St. Katharine Drexel Parish
1800 S. Katie Ave. Suite #1 (2 blks. west of 26th St. & Tea-Ellis
Rd.) (Click
here for map)
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Office Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone - (605) 275-6870
Fax - (605) 275-6998
E-mail -
church.stkatharinedrexel@midconetwork.com
Father Gregory Tschakert, Pastor
Phone: (605) 275-6870 x202
E-mail:
gtschakert@sfcatholic.org
Jennifer Hartmann Maturi, Director of Liturgy & Music,
Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (605) 275-6870 x203
E-mail:
jennifer.stkatharinedrexel@midconetwork.com
Jennifer oversees the preparation
of our liturgies; directs the
Children’s Choir, jr. high ensemble,
and Adult Choir; works with
cantors; helps engaged couples
plan their wedding liturgies;
registers new parishioners; and
trains, coordinates and schedules
our liturgical volunteers.
Gae French, Director of Religious Education
Phone: (605) 275-6870 x204
E-mail:
gae.stkatharinedrexel@midconetwork.com
Gae directs the Religious
Education Program for students in
grades 1-9. She also coordinates
the sacramental preparation of
students for First Reconciliation
and First Holy Communion. Gae
assists with the 10th grade
Confirmation program. She also
helps coordinate adult education
opportunites throughout the year.
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Born: November 26, 1858
Died: March 3, 1955
(Parish Feast Day)
Canonized a Saint:
October 1, 2000
“If I can say of an action: ‘I
did it out of love of God,’
there is something about
it that will last through all
eternity.”
St. Katharine Drexel
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moment what at that
moment ought to be
done.”
St. Katharine Drexel
St. Katharine Drexel Parish
1800 S. Katie Ave. Ste. 1
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Fax - (605) 275-6998
E-mail - church.stkatharinedrexel@midconetwork.com
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This mural can be seen
in the Sacred Heart
Chapel at
St. Joseph
Cathedral in Sioux Falls.
Image courtesy of the
Archives of the Sisters of
the Blessed Sacrament.
Image courtesy of the
Archives of the Sisters of
the Blessed Sacrament.
Tonia Honner, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (605) 275-6870, x200
E-mail:
tonia.stkatharinedrexel@midconetwork.com
Ilene Carlson, Custodian
Phone: (605) 275-6780
Mary Jo Gallagher, Youth Minister
Phone: (605) 275-6870 x205
E-mail:
skd.youthsf@gmail.com
I have been a member of St. Katharine
Drexel Parish since 2006. My husband,
Dan, and I have been married for 31
years. We have four children, Sunshine, is
married to Kateri; Chasity; who is married
to Eric Soupir; and Carrie, who is married
to Paul Clarey and is also a member of St.
Katharine Drexel Parish. I also have
several grandchildren.
My husband and I met at Search when we
were in high school & we have been
involved in that program in the diocese. I
have been involved in various youth
ministry programs throughout Sioux Falls
& facilitated a youth group in my home
when my children were in high school.
I believe that our young people need to
have an experience of Christ’s love in their
life.
Anne Williams, Director of Finance
Phone: (605) 275-6870, x201
E-mail:
anne.stkatharinedrexel@midconetwork.com
My family and I are charter
members of St. Katharine Drexel
Parish. My husband David and I
have 4 children. Beth attends
SDSU for nutrition and pre-med,
Bekah is a junior at O’GHS, Caleb
is in fifth grade here at SKD, and
Anna is in third grade. We enjoy
going to our kids' sports activities
and look forward to more time as a
family. I am very excited to be the
new administrative assistant, I
come with over 21 years of retail
management. I look forward to
meeting our members and growing
with our faith community.
I have been a member of St.Katharine
Drexel Parish for 5 years
and am newly appointed as Director
of Finance for the parish. My
husband, Ben, and I have 3
daughters: Gracious, Mercy, and
Divine. I am a graduate of the
University of Sioux Falls with a
Bachelor’s degree in Business
Management and of STI with an
Associate’s degree in Accounting. I
am also a proud member of the South
Dakota Air National Guard for almost
16 years. It is exciting to be working
for St. Katharine Drexel Parish and
each of you as we continue our
journey in faith together. Please don’t
hesitate to contact me at any time as I
look forward to meeting you.
Deacon Denny assists with many
programs at our parish, particularly
RCIA, serving meals at The Banquet,
and our parish Welcoming Committee.
Deacon Denny also assists Fr.
Tschakert with marriage preparation,
leading Bible studies and other adult
education groups, and visiting our
homebound and hospitalized
parishioners.
Deacon Denny Seiner, Pastoral Assistant
Phone: (605) 275-6870
E-mail:
denseiner@yahoo.com
I’m a native of Florence, SD, and have
one brother and three sisters. I
graduated from Northern State and
taught for several years before I went
to St. Paul Seminary. After ordination, I
served at St. Mary Parish and Roncalli
High School in Aberdeen for 3 years
before I went to graduate school to
study Canon Law at the University of
Ottawa. Upon returning, I was pastor at
Huntimer for 6 years while also serving
as Chancellor of the Diocese for
Bishop Dudley. I served at St. George
Parish in Hartford for 7 years and also
as Chaplain at O’Gorman High School
for 5 years. I then returned to St. Mary
Parish and Roncalli HS in Aberdeen for
9 years, and then moved to St. Mary
Parish in Dell Rapids, where I served
for 6 years. In the past year, I directed
the work of the Diocesan Marriage
Tribunal and was pastor at St. Dominic
Parish in Canton. I’ve been a member
of the Tribunal staff for 29 years and
have served as judicial vicar for 12
years. I will continue to oversee the
work of the Tribunal for the
foreseeable future.
Karen Oltmanns, Principal
Phone: 275-6994
E-mail:
koltmanns@sfcss.org

Elaine Hearst, School Secretary
Phone: 275-6994
E-mail:
ehearst@sfcss.org