Fr. Steve Pawelk is the founding pastor of St. Teresa of Kolkata Catholic Church. He and his team of Glenmarians arrived in August 2011. He was ordained in May 1989. He is a native of Maple Lake, MN, the son of farmers, Eldor and Joan. He has served in Georgia, Mississippi, and Kentucky, including ten years as vocation director for the Glenmary Home Missioners. In 2016 he was named Union County Man of the Year.
Deacon Larry Rossini was ordained a permanent Deacon October 1st 2016. Married to Karen Rossini for 42 years and have 5 sons and 9 grandchildren.
Br. Joe Steen is a native of Chicago, IL. His current ministry includes home repair, emergency fund relief, and visiting the homebound. He is also the personal director of the Glenmary Home Missioners. As a master builder, he has spent most of his ministry working with home construction, including ten years working with Habitat for Humanity.
Hilda Widener is originally from La Puente, California. Her husband (Chip) and Hilda have three sons and three adorable grandchildren. When she is not working at St. Teresa or selling homes, she is knitting or crocheting baby blankets.
Lynn Doria is a native New Yorker who moved here permanently with her husband, Ken in December 2017. Before moving to Maynardville, she owned an event planning and catering business as well as worked for tax professionals utilizing her bookkeeping skills. In the future, she would like to open her own local business.