Rita, who joined the St. Leonard staff in 2013, grew up here. "I was one of the first students in the school, as my parents are founding members. It’s amazing to see the change and growth in this parish since my youth. It’s nice to see familiar faces and new faces each day."
Rita's duties include routing calls, greeting visitors, maintaining the parish calendar and publishing the weekly bulletin. In addition, Rita keeps the parish's sacrament records, schedules Masses, forwards mail, maintain supplies and performs any number of unexpected tasks each day brings.
Rita pursued a bachelor of fine art's degree at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and worked in advertising art for 15 year until she needed to stay home for her children. " I have 2 beautiful grown daughters, and I am a twin and the oldest of six. These days, I enjoy my family, gardening, and I have done mural painting over the years as well." Check out her beautiful Noah's Ark mural in the Little Leo's Room in the Parish Center!