Fr. Olin is a native of Santa Clarita. Baptized at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help, he spent all of his youth here until attending USC where he earned a B.A. in Literature. Following College, he entered the seminary at St. John’s Seminary in nearby Camarillo.
Fr. Olin was ordained in 1996. His first assignment was St. Denis in Diamond Bar, CA. After some time, he then moved to Holy Angels in Arcadia, CA. After two years at Holy Angels, Fr. Mayfield joined the U.S. Navy where he served as chaplain on the USS Wasp, and as chaplain to the 3rd Battalion 12th Marines.
Fr. Mayfield then returned to the Diocese and was an associate at St. Peter Claver church in Simi Valley.
Oh July 1st, 2008, Fr. Olin Mayfield arrived at St. Clare Parish. After exactly two years of serving St. Clare, he was declared Pastor on July 1st, 2010.