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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…

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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…

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Jill Severtson

Administrative Assistant

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

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Janice Andersen

Director of Christian Life

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

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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,…

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Heather Craig

Archivist/Financial Services Assistant

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

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Fr. Joseph Gillespie, OP

Senior Associate

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

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Fr. Daniel Griffith

Pastor and Rector

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

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