Mary Kay Bungert

 

I have been blessed to be part on the parish ministry staff for more than 34 years. Currently I serve as Director of Mission. I work with the pastor, ministry staff, parish leaders, and mission partners to ensure that the parish's mission - Leading people to Christ through Liturgy, Learning, Sacraments, and Service - is evident in all our parish ministries and activities.  Pre-marriage ministry is also part of my work. 

 

Brief Bio

All Saints is home to me. Raised in Lakeville, I celebrated all of my first Sacraments at the "old" All Saints Church- now the Lakeville Arts Center.  My husband, Lyle, and I were married at All Saints in 1984 and together we raised two sons. In the last few years we transitioned from parenting to grandparenting with joy. 

 

I began work in the Church as a Youth Minister in 1982, and became part of the All Saint's staff in 1984.  My ministry roles at All Saints over the years has included youth ministry, faith formation, liturgy, pastoral care of families, sacrament formation, and leadership development. I took on the responsibilities of my current role in April of 2016. 

 

Education has always been an important part of my own faith growth. I have an undergraduate degree in theology, a MA in religious education/leadership, and in 2017 completed a doctorate in educational leadership- with an emphasis in Catholic lay ministry.  Each experience enlightened my mind, deepened my faith, and strengthened my committment to servce Christ and the Church. 

 

Interesting Facts

I coached High School speech for more than 15 years, including as assistant coach and head coach at Lakeville South High School from 2012 to 2015. My non-ministry hobbies include ballroom dancing, canoeing, geocaching, and when my husband can convince me - rock climbing. 
 
A Favorite Scripture and a Spiritual Quote
We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith to this grace in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we even boast of our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance, and endurance, proven character, and proven character, hope, and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts. (Romans 5: 1-5)


A call is not a voice “out there” calling me to be something I am not. It is a voice “in here” calling me to be the person I was born to be, to fulfill the original selfhood given to me by God. (Parker Palmer, Let Your Life Speak)

 
My Strengths -Strengthfinders 2.0
  • Strategic
  • Achiever
  • Learner
  • Communicator
  • Arrange