Fr. Kevin Huber, D. Min.

Pastor

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Wendy Shafer

Parish Bookkeepr

Strengths  -   Connectedness, Responsibility, Input, Intellection, Maximizer

 I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago.  I raised my two sons in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago.  I have been married to my wonderful husband, George, for 14 years.  Being empty nesters, we moved to Michigan City about 5 years ago to be closer to our 11 grandchildren, and to have a little more elbow room than the suburbs of Chicago allow.  I have a very diverse career background that ranges from secretarial, bookkeeping, extensive sales experience, and even volunteer coordination.  I have been involved in Parish life, in all the parishes I’ve been a part of, doing everything from being a Lecturer, a Catechist, Lay Leader of Prayer, Speaker and Centering Prayer Leader.  I am an Alumni of Fr. Richard Rohr’s, first Living School program at the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I am very passionate about two things: the care of God’s Creation, in all its forms, and Centering Prayer.

I am excited to be welcomed by the community of Queen of All Saints and look forward to both working here and becoming a part of the parish.

Brent Bassett

Technology Coordinator 

I have been a lifelong parishioner of QAS as well as a native resident of LaPorte County.  I graduated from the Purdue University School of Engineering.  My hobbies include nature hikes, biking, and working on automotive projects.  My career has included many different parts of Information Technology providing technical support and management for Purdue University and University of Notre Dame.  I am blessed to be a part of the QAS staff supporting all technology needs for our Church, School, Rectory, and Legacy Center.  In particular, I was honored to be an integral part of the technology planning and implementation of the Legacy Center project.  I am excited to continue to work alongside our students, staff, and parishioners enhancing both our learning and worship missions.

 

Maureen Jordan

Missionary Disciple & Membership Formation Coordinator

Strengths – Intellection, Input, Connectedness, Responsibility, Arranger

 I am so pleased and excited to work within the parish as the Missionary Disciple and Membership Formation Coordinator for Queen of All Saints Parish. I am eager to meet all the wonderful people who make Queen of All Saints flourish. I am looking forward to this amazing opportunity. I am so thankful for such a warm and inviting welcome!

Residing in Chesterton, Indiana and a member of Saint Patrick's Parish, Maureen comes to Queen of all Saints accepting the position of Missionary Disciple and Membership Formation Coordinator. Maureen holds a Bachelor's degree in Religious Studies and a Master's Degree in Psychology, from Calumet College of Saint Joseph in Whiting, Indiana. She carries an extensive background in mental health counseling both in the community and in the correctional facilities, teaching, and compassionately aiding the needs of individuals within the community

Jessica Rosier

Campus Experience Coordinator

Strengths  -  Developer,  Achiever,  Significance, Maximizer,  Adaptability

 I grew up in Northern Minnesota, and moved to Indiana seven years ago due to my husband’s job. My work experience prior to Queen of All Saints was within the tourism and attractions sector. I’ve worked at state parks, managing nature centers and more recently managed the historic Barker Mansion. These jobs allowed me to plan programming and events to help visitors experience a more profound sense of place.

 In personal life, I have been married to Nick for 10 years. We have a black lab-beagle mix named Ruby.

 

Lynn Scott

School Secretary

Strengths: Empathy, Responsibility, Strategic, Developer, Relator 

My name is Lynn Scott.    My husband, Richard and I have been married for 40 years.  We have two girls, Amber and Kaitlyn, that graduated from QAS.  

I am blessed to be a part of the QAS family as the School Secretary.  It is so rewarding when a child that has graduated returns to visit when they are on break from college, or just coming to say hello when they have entered high school.  I know then that I have, in some small way, touched their life. 

I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

 

 

Viviana Pacheco

School Office Assistant

Stengths: Relator, Developer,Positivity, Restorative, Futuristic

 My name is Viviana Pacheco. I am a happy wife to Victor and a blessed mother of a rainbow son, Matias, and three angels in heaven. I graduated in '05 out of LaPorte High School. I have always loved being involved in the community, especially within the Hispanic community. Being able to help out is a way of repaying all the help my family and I were given when we arrived to the states.

My little family and I are new parishioners of QAS and are greatly blessed to be part of the QAS Family.

 

 

Marie A. Arter

Principal

Strengths  - Connectedness, Strategic, Positivity, Belief, WOO

Marie A. Arter has served as principal of Queen of All Saints School since fall of 2015.  Ms. Arter obtained her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. She has completed additional course work at the University of Toledo in Ohio.

Professionally, her career started in a sixth grade classroom. After 12 years in the classroom, she became principal of a small school in Muncie. After that she moved to Toledo, Ohio and became principal of a Jesuit school serving 450 students. Next, she was employed at large Catholic high school for seven years as Director of Curriculum. During her tenure, the school started a one-to-one laptop program and was named an International Baccalaureate School offering the IB Diploma programme. 

In 2013, following her life-long desire to serve in the international arena, Ms. Arter accepted an elementary principalship of the American Baccalaureate School in Kuwait City. This two year adventure allowed her to challenge her world-views and travel extensively. 

Ms. Arter has served on AdvancED accreditation teams in Indiana, Ohio and Doha, Qatar. In her spare time, Marie likes to travel, read, and collect antique doorknobs

Kim Gondeck

Assistant Principal

Strengths  -  Developer, Individualization, Arranger, Adaptability, Responsibility

 I am Kim Gondeck.  My husband Paul and I have been members of Queen of All Saints for 28 years.  Our four children Maggie, Josh, Joe, and Peter are all graduates of Queen of All Saints School.  I am currently the assistant principal and love working with our parish and the community.  Spending time with family and being outdoors are two of my passions outside of school.

Jan Sypnieski

Executive Assistant

to Fr. Kevin

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Strengths: Harmony, Communication, WOO, Positivity, Achiever

I am a lifelong member of St. Mary Parish and am very excited to be part of the Queen of All Saints family too.  I taught at Coolspring School here in Michigan City for 22 years and then became the Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction to complete my teaching career.  I moved on to the business world serving as a Curriculum Specialist, and Digital Learning Specialist for several publishing companies.  I love to cook and bake and to spend time with my great niece and nephew.  I am blessed to be part of the QAS team and to work for Father Kevin.

Melinda Ziegler

Parish Office Administrative Assistant

Strengths: Connectedness Adaptability Belief Positivity Responsibilty

A life-long resident of Michigan, Melinda attended the University of Michigan and received a B.S. in Design with a dual major in graphic design and photography. She has worked in this field for 55 years, retiring from the Adrian Dominican Sisters as their graphic designer in February of 2017. 

 Melinda holds a Level IV certification in catechetics from the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan. Having completed 36 hours of religious studies through Siena Heights University, she was commissioned a Lay Ecclesial Minister for the Diocese of Lansing. She has spent nearly 30 years working with the RCIA process in Michigan, acting as a member of the Diocesan RCIA Committee; Bishop's Committee for the Study of Parishes; Diocesan RCIA Representative to the Lenawee/Hillsdale Vicariate; and receiving substantial training in RCIA through the North American Forum and other seminars.

 Melinda moved to Michigan City over a year ago to be closer to her children and grandchildren in Chicago and South Bend, and joined Queens as a parishioner. Currently she assists Julie Wojcik as a catechist in the Queen of All Saints parish formation process.

 

 

 

Doug Laughlin

Director of Parish Operations

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Strengths: Achiever – Focus – Futuristic -  Learner - Strategic

I was born and raised in the Michigan City area and have been a lifelong resident of La Porte County.  I attended Purdue University, the G.E.C. Management College in Dunchurch, England, and I hold a certificate in strategic planning from the Eli Broad School of Business - Michigan State University.

 I have a diverse background in business, including sales, marketing, budgeting, personnel development, strategic planning, and product development. In the courseofmy career, I have traveled extensively throughout the world, which has afforded me the opportunity to communicate and work in many different cultural settings.

 As a parishioner of Queen of All Saints, I have been involved with the Development and Stewardship Councils and have been a member of the Pastoral Council for the last several years. I have recently attended the National Stewardship and the Amazing Parish Conference’s to expand and deepen my understanding of the ways and workings of a fully functional, flourishing, and dynamic parish by exploring new and successful avenues of parish functions and business operations.

On a personal note, I love spending time with my wife Cathy, my family, and our dog Teddy.  I also like to boat, camp, fish, listen to music, and most of all BBQ!  In the winter, I love to spend time doing home improvements, reading, enjoying our tropical fish, and watching football!    

 


Cathy Laughlin
Director of Stewardship and Evangelization
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Strengths: Achiever, Ideation, Responsibility, Strategic, Restorative

Currently, I work with parish teams in the areas of; stewardship, communications, missionary discipleship, membership formation and youth formation.  On a personal level, I am blessed to have a loving husband, Douglas, two beautiful daughters, Stephanie and Sarah,  and a fun loving cockapoo, Teddy!  “My cup runneth over” Psalm 23:5

I am inspired by those who have a hopeful, spirit filled vision for Queen of All Saints Parish.  I believe that by embracing prayer and a relationship with Jesus everything changes.  I want to share my God-given gifts of creativity and innovation to help develop opportunities for members to share their faith, embrace their gifts and find purpose in their lives.

Employed at Queen of All Saints Parish since 2003, I have worked with spirit filled co-workers and volunteers.  Some of the most rewarding projects I have worked on include the; Diocesan Women’s Conference, Legacy Center Open House, Legacy Seminar, Year of Legacy, Stewardship Appeals, Parish Ministry Fairs and the Saints in Action Volunteer Breakfast.

 I enjoy learning about creative ways that other parishes and non-profits develop people.  I have attended the International Catholic Stewardship Conference, National Planned Giving Conference, the Amazing Parish Conference and I also serve locally on the board for the Center for Creative Solutions.  

 


Kathy Moskovich
Director of Religious Education
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Strengths:  Empathy, Developer, Belief, Connectedness, Input

I am a Michigan City native, who graduated from St. Mary’s Grade School, Marquette High School, Purdue University (with a Master’s Degree in Education), and the Gary Diocese Ecclesial Lay Ministry Formation Program. I have taught in the Diocese of Gary Schools for 39 years. This is my 20th year at Queen of All Saints, where I am the music teacher and the Coordinator of Religious Education. I am involved in the music ministry and the nursing home ministry at Queen of All Saints. I accompany the adult and student choirs that sing at the 4:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday, as well as the funeral choir.

My husband, Dave, and I are the parents of five children, and the very proud grandparents of six grandchildren. Spending time with our family is the most important part of our lives. During the summer I enjoy caring for my flower garden and spending time exploring the local activities with my grandchildren.

 


Stacey Gushrowski
Parish Secretary
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Strengths: Harmony, Belief, Responsibility, Developer, Consistency

I grew up in Michigan City. I married my husband Tom here at Queen of All Saints and together we raised our three children, Mara, Joseph and Courtney in the Queen of All Saints Community. I was fortunate to begin working at Queen of All Saints when our youngest child, Courtney, started school. I have worked both in the school and the parish  where I am currently the parish secretary.

Over these past 22 years, QAS has become my extended family. I am extremely blessed to work every day for the people of Queen of All Saints. 

 I have a little Yorkie-Poo named Harley. I enjoy family weekends and summer afternoons spent on the beach.