St. Mary's Staff

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Father Derek Wiechmann

Pastor

Father Derek Wiechmann grew up on a dairy farm near
St. Rosa. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of St. Cloud in 2017. He enjoys fishing, hunting, farming, the woods, and gardening when he has time. 

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Deacon Ken Rosha

Deacon

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.

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Cecelia "Ceil" Soderberg

Parish Associate

I've been an employee at St. Mary's Church since 1985. It has been a real blessing to know the pastors and parishioners and to be of service to my parish.

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Kris Archibald

Administrative Assistant

I have been on staff at St. Mary's since 2003.  I love being a part of this parish and having the opportunity to get to know so many wonderful people.

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Rita Olson

Faith Formation Director

I have been the DFF since 2016.  I love bringing the Truths of our beautiful Catholic faith to the families. I have been the coordinator for Eucharistic Adoration at St. Anne’s Chapel since it’s beginning in 1998.  

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Vicky Gruba

Faith Formation

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.

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Mary Ziegler

Custodian

I have been a staff member of St. Mary's since 2001. I have been married for 37 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.

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Tom Poorker

Custodian

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.

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George Jowiski

Miscellaneous Upkeep

George has been employed at St. Mary's for over ten years.
He assists with miscellaneous projects.

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