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Meet our St. Bridget Team!

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Father Jerry Harris has been the priest of St. Bridget Church since 1996. Father Harris attended nursing school, the Sacred Heart School of Theology, and then went on to serve other parishes in the diocese before moving to River Falls and starting at St. Bridget. He loves ministering to people in times of great joy, as well as sadness or challenging times. When not wearing the clerical collar, Father Harris loves to walk, putz around the house, and paint rooms. 
(715) 425-1879 ext. 103


Associate Pastor


Parish Administrator


Office Assistant

(715) 425-1879 ext. 101


Faith Formation

(715) 425-1879 ext. 105

Diane is our Coordinator of Children’s Faith Formation, and says that what she enjoys most about this role is trying to keep up with the kids – both in energy and sincerity! She especially loves First Communion, when she is inspired by the candidates who beam with the awe and eagerness that we each should have every time we receive! She also admits to being a Bible-nerd, and thoroughly enjoys studying Scripture. (She is nearing completion of her Masters of Theology degree at the St. Paul Seminary and School of Divinity.)  When not preparing a lesson or studying, she enjoys fitness activities of almost any kind – so she has the energy to keep up with the kids!

(715) 425-1879 ext. 106

Tessa has been serving as the Coordinator of Teen Faith Formation at St. Bridget Church since 2004. Before moving to River Falls, she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ministry from Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI. She loves middle school and high school youth, icebreakers and studying the Bible. With a little bit of coffee she could talk about God’s love all day!  Tessa lives in River Falls with her husband Chad, and their two children, Priscilla and Levi. 






(715) 425-1870 ext. 107



Support Staff


(715) 425-1879 ext. 104

Susan Landry is our accountant at Saint Bridget Church.  She is a member of Saint Patrick Church in Hudson, which no one seems to be holding against her since the staff and parishioners of Saint Bridget have been very welcoming.  Before coming to Saint Bridget, she spent fifteen years working for a financial institution and two years as an accountant at a Catholic school.  When Susan’s not indoors she’ll make up any excuse she can to be outdoors hiking, snowshoeing, or just plain loitering.


(715) 425-1879 ext. 108
Barrett is a life-long member of St. Bridget Church and a graduate of the Parish School. He started in ministry as an altar server and then singing as a cantor when he was in high school and eventually becoming a Eucharistic Minister. Music and faith has always been a passion of his which led him to this position in 2010. He was the RCIA sponsor for his wife Kris in 1994 just before getting married and they have been blessed by their children Amanda and Brian.



(715) 425-1870 ext. 111



(715) 425-1870 ext. 112



St. Bridget Parish School Principal

(715) 425-1872 ext. 201



Other Church Phone Numbers:


Lubich Hall: (715) 425-1879 ext. 118

Knights of Columbus Room: (715) 425-1879 ext. 120

Church Kitchen: (715) 425-1879 ext. 117