Faith Formation Team Members
Hi! My name is Mike Iversen and I have the honor of serving as the Director of Discipleship and Faith Formation here at St. John the Baptist. My family and I moved here the summer of 2021 from Colorado Springs. My wife Kate and I have been married since 2001, and we have three kids in High School and College. Brennan is our oldest, followed by Ben and Lexie.
Both Kate and I have been involved in ministry since the late 90’s, and I was a Protestant Pastor for several years before becoming Catholic over a decade ago. We discovered that the Church, although certainly not without struggles, is where True Truth is found. I have spent over 15 years in full-time work in the Church and in para-church ministries, most recently serving as the Director of Evangelization and Discipleship at Holy Apostles Parish in Colorado Springs. I am passionate about teaching and apologetics, particularly in the context of relational ministry. I look forward to meeting you and maybe grabbing a cup of coffee to talk about Faith and life and our place in the Kingdom of God!
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.
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.