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Fr Brian Roeseler – Pastor

A native of St. Louis MO, I attended Kenrick Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. At the invitation of Bishop Sheridan (also from St. Louis), I joined the Diocese of Colorado Springs in January 2010 after completing my seminary formation. I was ordained a Deacon on September 4th, 2010. The following year I was assigned to St. Paul’s were I served as a Transitional Deacon. On June 18th, 2011, I was ordained to the Priesthood and assigned to Divine Redeemer where I served until June 30th, 2019 as the Parochial Vicar, Administrator, and then as Pastor. In addition to serving the Corpus Christi community, I continue to serve as the chaplain at St. Mary’s High School (2011 – Present). I have a great love for teaching and have been blessed to teach religion in parish schools for twenty years. I look forward to serving the Corpus Christi families for many years. Please know of my prayers!

Anneliese Degenhart – Principal

I grew up in Colorado Springs. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Catholic Theology from Carroll College in Helena, Montana and a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Denver. I taught in Catholic Schools, including St. Paul’s Catholic School, and in public schools. I am in my fourth year of teaching at Corpus Christi Catholic School and my 15th year of teaching. While at Corpus Christi, I received the St. Andre Bessette Award. I am also the advisor for the National Junior Honor Society. I am licensed in the state of Colorado as a mathematics teacher as well as a principal. I live in Castle Rock with my husband, cat and dog, and enjoy spending time with family, participating in triathlon, and travelling. My favorite saint is St. Francis of Assisi.

Amy Madden – Pre-School Director

This is my 16th year teaching. I have taught all grade levels including Preschool to Fifth grade. I have a BA in Elementary Education K-6 and Psychology from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. I have completed 2 years of my Masters in Education Integrating Natural Science at Colorado College. I am very passionate about reading. I am trained in Hill RAP (Reading Achievement Program), Linda Mood Bell Lips, Seeing Stars and Saxon Phonics and had the opportunity to sit on the National Reading Panel Report Study Group. I have completed all three tiers to Step Up to Science and Step Up to Writing Programs. I am also trained in Write to Read. I have tutored in reading with CLC (Children’s Literacy Center), Reading First and Read Naturally Programs. I use Love and Logic and Capturing Kids Hearts in my classroom. I am a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church where I teaching Faith Formation and work in the Church Nursery. I have an Advanced Catechetical Certification. I strive to Live, Love, Learn and Lead my Catholic faith.

Dawn Ambuul – Administrative Assistant

I have been working at Corpus Christi for 14 years and has been in the Catholic school community for 20 years. I was born and raised in a south suburb of Chicago and moved to Colorado in 1988. I have 6 children and 3 grandchildren.

Deb Baca – Kindergarten Teacher

I am entering my 13th year teaching early elementary education at Corpus Christi Catholic School. I am currently teaching kindergarten. I graduated from Regis University with a Bachelor of Arts /Liberal Arts with a minor in religion. I hold a professional license to teach K-6th grade. I graduated Alpha Sigma Nu – Jesuit Honor Society. I am committed to my faith and church, Corpus Christi, and am often seen with my son serving at the 6:00 pm Mass. My son, who attended Corpus Christ from pre-k – 8th will be a senior this fall at St. Mary’s High School. As a family we enjoy baseball, golf, and traveling, especially to California. Our travels are never complete without our four-legged, 14 year old dog, Mattie!! My teaching philosophy is to love, encourage, and motivate each child and to instruct not only in faith, academics, kindness, but especially self-worth. To empower a child is to love them and to encourage that child to do their personal best, in every aspect of life, and to enjoy that journey is a daily philosophy. Children need to remember the teachings of Jesus: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” Psalm 32:8.

Lauralyn Busekrus – Early Childhood Teacher

As someone who fairly recently rediscovered what it means to be Catholic and has fallen in love with the faith, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work in a Catholic organization. I also love working with kids, and that added to the joy of this job. I graduated from UCCS in June 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in communications. Prior to that, I worked for a year at a Montessori school in the toddler room, and for a year and a half as a Pre-K teacher’s aide at a Catholic school in the Diocese of Honolulu. Both jobs fostered in me a love of teaching in an early childhood environment. While in school, I worked as an office manager, but once I graduated from college I felt called to something else. It took over a year of searching, but now that I found this job I realize the searching and waiting was well worth it. I am extremely excited to be a part of the Corpus Christi faculty! In my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking, hanging out with family and friends, playing games, and learning more about the Catholic faith.

Monique Callahan – Bishop’s Charter Administrator

Mary Durham – Music Teacher

Veronica Frias – Admissions Director

Jen Gutschick – Pre-K Teacher

I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and am a licensed director for early childhood programs. This is my 10th year at Corpus Christi School. I have had the pleasure of being a Core Member Volunteer in the youth program at my church. I have experience in coaching 8th grade basketball here at Corpus Christi and two years of 9th grade basketball at my high school St. Cecilia. I have been blessed to be a part of this community here at Corpus Christi School.

Eileen Halloren – Second Grade Teacher

Melanie LeMack – Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Maxine Hennessey – Jr High/Middle School Science, Math & 7th/8th Grade Religion Teacher

I have been teaching middle school students for the past 10 years. I taught for five years at St. John the Evangelist in Loveland, Colorado, and five years here at Corpus Christi. I earned a Bachelors degree in pre-med biology and a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Prior to my teaching career, I was a research associate in the area of toxicology and have co-authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals and also co-authored two book chapters (a sampling can be found below). I am a member of the National Science Teachers Association and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. In addition to teaching science, I coach the Corpus Christi MathCounts team and am very involved with preparing students for the Pikes Peak Regional Science Fair. Our teams and individuals have done very well at both of these events. Outside of teaching, I am avidly involved in watching my children participate in their various sports throughout the school year. A sample of I professional publications include: Burch, JB; Walling, M.; Rush, A; Hennessey, EM; Craven, W; Finlayson, C; Anderson, B; Cosma, GN; Wells, RL. Melatonin and estrogen in breast cyst fluids. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 103(3), 2007, 331-341. E. Savage Jr., M. H. Kanitz, W. G. Lotz, D. Conover, E. M. Hennessey, W. H. Hanneman, F. A. R. Witzmann. Changes in gene and protein expression in magnetic field–treated human glioma cells. Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods 15(2), 2005, 115-120. Brennan Linda M; Boncavage-Hennessey E Maxine; Wolfe Marilyn J; Toussaint Margaret W; Dennis William E; Rosencrance Alan B; Gardner Henry S,Jr . An in vivo method for using 5-bromo-2′-deoxyuridine (BrdU) as a marker of chemically-induced hepatocellular proliferation in the Japanese Medaka (Oryzias latipes). Toxicologic Pathology. 29(3). May-June, 2001. 387-397. Gardner Henry S, Jr; Brennan Linda M; Toussaint Margaret W; Rosencrance Alan B; Boncavage-Hennessey E Maxine; Wolfe Marilyn J. Environmental complex mixture toxicity assessment. Environmental Health Perspectives. 106(SUPPL. 6). Dec, 1998. 1299-1305. Boncavage-Hennessey, E Maxine; Curry, M W; Gardner, H S; Finch, R A and Twerdok, L E. Phylogenetic conservation of the immune response. Modulators of Fish Immune Response, vol 2. SOS Publications, 1996. Twerdok, Lorraine E, Boncavage-Hennessey, E Maxine; Finch, Robert A and Gardner, Henry S. Development and use of medaka as a model for immunotoxicity. Modulators of Fish Immune Response, vol 1. SOS Publications, 1994.

Barb Maloney – First Grade Teacher

I am blessed to have been teaching for 23 years. I have taught in Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado.
I have been at Corpus Christi for 17 years as a teacher and for two years as Director of Religious Education. I graduated from OSU with a B.A. and am certified in elementary and special education. I have a learning disabilities certificate. I am certified in the Linda-Mood Bell reading program and have served as a Title 1 coordinator. I am currently the team lead for the primary educators and just completed developing a new math curriculum for our diocese. My interests outside of education include spending time with family and friends, hiking, running, tennis, bowling, reading, museums, and traveling. My recent accomplishments include hiking a 14er and running a half-marathon. I strive to continue to grow and learn about God’s exciting and beautiful world.

Mark Medina – Fourth Grade Teacher

I earned a Bachelors Degree from Colorado College and a Master’s Degree from Lesley College in Cambridge, MA. I have taught 1st through 4th grade. This is my 32 year of teaching. I am married with one daughter. I am the product of Catholic Schools. I attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Las Animas, CO from 1st through 6th grade. I am trained in Orton Gillingham Reading, Write from the Beginning, and the Leader in Me program through Steven Covey (the child’s version of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People). I enjoy sports, gardening, and outdoor activities.

Caitlyn Prochaska – Jr High/Middle School Language Arts, Literature & 6th Grade Religion Teacher

Dan O’Connell – Building Supervisor

Michelle Quaney – Third Grade Teacher

Mike Smith – Technology

I have both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rice University (Houston TX). After 20+ years of hardware and software design for Texas Instruments, Hewlett Packard, and Agilent Technologies, I decided I needed a real challenge and joined the staff at Corpus Christi Catholic School as ‘The Technology Guy’. Both my sons are Corpus Christi graduates. I am licensed by the state of Colorado (my rabies tag is also current). I’ve taught at Corpus Christi School since 2004.

Toni Smith – PE Teacher

Dan Walker – Jr High/Middle School Spanish, Social Studies, and 5th Grade Religion Teacher

Rebecca Wilson – Student Services Interventionist and Coordinator

I am a Colorado transplant from New Mexico, but I have been here so long now that Colorado is home. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Western New Mexico University. I have been teaching for 23 years, the most recent twenty at Corpus Christi School. I have taught numerous grade levels, including middle school math, 5th grade, 4th grade, and kindergarten. In my role as interventionist, I work with the classroom teachers to determine what areas of support are needed by individual students. I help the teachers implement that support within the classroom and also take students in small groups to work with them. I am currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute. I am one third of the way through the program and look forward to learning even more over the next two years. I also serve as the catechetical lead for Corpus Christi School. In that role, I schedule the classes for leading mass, assist with the school choir, and help plan other liturgical and prayer experiences for the students. I am active in music ministry at St. Patrick’s Parish.