Parish Staff

Fr. John-Paul Hopping

Fr. John-Paul Hopping was born to George & Mary Hopping in California. He comes from a family of two boys and five girls. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from California State College, Fullerton. While in college, he worked at Disneyland and then after graduation, at Saint Joseph Hospital in Orange County, CA, in the accounting department. Deciding to explore the more spiritual side of life, he attended St. John Seminary in Camarillo, California, a suggestion of his parish priest. He received his Master’s degree in Divinity in the summer of 1985, and was ordained that same year as a priest, in the Diocese of Orange. It was the invitation of Archbishop Burke that Fr. John-Paul came to be Incardinated, by Archbishop Robert Carlson, into the Archdiocese of St. Louis in 2006. His first assignment was at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton parish in Saint Charles. He was then appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in Ferguson (2009 - 2015), St. Luke the Evangelist and Sacramental Minister of Immaculate Conception in Maplewood (2015- 2017) and St. Peter in St. Charles (2017-present). You can reach Fr. John-Paul at the email address above or his cell phone 314-828-0442.

Fr. Frederick A. Meyer
Retired, in residence

Fr. Fred grew up in South St. Louis and is the second of four children (2 boys and 2 girls). He attended St. Agnes School graduating in 1953 and then graduated from St. Louis Preparatory High School, Cardinal Glennon College and Kenrich Seminary. He was ordained on April 3, 1965 at St. Louis Priory, not at the Cathedral due to the installation of the Center Dome Mosaics. He has been assigned as an associate at St. John the Baptist Church (1965-1971), Immaculate Conception Church in Arnold (1971-1976), St. Mary in Bridgeton (1976-1980), Our Lady, Queen of Peace in House Springs (1980-1986). As a Pastor he was assigned to Sacred Heart Church in Elsberry, MO (1986-1994), St. Robert Belarmine in St. Charles (1994-2005) and at St. Vincent in Dutzow, MO (2005-2007). As Senior Associate at Mary, Queen of Peace in Webster Groves, MO (2007-2009) and now at St. Peter Church (2009-present).

Deacon Larry Boldt
Pastoral Associate

Deacon Larry was ordained June 5, 2010 by Archbishop Carlson and assigned to St. Peter Church. He and his wife Mary moved to St. Charles county in 1980 and before being assigned to St. Peter they have been parishioners at All Saints in St. Peter and St. Cletus in St. Charles. Deacon Larry serves the parish by assisting at Mass, conducting Perpetual Help Devotions, directing the parish RCIA parish process, and much more. In addition to his church ministry, Deacon Larry retired from Orasi Software as a sales and marketing executive. Deacon Larry and his wife Mary have two grown daughters and five grandchildren.

Deacon Fred Haehnel

Deacon Haehnel was ordained a deacon for the archdiocese in 2009. He joined St. Peter parish in 2015. St. Charles Borromeo was his first assignment as well as his first parish after arriving in the City of St. Charles. Deacon Fred assists at Mass, helps with RCIA, presides at baptisms, weddings, and funerals. He also takes communion to the St. Charles jail.He was a native of the Peoria, Illinois area. He and his wife Cindy moved here around 1986 and have five grown children. Deacon Fred works full time for a local bank in the trust department.

Deacon Tim Dallas

Deacon Tim was ordained June 2, 2012 by Archbishop Carlson and assigned to St. Monica until November 2013 when he was assigned to St. Peter part time with a hospital ministry at St. Joseph Medical Center. His family moved to St. Charles in 1998 and were parishioners of St. Joseph, Cottleville until November, 2009 when he was assigned to St. Peter to finish his Diaconate formation. He and Laura have been married since August 8, 1987 and have two children, Aaron and Beverly. In addition to his hospital ministry, he assists St. Peter Parish at Mass, performs baptisms, perpetual help devotions and benediction. He also takes communion to the St. Charles Jail.

Deacon Thomas Willbrand
Retired Deacon

Katie Palmer
Early Learning Center Director

Katie Palmer has been Director of the Early Learning Center since October 2011. Katie attended St. Peter Grade School kindergarten through 8th grade. She is a Duchesne High School graduate, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of MO-St. Louis and Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Webster University. She has worked in the preschool setting for numerous years including teaching in the classroom and as a parent educator for the Parents as Teachers Program.

Mary Lorenz
Parish Business Manager

Mary has been a member of this parish since 1967 when her parents moved to St. Charles until 1983 when she moved to California. She returned in 1995. She has served on Parish Council, Home and School, School Board, Liturgy Committee, as well as the Annual Catholic Appeal and the PSR School Board. She serves as a lector, Eucharistic Minister, choir member and has traveled to Nicaragua with our Mission Group. Mary has three grown children, all St Peter alumni and one grandson.

Lisa Orf
Administrative Assistant

Lisa joined the parish staff in 2001 as a part-time secretary. She and her husband Ted, a St. Charles native and St. Peter/Duchesne alumni, have been married over 30 years and have four sons.

Sally Brockman
Administrative Assistant

Sally Brockman joined the parish staff in 2013 as a part-time secretary. She and her husband, Richard, have four sons and several grandchildren.

Peggy Oleson
Administrative Assistant

Peggy and her family are long time members of St. Peter Parish. She joined the office staff as Administrative Assistant in 2014.