Faith Formation Team Members
Hello! My name is Kylie Rogers and I am grateful to serve as the Coordinator of Faith Formation Grades 1-5 and First Sacraments. I grew up in Ellicott City, Maryland, and moved to DeForest, Wisconsin in 2012. I graduated from St. Norbert College in 2021. In August, I will begin an online Master of Arts in Catechetics and Evangelization program through the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
My relationship with our healing God is the most important part of my life. I have encountered my closest friends while authentically living out my Catholic faith. Every day I strive to embody my nickname, Smiley Kylie, because I truly believe the following words of St. Teresa of Calcutta: “the smile is the beginning of love.” It is such a joy for me to be part of this community! I cannot wait to see how God will continue to use our Faith Formation Program to draw the children of this parish deeper into His love.
Hey there! I’m Lisa Christiansen, the Coordinator for Faith Formation Grades 6–12 and Confirmation, and I’m so glad you stopped by our page! In my younger years, I taught English and religion in a Catholic Middle School before becoming a stay-at-home mom. In 2016, my family settled in Suamico, having lived previously in Utah, Pennsylvania, and two other Wisconsin towns. In 2019, with our kids mostly grown, I felt called to return to teaching, and I couldn’t be happier! My Confirmation name is Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, and I am certain she was instrumental in guiding me here. I’m grateful to God for putting so many of his friends and followers in my path to accompany me: from our incredible parish staff, to our amazing team of mentors, to our caring and supportive parents who bring their inspiring and awesome students to us each week. God is so generous!
My greatest hope is that every student feels loved and valued by our parish family and that through our team of mentors and me, our students are able to discover, deepen, and share their personal relationship with Jesus.
Hi, I grew up attending St. John’s and was away for twenty years. I returned to raise my son in the faith. So much has changed, but so much has stayed the same: the people are welcoming, the Mass is uplifting, and Adoration is a refreshing addition. The more I learn about our Catholic faith, the more I’m all in. I have a background in editing, proofreading, and project management, and I enjoy using my skills and talents to bless our parish family.