Our Parish Clergy

OUR PARISH CLERGY (Priests and Deacons)

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+ PASTOR:   Fr. Bob English
 + Assoc. Pastor:   Fr. Walter Jong-A-Kiem
 + 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.

As he told The Catholic Voice, "I have always enjoyed being involved in the lives of the parishioners from the joyful excitement at a marriage, the sorrow experienced during a funeral, or just the time we spend together socializing at events. I enjoy teaching and preaching the Gospel message during the Eucharist, at RCIA casses or at religious education and school. What I enjoy the most thought is to see people connecting with the Lord through prayer formation classes or individual spiritual direction where they begin having a more personal relationship with our God and experience his healing power" (quoted in The Catholic Voice, April 5, 2013 edition).

I [Deacon Paul] have been involved in the Deacon program for over 34 years. 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. We are blessed to have him.

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

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Our Current Associate Pastor
Fr. Walter Jong-A-Kiem

[Here is Fr. Walter's introduction, in his own words.]

I was born in a former Dutch colony called Surinam located at the North east coast of South America. Surinam is north of Brazil. I moved to the United States of America to live in Florida for my further studies. I graduated from Broward Community College and then went to Florida Atlantic University for my later studies. After graduation I worked for Siemens, a German company, for 5 years as a programmer for a local telephone system, before entering the Intercessors of the Lamb community in Omaha, Nebraska.

After spiritual formation, I studied pre-theology at Josephinum seminary in Columbus, Ohio and at Kenrick Glennon seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, before ordination as a deacon in 2002 and a priest in 2003 at the Cathedral in Omaha. I was assigned to St. Bernadette in Bellevue for two years, St. James for one year, and St. Vincent DePaul for three years in Omaha, and finally Mary Our Queen Parish.

Mary Our Queen is my favorite parish name and I look forward to serving you all at this Parish.

Thank you.
God bless!
Fr. Walter Jong-A-Kiem


Our Past Associate Pastor
Fr. Joseph Broudou

[Here is Fr. Joseph's introduction, in his own words.]

I am Fr. Joseph Broudou. My legal name at birth was Joseph Herve Gilles Bergera Broudou. Since I became an American Citizen in 2006, I am now legally Joseph Gilles Broudou. When I grew up I went by the name Gilles. I started to go by Joseph since 1994, and I do not like the shortened form of this name.

I was born in Mauritius on August 9th 1963. I am the third of six children. We have lived in five different countries. I have a brother in Montreal, Canada; a sister in Sydney, Australia; a sister in Reunion Island, a French department; and two sisters in Mauritius.

I joined the Society of the Sons of the Father (Patrists) in Australia, and made my profession in December of 1992 in Oakdale, NE. The community was disbanded by Archbishop Eldon F Curtiss in August 1993.

In the past, I also lived in New South Wales (Australia) and Singapore. I did my philosophical studies at the St. Francis Major Seminary in Singapore. I did my theological studies at the Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio and graduated with an M. Div. I have an MA in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University. I completed the IPF formation for priests, and I am now finishing the classes for Good Leaders/Good Shepherds.

I was ordained for the Archdiocese of Omaha on June 1st 1996. Since then my assignments are as thus:
1996-1998St. Joan of Arc Church, Omaha
1998-2000St. Thomas More Church, Omaha
2000-2003St. Bernadette Church, Bellevue
2000-2003Chaplain, Gross Catholic HS, Bellevue
2003-2004Administrator, St. Joseph Church, Springfield
2004 Jan-JuneChaplain, Gross Catholic HS, Bellevue
2004-2008Pastor, St. Rose Church, Crofton
2004-2007Pastor, St. Joseph Church, Constance
2007-2008Pastor, St. Andrew Church, Bloomfield
2008 -2009Discerning, Community of the Beatitudes, Denver
2009-2011Sr. Assoc. Pastor, St. Vincent de Paul, Omaha
2011 June-DecSr. Assoc. Pastor. St. Stephen Martyr, Omaha
2011 Dec-Feb 2012Sacramental priest, St. Bernadette, Bellevue
2012 Feb-June 2013Administrator, St. Bernadette, Bellevue
June 2013 to nowAssoc. Pastor, Mary Our Queen, Omaha

I left the Archdiocese in June of 2008 to join the Community of the Beatitudes in Denver, Colorado. I returned to the Archdiocese, as the Community of the Beatitudes was beginning to review its statutes.

I still feel a call to the religious life. I am looking at community life. My areas of interest include parish work in Faith formation—either visiting children in School or Religious Education (CCD) or Adult Faith formation. I have taught many Adult Faith formation classes in the different parishes where I was stationed. I also like spiritual direction work.

I had a triple bypass in 2009. Now I have a low fat, low sodium and low cholesterol diet. I exercise daily, and now I am in good health.

I am looking forward to my ministries at Mary Our Queen Parish!

[You can contact Fr. Joseph here: at 402-333-8662 (or e-mail: Fr. Joseph Broudou).
Note: Fr. Broudou (pronounced “brew dew”) prefers to go by Fr. Joseph not Fr. Joe.]

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Our Past Assistant Pastor
Fr. John Norman

Fr. John Norman served as Assistant Pastor at MOQ for the summer of 2013. He is the second of four children. He grew up in Papillion at St. Columbkille Parish, graduating from St. Columbkille Grade School in 2001 and Papillion LaVista High School in 2005.

Fr. John is a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and is an Eagle Scout. He joined the seminary program after high school, studying for a B.A. in Philosophy and Catholic Studies in the St. John Vianney Seminary Program at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. Fr. John completed the IPF (Institute for Priestly Formation) summer program in 2009. Afterwards, he continued with theology studies in Rome at the Pontifical North American College, earning an S.T.B. degree from the Pontifical Gregorian University (the Jesuit University in town). He is currently pursuing an S.T.L. degree with a specialization in the area of Fundamental Theology, also at the Gregorian.

After this summer at Mary Our Queen, Fr. John will return to Rome for one more year to complete the S.T.L. He will return to our archdiocese in July 2014 for a parish assignment.

Fr. John has had summer assignments as a seminarian at St. Patrick Church in O’Neill, St. Leo Parish in Omaha, and St. Gerald Parish in Ralston.

[Note: You can contact Fr. John Norman by e-mail: Fr. John).]

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Our Past Associate Pastor
Fr. Marc Lim

Our past 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.

In June, 2013 Fr. Marc Lim was reassigned to St. Wenceslaus Parish, Omaha.

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Another previous Associate Pastor
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. In June, 2013 he was assigned as Pastor of St. Wenceslaus Parish (Dodge, NE) AND Sacred Heart Parish in Olean, with teaching duties at Guardian Angels Central Catholic School in West Point.

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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: bobxlori@aol.com.

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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: sfloersch@gmail.com.

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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: Frankenfieldz@Mac.com.

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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, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pat was an elementary and pre-school teacher’s aide, bank teller, and is wife-mother-grandmother-greatgrandmother. 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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