Fr. Rich Adam - Pastor
Fr. Rich became pastor of St. John Vianney Church on July 1, 2021, after ten years as pastor and rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral. A native of Richland, Iowa, Fr. Rich graduated from St. Ambrose College, Davenport, with a bachelor’s degree in music education, and from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, with a master’s degree in counseling. He completed his theology studies at St. John Seminary in Collegeville, Minnesota. On June 17, 1988, Fr. Rich was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Sioux City at Sacred Heart Church in Fort Dodge by Bishop Lawrence Soens. In that diocese, Fr. Rich served as associate pastor at Corpus Christi Parish in Fort Dodge and Blessed Sacrament Parish in Sioux City. He then served as pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Duncombe, Iowa, and on the faculty at St. Edmond High School in Fort Dodge. During a leave of absence, Fr. Rich was a counselor at Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs. In 2001, he began his ministry in the Diocese of Davenport. Fr. Rich was incardinated into the Davenport Diocese in 2008. He served as administrator, then pastor, of Holy Trinity Parish in Richmond, St. Mary Parish in Riverside, and St. Joseph Parish in Wellman.
Daryl Fortin - Deacon
Daryl was ordained a deacon on April 23, 1994, by Archbishop Daniel Kucera, at the Cathedral of St. Raphael, in Dubuque, Iowa. In 1999, after being transferred to Moline by John Deere, Daryl was assigned to St. John Vianney by Bishop William Franklin. His primary diaconate ministries include assisting at weekend Masses, ministering baptisms and witnessing weddings, leading baptismal preparation classes, facilitating RCIA preparation, preparing newly engaged couples for marriage, facilitating the Marriage Preparation weekends hosted at SJV for the Davenport Diocese, and co-facilitating and training the altar servers. Daryl and his wife, Patricia, were married at St. Joseph Church, Sioux City, Iowa, in September 1971. They have three children and eleven grandchildren. He retired from John Deere after 41 years of service and is now a realtor with his wife, a local Mel Foster realtor for over 15 years. He has a BS in Engineering from Columbia University and an MBA from the University of Northern Iowa.
Julie Mishler - Office Manager
Julie Mishler is a Dubuque, Iowa, native, who arrived in the Quad Cities via St. Ambrose University, and never left. She joined St. John Vianney in 1995, has been a fixture in the Exultate Choir ever since, and volunteered through the years for the Religious Education program as well. With a background in office management and customer service, Julie answered Gods call to take the reins as the new office manager at SJV in 2017 and is beyond thrilled to serve Him and the parish in this capacity. She is a Hawkeye through and through, but makes her home in Moline, Illinois, with her husband, Kevin, and puppy-love, Buddy. She is extremely proud of her son, Trae, who has joined the Army National Guard. A few of her favorite things include beach vacations, coffee, girl time, a good book followed by a good nap, and Sundays.
Eleanor Kiel - Director of Liturgy & Music
Eleanor joined the St. John Vianney team in January 2010. Prior to her position at SJV, Eleanor was director of Music Ministries at the Church of St. Ann in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. She has a B.A. in Music from the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota, her home state, and a Masters of Music from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She has a wide variety of experience within the music field, from solo stage performer in musical theater and opera, to voice teacher, but truly loves her work in the Church, as she feels music is a powerful way to pray and experience the Divine. Eleanor and her husband Micah, a Theology Professor at St. Ambrose, reside in Davenport with their two sons, Harrison and Brendan.
Mitchell Narvasa - Pastoral Associate
Mitchell Narvasa is a proud Husband and Father of 4. He first committed himself to Jesus and His Mission at the age of 12 at a Youth Ministry Retreat in California, where he was born and raised. Eventually, he received his BA in Catholic Theology and is currently on his way to receiving his MA in Catechetics and Evangelization from Franciscan University in Steubenville. His wife, Rebecca, was, and still is, his best friend in college with whom he eventually married and was the reason for their move to Iowa, Rebecca's home state (in case you were wondering). In California, he gave talks on our Catholic Faith and lead praise and worship with a Worship team at different conferences, retreats, and other parish events. Besides that, Mitchell just loves to spend time with his family.
Jeannie Moran - Director, Religious Education and Safe Environment Coordinator
Jeannie has been the co-director of Religious Education (Preschool - Grade 6) since August of 2016. With the exception of living out of the area for ten years, Jeannie has been a parishioner at SJV since 1981. Jeannie received her degree in Elementary Education from Marycrest College in 1994. Jeannie lives in Davenport with her husband Matt, their two children and two dogs.
Jan Stevenson - Director of Youth Ministry
Jan joined the SJV team in 1997. Jan is responsible for grades 7-12 along with Confirmation and the Retreat Team. Jan and her husband Guy have parishioners at SJV since 1986. They have three married children and six grandchildren.
Colleen Evans - Accountant
Colleen has worked at St. John Vianney since August of 2005. She is a graduate of Iowa Wesleyan College with a B.A. in Accounting and has passed the CPA exam. Colleen previously worked as a financial comptroller, but truly loves her work at SJV and the people she works with. She and her husband Troy live in Bettendorf with their five children. She loves to run, cycle, hike and travel.
Lorraine Castillo - Receptionist
Lorraine moved to Davenport from San Diego to be close to her daughter’s family which includes 2 grandsons. Lorraine was born and raised in El Paso,Texas where she attended the University of Texas at El Paso and, when she moved to San Diego, graduated with a BA in Liberal Arts from San Diego State University
Karen Emard - Director, St. John Vianney Preschool and Parish Receptionist
A native of the Chicago area, Karen graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in accounting. She spent several years working as an internal auditor in Chicago and Orlando, Florida. Karen and her husband, Doug have five children and have been members of the parish since they moved to Bettendorf in 1992. After many years as a stay-at-home mom, Karen joined the preschool staff as the office assistant in 2006. She also helps in the church office in the afternoons.
Angela Beard - Lead Teacher, St. John Vianney Preschool
Angela Beard and her husband, Drew, live in Davenport with their two children. They have 3 dogs-Bella, Beau and Princess and 1 cat, Oreo. Angela graduated from Saint Ambrose University in 2010 with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and holds endorsements in Special Education-Mild/Moderate Mental Disabilities K-6 and Reading K-8. She is currently working on completing her endorsement in Early Childhood Birth-Grade 3 Inclusive Setting, with an anticipated completion in the Fall of 2022. Angela has taught Special Education in the upper elementary in the Bettendorf School District, Special Education Resource and Math Intervention at Lourdes and subbed within the BCSD and Lourdes. She stayed home to raise her two children and move various places for her husbands military training. She is thrilled to be back in the classroom as the head teacher for the 4-year old preschool program!
Danielle Andes - Teacher Assistant, St. John Vianney Preschool
Joan Byrne - Teacher Assistant, St. John Vianney Preschool
After raising five children and a 33-year career as a physical therapist, Joan decided to explore a new direction. She joined the SJV preschool staff as a substitute in the fall of 2020, and as a regular teaching assistant for the 5-day program in the fall of 2021. SJV has a great team and the children make her smile everyday!
Alicia Mach - Teacher Assistant, St. John Vianney Preschool
Alicia Mach will serve as co-teacher of our 2-day preschool program. She and her husband live in Bettendorf with their three daughters and have been SJV parishioners for nine years. A former pediatric dental assistant, Alicia decided to stay home with their girls for nine years, all of whom graduated from SJV Preschool. Now with all of them in school full time, she is happy to transition from being a preschool volunteer to teacher assistant.