This is a sketch of our church setting: Mary Our Queen Parish, Omaha, Nebraska.
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OUR PARISH CLERGY (Priests and Deacons)

 + Pastor:   Fr. Bob English
 + Assoc. Pastor:   Fr. Marc Lim
 + Deacon Bob Hamilton (Lori)
 + Deacon Steve Floersch (Laurie)
 + Deacon Tom Frankenfield (Joanne)
 + Deacon Paul Rooney (Patricia)

Fr. Bob English

Fr. Bob English is our Pastor, at Mary Our Queen Parish in Omaha, Nebraska. He comes from a family of six with two older brothers and a sister. His sister Jeannie lives with her family in Omaha, NE. His father and mother are deceased. Fr. Bob went to grade school and high school in Yankton, South Dakota, and then entered college to receive a degree from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.

He worked ten years selling real estate and then computers before deciding to enter the seminary to study for the priesthood. He studied at St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota for five years and was ordained a priest in 1988. He was an associate pastor at St. James and Mary Our Queen parishes of Omaha, Ne. He has been a pastor at St. Mary's in Spencer, NE and then at St. Rose of Lima/St. Joseph in Crofton/Constance, Ne. He has now returned to Mary Our Queen as Pastor.

For a Deacon vocation and program to work successfully, a Pastor must be enabling, supportive, and provide visionary leadership. Fr. English has all of these qualities and many more.

You can contact Fr. English at 402-333-8662 (or e-mail:

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Fr. Marc Lim

Our newest Associate Pastor, Reverend Marc Lim, a native of Singapore, came to the United States in 2000. An engineer by profession, Fr. Marc came to Omaha after receiving an invitation to discern and study for the priesthood by the Archdiocese of Omaha. He undertook his philosophical studies in Conception Seminary in Conception, Missouri, where he received a degree in philosophy. Fr Marc then continued his theological studies at Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. Fr. Marc was ordained a priest on June 2, 2007 by Archbishop Elden Curtiss, and was assigned to St. Robert Bellarmine Parish. He came to Mary Our Queen after having served 3 years at St. Roberts.

Fr. Marc comes from a family of four, consisting of his parents and older brother. His mother, Paula is a retired teacher. She was involved in elementary education in Singapore for 41 years till her retirement in 2002. His father Jock, travels between Singapore and Tianjin, China where he manufactures plastic injection and blow molding machines. His brother Brian, resides with his wife and daughter in Singapore.

Fr. Marc had also previously served in the Singapore Armed Forces for 2-1/2 years. His hobbies include keeping saltwater marine reef aquariums, golf and photography.

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Fr. An Duy Phan

Our previous Associate Pastor, Reverend An Duy Phan, was born on May 8, 1979, in Vietnam. His parents My Phan and La Vu now reside in California. He has six sisters and one brother.

Father Andy (as he likes to be called) received his priestly formation and education at these locations: St. Gregory the Great Seminary, Seward; Conception Seminary, Conception, Mo.; Mount St. Mary Seminary, Emmetsburg, Md.; and the Institute for Priestly Formation at Creighton University in Omaha. His summer assignments before ordination on June 3, 2006 included St. Vincent de Paul Parish and St. Peter parish, both in Omaha. His first assignment as a Priest was to Mary Our Queen Parish, Omaha.

Fr. Andy reflected on his ordination this way: “For me, priests are men that God calls in a special way, giving them a special mission to save souls. Being from God, the priestly call requires a man to remain in God in order to carry out this mission successfully. Remaining in God means first of all that the priest must be holy and faithful to the church.”

Fr. Andy was reassigned to St. Leo Parish in Omaha in 2010, in accorance with customary procedures.

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Our Four Great DEACONS

1. Deacon Bob (and Lori) Hamilton

Deacon Robert Hamilton was ordained a Permanent Deacon in 2000. Bob is a Nebraska City native, and holds a computer programming diploma from Lincoln School of Commerce. He works as an Operations Technician for InfoCrossing. Lori is a native of Lewis, Iowa, and works as a Premium Rating Analyst at Mutual of Omaha. They have been married 25 years.

They are coordinators for the Vocations Committee. Both are active with the Pro Life, Legion of Mary, and Rosary for Peace and leads Sunday Homebound Communion. He has led communion prayer services at Waterford Assisted Living and held prayer services at Washington County jail. They were former Unit Coordinators of a three-state area and Local Coordinators (metro area) for Catholic Engaged Encounter. They helped present numerous weekends to engaged couples. Lori is an EMHC, Lector and a Sacristan.

If you have any questions for them, they can be reached at 391-2995 or e-mail:

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2. Deacon Steve (and Laurie) Floersch

Deacon Steve was ordained a deacon in 2008. He and Laurie have been married for 34 years and have four adult children, 6 grandchildren (and counting). Both are life time Omaha residents.

Steve is a lawyer by trade spending his first 17 years in private civil practice followed by another 17 years as corporate counsel. Steve also does some outside corporate and management consulting specializing in conflict resolution and leadership development.

Laurie began as an art teacher and now works in administration for her family’s trucking business.

Their ministries include: RCIA; CCD; Hospital volunteer work; Marriage Preparation and Program for Returning Catholics. Steve’s hobbies include hunting and anything outdoors, while Laurie loves to paint, draw and involve the grandchildren in art activities. Family time is their favorite time.

Deacon Steve’s contact information is: 402-670-9309 or e-mail:

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3. Deacon Tom (and Joanne) Frankenfield

Deacon Tom was ordained a Permanent Deacon in 1997. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. His wife Joanne is a native of Deerfield, IL. Tom has a BS in Elementary Education from Penn State University, an MBA from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Arts (Theology) from Loyola University, New Orleans. Joanne has a BSN from Northern Michigan University and a Masters of Science in Neonatal Nursing the University of Nebraska Medical Center. They have three children and three grandchildren.

Tom is a retired Air Force Lt Colonel who spend almost 24 years in DoD Financial Management. After leaving the USAF at Offutt AFB, he served as the Director of Retreats and Conferences for the Archdiocese of Omaha and later moved on to be a Pastoral Assistant for the priest-less parish at Offutt AFB for almost three years. He is no longer working due to a disability.

Joanne is a life long nurse who is currently a Nurse Practitioner at the Nebraska Medical Center.
Joanne and Tom have been a ministry team for almost 40 years. They have held several international leadership positions in a myriad of organizations including Worldwide Marriage Encounter, International Cursillo and the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. They have served as leaders in RCIA for over 30 years and are currently part of the leadership team for Mary Our Queen RCIA.

Tom has engaged in just about every ministry available in his 15 years as a deacon. He is known for his creative ministries like puppetry, storytelling and Dynamic Preaching. He is also a published author and can be read regularly on websites like “Integrated Catholic Life” and “Holy Spirit Interactive.”

If you have questions, you can call them at 402-210-5188 or e-mail:

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4. Deacon Paul (and Patricia) Rooney

Deacon Paul Rooney was ordained a Permanent Deacon in 1979 in San Francisco. He was born and raised in Saunders County, Nebraska. Paul is a Navy vet and has a BSBA from the University of Nebraska (Lincoln), as well as a Master of Arts (Theology) from Creighton University. His career path was with FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) as the Regional Director in three Regions (the last being Chicago).

Patricia is a native of San Francisco. Paul and Patricia have been married for over 50 years, and have two children and five grandchildren. Pat was an elementary and pre-school teacher’s aide, bank teller, and is wife-mother-grandmother. She is an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and has shared many ministries with Paul in the past, including Bereavement Groups and Respite Care.

Paul has engaged in just about every ministry available in over 34 years as a deacon; but now in alleged retirement he focuses on preaching, teaching, occasional Respite Care, transportation for handicapables, writing Scripture articles (“Didja Know?”), and is a Spiritual Counselor for Teams of Our Lady. He provides individual spiritual direction, and is also coordinating the formation of “Small Faith Communities” (SFC’s) at MOQ.

If you have questions, you can call them at 402-289-3862 or send them an e-mail - -
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