Deacon Warren Hoy coordinates all social ministries in the Diocese of Monterey: feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, visiting the sick and the imprisoned. His diocese encompasses Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties.
Before working full-time for the Church, Deacon Warren served 32 years with the Department of Defense, including 22 years on active duty with the US Army and 10 years as a Defense Department civilian employee at the Defense Language Institute and the Naval Postgraduate School. He spent nearly 20 years working in international Security Cooperation activities, working with foreign governments and military services. He retired from the Army in 2005, after 22 years of active duty service in Armored Cavalry, the Military Intelligence Corps, and as a Foreign Area Officer. His active service included tours of duty in Germany, Venezuela, Bosnia, and Iraq, as well as at Headquarters, US Southern Command in Panama and two tours in the Pentagon. Warren also served as US representative to the Conference of American Armies and to the Inter-American Defense Board at the Organization of American States.
Deacon Warren’s educational background includes a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico, a Master’s in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University of New Orleans, and two bachelor’s degrees, one in Political Science and one in Modern Languages and Linguistics, both from Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. He is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College, the Venezuelan Army Infantry Officer Advanced Course, and the NATO Staff Officers’ School.
Deacon Warren was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church on May 30, 2009. His ministry concentrations are in Social Justice and Young Adult Faith Formation. He is assigned for ministry to Carmel Mission in Carmel, and also serves at St. Francis of the Redwoods Church in Big Sur.
Warren lives in Monterey, CA, with his wife, Vickie, and Gus the Wonder Dog.