mariaMaria Maddox, Office Manager

Hi, my name is Maria Maddox. I have been employed in various positions at St. Mary Parish since 1994. My husband Daryl and I were married in 1974 and have seven children. The oldest was born in 1976 and the youngest in 1990. We also have eight grandsons and six granddaughters.

I was certified as an Ecclesial Lay Minister for the Diocese of Rockford in 1999. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Christian Tradition from St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine in 2003.

I have always considered working for the parish and serving in this ministry as a great blessing and privilege. I thank God for this opportunity and look forward to many more years of continued service – God willing!

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AnnetteAnnette Conrey, Business Manager

Annette and her husband, Jim, have been married for 18 years and have one son, Alex. Annette says, “We have belonged to the parish since we moved to Huntley in 2003. I admire the dedication of the volunteers and I look forward to meeting many more of the families in the parish.”

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Amy Eggers, Parish Secretary

Amy and her husband, Dennis, have been married for 19 years and have two children, James and Katelyn.  Amy says, “We feel very blessed to belong to this wonderful parish since 1997 and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in the parish office.”

 

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Nadine Konieczny, Part-time Receptionist

Nadine and her husband, Tom, have been parishioners since 1995.  They started the SPRED program here at St. Mary’s and Nadine is the Chairperson.  They have 2 children and 1 grandchild on the way.  Nadine says, “It is truly a gift to be a part of such an amazing faith community of parishioners, clergy and staff!”

 

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Melissa Fischer, Part-time Receptionist

Melissa says, “I am so blessed to be a part of St. Mary’s family. I was raised in this parish; my husband Rob and I were married here in 2013; and we have one son, Edwin. I enjoy being an active member in this faith community through ministry as a SPRED activity catechist, Respect Life, and many others.”

 

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rickRick Yurs, Director of Worship

Hi, my name is Rick Yurs. I am the Director of Worship here at St. Mary’s, overseeing everything involved with music and liturgy. My wife Donna and I were married in 1979 and have lived in Huntley ever since. We have two children, Amy and Tim, and have been blessed with twin granddaugters, Kendall and Kianna. I have served as organist and cantor at various parishes in the Rockford Diocese since 1970. I was music director at “old” St. Mary’s from 1980-1984, returning in 1995 as part-time organist until 1998 when I gladly accepted my current full-time position.

The Lord has given me many gifts in my life and one of them is music. I am grateful to be able to serve God, and the wonderful people of St Mary’s, in this ministry.

(847) 669-3137, ext. 106

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robertaRoberta Christian, Director of Religious Education

Hi, my name is Roberta Christian. I am the Director of Religious Education. In the years I have been involved in this ministry, I have watched the RE program grow because of a faith community eager to share their time and talents in handing on our faith to many of our young parishioners.

My husband, Joe, and I have lived in Algonquin for over 20 years and have been parishioners here at St. Mary since 1996. Through the Rockford Diocese, Joe and I completed the Ministry Formation Program several years ago and are both certified Lay Ministers. In addition, I have been certified as a Director of Religious Education through the Rockford Diocese.

I have had the pleasure of meeting many people in our parish over the last few years and look forward to meeting many more, especially as your children take part in our Religious Education Program.

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Julie Strode, Part Time Religious Education Secretary

Julie has been married to Steve for 25 years and they have two children, Carter and Katherine.  She has been teaching second grade Religious Education for 13 years.  “I am very excited to continue working with the Religious Education Program and helping families in our parish grow closer in their faith.”

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Mary Lou Manion, Director of Pastoral Care

Mary Lou and her husband, Ken, were married in 1991.  They have three children, Teresa, Tim and Patrick.  “I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve such an amazing parish and staff.  Please pray for me as I will for you, as together we continue the ministry and mission of Jesus Christ in our parish and community.  Thank you.”

 

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shirleyShirley Allen, Director of Adult Faith Formation

Shirley and her husband, Mike, got married in 1992 and have two girls, Stephanie and Michelle.  Shirley says, “I feel very blessed to be able to have a job that I love so much and to help everyone in our parish grow in their faith.”

 

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Maggie Overbeck, Director of Youth Ministry

Maggie is originally from Sugar Land, Texas and moved here in the summer of 2016.  Maggie says, “I feel very excited and blessed to continue to journey in my faith here and to serve the young people and families of our parish community.”

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pattiPatti Kuffner, Part time Youth Ministry Secretary

Patti and her husband, Steve, have been married since 1982 and have two grown children, Josh and Ashley. Patti and Steve live in Algonquin. Patti says, “It is a blessing to work in Youth Ministry.”

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MikeMike Allen, Director of Maintenance

Mike and his wife, Shirley, were married in 1992 and they have 2 daughters  Mike says, “My family and I attend St Mary and enjoy being involved with the youth of the parish and volunteer whenever we can.  Leaving the freight forwarding industry to work at St Mary as of May 2013 was an easy decision to make.”

847) 669-3137, ext. 114

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RonRon Simons, Part Time Maintenance

Ron and his wife, Mary Ellen, have been married for 46 years. They have 2 sons and 2 granddaughters. Ron is retired from United Airlines after 40 years. Ron and Mary Ellen moved to Huntley in July, 2002, from Schaumburg. Ron became a Catholic in 1979 through the RCIA process. Ron says, “I really enjoy being a part of the St. Mary community.”

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DennisDennis Haney, Full Time Maintenance

Dennis and his wife, Linda, have been married for 40 years. They have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren. Dennis says “From the first time we came to St. Mary’s, we felt instantly that this is where we belong. We feel blessed to be part of such a warm and welcoming parish community.”

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danDan Mangan, Part Time Maintenance

Dan Mangan has 3 sons and 1 daughter and 3 grandchildren. Dan retired in 1999 from the Chicago Public Schools after 35 years. Dan says, “St. Mary is a very welcoming, vibrant, spiritual parish and I feel very fortunate to be a member of such a positive faith community.”

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Mark Lang, Part time Maintenance

 

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