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Father Hansen

Father Stephen Hansen


I grew up in southeastern Wisconsin and was named after a priest, Fr. Stephen Peil, my mom’s uncle. Raised with six sisters and brothers by my late parents, Eugene and Margery, I attended Catholic grade and high school, then the University of Wisconsin – Parkside. I studied Business, and then Biology. I additionally studied Pre Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and attended Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. Finally, I was ordained a priest by Bishop Robert Finn on June 3rd, 2006. Prior to being named pastor of Coronation of Our Lady, I was a transitional deacon at St. Andrew the Apostle in Gladstone and pastor of Immaculate Conception in Lexington.

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Father Benjamin Armentrout

Pastor, Middle School Theology

Degree:  Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & the Liberal Arts. Masters in Divinity. Bachelors in Sacred Theology

Joined Cathedral: July 2021

My Joy: Serving our Lord and his Church as a priest is one of my greatest joys! Being able to offer the sacraments daily and assisting parents in their great duty to educate their children are the two greatest joys and responsibilities I have as a priest!

My Favorite Cathedral Tradition: Hail Cathedral! It’s way better than ‘The Bells of St. Mary’s!’

Favorite Spot on Campus: I love two spots! The front porch of the rectory & the Cathedral church!

My Motto: Proverbs 23:26 “Fili, praebe mihi cor tuum!” (My Son, give to me your heart)

Book Reccommended for Students: The Gospel according to John

What I love About About Cathedral: I love our dedicated parishioners and awesome school families!

Best Teaching Moment: I enjoyed teaching Latin to the 7th grade of 2021-22! I especially enjoyed working on our final project- praying the Mass together as a class with parents and grandparents!

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Ms. Catherine Neumayr

St Joseph Catholic Academy - Head of School

Catherine Neumayr is a California native born in San Francisco and raised in southern California.  She comes from a large devout Catholic family.  Her father and mother were both college professors specializing in philosophy and English literature, respectively.  Their love of learning and fidelity to the Faith deeply influenced Miss Neumayr’s upbringing.

Miss Neumayr enjoyed school greatly.  She attended elementary Catholic school at Our Lady of Grace and knows how critically important laying an early foundation of excellence in education of the mind, body, and spirit is to the ultimate success of an integrated person.  Miss Neumayr then attended La Reina, a Catholic all girls’ middle and high school, where she enjoyed great academic, athletic, and leadership success.

Miss Neumayr was accepted with honors to the University of San Francisco where she completed a Great Books program called the St. Ignatius Institute and enjoyed her junior year abroad at Oxford University studying theology, philosophy, and literature under the Dominicans.  This year abroad sparked a powerful interest in travel that became a lifelong passion to see the world and extend her education beyond the classroom.  Her many trips to Europe as far as Istanbul and to places like Costa Rica and Brazil as well as frequent trips across the United States have inspired in her an appreciation for the world and a profound love for the United States of America.

Upon graduation, Miss Neumayr was offered a position in the Admissions Office at her alma mater, USF.  For four years she recruited domestic and international students as well as coordinated many special programs for groups of students visiting the school.  This experience deeply influenced Miss Neumayr in the importance of helping parents and students find their true academic home.  Although the job was exciting, Miss Neumayr knew she wanted to teach.  When her high school principal called to invite her to come home to teach English, Theology, and History, she went immediately and enjoyed nine years of honing her craft while completing her Master’s in Education at Pepperdine University. While working at LRHS, Miss Neumayr was tapped to be the College Counselor and the Faculty Elected Representative to the Administrative Team.  Both additions to her teaching load added immeasurably to her interest in School Administration.

It was, however, when she moved to Anchorage, Alaska for a grand adventure teaching at a small K-12 classical Catholic school that she realized her full potential.  There, Miss Neumayr was tasked with developing the writing program for the school and frequently was called upon to improve the curriculum and instruction of the Upper School.  She mentored many teachers.  After six years in which the school was declining in numbers due to poor administration, she was chosen to lead the school as the strong Principal in which she oversaw the elementary, middle, and high school.  This experience allowed her to develop the marketing, academic, and development programs that restored the school to its original strength.  She doubled the school’s numbers as well as improved morale and academic excellence.  For seven years she proudly led the school to local, state, and national recognition.

In 2018, Miss Neumayr returned home to California to care for her aging parents and enjoyed a year-long sabbatical in which she homeschooled a niece and nephew who are hockey phenoms. She then took a position at Canyon Heights Academy, a Catholic Elementary School of Distinction in the San Jose area, where she could be near her parents but return to Head of School responsibilities.  Miss Neumayr had no idea that her two years there would include leading her school through an intense WASC Accreditation in which the school was recognized for a six-year accreditation (the highest possible award).  Days after the accreditation award was given, Covid-19 arrived and the school was ordered into distance learning; after 24 hours of preparation, Miss Neumayr began a distance learning full-time school for the remainder of the school year.  In October of 2020, she was able to have grades PreK to 5th grade back to school in person but maintained a Dual Track program where the teachers taught the in person and distance learners simultaneously.  This January 2021, she opened the Middle School for Dual Track in person/distance learning as well.  The challenges of the pandemic have truly tested her and shown her that with God and a great team of Board members, faculty, staff, students, and parents, she can accomplish anything! 

While at Canyon Heights, her parents and all her siblings moved to the East Coast.  She loves her twelve nieces and nephews and her aging parents and siblings too much to live across the country from them.  Fr. Hansen encouraged her application to Cathedral School of St. Joseph.  She visited our campus and the beautiful Cathedral of St. Joseph stole her heart! She is bringing her experience, love of learning, organization, and leadership qualities to St. Joseph and plans to begin work at Cathedral School on July 12th.  She hopes that families will feel free to stop by to say hello!


Dean McEnaney

Mr. Kent McEnaney

Dean of Cathedral School

Degree:  Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8) 2019 WGU

Graduate of: Central High school (1987).

Family:  Tracy and I have been married for 30 years. We have four sons who have all attended Cathedral.

Personal Statement: Coaching and working with young people has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. I decided to take a leap-of-faith and put my enthusiasm, energy and life experiences to work in the classroom.

Tracy Mattox

Mrs. Tracy Mattox

Dean of Curriculum, 8th Grade Teacher

Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Graduate of

Missouri State University, Springfield, MO (1997)

Bishop LeBlond High School (1992)

Cathedral School (1988)

Joined Cathedral: 1999

My Joy: Spending time with my family brings me joy.

My Favorite Cathedral Tradition: The Living Stations of the Cross

Favorite Spot on Campus: The garden by the outdoor classroom

My Motto: "Peace begins with a smile." Saint Mother Teresa

Book Reccommended for Students: Read anything you love!

What I love About About Cathedral: I love the family atmosphere and strong sense of tradition.

Best Teaching Moment: All of the moments when the "light bulb" goes off


Lauren Lujan

Ms. Lauren Lujan

Administrative Assistant

Degree:  A.A.S. Health Information Technology

Joined Cathedral: 2020

My Joy: My son is my pride and joy. He makes me laugh with his sense of humor multiple times a day.

My Favorite Cathedral Tradition: May Crowning Mass is my favorite tradition at Cathedral. It's a beautiful way to honor Mary with the second and eighth graders.

Favorite Spot on Campus: The garden area between the outdoor classroom and the library. It's beautiful spot to take a moment and feel peaceful in it's presence.

My Motto: Work first, then play.

What I love About About Cathedral: Our sense of community. We are one big family.

Best Teaching Moment: As a class was passing me in the hallway, one student said, "You take care of use when we get hurt so you get hugs." The whole class then proceeded to give me hugs!

Trish Supple

Mrs. Trish Supple

Kindergarten Teacher

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Graduate Of: Missouri Western State University, 1982

Joined Cathedral: We joined Cathedral parish in 1991 and have been proud members ever since. I started teaching kindergarten at Cathedral shortly after that.

My Joy: Spending time with my family and grandkids!

My favorite Cathedral Tradition: I love the first week of school, meeting all the new students I’ll spend the year with.

Favorite Spot on Campus: I love the picnic table on the lower playground because the rest of the class has fun playing while I have quality time listening to students read one on one.

My Motto: Work hard and be nice!

Best Teaching Moment: I love the moment when student see that they’re able to read.

Personal Statement: A Catholic school is a place where academic education is intertwined with religious education. High standards, high expectations, faith, and friendship are all reasons why I choose to teach at Cathedral School.

Kelly Tabor

Mrs. Kelly Tabor

1st Grade Teacher

Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Graduate of:  Southwest Missouri State University (Missouri State University) 2004; Bishop LeBlond High School, 2000; and Cathedral School, 1996.

Joined Cathedral: Cathedral has been a part of me ever since I was in Pre-School! I graduated 8th Grade from Cathedral in 1996. I came back home to Cathedral to teach 1st grade in 2012.

My Joy: It brings me great joy just being with my family! My husband Matt and our 3 sons, Cooper, Quinn, & Henry are my whole world. It is such a joy to spend time with them and get to make wonderful memories together.

My Favorite Cathedral Tradition: My most favorite tradition here at Cathedral is the 8th Grade Living Stations. It is such a beautiful and moving experience to witness every year.

Favorite Spot on Campus: My favorite spot on campus would have to be my 1st grade classroom. It is my 2nd home and where I get to see my students grow and learn each and every day.

My Motto: There is always something to be grateful for!

Book Reccommended for Students: There are so many children's books I love and recommend to my first graders! My most favorite is Charlotte's Web! I also love The Kissing Hand, The Crayon Box That Talked, and any book by Max Lucado.

What I love About About Cathedral: I love the family atmosphere here at Cathedral. I have always felt at home when I am here. Cathedral is a place where anyone would do anything for you. I love the many traditions that have been around ever since I went to school here. I absolutely love that Cathedral is a place where children can come to fell loved, to learn, and most importantly grow in their faith in God.

Best Teaching Moment: My most favorite teaching moment is every May when I get to see how far my students have grown throughout the year. It is such an inspiring and proud feeling to know that all of the hard work I put in as a teacher has paid off! Knowing my students are ready for the next year is such a wonderful feeling!

Ms. Mallory Gertner

Ms. Mallory Gertner

2nd Grade Teacher

Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Graduate of:  Missouri Western State University

Joined Cathedral: 2022

My Joy: My joy is to be with my friends and family, to read and to cross stitch, and to come to deeper encounters with my Catholic faith!

My Favorite Cathedral Tradition: All School Mass on Fridays!

Favorite Spot on Campus: The outdoor classroom is my favorite spot!

My Motto: And if not, He is still good. Daniel 3:18.

Book Reccommended for Students: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Katie DiCamillo

What I love About About Cathedral: I love Cathedral because of the community that is present at every Mass, in every classroom, and in every staff meeting. We are all a team working together towards a common goal- to serve each other, to serve our children and families, and to ultimately serve God.

Best Teaching Moment: My best teaching moments happen when my students are so enthralled in our Religion lessons, which leads them to ask deep questions. They desire to know God more and to love Him more, and to know and serve His Church!

Kristi Bachali

Mrs. Kristy Bachali

3rd Grade Teacher

Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Graduate of:  Graduate of Missouri State University in Springfield, MO  

Joined Cathedral: I have been a member of the Cathedral Parish my entire life. I have been a teacher at Cathedral since 2011.

My Joy: Watching people do the right thing, even when no one is looking, brings me JOY!

My Favorite Cathedral Tradition: Alumni Mass, Cathedral School Book of Prayer

Favorite Spot on Campus: Cathedral Church

My Motto: Always remember...YOU are BRAVER than you believe, STRONGER than you seem, SMARTER than you think, and LOVED more than you know.

Book Reccommended for Students: Unicorn Diaries, I survived, Judy Moody, The Boxcar Children

What I love About About Cathedral: Cathedral has ALWAYS been a community that will support families through prayer and action.

Best Teaching Moment: My best teaching moments are when previous students make efforts to say Hello, both in the school building and in the community.

Mrs. Giefer

Mrs. Lindy Giefer

4th Grade Teacher

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Graduate Of: Missouri Western State University

Joined Cathedral: 1991

My Joy: Spending time with my family brings me joy.

Favorite Spot on Campus: The church is my favorite spot on campus. The church provides comfort.

Book Reccommended for Students: Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.

What I love About About Cathedral: Cathedral School is a like a family. It is a community full of faith, support, and friendship.

Amy Roetto

Mrs. Amy Roetto

5th Grade Teacher

Degree: Master of Arts in Education, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

Graduate of: Western Governor's University (2010) Missouri State University, Springfield, MO (2004) Bishop LeBlond High School (2000) Cathedral School (1996)

Joined Cathedral: 2007 My Joy: I find the greatest joy in my first job as a mom to my three daughters. Spending summers with them, swimming and enjoying lazy days brings me joy. Since being a mom and a teacher can be noisy business, I also find great joy in some quiet activities like reading, writing, and adoration.

My Favorite Cathedral Tradition: My favorite school tradition is our school song, "Hail Cathedral." I learned this song as a child attending Cathedral School, and have remembered the words my whole life. Not many schools have school songs, and I think it is very special. It embodies the things that Cathedral takes pride in, including faith and friendship.

Favorite Spot on Campus: My favorite spot on campus is the outdoor classroom. This fairly new addition to the campus offers such a great space for both classroom activities and special events.

My Motto: "Peace begins with a smile." Saint Mother Teresa Book

Reccommended for Students: I would love for all my students to read more faith based books. in particular, "Heavenly Hosts: Eucharistic Miracles for Kids." This is a great book to help Catholic children have a stronger belief in one of the biggest mysteries of our faith: the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

Ms. Karolyn Lobash

Ms. Karolyn Lobash

7th Grade Teacher

Degree: B.A. in East Asian Studies

Joined Cathedral: August 2022

My Joy: Doing things with and cooking for my family and friends.

Favorite Spot on Campus: The Cathedral Church

My Motto: If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!

Book Reccommendation for my Students: The Chronicles of Narnia, The Winged Watchman, The Singing Tree, Wind in the Willows, The Boxcar Children Mysteries, The Screwtape Letters What I love about Cathedral: The Chronicles of Narnia, The Winged Watchman, The Singing Tree, Wind in the Willows, The Boxcar Children Mysteries, The Screwtape Letters

Best Teaching Moment: Watching the eight graders in Math coming up to the board excited to solve the math equations and seeing how their comments of "We're dumb!" from after they got their benchmark math scores back change to "We're smart!" as they build confidence in solving the math problems.

Sharon Pflugradt

Mrs. Sharon Pflugradt

Art Teacher (Kindergarten - 6th Grade)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education                                      Master of Education/Teacher Leadership

Graduate of: Missouri Western State College; Benedictine College

Teaching Experience: This is my 23rd year of teaching with 19 of those in Catholic Schools.  I have taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd. 4th, and 5th.

Family: My husband, Joe, and I have been married for 36 years.  We have two sons, Courtney and Cody, and two daughters-in-law, Katie & Jamie, and 3 adorable grandchildren:  Andrew, Patrick, and Mia.  

Personal Statement: I am excited to be back “home” at Cathedral, the parish I grew up in and graduated from.  I am looking forward to be a part of a school community where “Faith and Friendship Rule!”

Tyler Turner

Mr. Tyler Turner

Physical Education Teacher/Middle School Athletic Director

Degree: Bachelor of Science Physical Education

Graduate of:  

Greenville University (2021)
Mid-Buchanan High School (2017)

Joined Cathedral: 2021 

Personal Statement:  As a physical educator, I truly believe that I can help students develop a better sense of sportsmanship, teamwork, and giving it their best in everything they do. While doing so the students will be strengthening their faith.  

Ms. Tiffany Badger

Ms. Tiffany Badger

6th Grade Teacher, Spanish Teacher

Ms. Lindsay Phillips

Mrs. Lindsay Phillips

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