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Fr. Thomas William (Billy) Biegler, SJ, was born in Sacramento, California. The middle of three boys, Billy met the Jesuits at a young age, developing a fondness for their humor, depth and approachability. A graduate of Jesuit High School in Sacramento, Billy completed his undergraduate degree in philosophy at the University of San Francisco. After undergrad, Billy worked briefly for the San Francisco Opera but returned to Sacramento to work for California Musical Theatre (Sacramento Music Circus). In 2009, Billy entered the Jesuit Novitiate in Culver City, California. He completed first studies in St. Louis, finishing philosophy at Saint Louis University and completing a master’s degree in theatre and performance studies at Washington University. For Regency, Billy worked at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon, teaching freshman English, freshman Spanish and senior theology. In addition to teaching, Billy led service trips, retreats and a mighty group of freshmen basketball players. For theology, Billy studied at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and received a Master of Divinity degree. Additionally, he worked at Saint Cecilia Parish in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, serving as spiritual director, RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) instructor and chaplain to the CARES ministry (ministry to the sick and homebound). After ordination, Billy served in Portland at St. Ignatius Parish and help with vocation promotion and taught at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon. Billy now serves as Superior of the Jesuit Community and teaches at Loyola High School, Los Angeles.

Claude Brock was born in Norwich, Connecticut. His family moved to northern California in the third grade. He met his future bride in high school and they have been married for 30 years. Claude received his B.S. from Chico State in Accounting and Business/Management. He started his career in the hotel industry, reaching a milestone of just under 30 years with KSL resorts, moving from Manager of General Accounting to Corporate Director of Operational Finance and then Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Claude is co-owner of NexGen Digital, Inc. which was founded in 1998. The company established their presence with outstanding service to OEMs and contract manufacturers across the globe, sourcing obsolete and hard-to-find electronic components and serving as an authorized distribution partner. Claude and Carolyn currently live in Indian Wells. Their eldest son, Ethan, graduated Xavier in 2023 currently attending Golden West College and plans to transfer to LMU in the fall. Their youngest son, Aidan, will graduate from Xavier College Prep this May and plans to attend UCI.

Bob Cash is the Founder and CEO of Sierra Crest Capital, Inc. - a private equity firm focused on Real Estate Investments. Over nearly four decades in Real Estate, Bob has gained vast knowledge and experience in Real Estate Finance which has enabled him to provide a niche product to the market. Since 2013, Bob has assisted more than 2,000 investor clients in the placement of their Self-Directed Retirement funds into alternative investments.

Bob, along with his wife, Robin, currently live in Beaumont, CA. In the coming years, they have plans to make the Coachella Valley their home. They have three grown children who were all blessed with a Catholic school education and four grandchildren who are continuing the legacy of Catholic education themselves. It is Bob’s love of his faith and dedication to the mission of all Catholic Schools that he serves Xavier College Prep today.

As a dedicated parent and grandparent, he is well aware of the sacrifices needed to attend such an exceptional school where the Students, Parents, Faculty and Staff strive to learn how to be Men and Women for others every day. 

Adrian Davila Sr. is a Coachella Valley native from Thermal, who comes from a family of thirteen. Adrian attended Coachella Valley High School and graduated in 1987, after which he attended College of the Desert. He is currently employed as a Supervisor of Landscape Maintenance for the State of California Department of Transportation with 18 years of service.  As a supervisor he oversees 10 employees.

Adrian resides in Indio with his wife Silvia, who have been married for 23 years. Together they have four children, Adrian Jr. (Xavier 2015), Aaron (Xavier 2017), Audriannah (Xavier 2021) and Andrew (future Xavier 2026). He is excited to be a part of the Xavier family and looks forward to sharing his experience as a parent at Xavier to new and potential incoming parents.

Tyler Davis was born and raised in the Coachella Valley and is a proud XCPHS graduate. She was one of the first female graduates to obtain a full-ride Division I sports scholarship for volleyball, along with an academic scholarship, with the help of Xavier. She went on to achieve a Bachelor's of Finance from Temple University and graduated Cum Laude. From there, she trained as a Financial Planner out of San Diego for many years before having an opportunity to buy her family business which she currently owns and manages along with 14 employees. She currently resides in Rancho Mirage with her husband and gives back through working on the Board of Directors and assistant coaching with Xavier's Varsity Volleyball team.

Father Gregory Elder became pastor of Sacred Heart Church on July 1, 2021. He was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest by Bishop Gerald Barnes, under the Pastoral Provision for married Anglican Clergy in 2006, after serving for twenty years as an Anglican priest.
Father Gregory was educated at Indiana University-Bloomington where he studied Ancient and Medieval History, and at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford here he studied Theology. While living in England, Father Elder met his future wife, Dr. Sarah O'Brien, who immigrated to the US after their marriage. He earned the Master of Divinity Degree at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in 1983 and was ordained as an Anglican priest in the same year. While serving in the Episcopal Church, he earned his MA and Ph.D. in History from the University of California, San Diego. Father Elder is Professor Emeritus of History and Humanities at Moreno Valley College, where he taught for over 28 years.
Sarah became Catholic in 1987 and Gregory in 2003. Father Elder's authorization for ordination to the Roman Catholic priesthood as a married Anglican priest was decreed by St Pope John Paul II personally, at the request of Bishop Gerald Barnes of San Bernardino and (then) Cardinal Josef Ratzinger. Since his first ordination, Father Gregory has served in nine pastoral assignments. He is a fourth Degree Knight of Columbus.

Suzette is the only child of Al and Sue Honore. Suzette was born in San Pedro, CA. She attended Chaminade College Preparatory High School, in Chatsworth, CA. She then attended San Diego State University and Cal Poly Pomona. Suzette’s early career started with the Marriott Corporation and she worked for Marriott for 16 years. She moved to the desert in 1992, where she met her husband Matt and they married in 1995. They started Son Cabinetry & Design in 2001 and have a showroom in Palm Desert. Suzette loves the river life and is an active member in the National Charity League. Suzette boasts four terrific children, McKenna, Xavier grad 2016, SDSU graduate; Cameron, Xavier grad 2018, USC Grad; Kolby, Xavier class of 2024, and Travis, Xavier class of 2026.

Matthew was born and raised in San Marino, CA. He attended the San Marino public schools K-12 ad then attended Loyola Marymount University. There he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Marketing and Management. He was hired by Safeco Insurance Company as a Marketing Representative following graduation. Matt spent three years with Safeco before joining the family’s insurance agency in 2001, located in Pasadena. Since 2001 several acquisitions have been made, including Weingarten and Hough Insurance Agency in Palm Springs. Weingarten has been a staple in the Coachella Valley for the past 90 years. Matt met his wife Heather in San Diego and they married in 2005. Prior to Covid Heather & Matt made a family decision and relocated, with their two daughters, to the desert, currently residing in Indian Wells. Heather & Matt will be married for 19 years this April. Madeline, 15, is a Sophomore at Xavier and Charlotte, a future Saint, is 13 and a 7th grader at Sacred Heart School in Palm Desert, CA.

Fr. Joaquin Martinez, SJ grew up in Manila, Philippines where he attended Jesuit schools.  He graduated from the University of the Philippines (BS in Biology, 1986) and was a Science teacher in both public and private schools in Los Angeles before entering the California Province of the Society of Jesus in 1991. 

Fr. Martinez did his philosophy studies at Loyola University Chicago (MA, 1996).  He taught Biology and Chemistry, and helped direct the Campus Ministry program at Loyola High School in Los Angeles from 1996 to 2000.  Theology studies were done at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley (MDiv, 2003).  He was ordained a priest in Los Angeles in June of 2003.

Following ordination, Fr. Martinez did studies in Educational Administration at Harvard University (EdM, 2004).  From 2004 to 2007, he was Asst. Principal for Campus Ministry at St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco and spent the following year in Tertianship in Boston and Amman, Jordan.  He served as President of St. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy in Toledo, Ohio from 2008 to 2013 before working as a vocation promoter for the California Jesuits.  Fr. Martinez joined the Jesuit Refugee Service as the International Education Coordinator in 2014.  He started as Director of the Newman Center at UCSD in 2017.