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 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 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