Staff Member: Shelly Mendiola
I am married to Carlos and we have 6 children - John, Matthew, Sarah, Anna, Elizabeth & Emily. I am a graduate of Dassel-Cokato High School and an alumna of the College of St. Scholastica, where I earned a BA in Religious Studies. After graduation I worked as a DRE for 5 years at the Church of St. Raphael in Duluth. I then moved to the Twin Cities and worked at the Church of St. Timothy in Blaine as the Senior High Confirmation Coordinator. In 2001, Carlos and I moved back "home" to raise our family. I was the DRE at St. John's in Darwin for 9 years before retiring to be a stay-at-home mom.
I love spending time with my family, reading, volunteering, chauffeuring my kids to all of their activities and watching basketball.