Director of Marriage and Family
Phone: 952-929-3317 x9032
Mary works with engaged couples and marriage mentors for marriage preparation, newlywed couples in Sposi Novelli, and coordinates marriage enrichment programs for all married couples. She also coordinates the Baptism Mentors and works with the Baptism Classes for new parents.
She has been married to Kirk for 36 years and has four children and eight grandchildren. Faith and family are the pillars of her life. Following a conversion to a deeper faith over twenty years ago she has spent much of her time volunteering in Catholic organizations and projects. She graduated with the first class of the Catechetical Institute, has extensive training for her role as a spiritual director, and does not miss making her annual silent retreat.
She and Kirk have been Marriage Mentors at OLG for five years and have coordinated the Mentor program for the last three years. She organized the Celebrate Marriage dinner at OLG for the past two years. Mary has served as a facilitator and trainer for Familia, a program of Cana Family Institute for Mothers of Young Children. Event planning, facilitating small groups, and public speaking are some of the skills she brings to her job.
Mary grew up in Minneapolis and attended the University of Minnesota majoring in Speech-Communications. Mary is working on a Masters Degree in Catholic Studies at the University of St Thomas.
In her spare time she is always ready to talk about books, restaurants, and movies.