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Father Brian Fier

Greetings everyone! The Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda, the Archbishop and leader of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, appointed me as the pastor of the Church of St. Patrick in July 2018. Since my ordination to the presbytery in 1989 I have had the honor of serving seven parishes throughout the Archdiocese. As pastor I oversee all parish activities and ministries; thus, any and all inquiries can come my way. I will be sure to connect you with the right person/group. Together we continue the fine tradition began here in 1856 -- some 160+ years ago! -- of building God’s kingdom here at the Church of St. Patrick.

Bryan Collins
Parish Administrator, ext. 1561 
As parish administrator I am responsible for the business functions of the church, staff, operations budget, insurance and the day to day operations of parish buildings. I work with each staff person in creating ministerial budgets. I oversee the care of St. Patrick's Cemetery and sale of cemetery plots. I am also responsible for parish communications, website, technology and Flocknote communication platform. I assist the parish Finance Council with stewardship and act as the staff liaison to the Parish Pastoral Council. Please contact me with any question, as I am always happy to help you find a place here at St. Patrick's Church.
Teresa Neuman
Director of Faith Formation

I am responsible for the development and implementation of faith formation programming that will meet the needs of the parish community. This programming includes: Whole Community Catechesis for families, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and Children, sacramental preparation for Eucharist and Reconciliation, adult education and Liturgy of the Word for Children. My undergraduate degree is in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota-College of Human Ecology. My graduate degree is in Religious Education from the University of St. Thomas-School of Divinity. As a mother of four and Catholic educator, I seek to journey with this community as we mutually nurture the knowledge and spiritual practices of our shared Catholic faith. 


Kim Thompson

Director of Liturgy and Music


I oversee all aspects of the liturgical life of the parish. I direct the Adult Choir, the Children’s Choir, and the Handbell Choir. For funeral services, I direct the Resurrection Choir as well. I am in charge of recruiting, training and scheduling volunteers to serve in the liturgical ministries, and coordinate art and environment for the liturgical seasons. I work with the Worship Commission to plan and shape the liturgical life of the parish. Finally, I meet with couples to assist them in planning their wedding liturgies. In my spare time, I enjoy bicycling, hiking, and spending time with my family.

Denise Stoffel

Administrative Assistant, 


I am responsible for front desk administrative duties, baptism registration, new parishioner registration, master parish calendar, parishioner database management, office supply management and administrative support as needed in other areas of the office. I am also the primary weekly bulletin editor. My responsibilities include the completion of baptism, first Communion and confirmation certificates. 

Lynette LaForte

Multi-department Assistant


My responsibilities include data entry of all contributions/donations to St. Patrick’s, maintaining  the Sacramental Registries of the Church and serve as back up to the front desk administrative duties. I also provide clerical support to all areas of Faith Formation and help with management of classrooms, resource center and assist with Faith Formation events.

Peg Johnston

Parish Nurse and Pastoral Minister


I coordinate our parish health ministry in providing education, health counseling, information and referral for community resources and services, and presence and prayer, with health ministry volunteers. I assist with the planning of the funeral and am available to the family on the day of the funeral to arrange the flowers and pictures in the gathering space before the visitation. I attend the funeral and help the lectors and other people who are asked to participate in the liturgy.

Dave Franzwa

Lead Facilities Engineer


I am responsible for all maintenance/custodial throughout the parish, including the set-up and take down of Shamrock Hall, upkeep of grounds and maintenance of parish equipment, inventory and purchase of church, kitchen and cleaning supplies. I also provide care and maintenance of St. Patrick's cemetery grounds.


Ed Rudquist

Facility Engineer


My responsibilities are to assist our lead maintenance with up keep of the building. This involves general cleaning inside and outside lawn care. I am responsible for setting up Shamrock Hall for events and the clean up after. I also helps out with maintenance at St. Patrick’s cemetery.

Kayleigh Fenton

Event Coordinator


I am responsible for scheduling and managing paid events in the Shamrock Social Hall which would include wedding receptions, anniversary parties, community events and fundraisers. This includes supervising the decorating and deliveries for the event, managing all vendors for the event and the final clean-up at the end of the event.



The Church of St. Patrick | 3535 72nd Street East | Inver Grove Heights MN 55076
Phone: 651-455-6624 | Fax: 651-455-8984