Staff Directory

Fr. Stephen Hansen
Pastor
816-232-7763

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... Read more

Tom Smith
Music Director Emeritus
816-232-7763

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
816-232-7763

Degree:  Bachelor of Science 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 11 years.

Family/Personal: Born and raised in Southern California. My mom,... Read more

Paula Bokay
Parish Office Manager
816-232-7763
Kitty Spafford
Outreach Coordinator and Stewardship
816-232-7763

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
816-232-7763
Father Jayson Becker
Parochial Vicar
816-232-7763

I was born in Southcentral Illinois, raised in Southeastern Iowa, and joined our Kansas City-St Joseph Diocese in 2015.  I love our Catholic Faith, Chess, outdoor activities (unless it's hot like June 2018).  I attended seminaries on the east coast in Maryland and Connecticut, and was ordained a priest in our Diocese in 2018.