Staff

Arlene LiningerOffice Administrator

Arlene has been a member of our parish since it was built in 1983.  She has worked at various jobs within the parish for the past 23 years and considers herself very blessed for being able to serve God and His people in such a noble way.   She and her husband Blain have lived in the Gallatin Valley for 33 years, and have three grown children, Clint, Cole and Antoinette.

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. While Krista also teaches art part-time for Petra Academy, she is thrilled for the opportunity to also help children to know God through her role as the new Director of Religious Education at Saint John Vianney.

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Dawnette Osen, Director of Sacred Music

Dawnette has been taking music lessons, singing and playing the piano since she was 12 years old, and is very excited to help grow the Music Ministry at Saint John Vianney!  Dawnette is a Bozeman native and has been a member of SJV since she was 16 years old.  She has earned Bachelor Degrees in Business Management and Accounting, and is currently pursuing a degree in Nursing from Montana State University.  In addition to the Sacred Music Ministry and MSU classes, she enjoys spending time with her family and growing in her faith.  

Cheryl Roller, RCIA Coordinator

Cheryl has taught RCIA since 2003.  She has also coached several Roman Catholic Challenge teams (middle school age children), founded an informal Catholic women’s group, and directed a Catholic civic organization that sponsors monthly speakers.   Cheryl is retired from Montana State University, where she taught composition for thirty years.  Cheryl has been married to her husband Bill since 1975.  Their daughter Ashley and her husband Dave Casto are also members of our parish.