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.



Office Manager


Joseph Ferriero

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.


Darla Loher

Admin. Asst., 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.


Nicole Berlinger

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!)


Linda Hodgson

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.


Cory Bedel


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.


Teresa Gahm


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.

Other Staff

Scott Orgeman Crumb

Director, Newman Center

Betty Kill

Part Time Custodian

Rick Grossman

Calvary Cemetery Sexton

For a complete listing of faculty and staff at St. Mary’s School, visit the school’s website.