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.
Father Joseph Nguyễn
Fr. Joseph was ordained a priest on May 28, 2022.
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 Gary Schneider
Deacon Gary was ordained in 2008. He assists at St. John’s at weekend liturgies.
Pastoral Care Coordinator
Director of Business Operations
Mark oversees the finances and day-to-day business operations of the parish community.
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.
Director of Development
Phone: ext. 1253
Phone: ext. 1217
Phone: ext. 1220
Phone: ext. 1227
Office of Discipleship and Mission
Director of Discipleship
651-633-1540 ext. 1280
Director of Community Life
651-633-1540 ext. 1228
Coordinator of Discipleship for Families
Phone: 651-633-1540 ext. 1234
Coordinator of Discipleship for Middle School Youth
and Young Adults
Phone: 651-633-1540 ext. 1254
Deacon Michael Lane
Coordinator of Sacraments
Phone: 651-633-1540 ext. 1219
Photo by Dave Hrbacek, The Catholic Spirit.
651-633-1540 ext. 1211
Coordinator of Evangelization
651-633-1540 ext. 1250
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.
Liturgical Administrative Assistant
Phone: ext. 1279
Director of Contemporary Ensemble
Director of Ignite
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.