Mrs. Kay Rooney

Communications & Enrollment Specialist

+1-616-453-8229 ext.200 Email Me

Degree/College:

Bachelor’s in Business Administration – Davenport College of Business

Favorite Saint:

Mother Teresa

Favorite Scripture Verse:

This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

Favorite Hobbies:

Outside of work, I enjoy vegetable gardening, golfing, shopping, word games, spontaneous day adventures, relaxing, and spending time with family and friends.

Short Biography:

I was born and raised on the Westside of Grand Rapids and am a lifelong parishioner of St. Anthony. I am an alumni of St. Anthony School, graduate of West Catholic High School, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Davenport College of Business. I am excited to be back in the St. Anthony School atmosphere and look forward to being an active part of your Catholic community educational experience.

Mr. Ben Novitsky

Marketing Communications Coordinator

+1-616-453-8229 ext.102 Email Me

Degree/College:

Currently attending Grand Valley State University

Pursuing major in Information Technology & Telecommunications

Favorite Saint:

St. James

Favorite Scripture Verse:

“Be the hope that sets the world afire.” Luke 12:49

Favorite Hobbies:

In my spare time, I enjoy camping, walking, and spending time with my family and friends.

Short Biography:

Greetings! Being raised on the Westside of Grand Rapids, I have been involved in the St. Anthony of Padua Community since I was just a little guy. I have been a part of the “monitor ministry” at our parish since 2015 and have served on the Live Nativity committee since we first started in 2020. I attended St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School (’17), West Catholic High School (’21), and currently attend Grand Valley State University, studying Information Technology and Telecommunications.  I am a strong advocate for Catholic schools!

I have been a part of the St. Anthony Staff since 2020. I now serve as the Marketing Communications Coordinator – I manage our school website, social media pages, telephone system, and all things technology. I also coordinate the weekly school newsletter and serve as an office assistant in the school and parish offices. It truly is a blessing to be a part of this welcoming community and to be a part of the St. Anthony Staff.

Mrs. Lisa Barnum

Administrative Assistant

+1-616-453-8229 ext.201 Email Me
Degree/College:

Bachelor of Science; Ferris State University

Favorite Saint:

St. Anthony of Padua

Favorite Scripture Verse:

And now, these three remain: faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love.  1 Corinthians 13:13

Favorite Hobbies:

In my spare time, I enjoying working out, discovering new recipes, baking with my daughters, and spending time with my family.

Short Biography:

I was hired as an administrative assistant at St. Anthony of Padua School during the 2016-2017 school year. My husband, Jason, and I are college sweethearts, graduating from Ferris State University Pharmacy School in 1999. We have two daughters, Marisa and Ally, who attend St. Anthony. Although I’m a registered pharmacist, I was drawn to this position because of my strong belief in catholic education and my desire to work closely with families and students in our community. St. Anthony has provided my family with blessings beyond measure, and I am truly honored and privileged to work with so many amazing individuals.

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