Jeremy Kiolbassa
Director of Music

Jeremy Kiolbassa
Director of Music
jkiolbassa@stbenedict.com
(773) 588-6484

Jeremy Kiolbassa is a dynamic and engaging performer, specializing in classical and sacred music. His leadership style is characterized by his energy and ability to engage both volunteers and professionals alike. His playing is defined by bold yet tasteful registrations, sensitive accompaniments, and virtuosic improvisations He began his professional career at the age of 15 as the accompanist for the 10:45am choir at St. Hyacinth Basilica. He went on to found and conduct the Basilica English Choir at age 16. He studied music through high school and had the privilege of singing under the baton of two great conductors, Scott Arkenburg and Gloria Brown. He went on to attend VanderCook College of Music. While there, he was a pupil in the piano studio of Mary Ann Krupa, studied voice with Joseph Martorano (Lyric Opera), and choral conducting and pedagogy with Dr. Robert Sinclair. He accepted the position of Choir Director at Our Lady of Ransom Parish in Niles, IL in February 2010. His leadership of the choirs at Our Lady of Ransom was defined by growth and musical excellence. He joined the pastoral staff at St. Benedict in July, 2013. . He currently studies organ performance with Dr. Elizabeth Naegele

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Michael O'Malley
Pastoral Associate

Michael O'Malley
Pastoral Associate
momalley@stbenedict.com
(773) 588-6484

Mike joined the pastoral staff as Pastoral Associate in June of 2004. He holds a Master of Divinity from Loyola University Chicago. Lay ministry is a second career for Mike—he spent fourteen years in the area of direct response marketing after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising from Michigan State University. Mike’s oversees the ministries of the Human Concerns Commission—St. Ben’s outreach ministries. In addition, he assists with sacramental preparation. Mike is a native Chicagoan having grown up on the northwest side of the city and takes great pride in his Irish heritage. If you don’t have a chance to meet Mike in the parish, chances are he’ll ride past your house someday on his Schwinn Cruiser.

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Fr. Jason Malave
Pastor
jmalave@stbenedict.com
(773) 588-6484

Bio
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Fr. Rodlin Rodrigue
Associate Pastor
rrodrigue@stbenedict.com
(773) 588-6484

Bio
My name is Rodlin Rodrigue. I am from Haiti. I began my seminary studies with the Divine Word Missionary in Iowa. In 2005, I joined the Archdiocese of Chicago. I went to St-Joseph College Seminary for my philosophical studies and then to Mundelein Seminary for theological studies. I was ordained a priest in May 2013. I have been assigned to the St-Benedict parish since July 1, 2013.  As part of my responsibility, I oversee the spiritual and liturgical committees of the parish. I am looking forward to continue serving you and growing with you together in the faith.

 

Mary Sue Wielgus
Pastoral Associate
mwielgus@stbenedict.com
(773) 588-6484

Bio
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Michael O'Malley
Pastoral Associate
momalley@stbenedict.com
(773) 588-6484

Bio
Mike joined the pastoral staff as Pastoral Associate in June of 2004. He holds a Master of Divinity from Loyola University Chicago. Lay ministry is a second career for Mike—he spent fourteen years in the area of direct response marketing after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising from Michigan State University.  Mike’s oversees the ministries of the Human Concerns Commission—St. Ben’s outreach ministries. In addition, he assists with sacramental preparation. Mike is a native Chicagoan having grown up on the northwest side of the city and takes great pride in his Irish heritage. If you don’t have a chance to meet Mike in the parish, chances are he’ll ride past your house someday on his Schwinn Cruiser.

 

Heath Winborn
Director of Operations
hwinborn@stbenedict.com
(773) 588-6484

Bio
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Jeremy Kiolbassa
Director of Music
jkiolbassa@stbenedict.com
(773) 588-6484

Bio
Jeremy Kiolbassa is a dynamic and engaging performer, specializing in classical and sacred music. His leadership style is characterized by his energy and ability to engage both volunteers and professionals alike. His playing is defined by bold yet tasteful registrations, sensitive accompaniments, and virtuosic improvisations He began his professional career at the age of 15 as the accompanist for the 10:45am choir at St. Hyacinth Basilica. He went on to found and conduct the Basilica English Choir at age 16. He studied music through high school and had the privilege of singing under the baton of two great conductors, Scott Arkenburg and Gloria Brown. He went on to attend VanderCook College of Music. While there, he was a pupil in the piano studio of Mary Ann Krupa, studied voice with Joseph Martorano (Lyric Opera), and choral conducting and pedagogy with Dr. Robert Sinclair. He accepted the position of Choir Director at Our Lady of Ransom Parish in Niles, IL in February 2010. His leadership of the choirs at Our Lady of Ransom was defined by growth and musical excellence. He joined the pastoral staff at St. Benedict in July, 2013. . He currently studies organ performance with Dr. Elizabeth Naegele

 

Rebecca Suarez
Business Manager
rsuarez@stbenedict.com
(773) 588-6484

Bio
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Ellen Roberts
Parish Office Manager
eroberts@stbenedict.com
(773) 588-6484

Bio
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Barbara Schneider
Account Manager
bschneider@stbenedict.com
(773) 588-6484

Bio
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