Parish Staff

Father Hansen

Fr. Stephen Hansen
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I grew up in southeastern Wisconsin and was named after a priest, Fr. Stephen Peil, my mom’s uncle. Raised with six sisters and brothers by my late parents, Eugene and Margery, I attended Catholic grade and high school, then the University of Wisconsin – Parkside. I studied Business, and then Biology. I additionally studied Pre Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and attended Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. I became a transitional Deacon at St. Andrew the Apostle in Gladstone before being ordained a priest by Bishop Robert Finn on June 3rd, 2006. Prior to being appointed Pastor of Cathedral of St. Joseph in 2018,  I was appointed Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Lexington, then appointed the Pastor of Coronation of Our Lady Parish in Grandview.



Father Benjamin Fenlon
Parochial Vicar
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Father Benjamin Fenlon was ordained a priest on December 20, 2023.  


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Elenore Cobb

Parish Office Manager


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Terri Teschner

Terri Teschner
Parish Secretary

Degree:  BS in Psychology (Personnel Emphasis)

Graduate & Retiree of Missouri Western State University

Experience:  Dental Assistant in CA; Secretary, Bookkeeper, Purchasing Agent in CA; Secretary and Benefits Coordinator at Missouri Western State University for 28 years; Parish Secretary at Cathedral for 15 years. 

Family/Personal: I was born and raised in Southern California. My mom, Marjorie Davis, was an alum of Cathedral.  I married Randy Teschner in 2002.  Children:  Dominic CDeBaca, Nicole CDeBaca, and Courtney Eiberger, all Cathedral and Bishop LeBlond High School alumni. Grandchildren: Isabela, Ava, Jackson, Gabriela, Althaea, Brooklyn, Carson,  Teresa, and Sebastian.  Jackson graduated from Cathedral School and is now a student at Bishop LeBlond High School. Gabriela and Althaea attend Cathedral School.

Joe Lysaght

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Joe Lysaght & Dominic CDeBaca
Food Pantry

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Tom Smith
Music Director Emeritus

Degree:  BA in Philosophy from Rockhurst University;  MMUS in Organ Performance from University of Missouri-Kansas City

Professional Certification:  Associate of the American Guild of Organists

Experience:  Music Director, St. Augustine's Church in Kansas City, MO; Queen of the Apostles Church in St. Joseph, MO; and Cathedral of St. Joseph in St. Joseph, MO;  Music Teacher, Cathedral School in St. Joseph, MO

Personal:  Second of four children.  Retired from the Army Reserve.  Boy Scout Leader.

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Preston Rinne
Business Manager

Preston comes to us from Kansas city with over seven years of experience.  Before working for our Diocese, he studied in the seminary for four years.  

Preston has been married to his wife, Mary, for eight years, and has a four-year-old son, Joseph.  

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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

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During the summer, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be held in our Cathedral on Wednesdays, 9 am - 6 pm, and on Thursdays,...Read more


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