Our Lady of Victory
Our Lady of Victory

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Meet Our Parish Staff

Father Alan Wielinski

Pastor

 

Bio:  Father Alan Wielinski was born and raised in Little Falls Minnesota.  He attended Crosier Seminary High School and Junior College in Onamia, St. John’s University and School of Theology in Collegeville, Minnesota.  Fr. Alan was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop George Speltz on June 2, 1984.  He has served at many parishes around the diocese.   Most recently, before coming to Our Lady of Victory in July of 2013, he served for six years as pastor of the newly twinned parishes, St. Peter and St. Paul in St. Cloud.  While pastoring at St. Leonard’s in Pelican Rapids and St. Elizabeth in Elizabeth, Fr. Alan also was engaged in Hispanic ministry and received a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry with a Hispanic emphasis from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio, Texas.  Fr. Alan enjoys people, music of many kinds, spiritual reading and keeping up with world news, bicycling and walking, and travel.  His favorite saint is Francis of Assisi who calls forth from all of us a more radical commitment to Christ and to peacemaking.

Deacon Chuck Kampa

Deacon

 

Bio:  Sharon and Chuck have been married for 41 years. They have three children and four grandchildren but are always looking for more of the latter!  Chuck is retired from the Veteran’s Medical Center in St Cloud, where he worked for thirty-five years and from the Army Reserve in which he served for thirty-two years.  Chuck studied at St John’s University School of Theology and received his Master’s degree in Pastoral Ministry in 2006 and was ordained a Deacon on June 10, 2006 at St Mary’s Cathedral. Chuck served as a deacon at St Mary’s Cathedral for three years before coming at OLV. He moved here in June of 2009 and has said, "it has been the best move I could have asked for."

Deacon Dean Pawlowski

Deacon

 

Bio: Dean Pawlowski grew up in Warren, MN.  After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Dakota, he took a job with Otter Tail Power Company.  After marrying Sarah, Dean moved to Fergus Falls, where he continues to work for Otter Tail Power as a Principal Engineer in the transmission contracts department.  Sarah and Dean have two kids, Will and Sophia.  Dean was ordained to the Order of Permanent Diaconate in June of 2018.  His ministries include working with the youth, teaching religious education classes, visiting the sick, social concerns, and assisting with liturgy.

Don Cole

Parish Secretary

 

Bio:  Coming Soon!

Mayme Hofland

ACC Business Administrator

 

Bio:  Mayme Hofland, a Fergus Falls native has been involved in the Faith Formation area of the Catholic Church since 1999. Her first 2 years in Sheridan, WY found her with secretarial duties and coordinating Faith Formation for grades Pre-K thru 6th grade.  In 2001, she moved to Douglas, WY and directed the Faith Formation Program for preschool thru Adult, along with youth ministry, Sacrament preparation, and pastoral assistance for the next eight years. The fall of 2009 found Mayme, her husband, and three children moving back to their home state of Minnesota to be closer to their families. In 2010, she worked in St. James @ Maine coordinating the Faith Formation Program of Preschool thru 5th grade; but since 2011, she has resided at OLV working within a variety of Faith Formation Programs and Finances.  She enjoys traveling, reading, music, and family life.

Andrew Jennen

Faith Formation Coordinator, Grades 6-10

 

Bio:  Coming Soon!

Jake Raths

Preschool/Elementary School Principal

 

Bio:  Coming Soon!

Deb Forstner

Faith Formation Facilator

 

Bio: Deb has been a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church since October 2015.  She moved to Fergus Falls to begin ministry as a full-time Chaplain for Lake Region Healthcare.  She currently is working for Lake Region part-time, with assignments to the Bridgeway Psychiatric Unit and Mill Street Assisted Living Residence.  Deb has a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry through St. John’s School of Theology, and is certified through the National Association of Catholic Chaplains.  Previously, Deb worked in the field of education, primarily as a School Psychologist in St. Cloud, MN.  She was born in Fargo, ND, where family still resides.  Deb lives with two dogs;  Buster, who she trains in the sport of agility, and Deacon, who is a certified therapy dog.  Deb feels blessed by the vibrant parish community of OLV.

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Contact Us

Our Lady of Victory Church

207 North Vine Street

Fergus Falls, MN 56537

 

Phone: 218 736-2429 or contact@ffolvchurch.org

Parish School/Preschool

Our Lady of Victory School is more than just an educational institution.  Our school is an environment where active learning takes place as students learn about the world and themselves. Our faculty’s educational expertise and personal dedication are key to our culture of mutual respect and cooperation.  Please click here for more information:  

http://ffolvschool.org/

 

Our Lady of Victory Catholic School is accepting applications for a Full-time 6th-grade Teacher starting August 2024. OLV School has a supportive staff that creates a positive work environment. Class size averages 15 students per class. Successful candidates are able to demonstrate classroom management skills, work as part of a team, live out Christian values, and hold each child as an amazing gift from God to be cherished and helped to grow in their knowledge and faith.  Candidates need a current MN 1-6 teaching license. 

Applications can be emailed to Jake Raths, OLV School Principal, at jraths@ffolv.org. Applications are available on our website ffolvschool.org. Please include your resume, cover letter, and 3 letters of recommendation.

Registration continues at OLV for students entering Preschool through sixth grade. Registration information can be found on the school's website. You can also call the school office with any question.

 

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