St. Mary's Staff
Deacon Ken Rosha
Michele and I are happy to serve the parishes of the Four Pillars in Faith ACC. We live in Little Falls, where Michele has been the hospice chaplain for St. Gabriel Hospital. When I am not serving as your deacon, I am a part-time chaplain at Country Manor Campus in Sartell.
I became a member of St. Mary's in 1989. I started teaching CCD in 1990-91 and have taught mostly Sacraments classes (my favorite). I have also been involved in Adult Faith Formation and promoting Catholic Devotions and Eucharistic Adoration. My grandchildren are my joy. I am forever thankful to God for calling upon me to be a part of His Good Work.
Director of Youth and Young Adult
Ministry for the ACC
Tara, having a love of story-telling since childhood, passionately seeks the Lord's involvement in every page of her own narrative. The Lord has seen her through numerous adventures, and now has introduced the chapter of being the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for all of the Four Pillars in Faith ACC parishes. Tara is eager to carry out this new adventure with joyful ambition she prays is contagious.
Music Director for the ACC
Hannah Miller is originally from Browerville, MN, where she grew up with her five younger siblings on a small hobby farm. She graduated in 2021 with a degree in Sacred Music from the University of Mary. Her main instruments include piano, violin, organ, voice, and guitar. She has been playing for Masses since she was 12, and feels blessed to be able to continue the ministry into her career and to bring the beauty of music to the celebration of the Mass.
I have been a staff member of St. Mary's since 2001. I have been married over 30 years to my wonderful husband, Tim.
We have four grown children and four grandchildren. Some of my hobbies are spending time with family and friends, fishing, gardening and threshing shows with our Oliver tractors.
Tom Poorker was raised in the Milaca area and after living in a few different parts of upper Midwest, came home to start two outdoor related businesses. He also understands that the heart beat of a healthy community is a place to worship the Lord! Tom is married to Stacey and they live in Mille Lacs County.