Staff Member: DeAnna Cooper
Director of Religious Education
I joined the Catholic Church on Easter 1990, shortly before I married my husband, Craig. We have 7 children 5 boys and 2 girls, 16 to 27 years old. I have a certificate in Culinary Arts, an Associates in Early Childhood Education from Spoon River College, a BS from Western Illinois University in Human/Child Development. I also have a masters Certificate in Catechesis from Christendom College. I was the DRE for St. Mary of the Woods in Princeville, Il for several years. Most recently I worked for the Congregation of St. John at their Priory in Princeville as a kitchen manager. I have done a lot of volunteer work over the past 30 years, mostly with parishes, schools and social service agencies.