Fr. Richard Sudlik, OMI

Director/Team Member

Fr. Dick comes to us from New Orleans where he served as Director and Superior of the Oblate Mission Center. He has extensive experience preaching in parishes and retreat centers throughout the United States and was appointed director of Christ the King Retreat Center in May 2020.

Fr. James Deegan, OMI

Team Member

Fr. Jim is a native of Richfield, MN. He was ordained in 1970 and over the years has served as a parish priest, a hospital chaplain, a vocation director, a mentor to Oblate seminarians, and a community leader. This is the second time that he has been assigned to Christ the King. He is a member of the Preaching Team and is available for Spiritual Direction.

Fr. Lon Konold, OMI

Team Member  

Fr. Lon is originally from Minnesota and calls Minneapolis his home town. Upon Ordination, Fr. Lon served for 13 years in Scandinavia, and was one of the founders of the Oblate mission in Norway.

Having returned to the United States in November of 1990, Fr. Lon helped organize the Oblate Preaching Team to conduct Parish Renewals (missions).

After 156 parish renewal missions, he was assigned to the preaching staff at Immaculata Retreat House in Willimantic, CT from 2000-2008. He joined the staff at Christ the King Retreat Center in July, 2008.

Sr. Brenda Rose Szegedy, OSF

Team Member

Sr. Brenda Rose was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She made her Final Profession of Vows in 1968 as a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania, Ohio. Her years of ministry include teaching as well as formation work for her community.

For the past 25 years, Sr. Brenda Rose has been active in retreat ministry and spiritual direction in various retreat centers in Ohio, Western New York, and Florida. Since July, 2008 she has been a member of the preaching team at Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo, MN and offers spiritual direction.

Brother Dan Bozek, OMI

Team Member

Bro. Dan Bozek, OMI is from Chicago IL. He became an Oblate Brother in 1958. He has served at Carthage MO. for 7 years, Pine Hills in Mississippi for 3 years and Rochester MN. for 5 years.

After that he went to Sweden where he helped out at 4 of our parishes and was the Treasurer for the Scandinavian Delegation for over 30 years. After 35 years in Sweden, he returned back to Minnesota where he has been stationed here in Buffalo since 2008.

Anita Goth

Office Manager

Anita joined our staff in July 2020 as the office coordinator and was promoted to Office Manager in May 2021. She has been instrumental in updating our retreatant and donor databases and initiating the website refresh. In her role as office manager, she coordinates our Hosted Retreats, Private Retreats, works closely with the office coordinator who manages the King’s House retreats and provides support to our many departments to ensure an enjoyable retreat experience.  Anita also provides administrative support to the Oblates in Residence and the Preaching Team.

Joyce Paumen

Gift Shop Manager

Joyce rejoins us after serving 30 years in our office from 1972 to 2002. She now is helping manage our Gift Shop that contains a variety of books, cards and gift items, as well as a small selection of toiletries. Stop in and say Hello!

Bruce Hanson

Maintenance Supervisor

Bruce has worked at Christ the King since 1998. As maintenance Engineer he is responsible for all of the building functions and care of the grounds. He finds the work here, though frustrating at times, to be both challenging and rewarding.

Ann Hanson

Food Service Supervisor

Ann started working at Christ the King Retreat Center as a part-time cook. In February of 2015, she began her current position as Food-Service Supervisor. In addition to being a wonderful cook, she plans the menus for retreatants, schedules the cooks and servers, and oversees their work.

Linda Brummer

Housekeeping Supervisor

Linda is very happy to be at Christ the King Retreat Center. She has been with King’s House for a couple of years and was promoted to Head Housekeeping position in the fall of 2020. She loves the challenge, peacefulness, and fellowship that radiates in this holy place.