Kathy Dhaemers joined The Basilica staff in 2000 to oversee its Sacred Arts activities including organizing guided tours of The Basilica. She manages some twenty concerts performed by guest ensembles yearly and curates some ten exhibits each year featuring work by local, national and international artists. She also organizes other events including the annual Blessing of the Animals. In addition, Kathy is part of the team that manages The Basilica’s permanent collection. Kathy has a Masters Degree in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of Saint Thomas. Prior to The Basilica, she worked in Marketing and Communications for Twin Cities corporations. Kathy serves on the Board for the Minnesota Chapter of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums.