Father Paul Shovelain
Fr. Paul was ordained a priest in 2014. He became pastor of St. John’s on July 1, 2020. He is our spiritual leader and is responsible for the pastoral care of the people of St. John the Baptist.
Deacon Rod Palmer
Deacon Rod was ordained in 1999. Deacon Rod is active with our St. Vincent de Paul Outreach program and assists at weekend liturgies.
Deacon Peter D’Heilly
Deacon Peter was ordained in 1978. He assists at St. John’s with funerals.
Deacon Gary Schneider
Deacon Gary was ordained in 2008. He assists at St. John’s at weekend liturgies.
Deacon John Belian
Deacon Joseph Nguyen
Pastoral Care Coordinator
Mark oversees the finances and day-to-day business operations of the parish community.
Phone: ext. 1255
Phone: ext. 1224
Teri reserves rooms for the various parish groups who meet in our pastoral center. Teri coordinates rentals for St. Joseph’s Hall.
Phone: ext. 1253
Phone: ext. 1210
Phone: ext. 1217
Phone: ext. 1220
Phone: ext. 1227
Office of Discipleship and Mission
Jessica Balzarini, Director
Phone: 651-633-1540 ext. 1228
Director of Youth Ministry & Confirmation
Phone: 651-633-1540 ext. 1218
Coordinates 7th Grade Faith Formation, Confirmation (a 2-year program normally beginning in 8th grade), and junior and senior high youth retreats and events.
Coordinator of Discipleship for Families
Phone: 651-633-1540 ext. 1234
Coordinator of Sacraments, RCIA
Phone: 651-633-1540 ext. 1219
651-633-1540 ext. 1211
Coordinator of Discipleship for Adults
651-633-1540 ext. 1280
Director of Worship
Lee is the music and liturgy director for the parish. He leads the music at three of the four-weekend liturgies, funerals, weddings, holidays, and holy days from the organ. He trains the lay ministers and prepares them for their liturgical duties. He also prepares the Mass leaflets, heads the Arts and Environment Committee, and directs the choir and schola.
Director of Contemporary Ensemble
Director of Ignite
Liturgical Administrative Assistant
Phone: ext. 1279
Director of Maintenance
Phone: ext. 1203
The goal of the maintenance department is to provide a safe, secure and clean environment that is well maintained for our parishioners, staff, students and visitors of our campus.