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Old St. Vincent Church Council

(Friends of Old St. Vincent Board) The Old St. Vincent Church Council consist of elected members from the Old St. Vincent Faith Community. The Church Council was organized to assist the pastor with the ministries performed at Old St. Vincent Church. There are nine members of the council that will rotate off membership at 1, 2 & 3 year intervals. Listed below are the members with pictures and brief biographies.

Fr. Allan Saunders
Pastor
Fr. Allan became pastor of St. Mary Cathedral and Old St. Vincent Church in July 2014. The Church Council was organized to assist the pastor with the ministries performed at Old St. Vincent Church. The church council, in turn, relies on the spiritual direction and guidance that Fr. Allan so willingly gives to assist the council members in reaching their mission.
Mark Mueller
President
Mark, along with his wife, Beth, has been long time residents of Cape Girardeau, have three grown children, and are strong supporters of Catholic education. Mark received his undergraduate degree from Southeast Missouri State Missouri, and along with his twin brother, Steve, are owners of Stev-Mark Decorating Centre. Ever since he became a member of Old St. Vincent Church, Mark has had a serious interest in the historic preservation of the church. On many occasions he has contributed his time, talent, and his creative sense of historic preservation when called upon for repairs to the church. He is most appreciative of what the Catholic religion has given to him throughout his life, and wishes in return to give back to the church with his service on the council. Mark's term on the council will end in 2014.
Helen Porter
Council member
Helen is married to Robert Porter for fifty-one years.  She is the mother of two sons.  Robert and wife Tammy of Santa Rossa, California, and Kenneth and wife Jackie of McClure, IL.  She is the grand mother of seven and has lived in McClure since 1968.  Both of their children graduated from St. Mary’s School and Notre Dame.  She is a retired Orthopaedic Nurse Specialist.  After retirement she become involved in the beginnings of the St. Mary’s Food Pantry, Old St. Vincent’s Rosary Group.  She is also a Lector, Greeter and Eucharistic Minister at Old St. Vincent’s.