Fr. Bill Oliver, native of Chicago, IL, pastor of St. John the Evangelist parish in Baytown, TX for past 10 years, has a Master's Degree in Liturgy with specialization in Catholic Funeral Rites from St. John's, Collegeville, MN, 1984. He attended seminary here in Houston at St. Mary's Seminary beginnning in 1968 and was ordained in 1977.
Fr. Bill has been on various diocesan committees including the RCIA Steering Committe, and helps with the Office of Worship. In 1995, he drafted Abp. Joseph Fiorenza's letter on the pastoral care for the sick and dying, as well as worked on the new dicesan manual for the pastoral care of the sick and dying.