Reverend Dan Powell, Pastor

I was ordained a priest in 1992 for The Diocese of Harrisburg. I was born and grew up in the Philadelphia area. For college I went to Shippensburg University and graduated in 1986. I went to Mary Immaculate Seminary in North Hampton and then to St. Vincent’s Seminary in Latrobe.

I have been Pastor here at St. John Neumann since June 19th, 2016. Before coming to SJN I was Pastor at St. Pius X in Selinsgrove and Catholic Campus Minister at Susquehanna University from 2012 to 2016.

From 2003 to 2012 I was Pastor at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Harrisburg. From 1998 to 2003 I was Campus Minister at Millersville University and Franklin & Marshall College right here in the Lancaster area. From 1995 to 1998 I was the Assistant Pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Mechanics burg. My first assignment from 1992 to 1995 was at St. Mary’s in Lebanon, Pa.

I have enjoyed every place God has called me to serve and was always sad to leave. What a blessing my time here at SJN has been so far!

Reverend Steven Arena, Parochial Vicar

 Bio to come!









Deacon Peter Jupin

I am the staff chaplain at the Lancaster General Health Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute.  Employed at Lancaster General Health for 30 years, my work experience has been in the fields of mental health, family counseling, palliative care, and oncology.

I am a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Temple University Schools of Social Work and was ordained a deacon in the Diocese of Harrisburg in 2010 by Bishop Kevin Rhoades.  My professional interests include the role of faith in healing, the spirituality of work and vocation, and the search for meaning and hope in the cancer experience.

I have been married to my wife, Beth, for 35 years, and together we have a married son, Zachary, who with his wife Katelyn, resides in Connecticut. Together Beth and I enjoy tennis, literature, music and the beach. I also enjoy golf, poetry, geography, running, and outdoor winter sports.

Deacon Michael Oles

Deacon Oles has been married to his best friend, Kathleen, for 50 years. Together they have four Children, all married, and ten living Grandchildren. He was ordained a Deacon in the Diocese of Bridgeport, CT by (then) Bishop William Lori 2002.  Deacon Oles has been assigned to St. John Neumann Parish since 2012.

Founded a program in 2009 to Help The Homeless OFF THE STREETS One Person At A Time, with Chapters in four locations in three States, so far (CA, CT, PA).  More than 2,000 taken OFF THE Streets, with approximately 1,000 in Lancaster County, PA alone (80% women and children).

Deacon Oles has a B. S. Physics, Fairfield University 1964 and a M. S. Systems Management 1977. He was also a Lt. Col. USAF and retired in 1984.

He was Program Manager, Aerospace Industry 15 years and High School Physics Teacher, Connecticut Board Certified, 3 years. Currently, Adjunct Professor of Physics, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.