PARISH STAFF

Administrator: Rev. William D. Wuenschel

Email 
Phone: 724-482-2690

Fr. Will is the son of Gerard and Deana Wuenschel, he has three brothers and five sisters!  Fr. Will attended grade school at St. Joseph in Pittsburgh’s Mount Oliver neighborhood and Bishop Leonard Regional School in Baldwin.  He is a graduate from Carrick High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Duquesne University.  After several years in business, he was accepted into the priestly formation program to begin studies at St. Paul Seminary and Duquesne University.  Upon completion, he went to Theological College and The Catholic University of America and completed his theological studies.  Fr. Will was ordained June 27, 2015 and served a parochial Vicar at St. Benedict the Abbott in McMurray.  Fr. Will was named the Administrator of St. Fidelis Parish by Bishop David Zubik effective July 10, 2017.

 


Parish Secretary: Mrs. Ellen Wehr

Email: ellen@saintfidelis.org

Ellen came to St. Fidelis Parish in 2006. Ellen brought with her a wealth of personality and secretarial experience. She now is the editor and developer of the parish bulletin, the scheduler of all parish events and activities, she is the first contact for sacramental preparation, and she is the recorder for all the sacramental books and mass intentions. Most importantly she is the warm and welcoming face all visitors to the office first encounter.


 Family Faith Formation
Co-Director: Mrs. Celine Mitchel

Email: st.fideliscgs@gmail.com

Celine’s journey to St. Fidelis began in Poland, took a detour in Braddock and Verona, PA. While raising three children with her husband Bob, Celine completed her college education thru Geneva College, receiving a B.S. in Community Ministry, and at Duquesne University with an M.A. in Religious Education. After working in the Pittsburgh Diocese in several parishes as a youth minister and a DRE, her restless heart found its purpose when she encountered the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS). Her dreams have come true of becoming a missionary as she travels the world teaching the Missionaries of Charity and other lay catechists, parents and grandparents about the CGS process where children fall in love with God. Her passion for her faith and Montessori education and her love for children are her fuel for spreading CGS to parishes near and far. Celine and Bob live at the Good Shepherd House of Prayer, a non-profit retreat center dedicated to nourishing relationships with Jesus, the Good Shepherd. They have three grown children and three grandchildren.


Faith Formation Coordinator: Amanda Kramer

My name is Amanda Kramer & I am very excited about joining the parish staff & faith community of St. Fidelis Parish as Coordinator of Faith Formation. I come to you after serving as Coordinator of Religious Education at St. John the Evangelist Parish, Coylesville for 7 years. I have a BA in Education from Clarion University.

I will be overseeing the Faith Formation program including grades 3 through 8 & the Confirmation Prep sessions. My goal is to help provide religious instruction that is Christ centered & welcoming. I also want to support parents as the primary catechists of their children while providing a safe & loving environment for children & pre-teens to explore to the Word of God, liturgical & sacramental traditions of the Catholic Church with their catechists.

My husband & I are lifelong members of St. John the Evangelist Parish, where we are raising our 3 children on a small farm that includes 3 dog, 7 cats, 16 ducks & too many chickens.

Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry/Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Chris Williams

Email: chris@JALbutler.org

Chris has been our youth minister since 2009. Chris, her husband of 22 years, and two children have been parishioners at St. Fidelis since 2000. Along with being a catechist and Eucharistic minister, Chris has brought new life to the youth ministry of St. Fidelis. In continuing to reach as many teens as possible, Chris developed, and is the Director of Jesus Alive and Living Butler District Youth Group. JAL is made up of four local parishes, as well as Butler Catholic. Her gift of reaching the youth and bringing them closer to God, each other, and the community has enriched the lives of countless teens. Chris’ success in multi-parish youth ministry has been recognized by the diocese of Pittsburgh. She is the author of “Multi-Parish Youth Ministry Blueprint: bringing multiple parishes together for the advancement of Catholic youth”. In 2015, Chris also took on the role of Director of Young Adult Ministry for the multi-parish setting in Butler, (CYAB: Catholic Young Adults of Butler). Chris attends LaRoche College, is an active member of the National Association of Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders, sits on their Commission for the Advancement of Professional Practices, has hosted national webinars through NACYML, participated in national focus groups, and presented at the 2017 National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry on multi-parish/cluster ministries.  Additionally, Chris has taken on the role of Administrative Assistant for the parish heading up all online initiatives, advertising, social  assistance, evangelization, and serves as the liaison of ministries. Chris was awarded the 2017 Manifesting the Kingdom Award by Bishop Zubik.

JAL Web page

JAL Butler Youth Group Facebook Page


Music Director: Catie Brown

Catie Brown is a native of Butler, Pa and holds a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati and a B.M. in Music Education from SRU. Along with being the Music Director/Organist/Choir Director at St. Fidelis, Catie is currently on staff as Voice and Musical Theater instructor at the Pittsburgh CLO Academy, an accompanist in the Conservatory of the Performing Arts at Point Park University. She has recently performed for engagements with the Pittsburgh CLO, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Celebrity Cruise Lines, the Rock Band Kansas, West Virginia Public Theater, Keystone State Music Theater, The Pittsburgh Playhouse, New Castle Playhouse, and Slippery Rock University.


Faith Formation Administrative Assistant And Liturgical Coordinator: Mrs. Terri Piroch

Email: tmpliturgy@gmail.com

Terri started working at St. Fidelis 7 years ago. She can and does do any job that need done. Terri’s greatest gift is a creative mind. She is responsible for the creation of most of the liturgical decorations and artifacts you see in the church and on the altar.

Terri is also a competent secretary and fills in where she is needed.


Chaplin: Mrs. Ethel Gali, M.A.

Ethel began her ministry at St. Fidelis Parish 12 years ago. In that time she has had several positions, social minister, pastoral associate and now Chaplin. Ethel has ministered to the spiritual need of hundreds of St. Fidelis parishioners. Ethel is the church on the road. On any day you can notice Ethel driving down the roads of Butler County with her trusted companion Rose. If you see them you know they are on their way to minister Jesus love to one of the sick.

Ethel is a God given gift to St. Fidelis Parish.


Maintenance: Pat Holben

Pat came to work at St. Fidelis 38 years ago. Pat is the person everyone goes to if they have a problem with the physical plant. Pat over the years has come to know and be able to fix all the issues that arise in the many buildings of both sites.

Pat is married and has one son. If he is hitting the golf ball long and straight, he is a happy man.