Dcn. David Krob
I was baptized in the old St. Mary Church across town. Cheryl and I met at Iowa State and were married there in 1968. Cheryl and I moved back to the Solon area in 1974. We raised five children who are all married and have given us fifteen grandchildren. Our lives center around family and church as we are both retired seniors. I was ordained a Deacon in 2013 and have been ministering at Solon since then. I also am assigned as a Sacramental Minister for St. Thomas More Church in Coralville.
Dcn. Mitch Holte
I am Deacon Mitch Holte. I grew up around Rockford, Illinois and moved to Iowa to work for IBM in 1973. I was ordained a deacon in July of 2013 and have been assigned to St. Mary’s Parish since then. My wife’s name is Sally. We were married in 1979 and moved to Solon in 1982. We have 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and one more on the way. I love being a deacon, especially baptisms and preaching and ministering at the Solon Care Center. Since I retired in 2016 I have also been assigned to preach one weekend a month at St. Patrick’s in Iowa City.
Director of Music & Youth Ministry
We are very excited to have the opportunity to be part of the wonderful faith community of St. Mary. Music is a very large part of our lives. In 2006, Alicia and I founded a music ministry outreach team called Leap of Faith and began traveling the Midwest. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we repeatedly landed at St. Mary in Solon to provide music for the Graduation Masses. In 2013, we decided to make St. Mary our parish and became involved in our parish music ministry. It is very exciting to see our music ministry program grow and thrive! I am very excited to begin working at the parish Music Director! We have three highly energetic boys Carter, Caden, and Cai. In February of 2015, we sold our home in Coralville and moved to Solon!
Sally Marie Holte