Our Parish Staff

Monsignor ChiodoMonsignor Chiodo
Monsignor Frank Chiodo was born and raised in Des Moines in a family of four siblings. After graduating from St. Anthony grade school and Dowling High School he attended Conception Seminary in Missouri in 1974 he was awarded a Master of Arts ... view details
Office Phone: 515-244-4709, ext. 240
Email: fchiodo@stanthonydsm.org

Father Dan GehlerFather Dan Gehler
Parochial Vicar
Fr. Dan is a “late” second career vocation that shows that God does not give up. He is the oldest of 4 children. He attended ISU where he received a BS in Agriculture Education and an MS in Curriculum and Instructional ... view details
Office Phone: 515-244-4709, ext 213
Email: fr.dgehler@stanthonydsm.org

Fr. Jose Reynaldo Hernandez MineroFr. Jose Reynaldo Hernandez Minero
Hispanic Chaplain
Office Phone: 515-244-4709, ext 239

Deacon Tom HunkeleDeacon Tom Hunkele

Rev. Mr. Tony RomeoRev. Mr. Tony Romeo
Deacon (retired)
Office Phone: 515-244-4709
Email: aromeo777@msn.com

Rev. Mr. Thomas StarbuckRev. Mr. Thomas Starbuck
I am Deacon Thomas Starbuck my background includes having worked for 30 years in financial services and 7 years in residential real estate here in Des Moines. I became interested in becoming a deacon after an initial meeting with a deacon after ... view details
Office Phone: 515-244-4709
Email: twstarbuck@mchsi.com

Rev. Mr. Quan TongRev. Mr. Quan Tong
My full name is Quan Tong. I Came to Des Moines in 1991 from Viet Nam with my family. We have two children, girl and boy. They are now in their last years of ISU. I am blessed to be assigned to serve at St. Anthony. I love the liturgy we have ... view details
Office Phone: 515-244-4709
Email: quantong19@msn.com

Mark ParisMark Paris
Business Manager
A registered member of St. Anthony Parish since 1999, Mark has been the Business Manager since 2008. Mark and his family have a long association with both the parish and school. He and his wife Gia (St. Anthony School graduate) were married at ... view details
Office Phone: 515-244-4709 x233

Stephanie HowardStephanie Howard
Administrative Asst. to the Pastor
I grew up in Storm Lake, a small town in northwest Iowa and have lived in the Des Moines area since 1988. I came into the Catholic Church Easter Vigil 2008. I am currently a member of All Saints Parish in Des Moines. From a previous marriage, ... view details
Office Phone: 515-244-4709 x237
Email: showard@stanthonydsm.org

Melissa HillMelissa Hill
Director Religious Ed
Hello, I am Melissa Hill, the Director of Religious Education for the parish of St. Anthony. I am so grateful to be working with the children of the parish, as the families have been so welcoming and supportive of me and of the RE program. I ... view details
Office Phone: 515-244-4709 x209
Email: mhill@stanthonydsm.org

Marilu MendezMarilu Mendez
Bookkeeper/Hispanic Outreach
Marilu Mendez has been an employee of St. Anthony Parish since 2012 serving in a variety of positons including Bookkeeper since 2015. She graduated from North High School and is a member of the 2017 class of the Latina Leadership Initiative. Ms. ... view details
Office Phone: 515-244-4709, ext 235