Director of Diaconate Ministry and Life
Deacon Dennis O. Kutach, a native of Shiner, graduated from St. Paul High School in 1966 and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1967 to 1971. He married Georgia Darilek in 1970 and they have been blessed with four daughters and eleven grandchildren. In 1972, he joined First State Bank of Yoakum and retired after 41 years in August 2013 as President /CEO. He and Georgia have been active members of St. Joseph Parish in Yoakum and the Yoakum community.
Deacon Dennis entered the diaconate program in 2001. After a year of discernment, he began a four year academic program through St. Thomas University in Houston and was ordained in July 2006. He was appointed to the position of Director of Permanent Deacons for the Diocese of Victoria in September 2008 by Bishop David Fellhauer. Deacon Dennis also serves on the Finance Council of the Diocese of Victoria. He is assigned to St. Joseph’s Parish in Yoakum.
Deacon Dennis is active in the Knights of Columbus having served as Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator. He is active in the Lions Club and serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Yoakum Ministerial Alliance. In addition to following his children and grandchildren in their activities, he enjoys fishing, hunting and playing golf.