Our team

Fr. Mike Chenier: Welcome to our website! I’m so happy to be pastor here at St. Joseph’s parish in the Soo! We have a strong community, with something for everyone. We warmly welcome visitors, if you come please introduce yourself to me! Our goal here at the parish is to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ. We are loyal to the teachings of the Catholic Church (even the unpopular ones!), and our parish family strives to grow in the knowledge and love of God. I hope you will join us!

Hello I am Father Romeo Cappella and I am a newly ordained priest for the diocese of Marquette and the new associate pastor here at St. Joseph’s parish. It is great to be here and I am excited to see God working here in and through our lives at St. Joseph’s Parish. God Bless!

Deacon Bill: I have been in this parish since 1954 when I met my wife, Marie, of 61 years.  I have watched the parish grow to what it is today, a close loving, active family and I am so proud and happy that the Lord had called me to the diaconate to be able to assist the pastor and to serve the people here at St. Joseph’s Parish.

Hello!  My name is Deana Knauf, I am a proud Mom of three grown children and looking forward to watching my three grandchildren grow. I recently accepted the position as Parish Secretary. As the parish secretary I have become aware of all the work that goes into keeping a Parish running, as well as, finding it amazing to see and hear about all the many parishioners who volunteer their time assisting on various committees and projects to help keep our Parish running smoothly. Thanks to all who have welcomed me and shared their expertise. 

Danna Schmitter: Hello, I am the Faith Formation Coordinator and Newman Center Director between St. Joseph Parish and LSSU Catholic Newman Center. I am privileged to have the ability to serve our parish alongside our Catechists and Newman Center students for the start of my 14th year. My time in my role continues to enrich me as a human being and as a Catholic. I could not be happier for all that I have learned in my experiences within our parish.

Hello, my name is Nicky Morrison. I am the part-time bookkeeping secretary here at St. Joseph’s Parish. My husband and I have been parishioners here for the past 11 years. We have one daughter and six boys. We feel so blessed to be a part of a such a wonderful church family!

 

I’m Sam Hoffrichter. I am the new maintenance supervisor and I am looking forward to helping keep the Church looking great!!

St. Joseph is the patron of our parish, and in this role leads us by his example of faithfulness, and prays for us to grow closer to God!