Rev. Bob Knippenberg is pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church in Wharton and St. Joseph Catholic Mission in Boling since 2013. He is also Parochial Administrator of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Wharton. Father Knippenberg is Priest Liaison for the Permanent Deacons of the Diocese of Victoria and also serves on the Presbyteral Council and Marriage Tribunal as Defender of the Bond. Father Knippenberg holds a Bachelor of Arts Philosophy from Don Bosco College in Newton, New Jersey, a Master of Arts Pastoral Studies from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas and a Master of Divinity from the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. He has also completed the course of study at the Institute in Matrimonial Tribunal Practice at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.