Bill Harn, Office Administrator
Upon Arlene’s retirement in January, Fr. Gilbaugh hired Bill to serve as the new Office Manager for both St. John Vianney and Holy Family parishes. Bill is a longtime resident of the Gallatin Valley, and brings with him a wealth of experience from years working in the high-tech sector as a Chief Financial Officer for multiple area businesses. Having chosen to leave the intense pace of corporate life behind to finish out his career serving the Church, Bill is a great asset to our parish and its operations.
Bill was born and raised in Billings and attended the Catholic schools there, eventually attending MSU for college where he received a degree in geophysics. He and his wife Diane were married in 1980 and have two adult daughters, both of whom now live out of state. Bill’s favorite pastimes include playing the piano and traveling – most especially on Marian pilgrimages to places such as Fatima, Medjugorje, and Lourdes. He notes that he has had the privilege of being at Fatima for the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun, where he was also able to hear Andrea Bocelli sing in the basilica there.
Bill sees his new position as having drawn him “full circle”, inasmuch as he was raised in a thoroughly Catholic world, then spent many decades in a secular environment, before now returning to a Catholic one, where he is very grateful to once again be.
Krista Baziak, Director of Religious Education
Krista Baziak moved to Bozeman in 2009 after being accepted into the Master of Fine Arts program at MSU. In 2012, she decided to make Montana her new home after finishing her degree and meeting her now husband, Brian Baziak who was in the Master of Science program for Paleontology at MSU. Krista has been a member of Saint John Vianney since January of 2016 when the request of a friend from high school prompted her to walk into the church. It was not long after joining the parish that she began attending RCIA classes to become Catholic and eventually joined the Church at the 2017 Easter vigil Mass. Hungry to be involved and learn more, she also joined Saint Martha’s Altar Society and later, the SJV schola. Originally raised in Omaha, Nebraska and baptized as a Methodist, Krista is incredibly thankful for the strange turn of events and the prompting of the Holy Spirit that led to her becoming Catholic. Krista and Brian are residents of Belgrade and together they have one daughter, Elizabeth Marie and one son Nicolas John. While Krista also teaches 1st-12th grade art part-time for Petra Academy and one high school art class at Divine Mercy Academy, she is thrilled for the opportunity to help children to know God through her role as the new Director of Religious Education at Saint John Vianney.
Arlene Lininger and Camille San Souci, RCIA Coordinators