Staff Member: Debra Hintz
Debbie has been the parish director of St. Catherine since July 1, 2006, an appointment first made by then Archbishop Timothy Dolan. Parish Director is the title used in the Milwaukee Archdiocese for laity and permanent deacons who lead a parish in place of a priest. In her role, she is responsible for the overall life of the parish. She provides spiritual leadership and pastoral care to parishioners, oversees the general operation of the parish, and coordinates the ministries of worship, education, human concerns, and administration.
Debbie has a B.A. in elementary education from Mount Mary University and a M.A. in pastoral ministry from Boston College. After obtaining her B.A. in 1977, she taught jr. high at St. Margaret Mary, Milwaukee, for three years. She continued to minister at St. Margaret Mary until 1988 as pastoral minister. She then served as pastoral associate at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in New Berlin for 4½ years and at St. Matthias, Milwaukee, for 13 years. Debbie is also the author of three books of prayer services, the most recent, Near Us and Within Us, published in 2006.