I was ordained a priest in 1990 and assigned to All Saints, Keokuk, in July 2019. Pope Francis appointed me, along with Fr. Goetz, a Missionary of Mercy in 2016 and thus dedicated to sacrament of reconciliation and preaching mercy of God. I hold a doctorate in Economics and taught college courses.
My family consists of my adult adopted son, Bryan, who adopted me first, as well as one sister, two brothers, one nephew and one niece. Both of my parents are now deceased, but it may be interesting to note that after my mom’s death, my dad followed me into the priesthood and served in Ft Madison.
My interests are many. I been a member of the diocesan CRS and CCHD board since 1995, the Priest’s Aid Society Board since 1993. I served local Foster Care Review Boards for nine years and a local Empowerment Board for three years. My hobbies also include walking, riding bicycles, computer and video games, and listening to catholic radio.
Director of Faith Formation & Youth Ministry
Husband to a lovely wife, father to 5 children, two of which attend St. Vincent's Catholic School. I graduated in 2010 from Quincy University with a degree in Theology & Philosophy with a concentration in pastoral ministry and have been serving All Saints parish since January 2012. Since that time, walking with the people of Keokuk; I have received a certificate in Youth Ministry through the Center for Ministry Development in spring of 2015 and am currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Catechetics & Evangelization at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Please feel free to contact me at any time about the webpage, parish social media platforms, faith formation events & programs, or sacramental preparation.
I began working for Keokuk Catholic Schools and All Saints in 1989. I was raised in Mediapolis, IA, and moved to Keokuk when I married my husband, Tom, in 1977. We have two sons, Matt, who lives in Iowa City, and Dan, who lives in Ankeny with his wife Jill. All three of my "men" are graduates of Cardinal Stritch. I love my job, and couldn't imagine working anywhere else!