Daniel White, SJ -- Pastor
Fr. White, a native of Wisconsin, previously helped to care for the novices of the Missouri and New Orleans Provinces of the Society of Jesus and served as the Missouri Province’s Assistant for Pastoral Ministries, a position he continues to hold. He was an associate pastor at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Kansas City and was pastor of St. Martin de Porres Parish in Belize City, Belize, Central America. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Saint Louis University.
Quang Tran, SJ -- Associate Pastor
Fr. Tran was born and raised in a predominantly Vietnamese Catholic area of New Orleans. After graduating from Brother Martin High School in New Orleans in 2002, Tran entered the Society of Jesus. He recently completed his theological studies at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA. Prior to being ordained to the priesthood, he served as a deacon in the diocese of Oakland.
James Griffard -- Deacon
Jim and his wife, Sue, have three children and live in Florissant, Missouri. He has been a social worker in public education for 28 years and a permanent deacon for 17 years. Jim worked as an accountant at McDonnell-Douglas Corp. before completing graduate studies at St. Louis University and Kenrick Seminary.
Katie Jansen Larson -- Parish Administrator
Katie is originally from central Illinois. After spending two years as a Jesuit Volunteer in Mobile, AL, she moved to St. Louis in 1999 to attend graduate school at St. Louis University where she received her MSW. She spent the last 11 years in faith based community organizing. Most recently she was the Executive Director of Missouri Faith Voices, a statewide faith-based advocacy organization. She is married to Eric Larson and has three daughters, Molly, Alice and Elena.
Joseph Milner -- Director of Liturgy, Adult Formation and Marriage Ministry
Joe is a native of St. Louis and has been on the staff of College Church since 1989. He coordinates liturgical ministries, leads the Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process, coordinates other adult formation activities, and serves as a spiritual director. Joe lives with his wife, Mary, and two sons in Ferguson.
Mary Beth Erickson -- Director of Parish Life
Mary Beth is a native of St. Louis. She joined the College Church staff in November 2005. Formerly she worked at Saint Louis University in Campus Ministry, and for the Vice President for Mission and Ministry. During that time she served on the Women’s Commission (President 2004, Staff Woman of the Year in 2001.) Previously Mary Beth was a member of the Archdiocesan Committee on Women in the Church for the Human Rights Office which she co-chaired for 2 years. Mary Beth is a mother of two grown daughters, and a proud grandma.
Christine Dragonette -- Director of Social Ministry
Christine is from North Carolina and attended UNC-Chapel Hill for her Bachelor’s degree. She moved to St. Louis in 2012 for a year of service with Vincentian Mission Corps, volunteering with Peter & Paul Community Services. Most recently, Christine completed her Master’s degree in Social Work at SLU, during which time she worked part time as the Outreach Services Coordinator at the College Church. She is happy to have the opportunity to remain on staff and be a part of the development and growth of Social Ministry.
Angie Doerr -- Director of Religious Education and Family Life
Angie coordinates the programs and activities associated with the religious formation of the children and youth of the parish — the nursery, Liturgy of the Word with Children, the Religious Education Program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and the Youth Group. She holds a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies degree from Aquinas Institute of Theology. Angie and her husband, Dale and their three daughters feel blessed to be part of the vibrant College Church community.
Sue Martin -- Director of Music
Sue first came to College Church in 1988 as pianist for all the parish Sunday liturgies and as accompanist for the choir. Additionally, she now serves as Director of Music Ministry for the parish. Sue is also a member of the Webster University piano faculty. She and her husband, Jim, were married at College Church and they have two daughters, Anne and Tess.
Ray Sherrock -- Choir Director
Ray became the director of the choir in 2008. He and his wife, Sue Owens, have sung in the choir for a number of years.
Ray was raised in New Mexico before heading to Alaska to serve as a Jesuit Volunteer. He spent several years singing professionally with the a cappella octet, Pieces of 8. He then worked as the education program manager for the Saint Louis Symphony before becoming director of choral music at DeSmet Jesuit High School.
Lynda Palazzolo -- Liturgy Coordinator
telephone: 977- 7305
Lynda is a native of St. Louis and became the Liturgy Coordinator in August 2008. She still works at the Catholic Health Association after 40 years but is now down to 4 days a week in order to perform her duties at College Church. Lynda is one of 10 siblings and lives in St. Ann. She feels fortunate to be part of the College Church community.
Sandy Hauck -- Wedding Coordinator
Sandy, a native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been involved with the event and wedding planning business for over 20 years. Having graduated from Marquette University she was drawn to the College Church’s Jesuit parish. She is married to Carl Hauck and is the mother of 6 children, Connor, Grady, Andrew, Callahan, Jordan and Lesley.
Emily Anderson -- Outreach Services Coordinator, Social Ministry
telephone: 977- 7311