Entries by Julie Knopp

Remembering Fr. John Francis Brandes

Fr. John Francis Brandes died one year ago, on January 10th, 2023. John was a long-time supporter of the Friends of San Lucas and the San Lucas Mission. At this one year anniversary of his death, we are remembering him and his tireless commitment to the people of San Lucas.

Supporter Spotlight: Kathleen Peterson

Kathleen Peterson’s brother, Fr. John Goggin, served the people of San Lucas Tolimán more than 50 years. He played a critical role in the survival and growth of Friends of San Lucas. Fr. John passed away in October of 2022. Kathleen continues to support Friends of San Lucas and is especially grateful for the care provided for her brother by the Mission Healthcare Program.

Supporter Spotlight: Rogers Strickland

Rogers Strickland is a FOSL board member and a long-time supporter of the Mission. He feels a special connection to the Construction Program. Read on to learn more about Rogers and why he cares about the Construction Program.

Staff Spotlight: Ellen Mathiowetz

Ellen Mathiowetz first visited the San Lucas Mission as a high school student. Today, she’s the Director of the Visitor Program and Special Events for the Friends of San Lucas. Naturally, she feels a special connection to the Visitor Program. Read on to learn why Ellen cares about the Visitor Program.