Paul Bonastia
Hospitality and Phone Ministry
My name is Paul Bonastia. I reside in Wildwood and am a member of St. Alban Roe Parish. I am married and have two adult children. I have over 38 years of experience in the distribution and manufacturing in the packaging industry. I have been looking for a way to give back to the St. Louis community and serve the archdiocese of St. Louis. The Franciscan Connection allows me to utilize the skills that I have attained and be able to serve others.

Theresa Orozco, ossm
My name is Theresa Orozco. I am an alumna of DePaul University where I studied intercultural communications. Currently I serve in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. My interests are in bridge building through technology and digital art story telling, by celebrating our creation from urban scenes to desert lands and community.

Debbie Pfaff, CPA
I lived one block from the Franciscan Connection office for the first year of my life. And I still live nearby as I love the people, architecture, history, and all the things to do in South City! I was the first person to go to college in my entire family, graduated from Mizzou in Accountancy, and am a CPA. I am fortunate to have recently retired from the St. Louis Cardinals after 25 years as Director in both Accounting and Sales & Marketing. I now look forward to serving my community!  

Betty Reinsch, LCSW, ACSW, PhD
Hospitality and Phone Ministry
Retired from University of Missouri where I worked in the position of Human Development.  In that role I was the Coordinator of a program to address issues related to Grandparent raising Grandchildren. Being a Secular Franciscan and my past work life has enabled me to participate as a volunteer at the Franciscan Connection in a variety of areas.

Sherry Stevenson
Hospitality and Phone Ministry
As a Secular Franciscan I try to live our Rule of going from Gospel to Life and Life to the Gospel. In so doing, this apostolate helps me to live as a true Franciscan by assisting the friars in his providing service to the marginalized and poor in south St. Louis. This is a vital element of all three Franciscan orders’ guiding light and one that led St. Francis in reforming the Church in the thirteenth century by living as the gospel directs us.

Abigail Katherine Rose Witte
Graphic Designer
Abigail Witte, graduated from Fontbonne University with a degree in graphic design in 2012 and has been working for the St. Louis Review and Archdiocese of St. Louis as a graphic designer since 2016.