Our Team

Staff - Father Vu
Pastor: Father Dustin L. Vu
Father Dustin Vu was born in South Vietnam. He and his parents moved to the U.S. in 1990. Fr. Vu went to Ames High School, then Iowa State, and later transferred & graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Civil Engineering. After some time of working & discerning, Fr. Vu answered God’s call to become a priest. He studied philosophy at Loras College & did his theological training at the St. Paul Seminary in Minnesota. Fr. Vu was ordained a priest on June 26, 2004. Previous to this assignment, he was Associate Pastor at St. Pius X Parish (Cedar Rapids) and Resurrection Parish (Dubuque). Fr. Vu is a big Cyclones and Vikings fan.

Deacon Stanley Scheiding
Deacon Stanley Scheiding has been a part of St. John XXIII since the first Mass.  Stanley discerned a call to the permanent diaconate and was ordained July 18, 2015.  Deacon Stanley graduated from Iowa State with a BS in psychology, and a Master’s in education.  He and his wife, Ann, live in rural Cedar Rapids.  Their son, David and his wife, Michelle Wehr, live in Cedar Rapids.  Deacon Stanley is the Physical Security Manager for Aegon/Transamerica.

Faith Formation Director: Rianna Brazee

Pastoral Minister: Dianne Clarke

Secretary Tracy Stocker
Secretary: Tracy Stocker
Tracy has been the secretary/bookkeeper at St. John XXIII since July 2007. She and her husband, Russell, have four children (Josh, Megan, Katie & Jake) and live in Atkins.

Coordinator of Religious Education Sherry Manchester
Coordinator of Religious Education: Sherry Manchester
Sherry Manchester began working as the Coordinator of Religious Education in August 2010. She and her husband, Scott, live in northwest Cedar Rapids with their three boys Nathan, Patrick and Alex who keep them busy. Sherry also works as a physical therapist at St. Lukes Hospital. The Manchesters have been members of St. John XXIII since 2002 and enjoy the wonderful community here. Sherry looks forward to serving you and learning more about your family.