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.
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.
As prior provincial, Fr. Thomas Enneking, osc, is the religious superior of the Crosier Fathers and Brothers in the United States. He also serves as the local superior of the Crosier Community of Phoenix.
A native of Spring Hill, Minn., Fr. Tom attended Crosier Seminary Junior College in Onamia and graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne with a degree in music and psychology in 1980. He 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 has served at St. James Parish in Aitkin, Minn., and as pastor of Holy Cross Parish in Onamia from 1985 until 1987, when he began working as vocation and pre-novitiate director of the U.S. province. He was named director of post-novitiate formation in 1994, a job he held until 2001.
It was during this time that Fr. Tom began his service to the Hispanic community, a ministry he continues today. Fluent in Spanish, Fr. Tom served as associate pastor of Holy Cross Church in Chicago and then led the multicultural ministry at St. Odilia Parish in Shoreview, Minn., from 2001 until 2005, when he began a year of working as formation director in the Crosier Province of Senhor Bom Jesus in Brazil.
Since moving to Phoenix in 2006, Fr. Tom has assisted at local Hispanic parishes and has been a chaplain for Maricopa County jails while continuing to lead the music for the community’s prayer. Fr. Tom plays the piano, guitar, flute, and bass guitar.
He has been prior provincial since 2011.
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.