summer14 153Dr. Patrick Sprankle, Director of Youth Ministry

Full Name: Patrick Francis Martin Sprankle (Pat)
Family: Married to Lee Ann    Children: 3    Has Brady Bunch Siblings
Favorite part of work: Seeing presence of Jesus in the young church
Favorite Saint: Martin!
Favorite Quote: “The best things in life aren’t things.”

Mrs. Luisa Palting: Associate Youth, College, & Young Adult Minister,  Confirmation Coordinator

Full Name: Maria Luisa Diaz Giorla Palting
Family: Married to my Candido for over 25 years! Mom to Alex and CJ, who were nurtured by the CYM program here at St. Louis.
Favorite part of work: Being around awesome, funny, merciful coworkers and young people who give me energy and a new perspective every day.
Favorite Saint: Mother Mary
Favorite Quote:”…do not worry about…what you are to say. For the holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.” Luke 12:11-12

Katies Personal 916 039Mrs. Marie Denissen, Office Manger

Full Name: Marie Francis Denissen (Lozupone)
Family: Married and still dating my high school boyfriend- Ron
3 wonderful adult sons
And now I have a daughter-in-law – they were married September 2013.
I am blessed with a large (and loud) extended family and both my parents are still living.
Favorite part of work: Each day I hope to share something to make this world a better place, to learn something new, and to always see what plans God has for me.  But my favorite part- being able to pray or ask others to pray with me at work is much easier at this job than any of my past positions.
Favorite Saint: St. Francis of Assisi- I love his simplicity and think of him as such a peaceful person. I pray to be more peaceful- this is quite a challenge for me but I do believe in miracles!
Favorite Quote: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -Martin Luther King
My goal is to discern correctly and to speak out on “things that matter”.