Sister Margie Niemer started her role as Pastoral Administrator August of 2018. She is a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Oldenburg
Fr. Bob Thesing, S.J. was ordained in 1976. As a priest he has pastored four different parishes in Cincinnati and Chicago, has worked as a retreat director at the Jesuit Renewal Center in Milford, Ohio, and has supervised young Jesuits in the Detroit Novitiate and at Loyola University Chicago.
Rev. Jan Scmidt
A Cincinnati native, Father Schmidt worked as an executive in the amusement park industry before entering the seminary and being ordained in 1990. He is a graduate of Archbishop McNicholas High School, the University of Cincinnati, and the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary Seminary.
While teaching at Archbishop McNicholas, he was a resident associate at St. Andrew Parish in Milford and then Our Lord Christ the King in Mt. Lookout. He became pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish (IHM) in 1995, and St. Margaret of York (SMOY) in 2008. His years as pastor at both IHM and SMOY were “phenomenal experiences,” Father Schmidt said. During his tenure, both faith communities experienced increases in Mass attendance and the respective parish schools received the National Blue Ribbon designation. The members of both parishes are “beautiful people with wonderful spirituality,” he said.He knows how difficult it can be for parishes to change pastors, and has learned the value of listening and being patient as parishioners share their hopes and dreams with their new shepherd.