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.
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.