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Monsignor ChiodoMonsignor Chiodo
Monsignor Frank Chiodo was born and raised in Des Moines in a family of four siblings. After graduating from St. Anthony grade school and Dowling High School he attended Conception Seminary in Missouri in 1974 he was awarded a Master of Arts ... more
Office Phone: 515-244-4709, ext. 240

Father Dan GehlerFather Dan Gehler
Parochial Vicar
Fr. Dan is a “late” second career vocation that shows that God does not give up. He is the oldest of 4 children. He attended ISU where he received a BS in Agriculture Education and an MS in Curriculum and Instructional ... more
Office Phone: 515-244-4709, ext 213

Fr. Jose Reynaldo Hernandez MineroFr. Jose Reynaldo Hernandez Minero
Hispanic Chaplain
Fr Jose Reynaldo Hernandez was ordained in 2009 in the diocese Zacatecoluca El Salvador. He came to the US on March 24th, 2010 and served for 5 years at Our Lady of the Americas, and is now the Spanish Chaplin for Christ the King, St. Anthony ... more
Office Phone: 515-244-4709, ext 239

Deacon Tom HunkeleDeacon Tom Hunkele

Rev. Mr. Tony RomeoRev. Mr. Tony Romeo
Deacon (retired)
Deacon Tony was baptized at St. Anthony Catholic Church. He attended St. Anthony School and was graduated by Dowling High School. His parents were immigrants from Southern Italy. He was married to Sharon Ferren in 1970. They have two ... more
Office Phone: 515-244-4709
Home Phone: 515-243-0456

Rev. Mr. Thomas StarbuckRev. Mr. Thomas Starbuck
I am Deacon Thomas Starbuck my background includes having worked for 30 years in financial services and 7 years in residential real estate here in Des Moines. I became interested in becoming a deacon after an initial meeting with a deacon after ... more
Office Phone: 515-244-4709

Rev. Mr. Quan TongRev. Mr. Quan Tong
My full name is Quan Tong. I Came to Des Moines in 1991 from Viet Nam with my family. We have two children, girl and boy. They are now in their last years of ISU. I am blessed to be assigned to serve at St. Anthony. I love the liturgy we have ... more
Office Phone: 515-244-4709

Mark ParisMark Paris
Business Manager
A registered member of St. Anthony Parish since 1999, Mark has been the Business Manager since 2008. Mark and his family have a long association with both the parish and school. He and his wife Gia (St. Anthony School graduate) were married at ... more
Office Phone: 515-244-4709 x233

Stephanie HowardStephanie Howard
Administrative Asst. to the Pastor
I grew up in Storm Lake, a small town in northwest Iowa and have lived in the Des Moines area since 1988. I came into the Catholic Church Easter Vigil 2008. I am currently a member of All Saints Parish in Des Moines. From a previous marriage, ... more
Office Phone: 515-244-4709 x237

Marilu MendezMarilu Mendez
Bookkeeper/Hispanic Outreach
Marilu Mendez has been an employee of St. Anthony Parish since 2012 serving in a variety of positons including Bookkeeper since 2015. She graduated from North High School and is a member of the 2017 class of the Latina Leadership Initiative. Ms. ... more
Office Phone: 515-244-4709, ext 235

Kim LehmanKim Lehman
Parish Communications
Kim Lehman is a convert to the Catholic Faith since 2004 and is married to Rand Lehman. They have 6 grown children and 7 grandchildren. They live in Ankeny with two grandchildren they are currently raising-- Cyrus 6 and Wayne 9. Kim and Rand ... more
Office Phone: 515-244-4709

Chris CorriceChris Corrice
Religious Education & Youth Group Director
Please welcome Mr. Chris Corrice as our new Primary School Religious Education Director. Chris will also oversee the Confirmation Class, Youth Group, and Sunday Liturgy of the Word for Children. Chris is excited to expand his ministry with the ... more
Cell Phone: 515-778-1705