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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.

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Father Timothy Leete
Parochial Vicar
Contact by email

I was ordained a priest in our Diocese in 2018.

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Margaret Nold
Parish Office Manager

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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 12 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, Nicole, and Courtney CDeBaca, all Cathedral alumni. Grandchildren: Isabela, Ava, Jackson, Gabriela, Althaea, Brooklyn, Carson, and Teresa.  Jackson, Gabriela, and Althaea attend Cathedral School.

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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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