I was born and raised in Edmonton but ministry has taken me all across our country. I have lived and ministered in Calgary, Saskatoon and Sudbury. I love this parish and the many ways we are able to serve our parishioners.
I am delighted to be here from the east coast of Canada, and to make St. Joe's parish my home. I particularly enjoy 1-on-1 conversations, and overall parish life.
We are excited to welcome Fr. Ed Eherer back to Grande Prairie and St. Joseph parish. Fr. Ed will be offering pastoral assistance to St. Joseph Parish but will also be involved in specialized Redemptorist Ministry outside of the parish.
I coordinate all aspects of preparation for couples planning to be married in the Catholic Church. I also coordinate adult initiation such as OCIA programs (Order of Christian Initiation for Adults) within the church, and am the contact person for annulments.
Baptism & Children's Sacramental Preparation
I coordinate children’s sacramental preparation & celebration for Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. The preparation of students attending Catholic schools is done in cooperation with the Supervisor of Religious Education at GPCSD.
Family & Children Ministry
I am responsible for family and children's programming. I oversee Liturgy of the Word with Children, SALT youth group (gr.3-5), and Mom's Prayer and Play. I organize parish-wide events like Mardi Gras, St. Joe's Got Talent, and our week-long Vacation Bible School
I coordinate youth programs and events for the church and with our two Catholic High Schooils - St. Joseph High School (Tuesdays) and St. JP2 High School (Thursdays). I am also known to provide tech support from time-to-time.
My role is to help coordinate the implementation, development, and use of resources for the various activities that occur at our parish. I am also responsible for the overall physical operations and maintenance of both the Priest residence and Church building.
My job is to administer and monitor the financial operations of the parish. I'm putting the fun into finance!
My role is to greet people, answer the phone, direct calls to staff, and assist with information. I keep the parish database updated, compile the weekly bulletin and Grapevine, and upload information to the parish website.
My job is maintenance and custodian, of the church building, and grounds.
I am responsible for housekeeping and cooking for the priests' residence.