Our Priests

Rev. Matthew Rotert, Pastor

Reverend Matthew Rotert is the pastor of St. Peter’s Parish, as well as St. Therese Little Flower Parish. Fr. Matt hails from the small town of Montrose, Missouri, roughly 80 miles south of Kansas City, where both of his parents still live.

Prior to his assignment as pastor of St. Peter’s, Fr. Matt served simultaneously as pastor of Cathedral St. Joseph and parochial administrator of St. Mary Parish in St. Joseph, Mo. Ordained in 1994, Fr. Matt has also served as pastor of St. Columban Parish in Chillicothe, MO, Coronation of Our Lady Parish in Grandview, MO, and St. Mary Parish in Independence, MO.

 

Rev. Ravindranath Jose Talari, Associate Pastor

Reverend Ravindranath Jose Talari, or Fr. Ravi, is the associate pastor of St. Peter’s Parish, as well as St. Therese Little Flower Parish. Fr. Ravi comes to us from the State of Andhra Pradesh, which is located in the Southern Part of India. 

Fr. Ravi was ordained in 1998 and has served in various parishes and schools in India. He also has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English literature, as well as a master’s degree in Mass Communication. He previously performed an internship and was a guest priest in the United States, but St. Peter’s is his first assignment as a parish priest in this country. We are so fortunate to have him join the St. Peter’s community!