Monsignor Mike Turek
V.F. Dean, Mid County Deanery Pastor
I grew up in south St. Louis, the oldest of the four children of Ed and Anne Turek. I am a seminary, “lifer”, having attended Prep South, Cardinal Glennon College, Kenrick Seminary (M.Div.) and Boston College (M.Ed.). John Joseph Cardinal Carberry ordained our class of 16 to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of St. Louis on May 22, 1976. An interesting note . . . Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, is a classmate.My first 21 years were in high school ministry, teaching and coaching at Valle HS (Ste. Genevieve, MO), Mercy HS, and Rosati – Kain HS, and serving as president of St. Francis Borgia Regional HS (Washington, MO) from 1990 – 1997.
I have served at: Ste. Genevieve in Ste. Genevieve, MO (1976-1981); Our Lady of Lourdes, University City (1981-1987); Holy Cross, Baden (1987-1990); and pastor of St Ann, Clover Bottom (1990 -1997); St Norbert, Florissant (1997-2003); and most recently at St Joan of Arc, South City (2003-2015). In addition to parish ministry, I have, in the past, sat on several Archdiocesan committees and boards. I am currently a member of the Board of Directors at Fontbonne University.I love being a priest and serving the church Christ established. I am grateful for the opportunity to minister at Christ the King and collaborating with you. May Christ the King continue to inspire us and fill us with hope, deep faith, and love.
Deacon Dave Dille
I converted to our faith in college. I made my Profession of Faith at the Easter Vigil during my senior year and Karen and I were married the following summer. I quickly became active in parish and school life and that activity continues to be a source of strength today. I was inspired to become a deacon by our parish deacon, Ray Kiely. His example of joy in his ministry spoke volumes to me in my calling. He has been my mentor, colleague and friend. Deacon Dave was ordained June 4, 2016.
Growing up on a Wisconsin dairy farm was a fine beginning for my life. Church was important to our family, and my love for music was nurtured through school choirs singing in church, fine music played on the pipe organ, and the encouragement of the larger community. My first piano teachers were nuns! Choral and instrumental training throughout my educational years were part of my journey to a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies with an emphasis in Sacred Music. My involvement with colleagues in the American Guild of Organists and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians provides a great support for ministry. What a joy to be serving Christ the King, where the blessing of music is deeply appreciated. Soli Deo Gloria.
Kate is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and moved to University City in 2012 when she married her husband, Gavin. She grew up in Kansas City, MO and Dallas, TX, and has also lived in Des Moines, IA and Madison, WI. As a teen, she participated in her church’s youth ministry and loved attending Catholic HEART Workcamp.
I grew up in Florissant, MO and attended St. Sabina Parish and grade school. My high school years were spent at St. Mary’s Academy in O’Fallon, MO. I was married in 1984, we adopted our first daughter in 1990 and our second daughter in 1993. Our grand-daughter was born in 2007. Over the years we have lived in Cincinnati, OH; Pensacola, FL; Houston, TX; Austin, TX and back to Florissant in October, 2009. I began working at Christ the King in September, 2012 and what a blessing it has been. I am so thankful to be part of the Christ the King family.