Fr. Michael Brennan
Sr. Anne Marie Lom
Mary Beth Meehl
Fr. Tim Oudenhoven
Fr. Daniel Schuster
Fr. Joel Sember
Deacon Lincoln Wood
Bishop David Ricken
Fr. Daniel Schuster
I taught college Communication courses and worked in college campus ministry at both Catholic and public universities. In 2003, I began directing Mount Tabor Center and founded SPIRITUS in 2009. I am passionate about giving young adults opportunities to evangelize and leading them into holiness. I have written several spiritual books for young adults. I live in Menasha with Katherine and our six kids.
After spending my first few years out of college working as a process engineer, I felt a nudge from God to find a new job. I am so grateful He led me to the Mount Tabor Center where I can combine my faith, gifts, and interests to support this amazing mission! My husband and I are blessed with a sweet baby girl. Though I spend most of my time singing silly songs, playing peek-a-book, and reading picture books, I also enjoy playing board games and doing crafts like embroidery and crochet.
I was lead to Mount Tabor in 2013 after choosing to leave a 30 year career in healthcare. I put my faith in God and knew He would lead me where I could serve Him best. I feel both humbled and privileged to assist the SPIRITUS missionaries, who are filled with the Holy Spirit, evangelizing to the youth. God is amazing!
I joined SPIRITUS in the summer of 2017 when I felt the call to use my talents to serve the Lord. My background consists of many years of graphic design, primarily as a freelancer, while also working with a family business that services the dairy industry. I am an active member at St. Pius Parish and a proud parent of two Xavier Catholic School students. It is a great honor to be part of a mission that keeps the Holy Spirit alive in our youth!
What a blessing it is to work for the Lord! My experience as a professional youth minister and mother of six prepared me well to work with the SPIRITUS missionaries. I recently graduated with a Master's degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute and feel grateful to share this knowledge and my love of our faith with others. I love meeting supporters of the mission and hearing why they believe in SPIRITUS!
Rachel Van Handel
The Mount Tabor Center has become like a second home to me over the years. I was lucky enough to spend three years on the SPIRITUS team before leaving to earn my Masters in Theology from the Augustine Institute. I am excited to be back in a staff role and continuing to help equip young people with the skills they need to be witnesses of Christ to everyone they meet. In my spare time, I love all things trivia, jigsaw puzzles, and a good book.
In 2018, after 15 years as stay-at-home mom of our 3 children, I am using my education and accounting assistant experience as bookkeeper for Mt. Tabor Center / SPIRITUS. I truly feel blessed to be part of such a Catholic faith filled organization that inspires future generations while caring so well spiritually for staff and missionaries.
God has given me a servant's heart and many gifts that I love to share with others including gardening, baking, and crafting. And now I can add cleaning to the mix. If you hear humming in the hallways, it will probably be me. In my past work I've served as high school librarian, assistant religious ed coordinator for high school, and CNA. God has blessed me with 10 siblings and numerous nieces and nephews. Looking forward to making Mt. Tabor clean and comfortable for you.
I joined the SPIRITUS Staff in 2015 after serving as Catholic School Principal, DRE and Youth Minister in parishes in Minnesota, Wyoming and Wisconsin. I am deeply committed to forming our team into strong missionary disciples. I coordinate Thursday formation, assist with training, mentor, manage the missionary schedule and assign them to retreats. I love knitting, audio books, teaching faith formation and walking my dog, Ivan. My husband Lincoln and I live in Appleton and have four children.
I felt called to SPIRITUS in 2014 after taking a 20-year hiatus from the outside working world to raise our six children. My previous work experience was with Marquette University and a company that helped children with learning difficulties. I am an active volunteer in the Catholic school system, church and community. It is such a privilege to take part in bringing God’s message to our youth!
I first joined SPIRITUS as summer help in 2018. Now, I am so thrilled to be an official member of the SPIRITUS staff because I enjoy serving God in this faith-filled environment. I have 7 siblings and am a proud aunt of one niece, and two nephews. I feel honored and blessed to be able to aid in the SPIRITUS mission through cleaning Mt. Tabor Center.