Staff Directory

Pastoral Ministry

Father Paul Shovelain
Parochial Administrator
Phone: ext.1214

Fr. Paul was ordained a priest in 2014. He became parochial administrator of St. John’s in 2019. He is our spiritual leader and is responsible for the pastoral care of the people of St. John the Baptist.


Fr. Kevin Magner
Parochial Vicar
Phone: ext.1213

Fr. Magner was ordained a priest in 2003. He became parochial vicar of St. John’s in 2019. Fr. Magner assists Fr. Paul in the pastoral care of the people of St. John the Baptist.

Deacon Rod Palmer
Phone: ext.1298

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
Phone: ext.1216

Deacon Peter was ordained in 1978. He assists at St. John’s with funerals.

Deacon Gary Schneider
Phone: ext.1288

Deacon Gary was ordained in 2008. He assists at St. John’s at weekend liturgies.

Mary Hartz
Parish Nurse
Phone: ext. 1229

Mary is part of the ABLE program for “Assisting Better Lives for Elders”. ABLE is a partnership between St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and the Benedictine Health Care Center at Innsbruck. The purpose of the program is to assist in meeting the needs of the elder parishioners in their own homes.


Mark Dittman
Parish Administrator
Phone: ext.1215

Mark oversees the finances and day-to-day business operations of the parish community.

Bret Sutton
Director of Stewardship & Development
Phone: 651-315-5952

Jean Robson
Sacramental Records/Administrative Assistant
Phone: ext.1219

Maureen Owusu
Parish Bookkeeper
Phone: ext. 1255

Michelle Chock
Phone: ext. 1224

Teri Shea
Facilities Coordinator
Phone: ext.1237

Teri reserves rooms for the various parish groups who meet in our pastoral center. Teri coordinates rentals for St. Joseph’s Hall.

Bonnie Haik
Phone: ext.1210

Rita Arndorfer
Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: ext. 1220

Steven Fierro
Kitchen and Hospitality Coordinator
Phone: ext. 1227

Katherine LeDuc
Rectory Housekeeper & Cook

Office of Discipleship and Mission

Jessica Balzarini, Director
Phone: 651-633-1540 ext. 1228

Mikayla Anderson
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.

Mary Kohlhaas
Family Faith Formation Coordinator
Phone: 651-633-1540 ext. 1234

Jennifer Livermont
Sunday School
Phone: ext.1255

Jodie Wolla
Administrative Assistant
651-633-1540 ext. 1211


Jay Hunstiger
Director of Worship
Phone: ext.1212

Jay 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.

Lori Vosejpka
Director of Contemporary Ensemble

Carrie Kram
Director of Choristers

Abe Gross
Director of Ignite


Pat Hinnenkamp
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.

Dave Blegen