Parish Staff

Clergy

Rev. Kevin Kahmann

Rev. Kevin Kahmann

Pastor (859) 525-6909

I am very blessed to be the Pastor of Mary, Queen of Heaven Parish and School.  I have lived my whole life in NKY except for the six years I attended seminary.  My path to the priesthood was a bit different than most priests – I worked for 15 years as an Internal Revenue Service agent before I heard God’s call and discovered my true vocation.  By God’s grace, I was ordained a priest in 2010 and was assigned to Mary, Queen of Heaven.  Being a priest has brought me more joy than I would have ever imagined possible.  In my spare time I enjoy sports (I’m a huge Reds and Bengals fan), music, movies, and reading.

“It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you.”

— John 15:16

Rev. Niby Kannai

Rev. Niby Kannai

Parochial Vicar (859) 525-6909

I now belong to the Diocese of Covington.  I am originally from Kerala, India.  “Rejoice in the Lord always: again, I say rejoice”, is my motto. My publications include two books on Eucharistic adoration. I am His humble servant trying with His grace to become holy so that I can bring God’s light to others more efficiently. I am passionate about preaching, teaching, writing, and healing ministry. Also, I hold counseling and psychology degrees, and  I am trained in Carmelite spirituality.

“Rejoice in the Lord always: again, I say rejoice.”

— Philippians 4:4

Deacon Larry Kleisinger

Deacon Larry Kleisinger

Director of Religious Education (859) 525-6909
Deacon Rick Dames

Deacon Rick Dames

859 547-7050

Administrative

Lori Spencer

Lori Spencer

Parish Office Manager (859) 525-6909

I have lived in NKY all of my life except for four years when I attended college.  I have been married for 30+ years and have two children.    We have been members of the parish since 1992.  In late 2002 I began working in the parish office.  My primary duties as office manager include accounts payable, processing electronic donations, managing tuition payments and providing administrative assistance to our three major fundraisers.  I enjoy reading and all kinds of crafts.

“And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

— Matthew 28:20

Jenny Kunst

Jenny Kunst

Parish Administrative Assistant (859) 525-6909

“St. Joseph was a just man, a tireless worker, the upright guardian of those entrusted to his care. May he always guard, protect and enlighten families.”

— St. John Paul II

Amy Lewkowicz

Amy Lewkowicz

Director of Music (859) 525-6909

I grew up in Yellow Springs, Ohio and have lived in Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Knoxville, but in 2007 I came back to the Tristate area to be closer to my family.  I consider spiritual music to be my vocation and have degrees in both Catholic Theology and Liturgical Music.  As a young adult I worked as a camp counselor and love sharing music with children.  Prior to coming to Mary Queen of Heaven in 2017, I provided music at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford, Ohio. I am working on an advanced degree in Music History, which keeps me very busy, but I also love working in my garden.

“Who laid the cornerstone of the earth, while the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?”

— Job 38: 6-7