Staff Member: Aana Freihammer
My name is Aana Freihammer, I am the Director of Liturgy for St. Francis, All Saints, and St. Thomas, and the new Music Director at All Saints. My husband, Brandon, my two children and I just moved from the Bemidji area, where I served as Director of Liturgy and Music in the wonderful parish of St. Philip’s. My husband and I grew up in the Brainerd area and attended St. Francis School. Growing up, I was always fascinated with how our Catholic rituals and sacraments revealed the divine- and how music enhanced that experience. From a young age, Sue Jewell, Kathy Binsfeld and Bonnie Groneberg provided me with opportunities to accompany Masses and lead choirs. These foundational liturgical experiences led me to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in Liturgical Music and Catholic Studies. After college I became the Director of Liturgy and Music at All Saints in Lakeville, before getting married and moving to the Bemidji area. I am excited to come back to my hometown and continue the work that I love! I look forward to meeting all of you and serving the parishes of St. Francis, All Saints, and St. Thomas. Please keep me in your prayers, and you will be in mine.