Rev. Zachary (Zak) Boazman, Associate Pastor
Fr. Zachary Boazman, originally from Texas, was born and raised in the Dallas area, where his parents still live today. He attended Catholic school beginning in Kindergarten and graduated from Cistercian Preparatory School in 2010. He attended the University of Oklahoma following graduation as a National Merit Scholar. In college, he heard God call him to enter seminary and after graduating from OU with a BS in Mathematics in 2012, became a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.
Fr. Zak attended seminary at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, CO for all seven years of his priestly formation. There, he became friends with seminarians and priests from dioceses around the Rockies: Colorado, Montana, Arizona, Iowa, and Kansas.
In 2019, Fr. Zak was part of a class of five priests ordained for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. He was assigned as parochial vicar (associate pastor) at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ponca City, OK. In 2020, he was asked to attend the Liturgical Institute, where he continues his studies to earn a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL) and a Masters of Arts in Liturgical Studies.
In 2021, Fr. Zak was appointed Associate Director of the Secretariat for Divine Worship where he works with Fr. Stephen Bird to plan and coordinate diocesan liturgical celebrations and promote good sacred liturgy in the Archdiocese. In 2022, Archbishop Coakley asked Fr. Zak to serve as Chaplain of Cristo Rey OKC Catholic High School as well as parochial vicar (associate pastor) of Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church. Fr. Zak enjoys golf and exercise, spending time with friends, studying liturgy and dabbling in architecture.