I am the oldest of four boys, children of Ned and Bonnie Heath. We lived in Orange County and attended Holy Family Church in Orange, which in 1976 became the first Cathedral of the Diocese. In 1977 I entered Our Lady Queen of Angels Minor Seminary in San Fernando, and St. John’s Seminary College and Major Seminary in Camarillo. I was ordained October 1, 1988 and my first parish assignment was Our Lady Queen of Angels in Newport Beach.
Since then I’ve had a variety of parish assignments including Pastor of La Purisima Church in Orange and St. Hedwig Church in Los Alamitos. Since 2021 I have been the Director of Diocesan Archives where now I am organizing, cataloguing, and describing the 45+ years of history of the Church of Orange. I live at St. Columban Church in Garden Grove where I help on weekends.