Our Staff and Leaders

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Deacon Terry Bell
608-788-5483 Ext. 6
Permanent Deacon

Learn more about Deacon Bell on our Deacon's Page.



Chuck Berendes
Chair, Parish Council
Member, Finance Council



Curtis Bisek
President, Men's Club
Member, Parish Pastoral Council



Andy Foley
608-788-5483 Ext. 9
Director of Buildings and Grounds



Kristin Johnson
608-788-5483 Ext. 4
Director of Faith Formation

BA Religious Studies, Viterbo University
MA Servant Leadership, Viterbo University

Six parishes collaborate in providing religious education and faith formation for their children and youth: Blessed Sacrament, Cathedral, Holy Trinity, Mary Mother of the Church, Roncalli Newman, and St. James the Less. Kristin is entrusted with serving these parishes by directing programming for families and elementary-age children.



Mike Juran
608-788-5483  Ext. 2
Financial Assistant

Mike and Cathy have been very active members of our parish for decades.



Fr. Brian D. Konopa
608-788-5483 Ext. 3

BA Philosophy, Franciscan University of Steubenville 1994
M.Div. Pontifical College of Josephinum 1998
MA Theology, Pontifical College of Josephinum 2003

Learn more about Fr. Konopa on our Pastor's Page.



Mary Jo Lium
608-788-5483 Ext. 8
Director of Sacred Music
Director, Sunday Choir
Director, New Life Choir

BA Music, Church Music Major, Emphasis on Pipe Organ, Viterbo University

Mary Jo has three decades of experience in the roles of parish director of liturgical music, director of religious education, teacher of the diocesan program in music for children with special needs, director of the La Crosse Girlchoir, and the La Crescent Community Choir.


Samuel Obert
608-788-5483 Ext. 5
Director of Youth Faith Formation

BA Psychology, University of Northern Iowa

Six parishes collaborate in providing religious education and faith formation for their middle- and high-school youth: Blessed Sacrament, Cathedral, Holy Trinity, Mary Mother of the Church, Roncalli Newman, and St. James the Less. Samuel is entrusted with serving these parishes by directing programming for families with middle- and high-school students.



Rita Sanchez
President, PCCW
Member, Parish Pastoral Council




Sr. Kathy Stuttgen, FSPA
608-788-5483  Ext. 7
Minister and advocate for the Elderly and the sick
Visitor to those in hospital or homebound
Minister to people in grief and loss
Silver Circle

Visit Sr. Kathy's page. In 2008, Sr. Kathy was named the MMOC Woman of the Year.  In 2012 she was named a recipient of the Iverson Freking Award by Bethany St. Joseph Corp.

Please pray for this woman who does so much for our parish members who tend to be out of sight: the elderly, sick, lonely, grieving, frail, and marginal. Kathy is our reminder that those we don't see are still sisters and brothers in our parish family. Let our prayer include them, too.


Joseph van Oss
Webmaster, blogger and photographer

BS Technical Communication, University of Minnesota
MS Technical Communication, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

We are called to use every gift, every tool to continue Christ's work. Today, the web and social media have to be part of how we reach out. We use the parish app, two websites, our blog, and Facebook.

At MMOC, Joseph coordinates the Lector ministry and administers the parish email system. In November 2009 he was named MMOC Man of the Year for his work on the parish photo directory. In June 2020 he was again named MOTY for work on another parish directory and for televising our Masses during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Therese van Oss
office 608-788-5483  Ext. 0
cell 608-738-9168
Funeral Coordinator

BS Musical Education K-12 (Instrumental), University of Minnesota
MA Pastoral and Liturgical Studies, St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, St. Thomas University

In addition to her service to MMOC Parish, Therese also serves as Chaplain at the Bethany St. Joseph Care Center and Onalaska Care Center. In all three settings she is treasured for her gentle, inspiring presence. In November 2012, Therese was named MMOC Woman of the Year. She is also active as a musician with the La Crosse Concert Band.



Dave Wagner
home 608-452-4516
cell 608-780-3484

Chair, Finance Council
Member, Parish Pastoral Council
Parish Trustee

In November 2013, Dave was named MMOC Man of the Year. Our pastor praised and thanked Dave for guiding the parish through the challenges of debt, budgetary shortfalls and an aging set of buildings. Dave is also treasury manager with Kwik Trip. He and Laura, parents of two, have been members of our parish since they were married here in 1990.


Steve Young
788-5483  Ext. 1
Parish Secretary

Steve and his wife Anne are the parents of two children.
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Updated 22 June 2023