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Fr. Mitchel Zimmerman | Director and Chaplain  frmitchel@kucatholic.org | 913.220.8809  Fr. Mitchel is from Hoxie, KS and loves to do crossfit for relaxation (can’t you tell). His first car was a ‘74 Maroon 3-speed Chevy Nova and his favorite saint is Saint John Paul II.

Fr. Mitchel Zimmerman | Director and Chaplain

frmitchel@kucatholic.org | 913.220.8809

Fr. Mitchel is from Hoxie, KS and loves to do crossfit for relaxation (can’t you tell). His first car was a ‘74 Maroon 3-speed Chevy Nova and his favorite saint is Saint John Paul II.

Fr. Dan Morris | Vocations Director  frdan@kucatholic.org  Fr. Dan was born in Topeka, KS. His favorite place to relax is defined by it being a place that nobody else knows where he is. First car, Nissan Sentra. Favorite saint is St. John the Beloved.

Fr. Dan Morris | Vocations Director

frdan@kucatholic.org

Fr. Dan was born in Topeka, KS. His favorite place to relax is defined by it being a place that nobody else knows where he is. First car, Nissan Sentra. Favorite saint is St. John the Beloved.

Stacy Cretors | Director of Mission Focus  scretors@kucatholic.org  Stacy is from Lenexa Kansas. Her favorite place to relax is Menemsha, a small fishing village on Martha’s Vineyard, and her first car was a 1992 Chevy Corsica, loving referred as “Shitica”. Her favorite saints are St. Joseph and St. Clare.

Stacy Cretors | Director of Mission Focus

scretors@kucatholic.org

Stacy is from Lenexa Kansas. Her favorite place to relax is Menemsha, a small fishing village on Martha’s Vineyard, and her first car was a 1992 Chevy Corsica, loving referred as “Shitica”. Her favorite saints are St. Joseph and St. Clare.

Nick Hardesty | Director of Advancement  nhardesty@kucatholic.org  Nick hails from St. Louis, Mo and loves to relax on a trail in the mountains of Colorado or on a golf course, anywhere. His first car was a Honda Accord and his favorite saint is St. Augustine.

Nick Hardesty | Director of Advancement

nhardesty@kucatholic.org

Nick hails from St. Louis, Mo and loves to relax on a trail in the mountains of Colorado or on a golf course, anywhere. His first car was a Honda Accord and his favorite saint is St. Augustine.

Linda Hornik | Business Manager  lhornik@kucatholic.org  Linda is from Chicago, IL and loves to relax on any body of water with the blue sky above and white puffy clouds. Her first car was GMC Envoy and her favorite saint is St. Francis of Assisi.

Linda Hornik | Business Manager

lhornik@kucatholic.org

Linda is from Chicago, IL and loves to relax on any body of water with the blue sky above and white puffy clouds. Her first car was GMC Envoy and her favorite saint is St. Francis of Assisi.

Mark Wertin | Facilities Manager  mwertin@kucatholic.org  Mark is from Lamar, not so colorful CO, they call it the high plains, which is a euphemism for “the desert close to but not within view of the mountains”. His loves all the saints and what he’s learns from them, but he’s pretty sure they’d tell him to keep his eyes on Jesus.

Mark Wertin | Facilities Manager

mwertin@kucatholic.org

Mark is from Lamar, not so colorful CO, they call it the high plains, which is a euphemism for “the desert close to but not within view of the mountains”. His loves all the saints and what he’s learns from them, but he’s pretty sure they’d tell him to keep his eyes on Jesus.

 
Emily Liuzza | Campus Minister  eliuzza@kucatholic.org  Emily was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. She loves to relax outside with good friends and a drink in hand. Her first car was a 2007 Suzuki Forenza with the most blacked out windows imaginable. Her favorite saint is St. Francis of Assisi.

Emily Liuzza | Campus Minister

eliuzza@kucatholic.org

Emily was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. She loves to relax outside with good friends and a drink in hand. Her first car was a 2007 Suzuki Forenza with the most blacked out windows imaginable. Her favorite saint is St. Francis of Assisi.

Prof. Elizabeth Kirk | Kowalski Chair of Catholic Thought  erkirk@kucatholic.org  Elizabeth was born in Chi-town but raised in KCMO. Her favorite place to relax is a cozy chair next to a roaring fireplace, glass of wine (red or white, don’t matter) and a good book. Her first car was a 1978 Ford Mustang II and her favorite saint is St. Rose Philippine Duchesne.

Prof. Elizabeth Kirk | Kowalski Chair of Catholic Thought

erkirk@kucatholic.org

Elizabeth was born in Chi-town but raised in KCMO. Her favorite place to relax is a cozy chair next to a roaring fireplace, glass of wine (red or white, don’t matter) and a good book. Her first car was a 1978 Ford Mustang II and her favorite saint is St. Rose Philippine Duchesne.

Kelvin Gothman | Focus Missionary  kelvin.gothman@focus.org  Kelvin was raised in Dallas, TX. He relaxes by drinking a cold beverage near a large body of water. First and current car is ‘ol bessy’ a 2003 Chevy Avalanche. He favorite saint is Saint John Paul II.

Kelvin Gothman | Focus Missionary

kelvin.gothman@focus.org

Kelvin was raised in Dallas, TX. He relaxes by drinking a cold beverage near a large body of water. First and current car is ‘ol bessy’ a 2003 Chevy Avalanche. He favorite saint is Saint John Paul II.

Dr. Luke Murray | Berkel Chair of Theology  lmurray@kucatholic.org  Luke is from Heppner, OR and loves to fish at his parents’ cabin on a small lake in the mountains of Eastern Oregon. His first car was 1998 Honda Accord and his favorite saint is St. Augustine.

Dr. Luke Murray | Berkel Chair of Theology

lmurray@kucatholic.org

Luke is from Heppner, OR and loves to fish at his parents’ cabin on a small lake in the mountains of Eastern Oregon. His first car was 1998 Honda Accord and his favorite saint is St. Augustine.

Brian Nelson | Director of Liturgy and Sacred Music  bnelson@kucatholic.org  Brian is originally from the cold north Wisconsin. His favorite place to relax and hangout is McDonalds on 23rd with a laptop and small electronic keyboard. His first was a Geo Metro and his favorite saint is St. Augustine.

Brian Nelson | Director of Liturgy and Sacred Music

bnelson@kucatholic.org

Brian is originally from the cold north Wisconsin. His favorite place to relax and hangout is McDonalds on 23rd with a laptop and small electronic keyboard. His first was a Geo Metro and his favorite saint is St. Augustine.

Jen Meitl Conrad | Director of Benefactor Relations  jconrad@kucatholic.org  Jen is from Western Kansas, Rush Center to be exact! Her favorite place to relax is rocking her baby to sleep in a rocking chair, gazing at the cross and praying the Hail Mary. Her first car was a 1982 Chevy Caprice Classic, it was the bomb. Her favorite saint is St. John Paul II.

Jen Meitl Conrad | Director of Benefactor Relations

jconrad@kucatholic.org

Jen is from Western Kansas, Rush Center to be exact! Her favorite place to relax is rocking her baby to sleep in a rocking chair, gazing at the cross and praying the Hail Mary. Her first car was a 1982 Chevy Caprice Classic, it was the bomb. Her favorite saint is St. John Paul II.

 
Jessica Little | Focus Missionary  jessica.little@focus.org  Jessica is from the city of Palm Harbor located in the great state of Florida. Her favorite way to relax is with 90 degree sun beating on your back, sound of the ocean and nice cold sandwich on the beach. Her first car was a 1999 Mercedes E320 and favorite saint is St. Maria Goretti.

Jessica Little | Focus Missionary

jessica.little@focus.org

Jessica is from the city of Palm Harbor located in the great state of Florida. Her favorite way to relax is with 90 degree sun beating on your back, sound of the ocean and nice cold sandwich on the beach. Her first car was a 1999 Mercedes E320 and favorite saint is St. Maria Goretti.

Sr. Ruth Kuefler, AVI | Spiritual Director  srruth@kucatholic.org  Sr. Ruth is a native of Topeka, Kansas and is one of our best spiritual directors. Her favorite spots to relax is a sunny coffee shop with calm vibes and great background music. Her first car was a Toyota Corolla and her favorite saint is St. Therese of Lisieux.

Sr. Ruth Kuefler, AVI | Spiritual Director

srruth@kucatholic.org

Sr. Ruth is a native of Topeka, Kansas and is one of our best spiritual directors. Her favorite spots to relax is a sunny coffee shop with calm vibes and great background music. Her first car was a Toyota Corolla and her favorite saint is St. Therese of Lisieux.

Kyle Kuckelman | Campus Minister  kkuckelman@kucatholic.org  Kyle is from Shawnee, KS and his first car was a blue 1985 Ford F150, called “Big Blue”. His favorite place to relax is his family farm in Rantoul, KS and his favorite saint is St. George.

Kyle Kuckelman | Campus Minister

kkuckelman@kucatholic.org

Kyle is from Shawnee, KS and his first car was a blue 1985 Ford F150, called “Big Blue”. His favorite place to relax is his family farm in Rantoul, KS and his favorite saint is St. George.

John Michael Lucido | Focus Missionary  johnmichael.lucido@focus.org  John Michael was born and raise in the Big D, Dallas Texas. His favorite place to relax is sitting on the porch drinkin’ an ice cold beverage and having a great friend next to him. His first car was a 1996 Toyota Camry baby. It’s nickname was “Casper”. His favorite saint St. Francis Xavier.

John Michael Lucido | Focus Missionary

johnmichael.lucido@focus.org

John Michael was born and raise in the Big D, Dallas Texas. His favorite place to relax is sitting on the porch drinkin’ an ice cold beverage and having a great friend next to him. His first car was a 1996 Toyota Camry baby. It’s nickname was “Casper”. His favorite saint St. Francis Xavier.

MaryCason DeWitt | Focus Team Director  marycason.dewitt@focus.org  Born in Alabama, but moved to Atlanta, GA at 14, so that’s where I say I’m from. She loves making a big breakfast on Sunday mornings in pjs and fuzzy slippers. First car was ‘05 Kia Sportage and favorite saint is St. John Paul II.

MaryCason DeWitt | Focus Team Director

marycason.dewitt@focus.org

Born in Alabama, but moved to Atlanta, GA at 14, so that’s where I say I’m from. She loves making a big breakfast on Sunday mornings in pjs and fuzzy slippers. First car was ‘05 Kia Sportage and favorite saint is St. John Paul II.

Sr. Elena Morcelli, AVI | Spiritual Director  srelena76@gmail.com  Sr. Elena is from Varese, Italia. She loves to relax around anything in the beauty of nature. Sr. Elena has never owned a car! But, her favorite saint is Bl. Piergiorgio Frassati.

Sr. Elena Morcelli, AVI | Spiritual Director

srelena76@gmail.com

Sr. Elena is from Varese, Italia. She loves to relax around anything in the beauty of nature. Sr. Elena has never owned a car! But, her favorite saint is Bl. Piergiorgio Frassati.

 
 
Sr. Raffaella Cavallin, AVI | Spiritual Director  srraffaella@gmail.com  Sr. Raffaella is from Induno Olona, a small town in Northern Italy, by the Swiss border. Her favorite way to relax is watching her favorite soccer team, Juventus. Her first car was a Fiat Panda 750 and her favorite saint is St. Francis de Sales.

Sr. Raffaella Cavallin, AVI | Spiritual Director

srraffaella@gmail.com

Sr. Raffaella is from Induno Olona, a small town in Northern Italy, by the Swiss border. Her favorite way to relax is watching her favorite soccer team, Juventus. Her first car was a Fiat Panda 750 and her favorite saint is St. Francis de Sales.

Catherine McManus | Focus Missionary  catherine.mcmanus@focus.org  Catherine is from THE Augusta, GA - home of late, great James Brown and a modest golf tournament. Her first car was a white suburban. Her favorite saint right now is St. Teresa of Avila but ask me in a couple weeks and you might get a different answer.

Catherine McManus | Focus Missionary

catherine.mcmanus@focus.org

Catherine is from THE Augusta, GA - home of late, great James Brown and a modest golf tournament. Her first car was a white suburban. Her favorite saint right now is St. Teresa of Avila but ask me in a couple weeks and you might get a different answer.

Tynan Bollinger | Focus Missionary  tynan.bollinger@focus.org

Tynan Bollinger | Focus Missionary

tynan.bollinger@focus.org

Ines Gilbert | Front Desk Coordinator  igilbert@kucatholic.org

Ines Gilbert | Front Desk Coordinator

igilbert@kucatholic.org