Archdiocese Local Special Issue - Convocation

Convocation delegate profiles

Delegates from all across the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas brought their unique skills, experiences and faith to the “Enflame Our Hearts: Be Disciples, Make Disciples” convocation. Find the stories of some of these delegates by clicking on their names below.

Davina Barnett is an administrative assistant at Barnett Electrical Heating and AC, a mother of six and parishioner at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Garnett.

Anna Bartkoski is a student at St. James Academy in Lenexa and parishioner at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish in Overland Park.

Jessica and John Beyer are parishioners at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Burlington.

Nikki Frerker is an attorney and parishioner at Curé of Ars in Leawood.

Matt Gwynn is a Johnson County Community College interpreter service coordinator and parishioner at St. Paul Catholic Church in Olathe.

Father Jeremy Heppler, OSB, is pastor of St. Benedict Parish in Atchison.

Henry Hodes works in Community Health and Partnerships at Blue KC (Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City) and is a parishioner at St. Ann Catholic Church in Prairie Village.

Joanne Lally is a parishioner at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Kansas City, Kansas.

Sister Helen Therese (Elena) Mack works with Hispanic ministry and a variety of groups within the Kansas City community and serves at Our Lady of Unity Parish in Kansas City, Kansas.

Merlyn Mahoney is a parishioner at St Aloysius Parish in Meriden.

Franchiel Nyakatura is a teacher at Christ the King School and a parishioner at Our Lady & St. Rose Catholic Church, both in Kansas City, Kansas.

Romano Park works in research faculty at Children’s Mercy Hospital and belongs to the Korean Catholic Community in Lenexa.

Daniel and Betty Sánchez are parishioners at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church in Emporia.

Burk Schreiner is a student at Benedictine College and Parishioner at Queen of the Holy Rosary in Wea.

Don Strathman is a beer and soft drink wholesaler and parishioner at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Seneca.

Danny and Kristin Tangeman are parishioners at St. Mary Catholic Church in St. Benedict.

Arturo Rodriguez and Gina Villarreal are parishioners at St. Paul Catholic Church in Olathe.

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