Parish Staff

Fr. Dave Voors

Title: Pastor
Contact:  260-432-0268  ext 108
Email:  frdvoors@seasfw.org

Ordained a priest June 20, 1981. Fr. Dave comes to us from St. Mary of the Assumption parish in Decatur, where he served for eleven years. Fr. Dave was previously assigned at St. Matthew Cathedral, St. Michael, and Our Lady of Good Hope. Fr. Dave brings to us his particular devotion to the intercession of the Blessed Mother and his prayers to all the saints and angels. 

 

    Fr. Augustine Mugarura

    Title: Associate Pastor
    Contact:  260-432-0268  ext 105
    Email:  framugarura@seasfw.org
  Fr. Augustine comes to us all the way from Uganda. He arrived in the United States for the first time in December 2016. In Uganda, he was a teacher  in the seminary for many years. Bishop Rhoades has blessed us with  Fr.Augustine as his first assignment in the United States. 

 

Deacon Jim Kitchens

Title:  Deacon Jim Kitchens
Contact:  260-432-0268, ext. 109
Email:  jkitchens@seasfw.org
I was ordained a Permanent Deacon on May 21, 2011 and serve as Pastoral Associate for the parish. I am available to meet with individuals and families for pastoral issues and couples planning weddings at the parish. I completed a Master’s Certification in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 2006 and five year Diaconate education in 2011.



 

Deacon Thomas Zehr

Title:  Deacon Thomas Zehr
Contact:  260-432-0268, ext. 111
Email:  tzehr@seasfw.org
Deacon Thomas Zehr was ordained to the Diaconate on May 20, 2017. His home parish is Our Lady of Good Hope parish on the Northeast side of Fort Wayne. He graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School in 2009, from Saint Mary's University in Winona, MN in 2013, and from Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD in 2017. He is assigned by Bishop Rhoades to our parish until June of 2018. Previous assignments as a seminarian have been St. Matthew's Cathedral in South Bend, St. Mary's Decatur (with Fr. Dave Voors), and St. Pius X Church in Granger. 
 

Rob Slocum

Title: Facility Manager
Contact: (260) 450 9216
Email:  rslocum@seasfw.org
I came to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton after 25 years of management experience in the transportation/logistics industry. I am responsible for the general upkeep of our 26 acre campus/ 105,000 sq. ft. facility. Also, I serve as a co-spiritual director for the CRHP process; as well as the on staff co-coordinator for the “communion to the sick” ministry.

 

Carole Yaney

Title:  Director of Formation & Safe Environment Coordinator
Contact:  260-432-0268, ext. 107
Email:  cyaney@seasfw.org
I have been a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish since 1997 and have lived in Fort Wayne all of my life.  I recently celebrated my 25 year wedding anniversary with my husband, Chris, by renewing our vows at St. John Lateran in Rome, Italy. God has blessed us with three sons: Tony, Alex, and Andrew. My Catholic faith is important to me because through prayer and sacraments I am able to grow closer to Jesus Christ. It has been an honor to serve in formation ministries at St. Elizabeth parish since 2002. In my role as Director of Formation, I am directly responsible for the Rite of Chrisitian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), Bible Study, and other adult activities within the parish. I also oversee the parish's Religious Education and Youth Ministry programs. My undergraduate degrees are in business (from Ball State University) and education (from Indiana University). I also have a Master’s of Science in Theology from the Univsersity of Saint Francis. While I am a dedicated St. Francis fan, my heart belongs to the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, so if you hear someone around the parish singing the Notre Dame fight song, chances are it is me! If you are new to the parish or have questions about your Catholic faith or anything else, I would be happy to meet with you.
 

Kim Conte

Title: Director of Youth Sacramental Formation
Contact: 432-0268, ext 117
Email: kconte@seasfw.org
My family and I have been members of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Community since 1994. I have been married to my husband, Steve, since 1987. I have two boys, Andrew and Michael. I have been involved with various ministries here in the parish, including the Parish Council, the RCIA team, a Co-Spiritual Director for Christ Renews His Parish and as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. I have a Bachelors of Science from Indiana University and am currently working on a Masters in Theology at the University of St. Francis. I am happy to assist our families in preparing their children in grades 1-12 to receive all of their sacraments.  I am also the director for the Middle School Youth Group. Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday  9am to 4:30pm Sunday office hours vary (I will be more than happy to meet with you by appointment outside of office hours)

 

Kelsey Spoltman

Title: Director of Religious Education
Contact: 260-432-0268 ext 118
Email: kspoltman@seasfw.org 
I have been a parishioner of St. Elizabeth for 7 years after I moved to Fort Wayne from Ohio. I am a graduate of Manchester University with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education as well as Special Education. I taught six years as a middle school special education teacher before transitioning to this position. Currently, I am pursuing my Masters in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. As a parishioner I have been involved as a catechist, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Christ Renews His Parish team member, and as a Middle School and High School Youth Group Core Team Member. I oversee weekly religious education for grades pre-k through eight.  I am incredibly excited and blessed to be a part of the faith formation of students at this parish, as well as being a resource to parents.

John Fenker

Title: High School Youth Minister
Contact: 260-432-0268 ext. 116
Email: jfenker@seasfw.org
I was born in Davao City, Mindanao, in the Philippines, where I spent my first two years before coming to the United States. I am the fourth of five children and I am a graduate of Leo High School. While in high school I loved participating in St. Vincent’s Life Teen program. After high school, I served as a middle school EDGE core member at St. Vincent’s, and have continued to play drums for the Sunday evening youth mass. I graduated from IPFW with a Bachelor’s in General Studies with a dual minor in Communication Studies and Music.  Additionally, I have an Associate’s in Education. I was active in Newman Catholic Fellowship at IPFW, where I served as an Outreach Coordinator. I am very excited to be here at St. Elizabeth’s, and look forward to sharing my enthusiasm, energy and love for Christ with our parish’s community.

Ben Wedler

Title: Director of Music and Liturgy
Contact: 260-432-0268 ext. 112
Email: bwedler@seasfw.org
I am a graduate of Indiana – Purdue Fort Wayne with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance in 2004. I have been involved in church music since middle school. In 1999 I was employed part time by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton playing for the Saturday Evening Mass. In 2001 I was the accompanist and assistant director for the Cathedral Choir downtown. In 2003 I became the Music and Liturgy Director of Our Lady of Good Hope, where I also taught Kindergarten and Preschool Music. I am also a member of the Diocesan Music Committee. 
Office Hours: Vary from week to week.

Lois Widner

Title: Principal, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School
Contact: 260-432-4001 ext. 307
Email: lwidner@seascsfw.org
In 2003, I came to be the principal at the joint St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School. In August 2014, we became a brand new school and I will be the principal at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School! I was born and raised in Fort Wayne and spent twelve years in Catholic schools; St. Charles Borremeo and Bishop Dwenger High School. I received my undergraduate degree from Purdue University and my graduate degree from Indiana University. Family is very important to me. I have two sisters and two brothers along with 13 nieces and nephews. I also have a great niece!
Prior to becoming a principal, I taught fifth grade and junior high Language Arts and Religion. I have a commitment to Catholic schools and ensuring all students are successful! For more information about Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, please email me at lwidner@seascsfw.org

Greg Slee

Title: Assistant Principal, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School
Contact: 260-432-4001 ext. 308
Email:  gslee@seascsfw.org
Greg is enjoying being the Assistant Principal for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School. Prior to coming to SEASCS, Greg taught History and Economics for five years at Bishop Luers High School and two years at Swanton High School in Swanton, Ohio. He holds an MA in Educational Administration and Supervision from Ball State, an undergraduate degree in History/Social Studies Education from Huntington University, and an Economics Endorsement from IPFW. Before becoming an educator, Greg was drafted in 2004 by the Seattle Mariners. He played for a year before injuries lead him to retire in 2005 and begin his teaching career. He converted to Catholicism Easter of 2007 after completing RCIA and is a firm believer in the benefits and quality of a Catholic Education. He resides in Fort Wayne with his wife of six years and four children. 

Scarlet Sobasky

Title: Business Manager/Book Keeper
Contact: 432-0268, ext 106
Email: ssobasky@seasfw.org
In January 2007, my mother and I returned to Fort Wayne from a two year stay in Nashville, Tennessee for the American Red Cross. Upon our return to the Fort Wayne area, we relocated to southwest Allen County and became parishioners at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. I retired from the Red Cross in May 2009 and joined the Parish Staff as the Secretary/Receptionist in June and in October 2010, I accepted the position of Bookkeeper, then Business Manager in 2013. I have worked for not-for-profit organizations most of my working career. My administrative background included various accounting and executive management positions. I have a Masters degree from Indiana University at Fort Wayne in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Human Resources.
Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday 8 am to 4 pm Friday 8 am to Noon

 

Trisha Trout

Title: Media and Communications 
Contact: 260-432-0268 ext 103
Email: ttrout@seasfw.org
I grew up in Fort Wayne on the north side of town by St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.  I am fifth of seven children and love my family including my nine nieces and nephews. My sister and I moved back to Fort Wayne and joined this parish in 2013. I am a Eucharistic minister, take communion to the sick on Sunday, and enjoy various other events and communities at our parish. I am very blessed to live with my sister and have two "furbabies," my cats Zazzles and Paul. I am happy to help with any Communication and social media needs of our parish community. Bulletin and facility requests should be emailed to parish@seasfw.org, or call me at 260-432-0268 ext 103. May God bless you!

 

Terry Dynako

Title: Director of Parish Administration
Contact: 260-432-0268 ext. 113
Email: tdynako@seasfw.org
My husband, Dave, and I moved to Fort Wayne and St Elizabeth’s with our boys, Joey and Sam, in the spring of 2005 from Medina, Ohio. Upon moving here, I finished my Bachelors degree in General Studies with a minor in Human Resources. Today, I serve as Director of Parish Administration and would be happy to assist you in a variety of needs, scheduling, as well as any other need that might arise.

 

Raeann Mullen

Title:Liturgical and Formation Secretary 
Contact: 432-0268  ext. 101
Email: rmullen@seasfw.org
My husband, John and I have three children, Patrick, Anthony and Raechel. Since joining St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in 1991, I have been involved as a CRHP participant, Catechist, and Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion for many years. In 2009, I joined the staff as Liturgical and Formation Secretary. It would be my pleasure to assist you with scheduling baptisms, and providing support for ministry scheduling and liturgical and formation functions within the parish.

Judy Middleton

Title: Receptionist
Contact: 432-0268  ext. 100
Email: jmiddleton@seasfw.org
I came to St Elizabeth in 2015 with my husband Brent and son Adam. We attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Auburn for 12 years. I graduated from Harrison College with a degree in Medical office assisting in 2009. I previously worked at Dekalb Business Health and Lutheran Hospital. I am also a volunteer at the Mad Anthony Children’s Hope House. I also have two step children, Keatton and Stefany, and three step grandchildren. As the parish Receptionist, I would be happy to assist you in any way that I can from Parish registrations, change of address information, scheduling Mass intentions to general Parish information or questions.

Mark Stuerzenberger

Title: Maintenance Lead
Contact: 260-450 4269
Email:   mstuerzenberger@seasfw.org
I came to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in 1995 with a background in the general construction and maintenance fields. I am tasked with doing much of the parish’s light repairs, as well as the general maintenance of the property grounds and infrastructure.
My hours are 6:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday.


 

Leonard Jordan

Title: 2nd Shift / Janitorial
Contact: (260) 452 9039
Email: ljordan@seasfw.org
I came to St. Elizabeth after 23 years of working as a janitor with Fort Wayne Community Schools. My responsibilities here are for the general monitoring of second shift activities. This requires me to nightly clean classrooms while keeping an eye on the many different ministries that we have after hour meetings in the facility. My hours are 4 to 11pm Monday through Friday.

 

Title: Weekend / Janitorial
Contact: 260-452-9039
Email: 
 

Gerald Toor (JT)

Title: Weekday/Maintenance
Contact: 260-443-6989
Email: gtoor@seasfw.org 
I came to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton from Robert's Plumbing as the shop foreman. Prior to that I worked at Taylor University for 8 years. At Taylor, I was lead maintenance person and set-up person in charge of five buildings. I also worked at nine other buildings as needed. One of my greatest joys at Taylor University was when I received the "Student Choice" award in 2006.  My hours are 6:30 to 2:30 on Monday through Friday.

 

 

 


St Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish

10700 Aboite Center Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Phone: (260) 432-0268
Fax: (260) 436-5851

Email: parish@seasfw.org

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