April 1, 1987 - Present

Our current pastor, Father John Kumse, took over on April 1, 1987 and has worked tirelessly and diligently to revive parish and community spirit, as well as to pay off all debts of the church. The church debts were paid in full in 2008 with a celebration of all parishioners. His guidance and leadership have brought renewed energy to the parish and a thriving church community focused on the needs of its parishioners.


at St. Mary's Church
  • Reverend Mark Pakiz of Sodrazica, 1905-1908
  • Reverend Andrej Smrekar of Kneza, 1908-1913
  • Reverend Paul Hribar of Zgornji Tuhinj, 1913-1917
  • Reverend Joseph Skur of Prosnik, 1917-1922
  • Reverend Vitus Hribar of Zgornji Tuhinj, 1922-1952
  • Reverend Mitthias Jager of Ljubljana, 1952-1967
  • Reverend Victor Tomc of Cleveland, 1967-1987
  • Reverend John Kumse of Barberton, 1987-Present

From The Blog

We have a strong sense of community with parishioners.