Ministry & Education Staff
Director of Music
Rick has served as the Director of Music at St. Francis for nine years. He believes his role is to provide a varied, yet focused, Music and Fine Arts Program for each of our distinctly different Sunday Masses; music and musicians for church social events; reach the community at large by engaging youth and parents in Scenes (the musical theater camps held each summer), and to provide spiritual leadership to ALL those involved.
Director of Family Ministry
As the Director of Family Ministry, Allison coordinates and leads adult Bible studies, the children’s lessons (Let it Shine and Lighthouse), youth Sunday school (G.L.O.W.), pageants, celebrations and more!
Pastoral Care coordinator
Currently, Jerry serves as Pastoral Care coordinator while also being one of the first friendly faces you see in the office. What does Jerry like best about St. Francis? “Definitely the people. It is a wonderfully welcoming community that cares about its parishioners and their needs.”
Lay Ministry Coordinator
Executive Assistant to the Rector
Amy quickly became involved at St. Francis and began working here as soon as there was an open position. She is Father Bates' Executive Assistant and knows that sometimes you never know what will come up that needs to be done, so she is always willing to jump in and take care of those tasks with other staff people. Her favorite thing about St. Francis is that “It is home” and she’s felt that way since they joined.
Arlene believes her role here as Business Administrator, is to equip the various ministries and management of St. Francis with the knowledge and resources needed to conduct business matters in the right way to further the mission of St. Francis. The friendliness and welcoming atmosphere at St. Francis is what she likes best about this church.
As membership coordinator, her role is to greet visitors, new members, and parishioners on Sunday mornings, reach out to them to insure they are acknowledged and feel welcome, and to be available to assist them and answer any questions. When asked what she loves most about St. Francis, Kathryn stated that she “loves the clergy, the people, and that our family feels like it is another home!”
As Event Coordinator, she sees her role as helping all our ministers and ministries plan and execute their events with as much ease as possible. The St. Francis community sure loves to have good times. To Lynn, the best thing about St. Francis is people knowing people and she says, “We are a wonderful, loving community.”
Member Records/Assistant to Father Wismer
Juan Pablo Castro
Juan Carlos Rivera
Juan Carlos knows his role is important to the St. Francis and takes pride in preparing the buildings for worship and other events here. He enjoys working with the staff and parishioners of St. Francis.