Bishop Kelley Welcomes Two New Priests Next Year

Two new priests will be joining the Bishop Kelley community next school year. Soon-to-be Fathers Duy Nguyen and David Webb will be ordained on May 27th at Holy Family Cathedral in Tulsa. 

Father Duy Nguyen (pronounced “Zwee”) is a native of Vietnam and moved to Tulsa in 2005, where he started attending St. Joseph Vietnamese Catholic Church. He graduated from East Central High School in 2008 and later attended Tulsa Community College. His three languages include Vietnamese, English and Spanish. Following TCC, he entered seminary and went through the formation program at St. John Vianney Seminary in St. Paul, MN. He earned a degree in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas in 2013.  He’s spent the last four years at Mt. St. Mary Seminary in Cincinnati, OH. He’s one of six children and his brother Quang graduated from Bishop Kelley in 2012. In his free time, Father Duy enjoys soccer, Frisbee and fixing things. 

“What I love about Father Duy is his enthusiasm,” says Father Brian O’Brien. “He is a man on fire for the Catholic faith and we are blessed to have him two days a week at BK. In addition to his duties at BK, he will be assigned to the Church of Saint Mary in Tulsa.”

Our second new addition is Father David Webb, a native of Broken Arrow. He attended St. Benedict Catholic Church and graduated from Broken Arrow High School in 2009. Father Webb attended St. John Vianney Seminary right out of high school and graduated with a degree in Philosophy and Catholic Studies. He then went to Mt. St. Mary’s in Cincinnati. He’s the youngest of three siblings and his brother Christopher is married to Kiley Anderson ’08. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, singing and cooking. He speaks English and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Italian, Latin and biblical Greek. In addition to his time at BK, he’ll serve as Associate Pastor of Christ the King in Tulsa.

“Father Webb is a good man,” says Father O’Brien, “and will serve us well. He is a good listener, has a gentle spirit and loves his Vocation. He also has an excellent sense of humor.” 

Father Bryan Ketterer will remain with us at Bishop Kelley, but his time on-campus will reduce to one day a week. He’ll continue his service at the University of Tulsa at the St. Phillip Neri Newman Center.

While we are thrilled to welcome these two new priests, we are sad to say goodbye to Father Todd Nance. He will continue serving the people of St. Patrick’s in Sand Springs and Our Lady of the Lake in Mannford, while also leading the Courage/Encourage ministry in the Diocese of Tulsa. He will remain with us through the end of the school year.