Father Larry Young, ordained in 1981, has served at parishes in Baton Rouge Louisiana, Oakland, Dublin, Walnut Creek, Richmond, San Leandro, Pittsburgh, and Fremont, California prior to his present assignment at the Saint Patrick Parrish in Rodeo, California. Father Larry sees the Saint Patrick community as a wonderful time and place to grow and to become updated in all aspects of modern life. The parish has great potential as a vital part of the Church, school and communities of Rodeo-Hercules.
Father Larry's vision for Saint Patrick includes a full Church attendance at every Mass, a full enrollment at the school, and programs for all people from the newborn to the eldest, and people known for their joy as followers of the Gospel message. He believes Saint Patrick’s Parish is a place where people want to be, a place to call their welcoming spiritual home.
Father Larry became a member of the Hercules Police Department Chaplain Corp in 2008. He is very proactive in the department, including spiritual support for officers and the community we serve. Father Larry participates in many of the department’s community outreach programs and has played a large part in the “Blue Mass” that is held at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California.
We at the Hercules Police department are honored to have Father Larry as part of the Hercules PD Team.
Rev. Wayne Anderson
We welcome Rev. Wayne A. Anderson who has come on board as our new volunteer chaplain.
Rev. Anderson is a retired Lutheran pastor who resides with his wife, Beth, in Rodeo. He also serves as a assistant pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Martinez.
Rev. Anderson grew up in De Witt, Iowa just 20 miles north of Davenport. He graduated from DeWitt Central in 1963 and in August of "63" he entered the USMC. Upon completion of his time in the Corps, he began his studies for the ministry. he was ordained in 1975. Rev. Anderson has served parishes in Wisconsin, Michigan, and California. He has also served as chief of Chaplains in Iron Mt., Michigan for the V.A. He has also ridden as a cowboy for a large ranch in northern California, has owned a couple of motorcycles (Harleys), and has earned a black belt in Karate.
Rev. Anderson and his wife, Beth, have four grown children and 7 grandchildren who all live in the area.