|Father Todd Schneider
Fr. Todd came to Morris in 2013 after 12 years at his home parish in Sauk Centre, where he graduated from high school. Before being called to the seminary, Father studied political science at St. Cloud State University. He entered the seminary at St. John’s University. One of Father’s first assignments was as associate pastor here at Assumption.
Born in South Dakota, Barb came to Morris with husband Steve in 1984. In August 2015, the couple celebrated their 40th anniversary. Barb has five children, all alumni of St. Mary’s School. She enjoys time with family, reading, crocheting, knitting and cross-stitching. Her patience, warm heart and intelligence make her an absolute asset to our parish.
Principal, St. Mary’s School
Mr. Ferriero came to St. Mary’s two weeks after the great roof collapse of 2014. It didn’t take long before we knew he was a gift from God. Mr. Ferriero earned a bachelor’s degree from Montclair State before receiving a masters in Catholic Schools education from Seton Hall. He is certified in elementary, science, theatre and special education.
Office Manager, St. Mary’s School
For the past two-and-a-half decades, visiting the parish or school meant first greeting Darla Loher. She’s been a staple of our community and a great example of so much good. Darla is married to Tim and their two adult children are both alumni of St. Mary’s School. In her free time, she rides bike and treasures time with her grandchildren.
Faith Formation, K-10
Originally from Graceville, MN, Nicole and her husband Mark (native of Chokio) came to Morris 15 years ago shortly after their marriage. The couple share five children: Emma, Tyler, Kelly, Leah and Molly. When not chauffeuring her kids to and from events, Nicole enjoys interior decorating, refinishing furniture and reading (if she can stay awake!)
From seven miles south in Hancock, Cory’s responsible for maintaining a 110-year-old church building and a century old school. He started working at Assumption in 2005. He says he originally came to our parish to get to work with the kids at St. Mary’s School and the hours are a perfect match to accommodate his second job as a coach in Hancock.
Born Morris, Teresa is a lifelong member of Assumption. Here she was baptized, received her First Communion, was confirmed and married. Her husband Bill is also a lifelong member. Teresa has three children and two grandkids. When not crunching numbers, she enjoys scrapbooking, quilting and spending time with her family.
Director, Renew Choir
Linda came to our parish in the mid-90’s, first as music teacher at St. Mary’s School and later adding Renew Choir Director to her resume. She shares her God given talents with husband Ken, who was professor of music and director of the University of Minnesota, Morris Concert Choir. In their free time, the couple volunteer at the humane society.