Our Clergy

Fr. Roch T. Drozdzik

Fr. Roch

A native of Poland, Fr. Roch, as he prefers to be called, entered the seminary in 1987 in his home diocese in Poland. He came to the United States in 1991 where he finished his studies to become a priest. Fr. Roch was ordained for the Diocese of Raleigh on June 22, 1996 in Wilmington, NC.

He served as the associate pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Pinehurst, and at Holy Redeemer by the Sea Parish in Kitty Hawk on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Later he served as pastor at St. Anne’s Parish in Edenton, and Holy Spirit Parish in Kinston.

Fr. Roch comes to Transfiguration of Jesus from St. Bernadette in Fuquay-Varina, where he had served as Parochial Vicar since September 2013.

His passions are sports (mainly skiing), languages, and travel.

Deacon Mike VandiverDeacon Mike Vandiver

After a five year period of discernment and intensive theological studies, Rev. Deacon Michael Vandiver was ordained Permanent Deacon of the Catholic Church on June 28, 2014, by Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Raleigh.

Deacon Mike, as he prefers to be called, will serve Transfiguration of Jesus Catholic Church following the June 22 retirement of Rev. Deacon Robert Price.

Deacon Mike is also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 12921 and a past Grand Knight. He is involved with many parish and community activities, one of which is the annual Bill Lord Memorial Golf Tournament which for the last three years has raised over $5,000 annually to benefit children with special needs in Duplin County schools.

He also leads the parish’s participation in the prison ministry which serves those who are incarcerated in both Duplin and Pender County.

Like many, Deacon Mike felt a calling to serve the Church and looks forward to share his energy and love for Christ to serve his parish and community.

Deacon Mike retired to the Wallace area after a 30 year career with the Gillette Company. He and his wife of 43 years have three children and nine grandchildren, all of whom attended his ordination ceremony.