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Father Edwin PerezFather Edwin E. Perez became the pastor of Our Lady of the Valley Church in Luray June 27, 2019.

Most recently he was parochial vicar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Lake Ridge.

He was born Dec. 11, 1967, the son of Eriberto and Esmeralda Perez of Dale City.

He has one brother and one sister.

He earned a bachelor’s in music from West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va., in 1989.

His diaconate assignment was at St. Luke Church in McLean.

He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Paul S. Loverde at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington June 9, 2001.

His diaconate assignment was at St. Luke Church in McLean (2000-01).

He was parochial vicar of St. Michael Church in Annandale (2001-04).

He was parochial vicar at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Fredericksburg (2004-08).

Father Perez served as chaplain at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria (2008-13), while in residence at St. Rita Church in Alexandria.

Father Perez was a Parochial Vicar at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Woodbridge from 2013 until June of 2019.