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St. Mary's Staff


Father Derek Wiechmann


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


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.


Tim Koran


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. 

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Jessie Faber


Jessie works as the receptionist for St. Mary's, Mora and

St. Kathryn's, Ogilvie.  Jessie grew up in the surrounding area and moved to Mora after graduating from High School.  She became a member of St. Mary's, Mora after she met her spouse.  She enjoys quilting and time spent with family.  Jessie also drives school bus for Mora Public Schools.

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Lee Ann King

Religious Education Director

Lee Ann King is a 30 year resident of Mora.  Born in Charleston, West Virginia, she met her husband Adam while they were both serving in the Army. She is a Desert Storm veteran.

Adam and Lee Ann have 5 children, Elijah, Isaiah, Gabriel, Grace, and William. They converted to the Catholic faith and went to RCIA here at St. Mary’s in 2004. Lee Ann has a background in psychology, real estate, information technology, and teaching.  She has taught pre-school age to high school children at St. Scholastica Academy in Isanti.  Lee Ann has a desire to share the faith and help others to see the beauty of the Catholic Church and its teachings.


Lee Ann loves reading and belongs to a Catholic women’s book club which has been together for close to 20 years.  She is a yarn and crochet enthusiast who is known to carry a crochet hook in her purse just in case of an emergency.   

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