The parish staff functions as central to the everyday life of the parish and together seeks to provide pastoral ministry as well as business needs as a service to the people of the parish in the best possible & caring way.

Father Jon Seda

515-292-1192 (C)

Father Aaron Junge

Associate Pastor
Campus Minister

Tom Budnik

Coordinator of Ministries

Shari Reilly

Director of Campus Ministry
515-509-6851 (M)

Joe Weyers

Director of Evangelization

Joe Leisz

Development Director
(M) 515-291-4402

Jen Weyers

Faith Formation Coordinator

Brenda Neppel

Marriage Preparation
515-290-8696 (H)

Emily Klaus

Campus Minister
563-920-6672 (M)

Bobby LeBlanc

Business Manager
515-708-2861 (M)

Net Larson

Financial Secretary

Anna Steele

Director of Youth Ministry
Ames Catholic Youth Ministry
515-233-3092 (W)

Steve Borton


Seth Wilson


Peer Ministers

The St. Thomas peer ministers are ISU students who offer hospitality, organize events, assisted with ministries, get the word out about STA to other students, and take care of lots of other things as they come up. They are also here for other students to have people their age to talk to who go through similar situations. There are 3 peer ministers that live in the apartment and are available to talk.