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Rev. Dennis Colter

Fr. Colter was born in Waterloo in 1940 and attended Catholic schools there. After graduating from Loras College in 1962, he spent four years in theological seminary in Louvain, Belgium, and was ordained there in 1966. Father was assigned to various parishes and high schools in the Archdiocese of Dubuque and took further degrees from Fordham University in New York, Xavier University in Cincinnati, and the Angelicum in Rome. He has also been Vocation Director for the Archdiocese and a professor of theology at Loras College. In 2010, Fr. Colter attempted to retire but spent most weekends preaching across the country for the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging. In September of 2011 he became full-time Parochial Administrator of St. Patrick and Pastor on March 1, 2012.


Regena Huffman

Regena came to St. Patrick in September of 2004 after 12 years at St. Stephen’s Catholic Student Center. She and husband Jan have four grown daughters, all living in the Cedar Valley area. They have seven grandchildren who are a constant source of joy! She is very involved and active at her Church, where she serves as treasurer and assists with the Children’s Ministry program. Interests include spending time with family, reading, making beaded jewelry and attending Indy Racing League events.


Jason Feeney

Jason is from Des Moines, Iowa, where he went to Dowling Catholic High School.  He attended Central College in Pella for a year before transferring to Loras College. At Loras he studied English literature and creative writing. After college, Jason served as a missionary with FOCUS (The Fellowship of Catholic University Students) at Ave Maria University in southern Florida. Jason is excited to see what God has in store for him as he begins serving St. Pat’s young people. Jason was a tennis player in high school and college and continues to be an avid tennis player and fan, and can often be found, in his free time, enjoying some time out on the courts. 

Connie Munchoff

Connie came to St Patrick Church in January 2013 as the Coordinator of Children's and Family Faith Formation. She graduated from Columbus, has a degree in secondary education and has taught and subbed in several area school districts. Connie also completed the three year Lay Formation program and has done Campus Ministry work. She and her husband Bill have four children and three amazing grandchildren. Connie enjoys spending time with family and friends, 
quilting, reading and being outside. She volunteers for ConKerr Cancer and crochets newborn caps for Covenant. 

Mary Citta

Mary joined the staff as Coordinator of Liturgy in June of 2007.   She is also the choir director, an organist and song leader.  Mary has been a musician at St. Pat’s since 1976.    She taught secondary music for 33 years, retiring from Waterloo West High in June of 2007.   Besides working at the church, she is the All-State Chorus Chairperson for the state.  She teaches at camps, directs festivals, judges and mentors through out the state. Mary is married to Steve Citta, the director of bands at Waterloo West High School.  They have two children, Stephanie (Scott) Klein and Joe.



Marcia Patin

Marcia joined our staff at St. Patrick as the bookkeeper in July 2013 when she and her husband, John, moved back to their hometown of Waterloo after living for many years in Freeport, IL. She graduated from West High School, and John graduated from Columbus High School. Previously, Marcia worked the last 9 years as an Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper/Office Manager for a United Methodist church in Freeport. Prior to that she was the Development Director for the Freeport Catholic Schools. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Columbia College. John and Marcia have been blessed with 2 children, Ben and Sarah. Marcia likes to spend time with family and friends, travel, read, walk, and shop. She enjoys living closer to family and being a part of the St. Patrick faith community.


Suzy Luecke

Suzy grew up in the Quad Cities and has been married to Brian since 1986. Suzy has been an active member at St. Patrick Church since 1993, serving in the past on the St. Patrick School Board, the CVCS School Board and Pastoral Council. She began working as our parish secretary in the spring of 2015. Suzy and Brian have 2 grown daughters, Leann and Lynn that are alumni of St. Patrick School, Columbus Catholic High School, and St. Thomas and St. Katherine Universities in St. Paul, MN. Previously, Suzy worked as a Respiratory Therapist and was the corporate manager for the clinical and regulatory department at American HomePatient. She is very excited for the opportunity to work in our parish office and be part of a wonderful team dedicated to the people and mission of our parish. Suzy enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling both near and far, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and the NFL.


Cindy Clemen

Cindy joined the staff in June 2015 and serves as one of the parish secretaries and is also responsible for the bulletin each week. Cindy grew up in Aurora and Oelwein and graduated from UNI in 2002 with a BA in Theatre Design. She has one brother, one sister and two beautiful nieces, Maiya and Bella, whom she spends as much time with as she can. Cindy also helps a local non-profit organization with graphic design, web design and song lyric writing when needed. Cindy loves gardening, flower arranging, baking with her sister and nieces and spending time with her family, which will be growing by one when her nephew is born in September.



Laura Dobson

Laura serves as Marketing Coordinator for St. Patrick School as well as St. Patrick Parish. She is married to Andy, and they have four children, Kelley, Chris, Courtney and Jon, who is a student at St. Patrick School. Laura grew up in Texas and Louisiana and holds a B.S. from Tulane University and an M.A from the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked in marketing for local businesses, as an instructor at the University of Northern Iowa and as a geophysicist before moving to Iowa. 





Jackie was born and raised in Michigan. She and her husband Carl have lived in Switzerland, Germany and France, living on and off in Cedar Falls for the past 10 years. They have a son and daughter. Jackie and her family have enjoyed volunteering for various projects at St. Patrick Church.  She is excited about getting more involved with the community and helping people in need. In her free time, Jackie enjoys making crafts, reading and walking her neighbor's dogs.


Cindy Taft

Cindy came to St. Patrick’s in 2012 to take over the position of Faith Formation Secretary after four years as a Para-educator in Special Education at Cedar Heights Elementary.
She was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri and attended Drury University earning a B.A. in Speech/Theatre. She has an M.A. in Theatre from the University of Central Missouri – Warrensburg.  It was here she met her husband Steve and they have four fantastic kids – Austin, Aaron, Addison and Anna.  They moved to Iowa in 2000 when Steve joined the faculty at UNI.   Cindy enjoys spending time with family, taking long walks, gardening and playing with their Beagle, Jasper. 

Jeff Byers

Jeff has been the full time custodian/jack-of-all trades at the church since September of 2000. He is married to Kris and has twin boys, Jacob and Lucas. Jeff has enjoyed getting to know many people in the church since starting as a part time employee and learning many new maintenance skills. In his free time, Jeff enjoys playing XBox, exercising, and watching sporting events.



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