Parish Staff


   Parish Secretaries
        - Michelle Thomsen
​        - Theresa Stuckmayer

        - Jessica Gunther

        - Natalie Thomsen


  St. Joseph's Parish Custodian       St. Michael's Parish Custodian

       - Rex Naill                                  - Ron Kahl


 I was born to Arthur and Regina Popp in Rice, Mn. I have six living siblings and one brother who has died and gone to heaven. I
 grew up in Rice and attended Rice Elementary School.  From there I went to Cathedral High School and graduated in 1971.  Following high school I studied for ten years out east with the bulk of the time in Washington D.C.  My studies included
 philosophy and theology.  I completed my theological studies for the priesthood at St. John's Seminary in Collegeville, MN and
 was ordained a priest in 1983.  During all my priesthood, I have served in several parishes in the St. Cloud Diocese.  At present I
 am pastor at St. Joseph in Pierz and St. Michael in Buckman.

Pastoral Associate Michael Pekar

Father Ken Popp

 ​ COUNCIL  MEMBERS

 - Michael Pekar (Pastoral Associate)

 - Mike Andres

 - Domino Herold

 - Steve Kahl

 - Jerry Posch

 - Clint Poster 

 - CIndy Scholl

 - Grant Stangl

 - Greg Stangl 

St. Michael's Christian Mothers/Women:

St. Michael's Parish Hall:

St. Joseph's Christian Mothers/Women:

 I am honored that the Lord has led me to serve the people of these two parishes and to help the Pastor, Fr. Ken Popp, provide 
 Pastoral care and leadership.  I have been married for 25+ years to my best friend, Mary Kay, and we have three children, Ruth
 and Beth who are adults and Charles who is with us here in the Pierz school.  Our unofficial family motto has become,
 “Remember, life is an adventure and that is OK if you remember Who is in control, if you let Him.” Among other things, our
 adventure has included 20 years of parish ministry, a Masters in Theology, meeting many people longing for closeness to the
​ Lord, seeing great acts of God, and a warm welcome from the parish communities here.

​ COUNCIL MEMBERS

 - Michael Pekar (Pastoral Associate)

 - Brad Bednar 

 - Meghann Boser

 - Sarah Fyten 

 - Amanda Marshik 

 - Brian Prokott

 - Al Pekarek

 - Neal Kimman 

 - Andy Kapsner

 - John Smude

 - Jon Stumpf

 - Mike Virnig

 - Leo Wehseler​​

​ TRUSTEES
 - Harold Meyer
 - Joanne Broschofsky


 FINANCE MEMBERS

 - Fr. Kenneth Popp (Pastor)

 - Harold Meyer
 - Joanne Broschofsky
 - Jason Gruber
 - Mike Virnig

St. Michael's Catholic Church

Buckman, MN


St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Pierz, MN


ST. MICHAEL'S PARISH COUNCIL MEMBERS

St. Joseph & St. Michael

Parish Groups​​

ST. JOSEPH'S PARISH

COUNCIL MEMBERS

 TRUSTEES

 - Roger Janson

 - Bill Andres


 FINANCE MEMBERS

 -  Fr. Kenneth Popp (Pastor) 

 - Roger Janson

 - Bill Andres

 - Joann Otremba

 - Grant Stangl