Mary Pendleton, Parish Secretary

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 fine art plus one catechism class for 5th – 10th grade at Divine Mercy Academy and 7th-12th grade art part-time for Petra 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