Carl J Markelz, O.Carm.
A native of Joliet, Illinois, and a graduate of Joliet Catholic (Carmelite) High School, Father Carl entered the Carmelites and professed first vows in 1985. He has served in our high schools in Encino, California, and Chicago, Illinois, and as General Bursar of the Carmelite Order in Rome.
Luis Jesús Paz Acosta, O.Carm.
The youngest member (born in 1982) of the Provincial Council, Father Chuy is from the Carmelite Parish of the Transfiguration in Torreón, Coah., Mexico. He professed first vows in 2014. He has degrees from the Universidad Centroamericana (San Salvadorr), University of Commillas (Madrid), Universidad Intercontinental (Mexico City). Currently he serves as the pre-novice director for the Province in El Salvador.