Clergy & Staff

Priests

Fr. Brian Christensen - Pastor

BChristensen@diorc.org

Fr. Matt Fallgren- Associate Pastor

mfallgren@diorc.org

 

Please reload

Deacons

Dcn. Raul Daniel - Permanent Deacon

rdaniel@rushmore.com

1.  When did you start employment at Cathedral OLPH? I was ordained as a deacon at Cathedral in August, 2004.

2.  Would you please describe your job (in a nutshell).  I serve as a deacon at Mass on weekends & some Holy Days, & I am available for baptisms, marriages, wakes, funerals, quinceañeras.

3.  What might surprise your friends or colleagues to learn about your job? They would be surprised at how much time I put in to preparing a homily & that ministering to our men & women in uniform & their families is also real-live deacon work that they will likely never see.  But I know I make a difference because I continue to get emails, calls, & texts related to ministry from Air Force people that have moved away.

4.  What is the best part about working at Cathedral? I enjoy serving with many of our generous volunteer ministers.

5.  What do you do when you aren't working? When I'm not at Cathedral I'm working on base. When I'm not at the base I'm ready as much as I can about the Faith. So much to learn, so little time!

Dcn. Jim Scherr

jbscherr@rushmore.com

1. When did you start employment at Cathedral OLPH? July 2013

2. Would you please describe your job (in a nutshell). Serve as a Permanent Deacon. I lead a weekly adult class at GOF. I am the contact person for marriage prep, and Barb and I work with engaged couples.

3. What might surprise your friends or colleagues to learn about your job?

4. What is the best part about working at Cathedral? I am serving those who live in my community.

5. What do you do when you aren’t working? I enjoy walking, bicycle riding, and fishing.

Please reload

Administration

Beth Strain - Parish Administrator

beth@cathedralolph.org - Phone 605-342-0507 ex203

  1. When did you start employment at Cathedral OLPH? August, 2007

  2. Would you please describe your job (in a nutshell).  Lead the employees of the Cathedral, attend to the financial management of Cathedral, Newman Center and St Michael’s, Hermosa, and oversee the maintenance of all facilities under the Cathedral jurisdiction all with the goal of accomplishing the mission of the Cathedral AND anything else that gets put on my desk.

  3. What might surprise your friends or colleagues to learn about your job?  Even though I work for a church, seems like most of the duties I do are not “churchy,” more businesslike.

  4. What is the best part about working at Cathedral?  The employees that I have the grace to work with!  Also the many challenges that come my way.

  5. What do you do when you aren’t working? Spend as much time as I can with my adorable grandchildren, if not that shopping, walking or hiking.

Julie Zastrow - Parish Bookkeeper

julie@cathedralolph.org - Phone 605-342-0507 ex206

1.  When did you start employment at Cathedral OLPH? October 1, 2014.

2.  Would you please describe your job (in a nutshell). As the bookkeeper, I am responsible for the collections, accounts payable, payroll, and general accounting for the Cathedral, St. Michael’s Church and the Newman Center.

3.  What might surprise your friends or colleagues to learn about your job? I lead morning staff prayer and attend workshops and retreats related to becoming a more hospitable, faith filled employee, co-worker, and person.

4.  What is the best part about working at Cathedral? I can incorporate my work with prayer, adoration and living out my faith and beliefs with my co-workers.

5.  What do you do when you aren’t working? I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren, reading, shopping, and watching baseball.

Janet Uhl - Secretary

janet@cathedralolph.org - Phone 605-342-0507 ex206

1. When did you start employment at Cathedral OLPH? January, 2015

2.  Would you please describe your job (in a nutshell). I am Fr. Dillon’s and Fr. Ed’s secretary, and I am responsible for ordering supplies. I also make the OLPH and Hermosa bulletins, Perpetual Help collection posters, and the hospital EM calendar.

3.  What might surprise your friends or colleagues to learn about your job? My friends would be most surprised that I am a secretary at all since my work background is as a medical technologist.

4. What is the best part about working at Cathedral? There isn’t a single best part about working at the Cathedral. It is a combination of people, atmosphere, and the opportunity to learn more about the Church.

5. What do you do when you aren’t working? I love to travel, read, and make cards.

Roberta Bruhn - Administrative Assistant & Safe Environment Coordinator

roberta@cathedralolph.org - Phone 605-342-0507 ex211

Kim Eliason - Receptionist

Phone 605-342-0507 ex205

Please reload

Formation and Parish Life

Brett Eckert - Evangelization & Catechesis Director

brett@cathedralolph.org - Phone 605-342-0507 ex212

Laura Hawk - Youth and Young Adult Director

laura@cathedralolph.org - Phone 605-342-0507 ex214

Mary Daniel - Children's Ministry Director

mary@cathedralolph.org - Phone 605-342-0507 ex213

Ruby Matejcik - Event Coordinator

ruby@cathedralolph.org - Phone 605-342-0507 ex207

Lisa Moeller - Food Services Manager

lisa@cathedralolph.org - Phone 605-342-0507 ex208

Brendan Murphy - Newman Center Director

brendan@rcnewmancenter.com

Please reload

Liturgy and Music

Amber Larsen - Music Director

amber@cathedralolph.org - Phone 605-342-0507 ex210

  1. When did you start employment at Cathedral OLPH? April, 2014

  2. Would you please describe your job (in a nutshell). As the Music Director I am responsible planning and scheduling the music and musicians for all Liturgies held at the Cathedral, maintaining and updating the musical resources for the Cathedral, Newman Center, and Hermosa Parishes, and working with outside choirs wishing to host concerts or fundraisers at the Cathedral.
  3. What might surprise your friends or colleagues to learn about your job? There is a lot more time and preparation involved for each Liturgy, large or small, then what most people would expect.
  4. What is the best part about working at Cathedral? Getting to use my musical talents for the honor and praise of God.
  5. What do you do when you aren’t working? I enjoy spending time with family and friends, being a member of the Dakota Choral Union Concert Choir and Kantorie choir, participating in outdoor hobbies and activities, and preparing for and growing in my vocation.
Please reload

Maintenance and Housekeeping

DJ Hoebel - Maintenance Director

maintenance@cathedralolph.org - Phone 605-342-0507 ex215