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St. Scholastica Parish

7800 Janes Avenue

Woodridge, IL 60517

Text Box: Pastoral Staff

Deacon Tom Marciani, Permanent Deacon

I am from New Jersey, but actually was born in New York while my parents were vacationing there.  I am of Italian heritage and grew up in a mostly Italian neighborhood in Hackensack, New Jersey.  Early in my life, the Capuchin Franciscan priests and brothers at our family’s parish, St. Francis of Assisi, influenced me.  St. Francis and the Franciscans have always been special in my life.  I attended twelve years of Catholic education.  In grade school, Benedictine Sisters taught me and in high school the Sisters of Charity were my teachers.  I have a special fondness and gratitude for the religious sisters, brothers and priests from all religious orders that contributed and continue to contribute in a huge capacity to the Church and have been a vital part of Church history.

I was ordained a deacon in August of 2007 and served at St. Raphael Church in Naperville for the past nine years.  I worked as an engineer in telephone communications for thirty-six years.  The next twelve years I had the honor of being a hospice chaplain and retired in December of 2015.  My wife, Desiree was born and raised in New York.  She was a schoolteacher; worked in corporate America and served as the Associated Director for the Office of Family Ministry for the Diocese of Joliet for fifteen years.  While at the diocese she was responsible for the ministries concerning divorce, death, annulments and bereavement.

Desiree and I live in Bolingbrook and have been married for 19 years.  This is a second marriage for each of us.  Between us, we have four children and seven grand children. We both are passionate about the role we as Catholics and followers of Jesus play in promoting social justice for all of humanity.  We are grateful to be part of this wonderful community of St. Scholastica and we are looking forward to serving with you.

Kurt Meyer, Director of Music

Kurt began serving in the role of Director of Music in January of 2020, having previously been the Adult Choir Accompanist and Teen Choir Director since September of 2018. He has been a parishioner of St. Scholastica since childhood, having first joined the music ministry in eighth grade as a clarinetist, and then later joining the Handbell Choir and accompanying the Teen Choir throughout high school, and eventually leading the Instrumental Ensemble as Coordinator.

Prior to becoming the Adult Choir Accompanist and Teen Choir Director, Kurt was a regular substitute accompanist at many of the neighboring parishes, subbing for funerals, weddings, choir rehearsals, and regular weekend services.

Additionally, Kurt is also an avid music composer and arranger, having multiple pieces of handbell compositions and arrangements in print and published through various publishing houses.

Text Box: Office Support/Administrative Staff

Kelly Kramerich, Principal

Text Box: Faith Formation Staff

Alison Chandler, Director of Parish Faith Formation:  Religious Education (Grades 1-7), Adult Faith Formation, & Order of Christian Initation

Kimberly Krumviede, Business Manager

Sue Gosewehr, Administrative Assistant, Bulletin Editor, Web Master, & Wedding Coordinator

Bulletin editor, e-mail submissions at least 10 days before bulletin publish date.

Facilities Coordinator, submit request for facilities use at least 2 weeks in advance of your event. 

Wedding Coordinator, click for more information

Jennifer Olson, Director of Youth Ministry

My name is Sue Gosewehr and I am the Parish Administrative Assistant.  My ministries include managing the calendar, publishing the bulletin, updating the web page, organizing mailings, scheduling groups for activities at the Welcome Kiosk in the breezeway, and supporting the office and pastoral staff in any way necessary.  I am also the parish Wedding Coordinator (LOVE IT!).

If you have ever visited my office, you know that I am an avid sports fan (especial Bears!), and collector of all types of toys!  My office reflects my creative side (although some call it cluttered).  It is my home away from home.

I am the mother of four adult children, and have been blessed with one grandchild.  I am extremely active in the Council of Catholic Women and as a member of the Administration Commission in my home Parish of St. Irene in Warrenville.  When I am not volunteering, I am busy baking, canning, sewing, and gardening.

My name is Jennifer Olson.  I have been a lifelong parishioner of St. Scholastica, receiving all of my Sacraments here.  I am married to Mark and we have three children, Braden, Mackenzie and Delaney who are in the Religious Education Program here.

I have been the Director of Youth Ministry at St. Scholastica since 1998.  It is my job to provide the vision and coordination for the parish’s efforts in comprehensive ministry to young people from 6th through 12th grades.  This includes weekly high school S.T.O.R.M. meetings on Sunday evenings, planning and facilitating 4-5 weekend retreats each year, including the two Confirmation Retreats, with a planning team, facilitating the Youth Leadership Team, which is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating the youth ministry program, planning and facilitating a week long summer Mission Trip and the GO MAD local middle school Mission Experience, coordinating our monthly Teen Masses and evening Masses with teen liturgical ministers, planning and coordinating trips to World Youth Day, the National Catholic Youth Conference and Diocesan or other Youth Conferences, and planning special event opportunities for community, prayer, catechesis, and service for high school and middle school students.  I recruit and train our wonderful adult volunteers.  I also coordinate a college Mission Trip and stay connected to our young adults to encourage them to stay involved in the Parish.  I work closely with the pastor, other staff, and other Youth Ministers in our Diocese.

This ministry has been a blessing in my life and I am blessed to be a part of a parish that supports it.  The teens and adult volunteers that participate in our programs are like a second family to each other and support each other in a Christian community.  I hope that all teenagers will join us for our meetings and retreats.  You are ALWAYS welcome!

Lisa Riedl, Clergy & Liturgy Administrative Assistant, Monday and Tuesday

Marisa Trevino, Parish Secretary, Wednesday through Friday

I am Lisa Riedl, and I have enjoyed serving the Parish Community of St. Scholastica since 2018.  I now job share the parish secretary position.  My ministries include welcoming parishioners, both on the phone and at the door, on Mondays and Tuesdays; preparing deposits; assisting with bulletin publishing; and preparing prayers and announcements for liturgies.

I attended St. Irene for elementary school.  When not in the office, I am Mom to three very active youngsters.  The twins are already in third grade!  The little one, is in second grade, preparing for her Sacraments.  She recently received her First Reconciliation, and is looking forward to her First Communion in the Spring.  Along with my husband of over 10 years, I love spending time with our children, family, and friends.

It is a privilege to serve the community of St. Scholastica Parish since October, 2020.  However, I was employed here in the past from 1999 to 2002.  Currently, I am a part-time bi-lingual (English and Spanish) Parish Secretary and Infant Baptism Coordinator.  My office hours are 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

I have been married since 1985.  My husband and I have two beautiful adult children and 2 adoring grandchildren.

I have a lifetime of experience volunteering in different Roman Catholic Churches in Illinois, California and Florida as a catechist, wedding coordinator, baptism coordinator, funeral coordinator, organized and attended retreats for both youth and adults, organized several fundraisers, choir member, lector and Eucharistic Minister. I have served on several mission trips in both Mexico and Ecuador.  I LOVE to travel.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.   It is an honor and privilege to serve the community of St. Scholastica Parish!


Es un privilegio server la parroquia desde October 2022.  Pero en el pasada, trabajé aqui desde 1999 hasta 2002.

Soy las secretaria parroquial bilingue (inglés y español) y tambien coodinadora de bautisos de infantes.

Mi horario de oficina son los Miercoles, Jueves y Viernes de 8 am hasta las 4 pm.

He estada casada desde 1985.  Mi esposo y yo temenos dos hijos y dos nietos.  Tengo una vida de experiencia como voluntaria en diferente Iglesias Católicas en Illinois, California y Florida como catequista, coordinadora de bodas, coordinadora de bautismos, coordinadora de funerales, organizando y asistiendo retiros para jóvenes y adultos, he organizado various eventos para recaudar fondos, ha sido miembro del coro, lectora y ministro de la Eucaristía.  He servido en varios viajes a México y Ecuador de misionera. Me encanta viajar.  Me encanta compartir mi vida con my familia y amistades.

Es un privilegio servir la parroquia; si necesita ayuda en español estoy aquí para servirlos.

Deacon Bob Wallace, Permanent Deacon

I have been a deacon since 1984 and previously served at St Dominic in Bolingbrook. I am married to Jan and we are parents of four children. And we enjoy our eight grandchildren!  We feel welcomed and encouraged by our St Scholastica clergy, staff and parishioners. 

I attended Marquette University (Milwaukee) for an electrical engineering degree. During my early working years I functioned as a software and test engineer. Mid career, I got an MBA (DePaul Univ) and transitioned to management consulting with a role to assist manufacturing companies improve their management of product data and product development processes.

I welcome the opportunity to minister here - at weekend Masses, preaching, celebrating Baptisms - and helping in other areas wherever there is a need. I have done most kinds of parish work during my diaconate years - including RCIA, marriage prep, teaching RE, counseling, Communion Services, planning and assisting at funerals - but in my mid 70s I am looking to slow down somewhat. However, I also recognize that there is a continuing need to assist in a parish setting and bring experience and leadership to parish ministries. (I also help at another parish where my daughter teaches and separately in social service ministries not tied to a parish.)

I am looking forward to meeting many more St Scholastica parishioners and to help extend invitations to those who are no longer active - encouraging them to return to active parish life here! 

Hi, My name is Alison Chandler.  I am the Director of Faith Formation.  My job entails Religious Education, Adult Faith Formation, and OCIA.  I have experience as a catechist.  I grew up in Downers Grove.  I attended St. Joseph Parish and school as a child. I played in the handbell choir at St. Joseph for more than 30 years.   I have also served as a Eucharistic Minister.  In 2004, I earned my bachelor’s degree from Lewis University.  I have a certificate in Lay Leadership from University of St. Mary of the Lake.  When I am not working, I am probably making jewelry or rosaries.  I am an avid sports fan.  I learned Sign Language and can fluently sign.

Father Mark Cote, Pastor

Father Juan Jose Hernandez, Parochial Vicar

Mrs. Kelly Kramerich has worked as an educator in the Diocese of Joliet since 2001. She began her career in the diocese as a Physical Education teacher at St. Patrick School, Joliet until its closing in 2014. She continued her career teaching Junior high Language Arts, and Religion, as well as serving as the Assistant Principal of Administrative Support at St. Mary Catholic School, Mokena, and has since proudly served as the School Principal of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School in Joliet.  

Mrs. Kramerich is an alumna of Lewis University, Western Governors School of Education, and the University of Notre Dame. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and holds a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction, a Master of Educational Leadership (school administration), as well as a specialized certificate in English as a New Language. Mrs. Kramerich is honored to be a “University of Notre Dame Commissioned ENL Educator” and honors recipient, a Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society “Leadership in Education Award” recipient, a “Golden Apple Foundation for Excellence in Teaching” national award nominee, and a “Bishop Imesch Award for Excellence in Teaching” recipient. 

Mrs. Kramerich is thankful for the opportunity to continue her vocation and administrative career in the welcoming Catholic environment of St. Scholastica. She is excited to get to know her new colleagues, students, and school families, and looks forward to being part of a wonderful school community.