Staff Directory

  • Father Eilen


    (763) 753-2011

    Fr. Eilen was ordained to the priesthood in May of 2009. He received his theological training at the St. Paul Seminary (2003-2009). He was appointed to St Patrick by the Archbishop and began to serve as our pastor on July 1, 2015. Father Eilen grew up in Delano and has a degree in Biology from the College of St. Thomas. Prior to entering the Seminary, he worked in the Courier Division of HealthEast Hospital for 20 years.

  • Deacon George Stahl


    (763) 753-2011

    Deacon George was ordained in September of 2010 and assigned to St Patrick’s by the Archbishop. His service to St Patrick’s began shortly after ordination and he has participated fully in the liturgical life of the parish and the pastoral care to our community.

  • Linda Abel-Thomas

    Community Life Director

    (763) 753-2011

    Linda joined the team in 2005 and has served in a variety of capacities in religious education and youth formation. In 2015, her emphasis has shifted more to adult formation and member engagement. Linda is married and has two daughters and a son. Contact Linda about all adult events (bible studies, social events, marriage enrichment, annual women's retreat, LifeGroups).

  • Rod Barfknecht

    Custodial Services

    (763) 753-2011

    Rod Barfknecht is responsible for nightly custodial services and a wide variety of other tasks including preparing our facility for community events, maintaining a clean and hospitable environment, and so much more. Rod is married and lives locally with his wife. A fun fact about Rod is that he greatly enjoys food and often spends his time daydreaming about what he'll eat for dinner. We are thankful for his service to our St. Patrick community.

  • Tim DeBiaso

    Maintenance Supervisor

    (763) 753-2011

    Tim is our full-time Maintenance Supervisor and joined the team in 2018. Tim comes to us with facility management experience, and a willingness to serve. He has already tackled some projects that have been on the list for awhile, and in the upcoming year, he will work on several preventive maintenance projects to keep the buildings and grounds in tip-top shape. Contact Tim about anything related to building maintenance, the parish grounds, or anything in between!

  • Maria Furness

    Communications Coordinator

    (763) 753-2011

    Maria joined the team in 2018 and acts as the Communications Coordinator. She graduated from Franciscan University with a background in both Writing and Marketing. Maria enjoys hiking, listening to Celine Dion, and spending time with her family. Contact Maria about the bulletin, The Nightingale, social media, eblasts, the website, or our SmartBoards.

  • Laura Garcia

    Director of Operations

    (763) 753-2011

    Laura has been a member of our team the longest, originally hired in 1998. She has served in a variety of roles since then, most notably bookkeeping, data management, and general parish operations. Laura is married and has three grown sons. Contact Laura about anything related to finances or the operation of our building.

  • Amee Heigl

    Worship Director

    (763) 753-2011

    Amee has been a member of the team since 2015. She has a degree in Liturgical Music from The College of St. Benedict, and brings lots of energy as we build our music program. Amee is married with four sons. Contact Amee about our many choirs, Sunday announcements, or anything related to the Liturgy.

  • Dan Jaeger

    Business Administrator

    (763) 753-2011

    Dan joined the team in 2014 to oversee parish operations, finance and development. He spent a career in sales, business leadership and real estate. He is married with four sons, and seven grand kids. Contact Dan if you're an outside organization that wishes to rent a room, if you have a "big picture" question, or if you have a question related to Pastoral Care & Outreach.

  • Patti Jochim

    Custodial Services

    (763) 753-2011

    Patti has been a member of the parish her entire life. As a retired school teacher, she had a desire to serve more at St. Patrick. She was hired in 2006 as a part-time custodian, but does so much more for this parish community! Contact Patti if you have a question related to church cleaning.

  • Rob Masloski

    Middle & High School Formation Coordinator

    (763) 753-2011

    Rob joined the team in 2014, with a degree in Catechetics and Theology from Franciscan University, Steubenville . He now leads our Confirmation program, THRIVE, Life on the Edge, IGNITE, Drama Ministry and our Youth Mission trip. Rob received most of his formation here at St. Patrick, and now he's forming others! Contact Rob if you have a question about middle or high school formation.

  • Tammy Molitor

    Elementary Formation Coordinator

    (763) 753-2011

    Tammy joined our team in 2017 as the Elementary Formation Coordinator working with pre-K through 5th grade programs. She has a degree in Psychology, a Certificate in Youth Ministry, and is married with four grown children. Contact Tammy if you have question about Preschool Formation, Elementary Formation, SPARK, Liturgy of the Word for Children, or Totus Tuus.

  • Cathy Mevissen

    Administrative Assistant

    (763) 753-2011

    Cathy retired from a career as a legal secretary, and wanted to be more involved in her parish. She started volunteering more at St. Patrick, and then joined the team in 2013 as a part-time administrative assistant serving the Pastor and Deacon with baptisms, weddings, funerals, and pastoral care. Cathy has two grown children, as well as precious grand kids! Contact Cathy if you have a question about baptisms, weddings, or funerals.

  • Kristin Theis

    Administrative Coordinator

    (763) 753-2011

    Kristin joined the team in 2014 and is responsible for several administrative roles in the parish, including front desk and reception. She has her Masters Degree in Library and Informational Sciences, and she is married with four children. Contact Kristin if you have questions about our online calendar, booking a room, paperwork, church records, or general information.

  • Anna Trana

    Formation Support Specialist

    (763) 753-2011

    Anna joins us from her home state of Iowa (Go Cyclones!) where she was a middle school Counselor and high school volleyball coach. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Loras College and her Masters from Drake University. At St. Patrick’s she is looking forward to working with youth and their families alongside the Youth Ministry team. Some of her favorite things include quality time with loved ones, coffee, quality time with loved ones WHILE ENJOYING coffee, good books, playing volleyball and being active, and celebrating the gifts of the Sacraments. Anna has a passion for helping others become the best-version-of-themselves, Theology of the Body, and supporting family life. Contact Anna if you have a question related to formation!

  • Jeremy Weakly

    Pastoral Care and Outreach Coordinator

    (763) 753-2011

    Jeremy is the newest member of our St. Patrick team! He is excited to take on the role of Pastoral Care and Outreach Coordinator. Jeremy comes to us with a background in Marketing from St. Cloud State, and has experience serving people with developmental disabilities. Contact Jeremy about anything related to outreach!