Staff Directory

Fr. Matthew Rotert

Degree:  BA in Psychology, Conception Seminary College; Master of Divinity, University of St. Mary of the Lake-Mundelein Seminary.  

Ordination:  June 4, 1994, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Kansas City, Missouri.  

Assignments:  Associate Pastor, Christ the King Church, Kansas City, Missouri 1994-1997; Associate Pastor, Presentation of Our Lady, Lee's Summit, Missouri 1997-1998; Pastor, St. Columban Church,... Read more

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

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Terri Teschner
Parish Secretary

Degree:  BS in Psychology (Personnel Emphasis)

Graduate & Retiree of:  Missouri Western State University

Experience:  Dental Assistant, Secretary, Bookkeeper, Purchasing Agent, and Benefits Coordinator 

Family/Personal: Born and raised in Southern California. My mom, Marjorie Davis, is an alum of Cathedral.  I married Randy Teschner in 2002.  Children:  Dominic, Nicole, and Courtney CDeBaca, all... Read more

Paula Bokay
Parish Office Manager
Kitty Spafford
Outreach Coordinator and Stewardship

Professional Certification: Graduate of New Wine Lay Ministry Formation, Bishop Hellmsing INstitute (Level 5 Catechisdt); Lay Leader of Prayer (Diocese of Kansas City/St. Joseph; Just Faith (Catholic Social Teachin)

Professional Organizations:  Ecumenical Community Empowerment Committee, Dream Seekers of St. Joseph (Help underprivileged discover their dreams and help them achieve), Buchanan County Long Term Recovery Committee (serve on the Board and... Read more

Mrs. Monica Gall-Smith
Parish Business Manager
Father Ryan Koster
Parochial Vicar