Arlene Lininger, Office 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.
Meredith is joyfully juggling all the new roles God has thrown her way; not only is she the new Director of Religious Education, but she is also new to the parish and a new mom. Her husband David is native to Belgrade and they were more than happy to relocate to the Gallatin Valley upon the completion of David’s graduate work. They met in 2008 on the first day of college and have been together ever since. Meredith was welcomed into the Church on the Easter Vigil of 2010 and has been passionate about faith formation since falling in love with the Church through RCIA classes. Meredith graduated from Concordia College with a triple major in English Literature, Global Studies and Chinese. David and Meredith were married in June 2012 and welcomed their son into the world in November 2014.
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 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.