Monsignor Brian Donahue Pastor
Father Prabhakar Marneni Parochial Vicar
Deacon Les Noehre Deacon
Deacon Les and his wife Annette have been married for over 37 years. They have two grown children, Thomas and Matthew, and two grandchildren, Xavier and Grace. He is a retired officer (Major) in the Army National Guard, where he received the Combat Action Badge and Bronze Star. Deacon Les makes his living as the District Engineer for the ND Dept. of Transportation. He likes to read, garden, and hunt upland game with his pointing dog B'Lucy.
His favorite pastimes include spending time with and serving the Lord, the Sacrament of Marriage with Annette, and serving the parish, the poor, and sojourners.
Stacey Hanson Business Manager
Stacey is mom to 5 girls, all who have or currently are attending Catholic schools. She has an undergrad in Business Management from Mayville State and a Graduate Degree from the University of Mary. While she has only been an employee of Holy Family for about a year, she has attended services here for the past decade. Stacey has had kids in HFSM school for the last 10 years. Outside of work, she keeps busy with her kids sports schedules: volleyball and softball rule their free time! She enjoys scrapbooking, cross stitching, reading, and spending time with her family. When asked what the best part of her job is, Stacey said "Working to grow our faith community with the resources we have. I am able to incorporate the faith I love with my day to day work life."
Karen Litzinger Secretary
Karen has been serving Holy Family for over 20 years. She knows the place inside and out (we REALLY miss her when she has the day off!). Karen is originally from Devils Lake, North Dakota. She has 5 grown children and 12 grandkids. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Karen can be found in the office she shares with Holy Family's unofficial mascot, Winnie - a dachschund/corgi mix. When she's not in the parish office, Karen likes to read, garden, and crochet. She is a member of the Prayer Shawl Ministry. Her favorite part of her job here is interacting with parishioners.
Renee Holthaus Pastoral Assistant
Renee fills the role of Pastoral Assistant for our parish. Renee and her husband Andy are parents to three great kids: Nathan, Avery, and Olivia, all of whom have attended or currently attend HFSM. Renee hails from Little Falls, Minnesota. She ended up in Grand Forks when her husband was stationed here with the Air Force. She loves camping, fishing, and hunting with her family. She is excited to work with all of our parishioners and volunteers.
Bethany Fehr Music Coordinator/Youth Ministry
Amiee Gillig Education & Youth Assistant
Ms. G recently moved to Grand Forks from San Diego, CA, where her husband was stationed in the US Navy. He recently retired after 25 years of service and they relocated to North Dakota, to be near extended family. Ms. G has 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren. Her youngest son is a student at UND. Amiee works for the US Air Force as a School Liaison and has a background of working with children by teaching sacraments, being a Music Director/Pastoral Assistant, and managing catholic school before and after school programs and as a middle school aide at her prior parishes. Her degrees include a Masters of Special Education from UND, a Bachelors in Family Studies, and an AA in Elementary Education. In her free time, Amiee enjoys riding horses, playing piano and tennis.
Elizabeth Dahlgren Parish Secretary
Elizabeth is the smiling face you see when you visit our Parish Office. She tries to answer every question our parishioners may have, or at least point them in the right direction to get information. She started here in the spring of 2018 and describes her job as 'a delight to come to, every day'. Elizabeth's favorite thing about Holy Family is visiting with parishioners who drop by the office. She is usually accompanied by her tiny sidekick Laia, age 2. Elizabeth is also mom to 11 and 8 year old daughters who attend HFSM and an 8 year old step-daughter. When not at Holy Family, Elizabeth loves to cook for her family, ride motorcycle with her husband Josh, play piano, and read. She aspires to travel more in the future, but her main hobby right now is cleaning and decorating her new house.