Our Clergy

Father Brian Escobedo

Fr. Brian Escobedo was appointed Pastor of Holy Protection in the Fall of 2019. He can be reached at pastor@holyprotection.org

Fr. Deacon Basil Ryan Balke M.A. M.Th. LPCC

Father Deacon Basil Ryan is a native of Colorado, and has lived in Denver for most of his life. He holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Regis University and a Masters of Theology from the University of Balaamond. Fr. Dcn. Basil is married to his lovely wife Brittany, and they have two daughters. Deacon Basil is passionate about the therapeutic healing found in Eastern Catholicism. Fr. Dcn. Basil is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Candidate in the State of Colorado, and the head of the Mount Tabor Counseling in Denver www.mounttaborcounseling.com. He can be reached at Basil.balke@holyprotection.org