Staff Biographies

Rev. John J. O’Connor, Pastor

Born the last of five children in Flatbush, Brooklyn, Father O’Connor attended Cathedral Preparatory Seminary, Brooklyn, and Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception, Douglaston before entering the major seminary at the Pontifical North American College, Rome.

He was ordained a deacon in 1992 at St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, and a priest in 1993 at St. James’ Cathedral, downtown Brooklyn. He has a bachelor’s degree in Sacred Theology and a license degree in Sacred Liturgy.

After post ordination studies, Father O’Connor served in Brooklyn parishes before being assigned to St. Clare’s parish, Rosedale where he was stationed for the past eight years.

Bishop DiMarzio appointed him the eighth pastor of Incarnation Parish on May 20, 2009. He was installed as pastor on October 4, 2009.


Deacon Francois Innocent

Deacon Francois Innocent is the eldest of nine children. He attended the Institution St Louis of Gonzague, before enrolling in the Faculty of Agronomy in Port-au-Prince Haiti from which he graduated in 1951 with a BS in Agronomy. He continued his post-graduate studies in Credit Administration and Information processing in United States and Economics in Brazil.

He was admitted into the Diaconate Program in the Diocese of Brooklyn and ordained a permanent deacon in 1990. Deacon Francois and his wife, Bernadette, are the parents of three grown children and six grandchildren; they will be celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 2010. Deacon Francois has been serving in the Parish of Incarnation Queens Village since his Ordination. He is the senior cleric of the parish staff.


Deacon Franklin Munoz

Born in Cuenca, Ecuador, first of 4 Children, Dcn Franklin went to school with the Salesian Brothers and graduated from Colegio Tecnico Salesiano in Ecuador. Dcn. Franklin arrived in NY on Jan 5, 1985. He continued his studies at Queens Community College.

He is married to Ana Maria and they have 3 children: Kevin 14, Gracemary 10 and John Paul a special little boy born on July 2009.

In 1997, he received a special call and with his family’s support, he entered the Diaconate Program and was Ordained as a Permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Brooklyn by Bishop Daily on April 21, 2001 and assigned to Immaculate Conception Church in Astoria.

In 2004 Dcn Franklin was transferred to Incarnation Church. In 2006 he was assigned by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio to work for the Catholic Migration Office as the Special Assistant for Hispanic Concerns.


Deacon Clemenceau Pierre -Antoine

Deacon Clemenceau was born in Cap-Haitien, Haiti and is the seventh of ten children. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Faculté des Sciences, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Continuing his engineering studies at Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule (RWTN), Aachen, Germany he was awarded a master’s in Foundation Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Economics.

With the support of the parish staff, he attended the diocesan diaconate preparation program at Cathedral Prep and was ordained a permanent deacon of the Diocese by Bishop DiMarzio on May 19, 2007 at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Brooklyn.

Before ordination Deacon Clemenceau was married to Gerarde B. Canal who is currently an administrative/medical assistant. They have one daughter, Christina, who recently graduated from St. John’s University.


Deacon Robinson Despeignes

Born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti before immigrating to the United States, Deacon Robinson graduated from York College with a degree in accounting. He is currently in the field of higher education as Associate Director of International Education, Principal Designated School Official and International Students Advisor.

He is married to his wife Marie and they have two teenage daughters. They reside in Elmont, New York.

After being accepted into the Permanent Diaconate Program for the Diocese of Brooklyn, Deacon Robinson was prepared for his ministry and Ordained a Permanent Deacon on May 23, 2009 by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio. He was appointed to serve the People of Incarnation Parish that same day.


Deacon Luis Ruben Lopez

Deacon Louie was born in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.  He is the oldest of three children.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the State of New York, a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from CCNY(CUNY), and a Master of Civil Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J.

He started the Diaconate Program Studies at Cathedral Prep in the Fall of 2006.  He completed the five-year program and was ordained as a Permanent Deacon of the Diocese of Brooklyn by the Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio on May 28, 2011.  On the same date, he was assigned to the Parish of Incarnation for a period of five years.

Deacon Louie is married to Anna Maria (Lopes), an Elementary Public School Teacher.  They have two young adult children.


Mr. Perry Townsend, Director of Music

Mr. Perry Townsend is thankful to be serving Incarnation parish as Director of Music since March 2010.  He is also a cantor and Contemporary Ensemble director at Immaculate Conception parish in Astoria, and conducts the Community Singers of Queens in Flushing.  In the past, he has made a joyful noise at Holy Family in Fresh Meadows, St. William the Abbott in Seaford, Most Precious Blood in Astoria, and Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Manhattan.

He grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he attended Trinity United Methodist Church and sang in the Raleigh Boychoir.  He has a bachelor’s degree from University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and a master’s from Queens College.

In addition to church music, Perry is active as a composer.  His music can be heard on Capstone/Ravello Records and American Modern Recordings.  His music has been performed at Carnegie Recital Hall, Tenri Cultural Institute, the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine, the ppIANISSIMO Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria, and the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France.


Mrs. Satti Marchan, Principal

Mrs. Marchan has diversified experiences as Principal of two Catholic Elementary Schools, Classroom Teacher, Commonwealth Exchange Teacher Participant, and Chairperson of Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges Accreditation Team.

She attended the College of Preceptors in England where she obtained a BA in Education. She then migrated from Trinidad and attended Fordham University where she received two graduate degrees, one in Curriculum and Teaching and the other in Administration and Supervision. Mrs. Marchan also recently received her third graduate degree from St. John’s University in School Building Leader.

Before being appointed principal here in 2008, she served as principal of St. Jerome’s school for eleven years.

She is married to a Catholic school principal and they have three daughters.