, musical and pastoral gifts as a Crosier for 40 years. He has lived with the Phoenix Crosiers since November 2006. In addition to parish ministry, he has served as a vocations director; immersed himself in Hispanic, multicultural and prison ministry and led formation programs for Crosiers in the United States and Brazil.
He graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne with a degree in music and psychology in 1980. Fr. Tom went on to earn a master’s degree in theology and a Master of Divinity degree from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He made his first profession of vows as a Crosier on Aug. 4, 1978, and was ordained a priest on June 9, 1984.
Fr. Tom was elected prior provincial in 2011 and served in that position until August 2018. He also served as prior, or local superior, of the Crosier Community of Phoenix from 2014–2018.
Prior Kermit Holl, osc, Crosier Community of Onamia
The superior of the Crosier Community of Onamia, Fr. Kermit Holl, osc, is a native of Richfield, Minn. After graduating from Crosier Seminary High School in 1981, he earned a bachelor’s degree in English from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn. Fr. Kermit made his first profession as a Crosier on Aug. 28, 1985, and began his studies toward a master of divinity degree at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, which he was awarded in 1990.
After his ordination on June 9, 1990, he began his first assignment at St. Peter’s Parish in St. Cloud, Minn., a position he held until he entered the U.S. Navy Chaplaincy program in 1994. Fr. Kermit served for three years as a staff chaplain at the Naval Station in San Diego, Calif., and then returned to Minnesota, where he was a chaplain and English teacher at Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School in St. Louis Park.
Fr. Kermit was elected prior of the Crosier Community in Shoreview, Minn., in 1999, and was elected prior of the Onamia Community in 2005.