Our Staff

Our staff is devoted to the parish, because they believe in our mission of growing the Church, and forming growing disciples. Their role is to help provide an environment in which members can grow in their love of Christ, and use their God-given gifts to help others do the same. And they do this with a smile; after all, what we have to share is "good news of great joy." (Luke 2:10)

  • Fr. Jim Liekhus, Pastor

    Fr. Liekhus has been pastor of St. Gabriel the Archangel since it was formed in 2013, and pastor of the two parishes that merged to form St. Gabriel before that: St. John the Evangelist beginning in 2008, and St. Joseph beginning in 2011.  He is to blame for any cheekiness on this page, which the rest of the staff have learned to tolerate. Because they have to.


  • Deacon Francis Tangney

    Deacon Francis was ordained a Permanent Deacon in 1996. Following ordination, he was assigned to St Joseph's, and continues to serve St. Gabriel's. He and his wife, Alice, reach out to those in need, specifically through Families Moving Forward.


  • Deacon Darrel Branch

    Deacon Branch has been a deacon at St. Gabriel the Archangel since it was formed in 2013. He joined St. John the Evangelist in 1968, and was ordained a Permanent Deacon in 2004. He and his wife, Chris, have a heart for walking with those who need help, coordinating Loaves and Fishes at the St. Joseph campus, and facilitating support groups for couples who are grieving.


  • Beth Schorle, Business Administrator

    Beth is in the witness protection program, which is why there is no photo. Don't blow her cover, or she'll have to assume a whole new identity. She doesn't know if she can go through that. Not again.


  • Martha Krawczak, Office Manager

    And that's Martha. She has way too much to do to be fooling around with web bios and such.


  • Sheila Przesmicki, Ministry Coordinator

  • Katie Schafer, Worship

    Katie has been the Director of Worship of St. Gabriel the Archangel since  2013. Prior to that, she was director of worship at St. John's beginning in 2003, and St. Joseph's beginning in 2012. Katie also taught music and band at St. John's school until 2012. She's under the debatable impression that everyone can learn to sing, but regardless, all are welcome to make a joyful noise at St. Gabriel's!


  • Cindy Novak, Youth Formation

    Cindy joined St Gabriel in July 2015 to engage our children through the Children's Ministry, Pre-School,  Nursery and programs for Middle School and High School. 


  • Kathleen Esh, Preschool

    And there's Kathleen, our distinguished 2014 St. John Paul II Champion for Life award winner. You will not meet a kinder teacher for your little ones.


  • Ricardo Torres, Custodian

    Last but not least, that's Ricardo. His photo has been here for years, and he has yet to provide a bio. He is a man of mystery.