Deacon John Barna and his wife Marie have been part of St. Peter and St. Paul community since the mid 1980’s. Working over 24 years from his home office in the salad dressing business provided the flexibility to be more involved with our church. Ministry for the Barna’s was ‘music and youth’, Marie as the first director for the beginnings of Life teen and Deacon John along with Louise Wilkerson, as the directors of the Sunday night choir. During this period of ministry the call to the diaconate came from this blessed community.
Deacon John sees a tremendous blessing in so many vocations coming forth from St. Peter and St Paul! We have enjoyed new Priests, women Religious and so many Deacons that he has lost count. He feels that the parish’s uniqueness comes from its sense of hospitality and its spiritualness, which feeds vocations and the community at large. Deacon John and Marie feel blessed to be a part of such a rich and diverse community here at St. Peter and St. Paul. They look forward to the many exciting years ahead, ministering and listening to families as we share life’s journey in faith together!!