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.”


(847) 669-3137, x 8602

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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. 8605

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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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Deena Zak, Part Time Religious Education Secretary

Deena has been married to Tom since 1994.  They are blessed with three children, Nicholas, Anthony and Olivia.  She is humbled by going from having children in the RE program, becoming a Catechist and now serving as the RE secretary.   She says, “It is an honor to be a member of this church and I look forward to serving the many families and Catechists in our parish.”




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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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maryMary Gleason, Part time Adult Faith Formation Secretary

Hello, my name is Mary Gleason. I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. My husband Chris and I were married in 1991 and we have one daughter, Abby. We moved to Huntley in 1997.  We are blessed to be a part of this parish family.

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 Jason Theobald, Director of Youth Ministry

Hi, my name is Jason Theobald. I am the Director of Youth Ministry here at St. Mary’s. I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, spending most of my childhood in Bartlett, graduating from Bartlett High School in 2008. I went to Franciscan University of Steubenville where I graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology and History. After that, I worked in the Diocese of Pittsburgh as a Youth Minister for two years before coming back home to Illinois and starting here at St. Mary’s.

I have a beautiful wife named Sarah who I married on August 3, 2014 and we are very excited to be here at St. Mary’s, and for the opportunity which I have to work with the young men and women of this parish.

(847) 669-5612

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Maggie Overbeck, Assistant 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. 8603

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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, Part 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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Ron WRon Wiedenfeld, Part time Maintenance

Ron is retired from United Airlines as a Maintenance Inspector after 36 years. Ron and Rita were married in 1957; they have 2 daughters and 5 sons, 17 grandchildren, and also 2 great-grandchildren. Ron and Rita have been members of St. Mary since October of 2003. Rita has been a choir member for the past 9 years. Ron says, “We love St. Mary’s and look forward to the opportunities and challenges of the new Parish Center.”

(847) 669-3137, ext. 8603