St. Vincent's Cares In The Church

St. Vincent de Paul Parish is called to bring forth the Kingdom of God. This call is met by the accomplishment of our parish mission. Our Parish has two distinct councils to assist in the practical duties we have as an organization. First, the Parish Pastoral Council assists the Pastor in creating a parish vision. Second, the Parish Finance Council assists the Pastor in his duties as parish administrator. Both of these groups are a great way to offer your time and talent to the parish. If you wish to become a part of any of these ministries on this page or have additional questions, please email us or contact us by phone in the Parish Office at 573-335-7667. 

In addition to the councils listed above, we have many organizations and ministries within our community. Some are internal parish organizations, others are parish-affiliated, and still, others are not parish-affiliated, yet all are active within the community. In order for good communication to occur between these organizations, we have organized them into six different commissions: Finance, Liturgy, Christian Service, Parish Life, Stewardship, and Education. Each commission has a primary responsibility of sharing the mission and vision of the parish and listening to the needs of each organization so that it may accomplish its particular work. Please see below the list and as always, direct any questions to our Parish Office Monday - Friday 8 to 4:30 PM. we are happy to help you find a way to get connected and serve the community at large.


Parish Pastoral Council

Position Member's Name
Chairperson Cheryl Klueppel
Vice Chairperson Tom Essner
Secretary Ann Hayes
Christian Service Commission Mike Himmelberg
Education Commission Nick Hogan
Parish Life Commission Kelli Foster
Finance Commission Cheryl Oberhaus
Members Carol Drummond, Tom Essner
Members Ex-Officio Fr. Rick Jones, Fr. Alexander Nwagwu

Finance Council

Steve Slaten
Larry Berkbuegler

Gene Huering
 Neal Tanner
 Jeff Unterreiner
 Cheryl Oberhaus, CPA
 Fr. Rick Jones
 Fr. Alexander Nwagwu


Other Finance Related Groups
• Budget Committee
• Building and Grounds Committee – Reverend Rick Jones
• St. Vincent de Paul Parish Endowment Fund

Jennifer Coad   Kay Glastetter  Jason Patomson 
 Cheryl Oberhaus  Fr. Rick Jones  

Liturgy Related
• Liturgy Committee - Coming Soon!
• Art and Environment Committee – Diana Harold
• Hospitality Ministry
• Children’s Liturgy of the Word at the 9 AM Mass
• Little People’s Church at the 9 AM Mass
• Honor Guard at First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Want to help before or during Mass?

ALTAR SERVERS They assist the priest at Masses. Young people may begin this ministry near the end of the fifth grade and may continue through high school. Training is scheduled in early spring. We have assembled a PowerPoint for Training as an Altar Server. Click Here to View PowerPoint.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS They assist with the distribution of communion. New Eucharistic Ministers must be commissioned before they can be scheduled. Training is provided. 

They proclaim the Scriptures on Sunday and at daily Masses. The lector ministry requires scriptural prayer, reflection, and basic speaking skills. Training is provided.

They lead sung prayer at Masses, funerals and parish events. For more information contact Lenny Kuper at 573-335-0875. We have an Adult Choir, various Cantors, and Instrumentalists.

They assist in keeping the church orderly and ready for worship. Training is provided.

They assist others with seating and with taking up the collection. 

Contact the Parish Office 573-335-7667 for Training and Upcoming Schedules. 

Christian Service Related
Catherine's Cupboard - Helps the less fortunate by collecting food and personal care items. Donations are collected in the green containers at the church entrances. Those donations are delivered to area food pantries and Birthright. For more information about Catherine's Cupboard, contact the parish office. Contact: Carol Glueck
Maxine's Shareable Wearables - Is a parish clothes closet for those in need serving individuals and families, infant through adult. In order to receive free clothing, patrons are referred by social agencies, local churches, and schools. For information on donations or volunteering, contact the parish office at 573-335-7667. Contact: Michele Wittenborn. 
St. Vincent de Paul Society - Helps the needy in the area by distributing funds donated by parishioners to provide emergency assistance. Contact: James Bollinger
Ugly Quilts - Sleeping bags for the homeless are made by volunteers and given to individuals and families without adequate bedding. "Ugly Quilt Weekend" normally takes place in October when volunteers gather to complete a larger number of quilts. No sewing skills are required. For more information, contact the parish office at 573-335-7667. Contact: Kathy Berkbigler
Vincent's Vittles - Is a dinner hosted the last Saturday of every month (except December) for parishioners and those in need of a warm meal and good fellowship. Volunteer help is always needed. Contact the parish office at 573-335-7667 for more information.
Bereavement Dinners are provided, prepared and served by the Council of Catholic Women for families and friends of parishioners who have died. 
Eucharistic Ministers – Visit the Homebound and bring the Eucharist to fellow parishioners confined to their homes or to residential care facilities.
Hospital Visitation - If you or a loved one is admitted to the hospital and would like a visit from a priest, please call the parish office at 573-335-7667. Indicate Catholic as your religion and Member of St. Vincent on hospital admittance forms. If you know you will undergo surgery, you are invited to contact Father Rick or Father Alexander to be anointed beforehand.
Harvesting Our Tears - Is a grief support peer program which offers information about the grief process and gives an opportunity to share thoughts and feelings in a supportive environment.
Hugs of Love
• Knights of Columbus Council #11205 – Tim Davis



Parish Life Related

Men’s Association - Trent Summers
Council of Catholic Women – Nancy Glosemeyer
After School Care Program – Kay Glastetter (573) 334-9594
Spiritual Retreats and Days of Reflection
Parish Pro-Life Committee
• St. Francis DeSales Group
Quilting Group – Jeannette Buchheit
i.d.Cape - Young Adult Ministry (20s and 30s) - Contact
Welcoming Committee – Members call on newly registered parishioners to welcome them to St.Vincent de Paul Parish. Contacts: Marilyn Harrison, Nancy Glosemeyer, Anita Toole
Parish Website – Rose Huff (Parish Staff) / Kelli Foster (Volunteer)

Stewardship Related

Education Related
Parish Elementary School – Kay Glastetter (573) 334-9594
Parish Elementary School Board
Home and School Association
Booster Club
Parish School of Religious Education – Kathy Hotop-Raines (573) 335-7667. See more here.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) – Mark Kiblinger (573) 335-7667
High School & Junior High Youth Ministry – (573) 335-7667
High School Confirmation Preparation(573) 335-7667
Natural Family Planning – Jessica Barinque (573) 382-0489
Marriage Preparation Classes – Diocese
Re-Marriage Preparation Classes – Diocese