Our Staff and Leaders

Our fax number is 608.788.4070. Are you looking for Mass and Confession times?




Chuck Berendes
Chair, Parish Council
Member, Finance Council



Allie Dunkley
788-5483  Ext. 2
Parish Secretary

bulletin@mmoclacrosse.org   Please use this address for all bulletin announcements and submissions.
prayer@mmoclacrosse.org   Whenever you need your parish family to pray with you, please let us know. Our Prayer Chain treats all requests as confidential.
schedule@mmoclacrosse.org   Please use this address for matters related to lay liturgical ministries and scheduling. Thank you.
secretary@mmoclacrosse.org   Please use this address for all other contact with the parish. Thank you.
adunkley@mmoclacrosse.org   Please use this address for messages intended personally to Allie. Thank you.


Andy Foley
788-5483 x6
Director of Buildings and Grounds



Holly Gerling
788-5483  Ext. 3
Financial Secretary

Holly is our parish Finance Assistant. Holly (Steuck) Gerling attended St. Pius X School and graduated from Aquinas High School. She and her husband Ben are long-time members of MMOC. Their children, BJ, Morghan, and Keegan, attend Aquinas Catholic Schools.

finance@mmoclacrosse.org   Please use this address for all business contact with the parish. Thank you.
hgerling@mmoclacrosse.org   Please use this address for messages intended personally to Holly. Thank you.


Sue Groetsch
President, PCCW
Member, Parish Pastoral Council
Hospitality Ministry




Joe Kaiser
President, Men's Club
Member, Parish Pastoral Council



Fr. Brian D. Konopa
788-5483 x7

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
Director of Sacred Music
Director, Sunday Choir

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

Mary Jo has over two 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.


Dn. Richard Sage
788-5483 (o), 317-5584 (c)
Permanent Deacon

BS Business Administration, Viterbo University
MA Servant Leadership, Viterbo University

Visit Deacon Richard's page.  In 2014 Richard retired as Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse. He is chair of the Building Our Future Together Commission.



Sr. Kathy Stuttgen, FSPA
788-5483  Ext. 5
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.


Tom Thibodeau
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Adult Faith Formation

BA Psychology and English, St. John's University, Collegeville, MN
MA Human and Religious Studies, St. Mary's University, Winona, MN
DMin candidate, Consortium of Theological Schools, St. Paul, MN

Tom is a professor of religious studies at Viterbo University and director of the Masters Program in Servant Leadership.  A masterful story teller, Tom is truly a modern day prophet in our midst, and we do well to listen.  Along with Joe Kruse and Deacon Richard Sage, Tom is one of the founders of A Place of Grace, the Catholic Worker House in La Crosse.

Tom and Priscilla are the parents of three adult daughters.  In 2008 Tom was named the MMOC Man of the Year.  Tom (with Frau Priscilla) was 2009 La Crosse Oktoberfest Maple Leaf Parade Marshal.




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, websites, blog, and Facebook to reach out to the next generations.

At MMOC, Joseph coordinates the Lector ministry, is active in the Men's Club, administers the parish email system, and helps with technology. In November 2009 he was named MMOC Man of the Year for his work on the parish photo directory.

In his day job Joseph teaches a communication course at UW-L.


van Oss

Therese van Oss
office 788-5483  Ext. 4
cell 738-9168
Director of Religious Education
Pastoral Minister

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 part-time service to MMOC Parish, Therese also serves part-time 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.

Therese and Joseph are proud of (L to R) Christina Wateski, Nicolaas van Oss, Alyssa Haukaas, Patrick van Oss, and Hanna van Oss. Therese is active as a musician with the La Crosse Concert Band.

van Oss family  van Oss at LCCB



Dave Wagner

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.

Updated 26 November 2016