Father Neil Lustado was born and raised in the Philippines and attended Xavier University, Ateneo de Cagayan where he received a Bachelor of Science, with a major in Philosophy and minor in psychology. He also received a Bachelors in Theology, at Maryhill School of Theology, Manila, Philippines.
On completion of university, he managed an Information Technology business “Computer Café”. He continued additional studies in Canada at Newman Theological College in Edmonton, Alberta completing a Bachelor of Divinity. He was ordained to the priesthood in Kelowna at St. Charles Garnier Church in 2011. He has been assigned to several parishes in the Nelson diocese prior to his current assignment at the Catholic Parishes of Penticton in July 2023.