Epiphany Staff

  • Rev. J. Randall Hubbard
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    Born and bred in Meade County, Kentucky, I grew up on our family farm where my father, Randall, continues to reside and operate the farm. I am the oldest of four – one brother, George, and two sisters, Lori and Karen. I have 12 nieces and nephews and six great-nieces and nephews. My day-off is spent on the family farm and being with family; they keep me rooted and remind from whence I come. Growing up in rural Kentucky and attending the University of Kentucky, I am an avid “Big Blue” fan. I am also a huge tennis fan and enjoying playing competitively. While at UK, I “found Jesus” and then transferred to St. Meinrad College where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and then later received a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in theology from St. Meinrad School of Theology. I was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Louisville in 1990. I have served as an Associate Pastor at the following parishes: St. Helen (Shively), Holy Spirit, St. James (Elizabethtown) and St. Raphael the Archangel. I was also assigned as the chaplain for the Catholic Deaf community who patiently taught me sign language and blessed me with a new way of experiencing faith and worship. In 2003, I was appointed to my first pastorate for St. Stephen Martyr parish. Throughout my priesthood, the one cohesive element has been Mass and good liturgy. I firmly believe that if we pray well together, God will take care of everything else. I thank God for my rural roots, for the many good pastors that mentored me as their associate, for the new vision Deaf Catholics taught me and for the patience and faithful witness of the parishioners of St. Stephen Martyr. As pastor of Epiphany parish, I look forward to serving alongside the people of Epiphany and continuing to grow in faith, hope and love.

  • Jim Dersch
    Auxiliary Music Staff

    Jim first became involved at Epiphany in 2008, accompanying the choir for rehearsals and Masses. Over the years, he has also played at Epiphany for weddings and other special services, as well as substituted for other musicians. In early 2016, Jim’s role was expanded to include responsibility for the Youth Band (EYB), a group of middle and high-school students who play regularly at weekend Masses. Besides leading rehearsals and playing for services, Jim has enjoyed taking on the responsibility to consolidate, arrange, and produce parts for EYB, and at times, for the ensemble at large.

    Jim’s background in music began early, and involved performing in both religious and secular settings through middle and high school. After attending UofL for double music performance (Viola/Piano) and spending some time studying and performing overseas, Jim returned to the Greater Louisville area where he grew up. As a licensed Broker, Jim runs a real estate company in both KY and IN, and enjoys performing regularly with a number of local and regional musical groups. A few current responsibilities include Assistant Music Director for Trinity HS Theatre, Resident Assistant Music Director for New Albany HS Theatre, and regular appearances with the Jeffersonville RiverPops Orchestra, as well as performance and directing responsibilities at St Joseph, Butler HS, and with CenterStage at the JCC. Other historical credits include the Louisville Orchestra, Derby Dinner Playhouse, MTL, Stage One, and IUS.

  • Lucio Caruso
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    Deacon Lucio A. Caruso brings 35 years of parish, diocesan and Catholic agency pastoral experience to diaconal ministry. He is employed at Louisville Catholic Charities in the area of parish and community engagement. He recently directed a yearlong Catholic Charities project responding to the needs of middle-class working people affected by the economic downturn.

    Caruso and his wife Therese earned their master’s degrees in pastoral theology from St. Mary of the Woods, Terre Haute, Ind. Mrs. Caruso is Director of Religious Education and Adult Formation at Holy Trinity and Holy Name. She is also a registered nurse.

    Both have been involved in lifelong service to the church as lay ecclesial ministers.

    They have three children and three grandchildren, all of whom reside in Grand Rapids, Mich., the couple’s home until 2008.

  • Polly Duncan Collum
    Director of Faith Formation
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    I love parish life! Since coming on board in August, 2017, I have been impressed by the vibrancy of the Epiphany community’s life together and the many-splendored passionate engagement of Epiphany members. I am eager to jump in and utilize my many years of experience as a lay ecclesial minister. My own passions lie in prayer, theology, faith formation, supporting families, Hispanic ministry, and the church’s social mission.

    I have a Master’s of Theological Studies from Weston Jesuit (now Boston College); Clinical Pastoral Education (urban parish program); and a BA in Government from Dartmouth. I have worked at the parish, diocesan, and national levels, including as Director of Parish Social Ministry for Catholic Charities USA; Peace and Justice Coordinator for the Diocese of Lexington; and Pastoral Coordinator of a Glenmary Home Missioners mission in rural Mississippi.

    My husband, Danny, and I are both adult converts to Catholicism; we have four children (aged 25 to 17), live in rural Shelby County, and are members of Church of the Annunciation.

  • Linda Thieneman
    Director of Worship and Music Ministry
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    I’m Linda Thieneman and I have been Epiphany’s Director of Worship and Music Ministry since 1982. While there have been many changes through the years, Epiphany has remained faithful to its vision of a hospitable community fully engaged in faith through involvement in prayer and action, with a commitment to vibrant liturgies, ongoing formation, transformative social justice and self-giving service. Prayer has been the heart of our community as we have continually come together to wrestle with gospel values, relevant issues, a plethora of opinions and the Spirit’s callings. The Worship Committee fosters the prayer and liturgical experiences that help us find our deeper unity in the midst of diversity, and to choose courses of action that allow the love of God to be more manifest in our world. As the prayer of our community has deepened and broadened, so have our Worship ministries expanded to include all that supports weekend Eucharistic liturgies (from planners to lectors, space arrangers to bell ringers), programs to help develop individuals’ prayer, and the breadth of prayer forms (from rosary to labyrinth prayer) that help sustain us in living out our mission. I came to Epiphany with music education and performance degrees and background, with experience of music ministry in Michigan and Louisville, and soon had my Masters in Music as well. Music has always been a valued part of Epiphany’s prayer, and our music ministry has grown to include singers and players of all ages, provided music for hundreds of programs and thousands of prayer events, and produced four recordings. In 2006 I completed a degree in music therapy that further informs me in the use of music as a tool for spiritual experience and expression. Over the years I have remained animated by Epiphany nurturing my creativity and leadership as well as challenging me to explore and develop ministries in varied areas, particularly in spirituality and music.

  • Bob Clickner
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    I grew up in a rural area near Troy, NY, where both of my grandfathers were farmers and my Dad owned a Precision Tool and Die business. I learned to love the land and to see how mechanical things were created, starting with a concept.

    I graduated from Broome Technical Institute (Binghamton, NY) with a degree in Mechanical Technology. From there I got a job in Cleveland, Ohio and began my career of supervising and managing Maintenance departments in the Industrial Chemicals sector of products. Later I managed mechanical/electrical installations for PCL Construction Services, building large facilities for Pillsbury, Lafarge and Orlando International Airport.

    I am married to Judy and have 4 children and 8 grandchildren. We love our Community of Epiphany and are active in several ministries, including Hospitality for 9:00am Sunday Mass. I also volunteer two days a week with Habitat for Humanity Metro Louisville, on Chuck Sgro’s Team.

    I try to be a value-added staff member by sharing my knowledge and love of fixing things so everyone coming to our Community can enjoy the facilities and be comfortable here.

  • Julie Stuart
    Pastoral Associate for Community Life
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    My Name is Julie Stuart, I am the Pastoral Associate for Community Life on the staff at Epiphany. Born and raised in Louisville’s south end. I grew up in St. Paul’s parish where I attended grade school. I graduated from Angela Merici High School and attended Spalding University for a few years. I then graduated from Bellarmine University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. I worked for 13 years as a nurse in a doctor’s office. During that time, I ministered to my grandfather on his death journey and felt God calling me in a different direction. I enrolled in the Ministry Formation program thru the Archdiocese of Louisville and was commissioned in 2005. It was then that I fell in love with the concept of blending my faith and my nursing skills, Parish Nursing. I have taken several Parish Nursing courses over the years. I then felt the calling to find out even more about my Catholic faith. Enrolling in the Archdiocese of Louisville LIMEX program. Loyola Institute for ministry extension program. I have completed my Masters in Pastoral Studies degree. I am so very excited to use my new found calling in my own parish of Epiphany. My husband Jay and I have been parishioners over 8 years and truly feel at home here. I am excited to bring the church to our sick and homebound parishioners. I hope to continue the current ministries of Community Care as well as add some new and exciting programs.

  • Erin Dwyer
    Pastoral Associate for Stewardship and Evangelization
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    Born and raised in Southern Indiana, I am a Hoosier at heart. I currently live in Palmyra, Indiana with my two beautiful children Luke, 8 and Lydia, 5. We have attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish for many years, and my children attend school at OLPH. My professional background began in business banking, where I worked for 5 years. Throughout that time I completed my degree in Business Administration. I then earned my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Indiana University Southeast and taught for a total of 6 years. My favorite teaching experience was with second graders, where I taught catechesis as they prepared for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. In 2013, I began working on my Master’s degree in Theology. I attended Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology and plan to conclude my degree in December 2016, graduating in May 2017. My most recent position was working in Enrollment and with the Graduate Theology Programs at Saint Meinrad. I enjoyed working with the seminarians and graduate students, as well as the monks and professors. I’m blessed to be a part of the Epiphany family looking forward to my endeavors here at Epiphany Catholic Church as Pastoral Associate of Stewardship and Evangelization.

  • Jim Read
    Pastoral Minister for Youth and Young Adult Ministry
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    My name is Jim Read and I am the Pastoral Minister for Youth and Young Adult Ministry. Born and raised around Chicago in Catholic family. My Father was a police officer for 30 years and my Mother is the Assistant to the Village Manager in the town of Huntley Illinois. I have two older brothers and two wonderful nieces. My mother had gotten me involved with youth ministry in Jr. High and I fell in love with the church and Christ. This completely transformed my life so I wanted to do the same for someone else. I went to St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa and completed degrees in Theology and Philosophy. In that time I volunteered in my home parishes Youth Ministry planning and leading retreats and youth nights. While at school in Iowa, I volunteered in a local parish youth ministry. I love to work with the youth to help them both deepen their knowledge of our faith and grow ever closer to our Lord.

  • Faith Murphy
    Auxiliary Music Staff
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    I have been blessed with the opportunity to be Choir Director here at Epiphany since March of 2009. I grew up in Chicago, Illinois and was raised a Presbyterian. My love of singing brought me to Belmont University in Nashville, TN where I majored in Commercial Vocal Performance. While there I was a member of Company, a nationally recognized song and dance ensemble. I also participated in the Gospel choir on campus, Chadasha. My Catholic husband, whom I met at Belmont, showed me a side of my faith I had never explored. This led me to join the Catholic Church in 2005. Once I graduated from Belmont my husband and I moved back to Chicago where I was a cabaret singer/dancer on the Spirit of Chicago, a dinner cruise line. In 2007 my husband took a job teaching theology at St. Xavier High School and we moved here to Louisville. Within two weeks of living here we found and fell in love with the community of Epiphany. I love being a part of this wonderful church. To be able to share my gifts and talents with this community has been especially rewarding. Now, as a new mother, I am even more grateful for an outlet that allows me to be more than “Mom” and to exercise my love of music and ministry.

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  • Mary Downs
    Parish Business Manager
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    I am so thankful to have joined the Epiphany staff as Business Manager in May 2017. Originally an Ohio State Buckeye from Columbus, Ohio, I graduated from Ohio State and went to work at McDonald's Frankfurt, Germany office before moving to Chicago to be employed by two suppliers to McDonald's. I left the corporate world to raise my three sons, John, Joseph, and Sam with my wonderful husband of 25 years, Michael. Once my children were older, I successfully operated a home-based cake decorating business for several years before returning to office work. Most recently I was blessed with over seven years' experience and employment with St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church near Prospect, learning all aspects of the church office and growing to love the parish family. Our family attends St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church as members, and have been worshiping there since moving to Louisville in 2000. I feel extremely blessed to have the opportunity to serve the Epiphany church family and l look forward to working with the office staff as well the parishioners.

  • Lynne Webb
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    My name is Lynne Webb and I came to Epiphany as Secretary/Bookkeeper in March of 1992. After completing my Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Science from Western Kentucky University, for many years I gained a variety of business experience and was finally called to the rewarding life of church ministry. After working at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for 13 years, I joined Epiphany’s staff where I began a close working association with our Business Manager assisting in many aspects of the accounting operation. I also act as liaison to the Parish Pastoral Council, and assist our Worship Minister. Though I am a member of my neighborhood church, Our Lady of Lourdes, I feel very much a part of the Epiphany Community, to the extent of helping co-found the SEL Group, a single’s group that has been in existence for almost 14 years.