Our Staff

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  • Fr. David Richardson

    Fr. David Richardson

    Job Title : Pastor

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    I was assigned to St. Philomena in 2006 and named Pastor in 2009.

  • Deacon Mike Schallmoser

    Deacon Mike Schallmoser

    Job Title : Deacon

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    I have been a member of St. Philomena Parish since 2004 with my family and was ordained a permanent deacon of the Diocese of Peoria in May 2012.

  • Jenny Witt

    Jenny Witt

    Job Title : Evangelization

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    I have been an employee of St. Philomena since 2012. I am here to meet your needs in this life of faith. If you need resources or community, contact me.

  • Susan Clark

    Susan Clark

    Job Title : Bookkeeper

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    I have been working at St. Philomena since the summer of 2017. I can help you with questions about accounts payable and receivable, as well as tuition for our school families.

  • Criss Sheehan

    Criss Sheehan

    Job Title : Secretary / Receptionist

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    I have worked at St. Philomena since 1999. I am the voice on the phone and the face at the door. How may I help you today?

  • Rhonda Parker

    Rhonda Parker

    Job Title : Secretary / Bulletin Editor

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    I am one of two secretaries and the bulletin editor. I have been an employee of St. Philomena since 2010. I am happy to answer your questions about registration, envelopes, giving, stewardship and accept your bulletin submissions. Our bulletin deadline is each Monday at 12pm.

  • Gloria Khoury

    Gloria Khoury

    Job Title : Mass Scheduler

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    I started working as the Mass scheduler in 2012. Mass intention requests should be sent to the parish office. I'm happy to follow up if you have questions or certain requests. The earlier you make your requests, the better. Our weekend Mass intentions fill quickly.

Fr. David Richardson

Fr. David Richardson

Job Title : Pastor

I was born in Red Bank, New Jersey on December 11, 1973, to Robert and Patricia Richardson.  I was raised by the family in St. Charles, IL.  I received a Bachelors Degree from the University of Illinois and a Master of Divinity from St. Meinrad Seminary.  I was ordained a priest on May 24, 2003 by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky C.S.C.  I was assigned as Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew in Champaign from June 2003 to June 2006.  Bishop Jenky assigned me to be the Vicar of St. Philomena in Peoria in June of 2006.  I was named Administrator of St. Philomena in 2008 and installed as Pastor in 2009.  I have also served the Diocese of Peoria as an Assistant Vocations Director and currently as Episcopal Vicar of Junior Clergy.

Deacon Mike Schallmoser

Deacon Mike Schallmoser

Job Title : Deacon

I am a native Chicagoan. My wife, Anne, and I have been married since 1996 and have two children. Conrad, a freshman at Peoria Notre Dame High School, and Shyanne, a second grader at St. Philomena School. I have worked for the Pekin Federal Prison as a full-time case manager since 1994. You can see me serving at the 7:30pm Mass most every week and most weekends I also try to serve at at least one other Mass to see the people.

Jenny Witt

Jenny Witt

Job Title : Evangelization

I was born and raised here in Peoria, Illinois and received my early formation from St. Vincent de Paul. It was the witness of St. Vincent that fueled a fire in my heart to serve the Lord as His missionary. My formation continued at Peoria Notre Dame, Illinois State, and OSF Medical Center College of Nursing. I choose nursing to care, serve, and love the vulnerable. While working in healthcare the Lord asked me to drop my nets to serve in the mission of evangelization through the organization called FOCUS, Fellowship of Catholic University Students. I am grateful for these two years with FOCUS that took me further and deeper as a disciple of Christ. I joined St. Philomena Parish after college and was brought onto staff in 2012 to serve as the Director of Evangelization as well as teach Natural Family Planning through the Creighton Model System. It is a great gift to serve and be part of the St. Philomena family.

Susan Clark

Susan Clark

Job Title : Bookkeeper

Although I’m the newest member of the St Philomena Parish staff, I’ve been a volunteer at both the school and the church since I married Matt and moved to Peoria in 1986.  Four generations of our family have been active members of St. Philomena. Our four children attended St Philomena School and three of our grandchildren are current students.  Before coming to work at St. Philomena, I worked for a CPA firm as a tax accountant for more than 30 years.  I love working here and am so blessed to have an office in our beautiful new Parish Center. I believe St. Philomena is the best parish in Peoria because our members are so generous with their time, talent and treasure. Go Tigers!

Criss Sheehan

Criss Sheehan

Job Title : Secretary / Receptionist

I was born and raised in Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago. We moved here in 1994 for a manager job my late husband, Mike, acquired at Oogies Family Restaurant in Peoria. I have worked for St. Philomena since 1999. You might remember me from my time as a school secretary. I was school secretary for 10 years and I have been the parish receptionist since 2014.  I am in our beautiful new Parish Center and I will likely be the first person you see when you arrive, I will be happy to assist you!  Some of my responsibilities include answering the phone, updating our sacramental books, ordering supplies and selling Scrip along with other odds and ends jobs, this all keeps me very busy!  Each of my three boys, Kyle, Andy and Mikey (now men) attended St. Philomena School and I am also a parishioner.  I have grown to love the people in this community; it’s a great place to be. GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!

Rhonda Parker

Rhonda Parker

Job Title : Secretary / Bulletin Editor

I am one of the secretaries at St. Philomena Parish. I am originally from Granville, Illinois which is in the northern part of the Diocese of Peoria.  Bobby Parker and I were married in 1995 at Sacred Heart Church in Granville and we have two daughters, Mackenzie and Cecilia. A 1994 graduate of Illinois State University, my degree is in communications with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in writing. Our family joined St. Philomena in 1999 when we moved to Peoria from Omaha, Nebraska.

Gloria Khoury

Gloria Khoury

Job Title : Mass Scheduler

I schedule the Mass intentions here at St. Philomena Parish. I was born and raised in Peoria and grew up attending school and church at St. Mark and St. Sharbel Parishes. I am blessed to have received formation and sacraments in both the Roman and Maronite Rites of the Catholic Church. My husband Bobby and I, along with our three children, Simon, Celine, and Aidan joined and were welcomed into St. Philomena Parish in 2002.  It is truly a blessing to be a part of such a wonderful church community