Our parish was establish in the winter of 1980, with very humble beginnings.

It all began on November 29th, 1980 with a Mass at the Adcock Funeral Home in Spring Lake, and a week later, December 7th, our first mass was celebrated in an abandoned 7-11 store which came to be affectionately known as. "Saint 7-11." On November 18th, 1981, we received our official name and became the parish of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, no long a mission church of St. Patricks.

After celebrating mass for 18 months in several locations, we moved to our current location on Andrews Road and began worshipping for 10 years in the building that is now known as our parish hall. Construction for he rectory was completed in the summer of 1983. Numerous additions to the hall and grounds were made over the years, giving us our current facility that house the church offices, a kitchen, a nursery, the faith formation classrooms, meeting space and is the building we now use for all of our parish social functions. 

In the spring of 1991, construction began on on the current building. Our first mass was celebrated in this building on Palm Sunday, 1992. Bishop F. Joseph Glossman officiated at our section on September 13th, 1992. 

Our parish has continued to grow over the past several decades. We currently have a membership of over 500 families, a generous mix of military and civilian families joining together to share both the sacramental and social side of parish life. 

We renovated in late 2011 and reopened in February of 2012 to accommodate the growing size of our community and make sorely needed updates. 

Pastoral Staff 

Rev. Jack Kelly, OSFS  


Father Jack is a member the Oblates of St. Francis deSales religious order.  He made his first profession of vows on August 21st 1963 and was ordained a priest on June 5th 1971.

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Director of Religious Education, Michael Smith


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Administrative Assistant, Carol Johnson


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Director of Stewardship & Volunteers, Donna Thompson


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Bookkeeper, Kate Kane


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Music Director, Jill Austin


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Maintenance Supervisor, Terry Samperton

Phone: 910-488-1797

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Director of RCIA, Ann Mulvaney


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Priests who have served with us in the past: 

Father Corbin W. Ketchersid (also known as Father K)

Was our founding pastor, developed this community rooted in faith and his leadership provided facilities for:

  • Worship
  • Education
  • Social gatherings. 

Father Willard J. Rucinski, OSFS (also known as Father Willard)

We continued to grow as a faith-filled and welcoming community under Father Willard J. Rucinski, OSFS. He was a pastor from the oblate of St. Francis of de Sales.