Fr. Lance Campo
Rev. Lance J. Campo is a native of St. Bernard Parish and graduated from Chalmette High School. He received a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Spanish at Louisiana Tech University in 1984. He worked at Martin Marietta Corp. for four years at the NASA Michoud facility while becoming active in his church parish. He attended Notre Dame Seminary and was ordained for the Archdiocese of New Orleans in 1993. He served as parochial vicar at two parishes and worked in Hispanic Evangelization before studying Spiritual Theology at the Angelicum University in Rome and received a licenciate degree in 2003. Fr. Campo served as director of Spiritual Formation and Professor of Spiritual Theology and Hispanic Ministry at NDS from 2003 to 2006. In 2009 he was appointed as the Director of the Hispanic Apostolate for the Archdiocese while also serving as the director of the Center of Jesus the Lord Charismatic Community until 2013. Fr. Campo was the pastor of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Parish in Chalmette from 2013 to 2017, when he was appointed to serve as Associate Director of Pastoral Formation at NDS. Fr. Lance returned to his position as Director of Center of Jesus the Lord in July 2019. He also serves as the Chaplain for Children's Hospital.
Fr. Denzil Perara
Fr. Denzil Perara was born in Sri Lanka, while it was still a British Colony. He was the eldest of nine children, His entire education was according to the British system, and he always attended Catholic school. At the age of nineteen, he entered the Papal Seminary of Kandy in Sri Lanka. He was ordained a priest on February 3, 1958. After his ordination, he remained in the famous tea country of Ceylon. His priestly duties took him to cities and plantations, and kept him there for twelve years. Fr. Perara was involved with the youth and scout movement in Sri Lanka. He was a scout leader, and his work was to provide the scouts with spiritual needs. In the late sixties, Father Perera ranked as an officer and Chaplain, and served in the British Army in the Sri Lanka Regiment. Later, he became the spiritual director for the Legion of Mary. He retired in August 1995, but remained at Holy Rosary parish. He moved into the Center in 2006. In 2008, he celebrated his golden jubilee in the priesthood. Fr. Perara spends half the year in New Orleans, and the other half in Sri Lanka.