Staff Member: Deacon Phil Ricker
Deacon Phil Ricker
Phone: 302 227 4550
Deacon Phil was born and raised in the Washington, DC area. He is the fourth born of four brothers and five sisters. He has been married to Nona for over 50 years. They have three children and nine grandchildren.
Deacon Phil was educated at both Maryland University and American University. He has received degrees from the American Institute of Banking.
His business background consists of six years of banking, including one year at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Phil owned and operated Shop Rite Liquors, Forest Travel Agency, Durite Janitorial Service, as well as the Maryland News Center that was founded in 1949 and is still a family operation.
Deacon Phil was ordained in September of 1994. He has served as an emcee to Cardinal Hickey and the three Regional bishops for over two years. He has served as Chaplain to the Prince George’s County and Maryland State Medevac Teams. For twelve years, his parish duties at St. Mark’s in Hyattsville consisted of chairing the finance committee, RICA, baptism preparation and marriage preparation.
Deacon Phil and his wife moved to Long Neck, Delaware in 2002. Prior to being assigned t St. Edmond, Deacon Phil was assigned to the parish of St. Michael the Evangelist/Mary Mother of Peace.
Deacon Phil is very eager to assist the needs of the parishioners of St. Edmond.