Rev. Kevin KahmannPastor (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 KannaiParochial 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 KleisingerDirector of Religious Education (859) 525-6909
Deacon Rick Dames859 547-7050
Lori SpencerParish Office Manager (859) 525-6909
I have lived in NKY all of my life except for four years when I attended college. I am married for 30+ years and have two children. My husband and I joined the parish in 1992. In late 2002 I began working in the parish office. My primary duties as office manager include processing the accounts payable and electronic donations, managing tuition payments and providing administrative assistance for 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 KunstParish 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 LewkowiczDirector 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