Rev. Anthony E. Cutcher (Coo´cher) was born and raised in Piqua, Ohio, the oldest of four children of Judy and Si Cutcher. Fr. Tony attended Saint Boniface Grade School.
After graduating from Lehman Catholic High School, in Sidney, OH in 1977, he entered the U.S. Navy to study Electronics and Nuclear Power in preparation for his duty aboard the USS Michigan (SSBN-‐727) – an Ohio class ballistic missile submarine stationed at Naval Base Kitsap -‐ Bangor, WA. During his time on the Michigan, Fr. Tony served as the ship’s Catholic lay minister in addition to his primary duty as a reactor operator.
Upon his discharge from the Navy in 1983, Fr. Tony relocated to Nashville, TN. It was while he was in Nashville at St. Edward’s parish that he answered the call to priesthood. Fr. Tony entered the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, OH in the fall of 1990, graduating three years later with a B.A. in Philosophy. As part of his seminary training, Fr. Tony spent his pastoral intern year at St. John Neumann parish under the supervision of Fr. Rob Waller. He graduated from the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary with a M.Div. and was ordained for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in May of 1999.
Fr. Tony served three years as a Parochial Vicar at St. Peter, Huber Heights. He became pastor of Sts. Peter & Paul in 2002 and then pastor of Holy Rosary Church, Saint Marys, Ohio in 2004. A member of the Archdiocesan Presbyteral Council, Fr. Tony was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Federation of Priests Councils in 2010 and became president in 2012. He serves on the Board of the National Advisory Council of the Saint John Vianney Center. As NFPC president, Fr. Tony is a contributor to the USCCB committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations.
Fr. Tony serves as a professional consultant with the Saint John Vianney Center providing religious workshops, convocations and retreats for Clergy and Religious across the country. Fr. Tony speaks on priestly unity, the relationship of bishops and their priests, vocations, church communications, and any topic that affects the lives and livelihood of priests.
Fr. Tony also currently serves the Archdiocese of Cincinnati as the pastor of St. Peter Catholic Church in Huber Heights, Ohio, as well as the Dayton, Ohio churches of Our Lady of the Rosary, St. Adalbert and Holy Cross.