Parish Staff | Saint George Church - Erie, PA

Fr. Brian Vossler

Pastor (Saint George Parish)
P: 814-864-0622 Extension 356 • F: 814-866-7532

Fr. Brian grew up on a farm in Smethport with 5 brothers and 2 sisters. He went on to attend Slippery Rock University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education and a Master of Arts degree in Student Personnel. After graduation, he worked as a Resident Hall Director at Ball State University in Muncie, In. After seminary training at Christ the King in East Aurora, NY he was ordained to the priesthood in 1991. He has served in many of parishes throughout the Diocese and also as Campus Minister. Now in his 8th assignment, Fr. Brian serves as the Pastor of St. George Parish.




Fr. James Power

Parochial Vicar
P: 814-864-0622 Extension 354 • F: 814-866-7532

Biography coming soon.





Deacon Robert Ball

Permanent Deacon

Deacon Robert Ball; was ordained a Permanent Deacon for the Erie Diocese on June 9, 2006 and assigned to Saint George Parish where he enjoys being a member of the Pastoral Ministry team. Deacon (Bob) has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 41 years. God has blessed them with four children and ten grandchildren. He is a product of the Penn State University System. His Diaconate education was received from Gannon University. He currently serves as the Chairperson of the Social Concerns Committee for the Permanent Diaconate Community.

He is a member of the Priest/ Deacon Advisory Committee for the Erie Diocese Cursillo Movement. He is also a Past President of the Cursillo Movement. A member of Serra International and a elected School Board Director for the Fort LeBoeuf School District, a position he has held for 20 years. With a deep sincere love for all God's children, he gives freely of all his God given talents.


Deacon Stephen Washek

Permanent Deacon

Deacon Stephen Washek is an Erie native, having attended Gannon University, where he converted to the Catholic Faith. Deacon Steve has been married to his wife Vicki for 26, years and they have been blessed with three children and one grandchild.

Deacon Steve earned his BA in Social Work from Gannon University along with a certificate in Gerontology, and an MA in Pastoral Studies from Gannon University. Deacon Steve is currently assigned to Gannon University as the Director of Campus Ministry as well as the Diocesan Coordinator of Catholic Campus Ministry for the Diocese of Erie, and deacon assistant at St. George Parish. Deacon Steve and his wife Vicki have been members of the L’Arche Community in Erie since 1980, as well as teachers in the Deaconate Formation Program since 2006.


Mary Lou Pacoe

Facilitator, Religious Education

In 1993, Mary Lou began as a Catechist at Saint Matthew in the Woods Parish in the Religious Education Program. In 1995, she received her Catechist Certificate having completed the courses required to be certified as a Catechist in the Diocese of Erie. She was offered the position of Facilitator of Religious Education in 1997.

Being one of the first parishes in the Diocese of Erie, and months of dedication and hard work, Saint Matthew in the Woods received their Accreditation Status in Religious Education in 2004. Mary Lou was offered and accepted the position of High School Facilitator at Saint George Parish in 2005. Mary Lou is dedicated to always improving and striving to have the best religious education program to be offered in the Diocese.