Meet the Staff

Office Administrator

LeAnn Kuntz

Phone: 620-874-5772
Email: officead@sacabilene.com

LeAnn Kuntz joined the Parish Staff in February of 2017.

She is married to Virgil Kuntz and their children are all grown up! Rachelle and Brian have a daughter and son and live in Olathe. Justin and Amber have three boys and live north of Abilene.

LeAnn grew up on a farm in northwest Kansas. They moved to Abilene in 2013 after living in Scott City, Kansas for 27 years.

When she is not working, LeAnn enjoys getting together with friends, spending time with her family, reading, walking, camping and snow skiing.

“It has been exciting to be a part of a dynamic parish with people who care so much for one another. I am blessed to be a part of this community!” – LeAnn Kuntz

Liturgy Director

Lisa Steiner

Phone: 785-577-2411
Email: liturgy@sacabilene.com

Lisa has been a member of St. Andrew since 2007. She was born in Beloit, KS and was raised in the Catholic faith. Their family moved to Salina in 1971 where Lisa attended school and graduated in 1980. She continued her education and graduated from nursing school in 1986. Lisa has been blessed to be a chemotherapy nurse for 25 years in Salina. God placed on her heart the love of people and service to others. Lisa and her husband, John, have a daughter, Kirsten, who is married to Tom and they have three children. 

“I am very excited to be working with our priest and parishioners so that we, together, can celebrate and live out our Catholic faith.” – Lisa Steiner

 

Director of Religious Education

Jennifer Brooks

Phone: 785-280-0332
Email: dre@sacabilene.com

Jenny grew up in Abilene attending St. Andrew’s church and school. In 1999 she and her husband Chris chose to move back to Abilene to raise their family. All 9 of their children have grown up in St. Andrew’s parish church and school.

Jenny also works in various locations as a registered nurse, including serving as the St. Andrew’s school nurse.

She loves spending time with her family and friends in good conversation and celebrating life. Her favorite pleasures are a warm cup of coffee, scented candles, live music, and basking in the sun.

“I love the Catholic faith! So vast in depth and beauty it draws us ever closer to knowing and loving Christ. What a joy it is to live and share, and to grow in our Catholic faith with one another.”

Music Director

Theresa Brierton

Phone: 785-479-6559

Theresa became an organist and cantor at St. Andrew in 1982 when she moved to Abilene from Illinois with her late husband, Mike and their three children. He started Brierton Engineering and she taught special education in the local and county school systems. They have 9 grandchildren and have raised one granddaughter.

Theresa is very passionate about living out the faith that the Spirit calls you to. Through the years she has been active with St. Andrew’s Religious Education as a catechist, coordinator, CYO sponsor and DRE. She taught 1st grade at St. Andrew’s school and continues to be a substitute teacher. As God called her, she became the Liturgy coordinator and is now the Music Director.

“It has been a blessing to be a part of the Music team that we have here at St. Andrew; seeing many people, especially our young, become active in liturgy through music is a gift to God. I especially enjoy seeing our Children’s Choir bring joy to our congregation.”

Theresa continues to volunteer her time as Music Director, Bible Study leader, and Baby Ministry coordination, as well as organizes our Church’s participation in Abilene’s monthly Community Dinner and Salina Rescue Mission meals.