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Staff of the Center for Liturgy

Fr. John Foley, S. J., Director of Center. PhD from the Graduate Theological Union in California, MA degrees in philosophy and in theology from Saint Louis University; three years study at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and under Reginald Smith Brindle, Paul Fetler and Dominick Argento. Serves as Distinguished Liturgical Theologian in the Department of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University.

Fr. Everett Diederich, S. J., Scholar in Residence. Ph.D. from Gregorian University in Rome; long history of teaching and developing initiatives from Vatican II; former Director of Liturgy for Fort Wayne IN diocese; former teacher at Saint Louis University Divinity School and Weston Jesuit School of Theology.

Mr. Paul Hasser, Webmaster and Financial Advisor for the Center. Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (liturgy and music) from Aquinas Institute of St. Louis. Twenty-five years of liturgical music experience at the parish level. Certified Public Accountant.

Center for Liturgy staff: From the left: Fr. Everett Diederich, Scott Pluff, Paul Hasser, and Fr. John Foley
From the left: Fr. Everett Diederich, Scott Pluff, Paul Hasser, and Fr. John Foley

Mr. Scott Pluff, Director of Development. Experienced musician and liturgist; skilled in organization, management, and communication. He is an active organist, pianist, choral and handbell director, and cantor and lector trainer. Scott also serves as Director of Music Ministries at Epiphany of Our Lord Parish in St. Louis and is completing a Master of Arts in Liturgical Theology at the Aquinas Institute.

Mrs. Anne Osdieck, Director Foundation Relations. Experienced grant writer and researcher. Past Chair Leadership Board, Good Shepherd parish, Shawnee, KS; founder and chair of KCK Connection (working with inner city needs such as inner city buildings, tutoring, planting community gardens).

Mr. Robert Osdieck, Advisor in Resource Management. President of REO Resources in Kansas City, former director of human relations for Swingster Corporation. Human Resource Consultant for Catholic Charities, Kansas City, KS.

S. Carol Marie Hemish, SSND, emeritus Associate Director. MA in Liturgical Studies from St. John’s University in Collegeville, church musician (organ, piano, contra bass), former Director of Liturgy and Music at Marquette University, speaker on liturgy and spirituality.


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