Our Pastoral Team

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Fr. Jeff Burton

Fr. Jeff Burton serves as administrator of St. John Bosco Catholic Church. He was ordained to the priesthood in June 2018. He grew up in Portage and graduated from Valparaiso University, studying New Media-Journalism and Political Science. After a career as a news reporter, Fr. Jeff entered the seminary and studied at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit and the University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Ill. As a seminarian, Fr. Jeff served at Holy Spirit in Winfield, St. Andrew in Merrillville, Sharing Meadows in Rolling Prairie, St. Michael in Schererville, St. Mary of the Lake in Gary, St. Mary in Griffith and St. Mary in Crown Point. Before coming to Bosco in July 2021, he served as Associate Pastor of Saint Paul in Valparaiso and as acting chaplain at Andrean High School. In addition to his responsibilities at St. John Bosco, he also serves as Chaplain at Bishop Noll Institute and the Catholic Youth Organization Board of Directors.

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Deacon Matt Virus

Bio coming soon

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Vickie Blackwood

Vickie Blackwood serves as Pastoral Associate and Director of Religious Education at St. John Bosco.

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Nancy Repay

Nancy Repay serves as Principal of St. John Bosco Catholic School.

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Ada Doughty

Ada Doughty serves as Business Manager for St. John Bosco Catholic Church & School.

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Lourdes Egnatz

Lourdes Egnatz serves as parish secretary and bulletin editor.

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Darryl Tabernacki

Darryl Tabernacki serves as supervisor of buildings and grounds for St. John Bosco Catholic Church & School.

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Vicki Pastore

Vicki Pastore serves as music minister for St. John Bosco Catholic Church & School.