Staff

Fr. Talbot – Pastor

After serving as Miami, FL Assistant State Attorney responsible for prosecuting criminal cases, Fr. Talbot returned to Minnesota in 1998 to enter the St. Paul Seminary. He was ordained a priest in the archdiocese in 2004. He served as parochial vicar of the Cathedral of St. Paul for one year and pastor of St. Jude of the Lake in Mahtomedi for six years before becoming St. Mary’s pastor in 2011.

Mary Scherping – Parish Administrator

Mary has been a member of St. Mary’s staff since 2001 and is responsible for all aspects of parish administration, facilities, communication and finances. She has both her CPA and MBA and prior to joining St. Mary’s, worked in the healthcare finance field.

  • Parish finances
  • Giving options
  • Parish communications
  • Facilities
  • Cemetery
  • Parish business issues
  • General parish questions

Mary Beth Jambor – Director of Sacraments and Worship

Mary Beth’s first stint working with St. Mary’s was as Director of Faith Formation from 1998-2005. For the next eight years, she worked as a writer and editor for a Catholic publishing house before returning to St. Mary’s in 2013. Mary Beth helps prepare families for first reception of the sacraments and coordinates weekend liturgies.

Liz Racine – Director of Liturgical Music

Liz’s musical background includes work as a public school music teacher, vocal jazz ensemble director and member of the Dale Warland Singers. With more than 25 years of experience in music ministry, Liz’s roles at St. Mary’s have included Adult Choir Director, Music Coordinator and currently Liturgical Music Director.

  • Adult Choir
  • Teen Ensemble
  • Blessed Busy music group 

Samantha Hagel – Director of Mission

 

 

Casey Green – Coordinator of Outreach Ministries

Casey and her husband have been parishioner for over 18 years. She has a degree in secondary education and theology from the University of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota and also completed a semester in Pastoral Studies at the University of St. Thomas. Casey taught high school for five years and managed non-profits agencies, who worked with the marginalized citizens in the community for 30 years.  She retired for three years after her husband died, before returning to work in this position, where she can continue to serve the faith community.

 

 

Karlene Feidt – Director of Faith Formation

Karlene has more than 15 years of experience in the field of faith formation. She is responsible for all aspects of faith formation in the parish – from the toddlers who attend the nursery program to adult faith formation.

  • Elementary Faith Formation
  • Adult Faith Formation
  • General Faith Formation inquiries

Justin Kelly – Coordinator of Youth Formation for Grades 6-12

A life-long member of the parish and a graduate of St. Mary’s School, Justin leads the faith formation program for youth in grades 6-12.

  • Middle and High School Faith Formation
  • Youth Ministry opportunities
  • Workcamp (high school mission trip)
  • Summer Blast (middle schoolers)
  • Young Adult Ministry

Theresa Steffes – Coordinator of Preschool and Kindergarten

Educated and trained as an art teacher, Theresa is responsible for faith formation for children in kindergarten and younger. She also coordinates the parish’s Vacation Bible School, held every August.

  • Early childhood and mom classes
  • Sunday School program
  • Preschool and Kindergarten Faith Formation
  • “Welcoming the Little Ones” nursery (9:00 and 11:00 Masses)
  • Vacation Bible School

Terry Reasoner Funeral Planner

A long-time volunteer with St. Mary’s funeral liturgy and prayer line ministries, Terry is now on staff as funeral planner.

Laurie Munns – Parish Receptionist

Loree Weber – Administrative Assistant

Judy Burke – Facilities Rental Coordinator

Rebecca Kaup –  Principal Accompanist

Amy Spindler – Accounting Assistant

Margi Couillard – Wedding Coordinator

Donna Rekucki – Wedding Coordinator

Greg Mortenson – Director of Maintenance

Mike Herzog – Maintenance Team

Rick Aker – Maintenance Team