St. Mary's Staff

  • Four Pillars in Faith ACC
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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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Amanda Peterson

Administrative Assistant

Amanda works as the Administrative Assistant for St. Mary's, Mora and St. Kathryn's, Ogilvie. She is also the Temporary Director of Religious Education at St. Mary's, Mora.  Amanda grew up in Mora and has been a member of St. Mary's her whole life.  She continues to live in the Mora area with her family on a small hobby farm and enjoys the country life. Amanda believes it is important for families to stay involved and volunteer for activities in our parishes because together we make the Church what it is.

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Janelle Kunkel

Director of Religious Education

I have been the Director of Religious Education at St. Mary's in Mora since August, 2021. My husband and I were married at St. Mary's in 2007 and I have been active at St. Mary's, Mora and/or St. Kathryn's, Ogilvie since then. We have four school aged children and I am passionate about sharing our faith and love of Christ with youth.

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Tim Koran

Maintenance

Tim has been employed as the maintenance person at
St. Mary's for 4+ years. His job includes all cleaning and maintenance of both St. Mary's Church and our Parish Center. In addition to the buildings, he is our full-time maintenance person for all grounds work including mowing, plowing, etc.

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Tara Taylor

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.  

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Hannah Miller

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.