Rick Roder '86

Rick Roder '86

Kansas Newman College (1973-1998)

Rick Roder, '86, was one of six men ordained to the permanent deacon by Bishop R. Walker Nickless at the Cathedral of the Epiphany, Sioux City, Iowa on May 1, 2010.  Rick celebrated his first Mass at his home parish, St. Mary's in Remsen, Iowa on May 2.  Newman alumnus Rev. Ned Blick, '86, homilist at the first Mass recalled the transformation that occurred in both their lives since their days at the Kansas Newman College.  You can hear his full homily here:

Other Newman alumni traveling to Iowa for the celebrations were: Dr. Peggy (Hewes) Driesen '80 and her husband Scott, Sioux Center, IA, Jeff '86 and Joan (Hartman) '86 Lipp, Overland Park, KS and Ann (Roder) Fox '82 of Colwich, KS.