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John Auger

Administrative Assistant

John has worked in the non-profit sector for nearly 20 years. He comes from a background in…


Johan van Parys, PhD

Managing Director of Ministries/ Director of Liturgy & Sacred Arts

Johan van Parys, a native of Belgium, has been The Basilica’s Director of Liturgy and the Sacred…


Jill Severtson

Administrative Assistant

Jill joined The Basilica staff in June of 2021 as the Administrative Assistant for the Christian Life…


Janice Andersen

Director of Christian Life

Janice Andersen has been on staff at The Basilica of Saint Mary since 1994, working with programs…


Janet Grove

Wedding Liturgy Planner & Employment/Mental Health Ministry

Janet Grove joined The Basilica in 1977 as cantor and choir member. For the past 20 years,…


Heather Craig

Archivist/Financial Services Assistant

Heather Craig has been Archivist at the Basilica since 2000. She collects, catalogs, preserves and manages the…


Fr. Joseph Gillespie, OP

Senior Associate

Fr. Gillespie, OP most recently served as pastor of The Church of St. Albert the Great. He has…


Fr. Daniel Griffith

Pastor and Rector

Fr. Daniel Griffith was named pastor and rector of The Basilica of Saint Mary effective July 1,…