John is a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel serving 23 years and 4 of those years assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff under the Reagan and Bush administrations. A graduate of ASU with Master's degrees in Business and Engineering, John worked as a Senior Project Manager for Ryan Companies and retired in 2013. He has experience in building and constructions projects of scale including having worked on the East Valley Bible Church, Sanctuary and Bible School in Gilbert. Other notable projects include completing the Maricopa County Court House in downtown Phoenix and the San Francisco parking garage at NAU. He has been a Parishioner of St Rose since its inception and is excited about the opportunity to help with building our new Church.
Pete Langenhorst moved to Anthem in 2009 from Southern California, and has been a parishioner of St. Rose ever since, attending mass at the local grade school gym prior to the opening of the Spirituality Center. He was the chair of the Finance Council for the last 12 years and recently moved off that committee and onto the Parish Development Council. He has been active in the St. Rose community serving as lector and helper to the various events over the years. Pete is originally from Detroit, MI and is a graduate from John Carroll University in Cleveland, and the University of Virginia Darden School MBA. Pete is also a retired executive from General Motors after 36 years and 10 moves worldwide. He and his wife Beth have been married for 39 years and have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren.
Dcn. John Mezydlo
Deacon John lived in Arizona from 2000-2006 and moved back in July of 2019. He was ordained as a Permanent Deacon by the Most Reverend Bishop Jerome Listecki in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee on September 6th 2014. He now serves on staff at St. Rose / GSM as the Stewardship / Discipleship Coordinator. Married for the past 41 years to his wife Rita, who is also active in the parish community, they have one son, John Robert married to Heather and two beautiful twins four year old granddaughters, Elly and Jordyn. He is a former Rotary president in both Oconomowoc and Lake Mills Wisconsin and has served on many civic boards and organizations. His family hales from the great state of Wisconsin.
Paul and family arrived in Anthem in 2000 and are original members of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Parish. He is a native of Phoenix and served on active duty in the U.S. Army for 20 years before assuming a position as the director of transportation and safety for Tempe Elementary School District, a position he held for 21 years. He is the founder and CEO of Gauge Precision Consulting and is a licensed real estate agent in Arizona.
He has been a sacristan in the parish, co-chaired the current capital campaign with his wife Sung Hae and oversees safety and security on behalf of our parish campus.
Paul and his wife have three sons and three granddaughters.
Anna has called Phoenix home since 1990, after moving here from Charleston, SC. She moved to Anthem in 2000 and has been a member of the St. Rose community since before its inception, when Mass was first held in one of the small meeting rooms at the Anthem Community Center.
In addition to the Parish Development Council, she is co-chair of the Greeting Ministry, works the annual Oktoberfest, is an active member of a Small Christian Community group, and has been a member of the RCIA team in previous years. She has also served for several years on a local charter school board with a micro-society charter.
Anna has an engineering degree from ASU and a marketing degree from NAU. She has worked for American Express for 23 years. In her free time, she spends as much of her time as possible outdoors.