Father Tom Krenik
(952) 698-1710, email@example.com
My ministry as pastor of the Church of the Risen Savior has three interrelated dimensions: first, presiding at the celebration of the Eucharist and other sacraments and liturgies in the church; second, time spent in the office and meeting rooms for administrative matters, meetings with staff members, appointments with parishioners, and leading or teaching various programs; third, time spent “off-campus” for the sacrament of anointing in homes, Ridges hospital, and in senior residence buildings, Mass at Augustana Care Center, archdiocesan meetings, deanery meetings, and homily preparation.
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Fr. Roberto Banchs
Associate Pastor Latino Ministry
(952) 698-1723, firstname.lastname@example.org
I was born and raised in the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico, the second in a family of six children. I went to public high school and then to the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico where I studied Philosophy and Theology.
In 1987, I joined the religious congregation of the Servants of the Holy Eucharist and of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I was ordained to the priesthood in August 2002. I served in the general administration of my religious community, living between Puerto Rico and Spain. I spent a few years helping in different parishes when the pastor was unavailable.
In January 2015, I was appointed to our St. Joseph house, living with my community in the Church of St. Francis de Sales in St. Paul. Before arriving at Risen Savior, I spent many months in ministerial service to the community of the Sacred Heart Church in St. Paul.
(952) 698-1734, email@example.com
I come from a family of 6 children and grew up in St. Louis Park, MN where I attended Most Holy Trinity Church and School, and Benilde-St. Margaret's High School. I then moved across the Mississippi River and completed my undergraduate studies at St. Thomas College followed by graduate studies at Mankato State University.
As a freshman in high school, I made a firm decision to follow Christ and devote my life to Him. Since then, He has given me many graces to live out my Christian faith. Most important among these are those received in the sacramental life of the Catholic faith. In my later high school and college years, I was introduced to a Charismatic Christian Community, now called the People of Praise (POP). I eventually made a lifelong commitment (covenant) to the community. In our life together in the POP, we are encouraged to share our lives (spiritually and materially) with one another, help one another grow in holiness and pursue a life of service to the Church.
In 1986, I married the love of my life, Nadine Bittner (now Reinhardt). Together, God blessed us with 10 children (now ages 11-30). We have 5 grandchildren with 2 more on the way. My day job is working as a QRC (Qualified Rehabilitation Consultant). In a nutshell, I work with individuals who have been injured on the job and find themselves off work.
Throughout my later adult life, I felt a call from the Lord to discern whether He was calling me to serve Him as an ordained man or remain in service to Him in other ways. The journey of discernment for Nadine and me has been meaningfully rich and has had a powerful influence on both of us. Our love for the Lord and for each other has grown significantly. That was over 5 years ago! I was ordained a permanent deacon on December 9, 2017. I am humbled and blessed to be able to lay down my life to serve Jesus in His Church. I am particularly excited and grateful to be assigned The Church of the Risen Savior. I am greatly anticipating getting to know you and your families while I serve the parish as your deacon.