Sr. Leslie Keener, CDP Campus Minister
Sister Leslie joined the parish pastoral team in 2005 as a full time Campus Minister. She has been a Sister of Divine Providence of Kentucky since 2000, and she currently serves in leadership with Giving Voice, an organization for younger women religious. An alum of the University of Cincinnati, she also has a Masters from Xavier University and is working on a Masters in Ministry at Creighton University. Leslie loves ministry to students at the parish and on campus. She is also the parish's vocation contact.
Mr. Michael Schreiner Campus Minister
Having found my own calling to be a campus ministry through my experience at the Newman Parish I attended at the University of Florida, I feel extremely blessed to be at St. Monica-St. George and working with the students at UC. I feel in some small way, I am paying back for the blessings I received. My areas of interest include social justice, scripture study, faith formation, evangelization and service.
I also act as the Chair of the Peace and Justice Committee of the parish and sit on the Pastoral Council. I have worked on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Social Action Commission, was on the Board of the Cincinnati Interfaith Worker Center, am a member of Pax Christi and the Catholic Campus Ministry Association.
I have a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Florida and I have a Master of Divinity from Weston Jesuit School of Theology (now Boston College School of Theology and Ministry). Prior to coming to St. Monica-St. George I worked in campus ministry at M.I.T. and St. Louis University. I have been at St. MoGo since 2004. I live with my wife, Amy, and our two sons, Henry and Samuel, and daughter Lily in Bond Hill.
Fr. Al Hirt, OFM Pastor
Fr. Al is in his 16th year as pastor of St. Monica-St. George. He also assisted here for three years on a part-time basis, prior to becoming the pastor. Ordained in 1977, the first 13 years were spent in African-American parishes in New Orleans and Kansas City. From 1990-99, he served in an administrative office with the Franciscans. Fr. Al anticipates more years serving this wonderful, vibrant community with a great team of pastoral ministers.
Ms. Sheila Murphy, Pastoral Associate
Sheila joined the Pastoral Team at St. Monica-St. George as the Pastoral Associate in 2015. Her primary responsibilities include coordinating the Parish School of Religion (PSR), Adult Faith Formation, initiating new members through the process described in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), sacramental preparation (First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation), Children’s Liturgy of the Word, and some aspects of pastoral care (e.g. funeral planning, Communion to the Sick, etc.) as well as other ministries, as needed.
Mrs. Jill Kreinbrink, Director of Music and Worship
Jill is the Director of Music and Worship at St. Monica - St. George and is in her 21st year working at the parish. She coordinates the music for all four weekend liturgies and directs the choirs at the Sunday Masses in addition to coordinating the Liturgical Ministries including Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers and Greeters. She also works with the couples preparing for marriage in the parish and plays for all of the weddings. She has directed 11 musicals and produced a cd with the choir here, with another musical and cd planned for this year. The choir sang concerts in Rome and Florence and for Mass at St. Peter's during a tour of Italy in 2001, sang for the Rite of Election at the Cathedral here in Cincinnati in 2010 and was awarded a Silver Diploma when they competed in the World Choir Games in the summer of 2012. Jill is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a BME in Music Education and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, with a MM in music performance.
Mrs. Linda Martin, Business Manager
Linda is in her 15th year as Business Manager of St. Monica - St. George. Her responsibilities include the management of the Parishes finances, fund raising for Campus Ministry, operation of the Parish Office, overseeing maintenance and any major projects. Linda was raised in Cincinnati and had 11 years of experience as a Parish Business Manager before joining us here.