Nora Wermerskirchen

Hello, my name is Nora Wermerskirchen aka Ms. Nora.  My husband Troy and I have lived in Belle Plaine since 2004 and been members of Our Lady of the Prairie since 2007.  We have three children Maxwell, Hannah and Caleb (are twins); they all attended and graduated from OLP.  I love to read and our … Continue reading

Maureen Daly

My name is Maureen Daly, and my husband is Deacon Michael Daly. Michael and I met at the University of St. Thomas in the early 90’s and were married on June 13, 1992. Thanks to my parents’ love and dedication I was raised with strong Catholic traditions, a great love of beautiful liturgy, and a proud … Continue reading

Father Michael Kaluza

I grew up in Richfield, Minnesota and attended Saint Peter’s grade school.  I ventured away from home for high school and attended Saint John’s Preparatory School in Collegeville, Minnesota and graduated in 1986.  Following high school I chose to attend Carleton College in Northfield and graduated with a B.A. in German Literature in 1990. After … Continue reading

Deacon Bob Raleigh

My name is Deacon Bob Raleigh. I grew up in Burnsville, MN on a dairy farm and attended District 15 (a one room country school grades 1-8). I then spent two years at Nazareth Hall, a prep seminary for priests, and graduated from Cretin High School as a Cadet Captain. I then farmed with my … Continue reading

Deacon Michael Daly

Greetings, my name is Deacon Michael Daly.  My diaconate formation was at the Saint Paul Seminary, Institute for Diaconate Formation.  I was ordained Deacon on December 7, 2019 at the St. Paul Cathedral.  Raised locally, I attended Belle Plaine Schools, Kindergarten thru 12th Grade, and graduated in 1984.  I attended the College of St. Thomas, … Continue reading

Kelly Pumper

Hi, I’m Kelly Pumper. I began working at Our Lady of the Prairie in 2001. I enjoy getting to know our parishioners and watching our students as they grow throughout the years. I cherish the many memories they provide. My husband Joe and I moved to the Belle Plaine area in 1995. We have three … Continue reading

Keith Heitkamp

Greetings. My name is Keith Heitkamp. I’m the caretaker for our two cemeteries, Sacred Heart and St. Peter and Paul. I retired from construction after 30 years. I started at Our Lady of the Prairie in 2010. My wife Mary Gayle and I have been members of OLP since 1992. Our family includes Amy and … Continue reading