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Fr. Bill Murtaugh

Pastor

wmurtaugh@paxchristi.com

Fr. Bill Murtaugh

Pastor
Father Bill Murtaugh was appointed pastor of Pax Christi Catholic Community beginning July 1, 2012. He was no stranger having served here as senior associate pastor from July 2011 to June 2012 and from July 2006 to June 2008. He can be found most days in his office with his two golden retrievers at his feet. Previously he was pastor of St. Thomas Becket in Eagan, St. John the Baptist in New Brighton, St. Henry’s in Monticello, St. Joan of Arc in Minneapolis, and an associate at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. A native of Hastings, MN, he studied for the priesthood in Chicago and served in Cleveland and New York City before returning to Minnesota in 1982.
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Fr. Marc Paveglio

Parochial Vicar

mpaveglio@paxchristi.com

Fr. Marc Paveglio

Parochial Vicar
Father Marc Paveglio became the Parochial Vicar at Pax Christi in June 2016. A native of Pennsylvania, he came to the Twin Cities after college and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis in 2014. Previously he served at Our Lady of Grace in Edina. In his free time Father Marc enjoys cooking, reading, skiing, and writing.
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Terry Beer

Deacon

tbeer@paxchristi.com

Terry Beer

Deacon
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Charles Bobertz

Deacon

cbobertz@paxchristi.com

Charles Bobertz

Deacon
Deacon Charles Bobertz holds a B.A. from St. John’s University in 1980, a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard University (1983), and M.A., Th.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale Uni-versity (1988). He was ordained to the diaconate for the diocese of St. Cloud in 1997. Deacon Bobertz is professor of New Testament and Patristics at St. John's School of Theology Seminary and joined Pax Christi as a deacon in June of 2015.  He and his wife Mary have two grown children, Sarah (26, Grants Pass, Oregon) and Thomas (24, Chanhassen, MN) and live in Chanhassen.
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Al Schroeder

Deacon

aschroeder@paxchristi.com

Al Schroeder

Deacon
Deacon Al was ordained for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis in September, 1998 and his first and only assignment has been to serve the Pax Christi Catholic Community. He works with people celebrating baptisms, weddings, and funerals, and he occasionally preaches at Sunday Mass.
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Jane Schmitz

Parish Director

jschmitz@paxchristi.com

Jane Schmitz

Parish Director
Jane directs and supervises the day to day overall operations of Pax Christi. She provides leadership for the development and implementation of all ministries, processes, and policies to effectively achieve Pax Christi's vision. Jane works collaboratively with the pastor, directors of each ministry area, staff, Community Council, Finance Council, and Lay Leadership Council.
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Steve Allen

Building Services

sallen@paxchristi.com

Steve Allen

Building Services
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Jessie Bazan

Youth Formation Minister (Grades 6 - 12; Young Adult Ministry)

jbazan@paxchristi.com

Jessie Bazan

Youth Formation Minister (Grades 6 - 12; Young Adult Ministry)
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Sally Bergum

Administrative Assistant

sbergum@paxchristi.com

Sally Bergum

Administrative Assistant
Supports all weekend liturgies, funerals, and other liturgical celebrations. She coordinates all of the liturgical ministries.
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Mary Ann Callahan

Care Ministry Specialist

macallahan@paxchristi.com

Mary Ann Callahan

Care Ministry Specialist
Mary Ann supports the pastoral care of our community, working closely with Jean Thoresen, Father Murtaugh, and Father Hayek. She collaborates with community members and staff to provide welcoming, life-giving pastoral ministry at Pax Christi.
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Renee Dignan

Youth Formation Minister (CLOW, Grades 1 through 5, VBC)

rdignan@paxchristi.com

Renee Dignan

Youth Formation Minister (CLOW, Grades 1 through 5, VBC)
Renee leads our new Children’s Liturgy of the Word program at the 9:00 and 11:00 am Masses. She also plans, develops, and implements catechesis for the Classroom Program (grades 1 - 6), First Reconciliation program, First Eucharist program,  and our popular summer Vacation Bible Camp. She works as a team member in Faith Formation and makes real the presence of God to hundreds of young Pax Christi members.
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Sue Fier

Parish Financial Manager

sfier@paxchristi.com

Sue Fier

Parish Financial Manager
Sue is responsible for the financial aspects of Pax Christi. She works with financial statements, budgeting, investments, and the treasury functions.  
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Joan Howe-Pullis

Coordinator of Justice and Liturgical Ministries

jhowe-pullis@paxchristi.com

Joan Howe-Pullis

Coordinator of Justice and Liturgical Ministries
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Jessie Johnson

Youth Formation Minister (Grades 6 - 12)

jjohnson@paxchristi.com

Jessie Johnson

Youth Formation Minister (Grades 6 - 12)
Jessie coordinates formation opportunities for youth in 9-12th grade. She seeks to empower the youth of the parish as Christian disciples through faith interest connectors (FICs), service and social justice projects, leadership opportunities, retreats, community-building activities, and the Confirmation preparation process. She also empowers adults in the parish as catechists and leaders, cultivating an intergenerational community of disciples living out the Gospel mission of Jesus Christ.
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Donna Kasbohm

Director Of Music and Liturgy

dkasbohm@paxchristi.com

Donna Kasbohm

Director Of Music and Liturgy
Donna oversees music at all our liturgical events and collaborates with all ministry areas to provide quality worship that promotes the full, conscious, and active participation of the assembly, supporting the mission of the Church.
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Mary Kennedy

Director of Stewardship and Development

mkennedy@paxchristi.com

Mary Kennedy

Director of Stewardship and Development
Mary's primary responsibility is to assist parishioners wherever they may be in their journey of stewardship as a way of life. She assists in the education of stewardship as a way of life, develops and manages hospitality and community life events, volunteer coordination, and planning and resource development.
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Terry Lee

Building Services

tlee@paxchristi.com

Terry Lee

Building Services

Terry’s primary responsibility is to provide an efficient, safe, and effective environment in our building and on our grounds. He opens the building and is here in the daytime Monday through Thursday and Saturdays.

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Maria Miller

Administrative Assistant

mmiller@paxchristi.com

Maria Miller

Administrative Assistant
Maria is an administrative assistant in the main office. Maria supports the work of Stewardship, Pastoral Ministry and the Nursery. She also works with Worship area to support ongoing weekly administrative needs. She also provides administrative support in some form to all ministry areas.
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Melissa Nault

Communication Arts Director

mnault@paxchristi.com

Melissa Nault

Communication Arts Director

Melissa is responsible for Pax Christi’s communications and marketing. She is responsible for the monthly magazine, website, weekly bulletin, newsletters, social media, outside marketing, video production, and creative artistic support for parish programs and events.

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Todd Nelson

Building Services

tnelson@paxchristi.com

Todd Nelson

Building Services

Todd keeps the building and grounds clean and safe, and sets up for meetings. Todd’s specialty is painting. He serves this community Monday through Thursday and Sunday late afternoons and evenings, overseeing evening activities.

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Angie O'Brien

Teen Choir Director

aobrien@paxchristi.com

Angie O'Brien

Teen Choir Director
Angie works with music and liturgy focusing on the Sunday 5:00pm Mass with the Teen Choir.
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Renee Reardon

Care Ministry Coordinator


Renee Reardon

Care Ministry Coordinator


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Ken Reineccius

Director Of Operations

kreineccius@paxchristi.com

Ken Reineccius

Director Of Operations
Oversees operations and maintenance of our physical plant and grounds. Ken supports administrative functions to serve the parish community and manages use of the building for parish and community groups.
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Lynn Schelitzche

Director of Faith Formation

lschelitzche@paxchristi.com

Lynn Schelitzche

Director of Faith Formation
Lynn provides leadership for the development and implementation of all faith formation programs. Working collaboratively with the faith formation staff, the Faith Formation Council, and other faith formation leaders, she seeks to provide holistic programs and opportunities that help people grow in their relationship with God, live as disciples of Jesus, develop an understanding of the Bible and their faith tradition, deepen their spiritual practices, engage in service to the world, and participate in the life and ministries of the Pax Christi faith community.
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Jean Thoresen

Director Of Care and Support

jthoresen@paxchristi.com

Jean Thoresen

Director Of Care and Support
Jean provides pastoral care to parishioners in a variety of settings. While special emphasis is given to serve the local care centers, parish support groups, and Companion Ministers of the parish, the pastoral care department seeks to genuinely support the mind, body and spirit of all parishioners.
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Andrea Ward

Administrative Assistant

award@paxchristi.com

Andrea Ward

Administrative Assistant
As administrative assistant, Andrea supports the Faith Formation and Justice Ministries. She also supports the Communications Department by creating the weekly announcement slides.
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