Meet our Pastors

Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles Catholic Community

Rev. Alice Iaquinta, M.Div.,

Roman Catholic Womenpriests

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As a 2006 Master of Divinity honors graduate of St. Francis de Sales Seminary, Milwaukee, WI, Alice earned the same degree and completed the same formation requirements as the men ordained priests. She was ordained a priest in 2007 in Roman Catholic Womenpriests by Bishop Patricia Fresen.

Prior to ordination, she served as Pastoral Associate at St. Therese Catholic Church in Milwaukee. After ordination, she served as an Associate Pastor at Jesus Our Shepard Church, Nenno, WI. Alice’s ministerial focus is Marriage preparation, spiritual companioning, Adult faith information and education.

Before retiring in 2013, Alice taught Ethics, Oral and Interpersonal Communications, Marriage and the Family, and Critical Thinking for the Wisconsin Technical College. She has three children, four grandchildren and one great grandson, loves the arts of all kinds, enjoys flower gardening and lives in West Bend, WI.

Rev. Jim Ryan, M.Div., Ph.D.

Whether organizing neighborhoods in Detroit, raising funds for education in Appalachian Kentucky, employing persons with disabilities in Wisconsin, or leading international programs for marginalized persons Jim’s sense of priestly ministry is to build community. Ordained as a Passionist in Chicago (1974) and married to Jean Ford (1985), Jim’s practice of ministry celebrates the freedom of the children of God (Romans 8:21).

Jim’s doctoral studies explored piety as a social virtue. Action is a devotion which we put into practice in community. You can read all about this in Jim’s book, A Liturgical Year in the life of one inclusive community.

A singular experience of joining theology and justice for Jim happened at Gethsemani Abbey when he met both Thomas Merton and Joan Baez. which you can read about in, “Thomas Merton, Joan Baez and the Midnight Run to Bardstown,” The Merton Seasonal, Winter 2020.


Celebrating a pre-covid Community anniversary on Dec. 10
with our annual Christmas Potluck after mass