St. Peter Staff Members & Trustees
Secretary: Mary Ramm
Mary was raised in Omaha and is the oldest of 7 children. She attended St. Richard Grade School, Benson High School, and Creighton University where she received a Bacholor of Arts degree in Social Work.
Mary worked for the Nebraska Social Services with aged and disabled adults for many years and attended the John Paul II Catholic Bible School in Alberta, Canada.
After editing the parish bulletin for several years, Mary began working full-time for St. Peter Church as the parish secretary on October 4, 2004.
Director of Sacred Music: Zachary Turner
Zachary Turner is a graduate of the piano program at the University of Kansas where he studied under such notable teachers as Jack Winerock, Richard Reber, and Sequiera Costa.
While at KU, Zachary accompanied choirs, singers, and instrumentalists in performances and rehearsals, and served as orchestral pianist to the KU Symphony Orchestra. He was also part of the New Music Ensemble and various other chamber groups.
Despite his background in piano, Zachary is a capable organist, and maintained his study of organ during and after college.
Zachary's wife, Lauren, is also a musician. She studied voice with Joyce Castle at the University of Kansas, going on to continue her graduate studies at Eastman Conservatory of Music. Together they have two children, John and Lydia.
Zachary began working at St. Peter Church as the Director of Sacred Music on June 18, 2011. For more information about the St. Peter Schola Cantorum, please click here.
Head Plant Engineer: Henryk "Henry" Nawojski
Henry was born on Nov. 3, 1941, in a concentration camp in Burgdorf, Germany. In 1947, he and his family were able to return to Poland.
Henry served 3 years in the Polish military and worked as a car mechanic. Later he received a degree in welding and worked at the Metal and Iron Factory in Ostrowiec Swientokszyski, Poland. He met his beautiful wife Weronika and they had 2 children.
In 1978, Henry became a member of the Solidarity movement to abolish communism in Poland, working directly with Lech Walesa. He was later imprisoned on December 13, 1980 for his convictions and was incarcerated for 6 months. Afterwards, Henry sought political asylum in the United States and arrived on Nov. 28, 1982.
Henry began working as the head plant engineer of St. Peter Church on December 1, 1983.
Assistant Plant Engineer: Waldemar "Walt" Klekotko
Walt started working at St. Peter Church on October 6, 2005.
Born and raised in Augustow, Poland, Walt came to the USA in 1990 and became an American citizen. In Poland, Walt helped to design and build sailboats.
As the assistant plant engineer of St. Peter Church, Walt helps in keeping our many buildings maintained and clean. He is the proud father of his daughter, Aneta, an avid fan of soccer, and likes to swim and garden.
Bookkeeper: Georgia Centretto
Georgia began working as the St. Peter parish bookkeeper on November 12, 2007. Born and reared in Omaha, Georgia attended Mason Grade School and South High School.
She has held various jobs including work at drapery and photo-finishing factories, a clerical position for the United States Postal Service for 24 years, and a bookkeeper position at St. Ann Church for 7 years.
Georgia and her husband, Charles, were married in 1958 and are the proud parents of 2 children, Charles and Anna.
Housekeeper: Renata Wyldes
Born in Ostrowiec Swientokszyski, Poland, Renata moved to the USA at the age of 13. She became a citizen of the United States in 2001 and is the proud mother of a son and daughter.
Having had significant experience in the retail industry as an assistant manager and Hallmark representative, Renata also served as the church caretaker of Holy Name Parish from 1993 until 1999 and as the housekeeper to Archbishop Elden Francis Curtiss from 2001 until 2005.
She began working at St. Peter Parish as the parish office and rectory housekeeper on January 5, 2009.
Trustee: Thomas Reardon
Tom was appointed a trustee at St. Peter Church in May of 1996 by Fr. Aloysius McMahon and has continued to serve as a parish trustee ever since.
Tom is a graduate of St. Peter Grade School and Creighton Preparatory High School. After attending St. Louis University and Catholic University, he began teaching at Cathedral High School. After 7 years he moved to Creighton Prep where he taught courses in church history, american government, and economics. He retired in the spring of 2000, completing 39 years of teaching.
Tom and his lovely wife Marie were married in 1967.
Trustee: Richard "Dick" Muller
Dick became a trustee of St. Peter Churcn on August 15th, 2007.
Born and raised in Algona, IA, Dick graduated from Bishop Garrigan High School and the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
He previously worked as a CPA for Arthur Young & Company and for DRUM Financial Corporation. In 1982 he began employment with Rhoden Motor Companies as Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, a position he still holds. He is now an inactive certified public accountant and a member of the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Coalition for Ethical Research.
Dick and his faith-filled wife Marilyn joined St. Peter Church in September, 2006. They were married in 1970 and have two sons, Dan and Dave.