Meet Our Staff

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Fr. Anthony Govind | Dcn James King | Kacie Klem | Debbie Schmitt I Randy Gehlhausen | Jane Jochim



Fr. Anthony Govind

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Born August 7, 1977. Ordained April 21, 2010. Associate pastor, Precious Blood, Jasper and St. Mary, Ireland, July 30, 2014; associate pastor, St. John the Baptist, Newburgh, September 3, 2014; associate pastor, St. Boniface, Evansville, June 29, 2016; parochial vicar, Christ the King Parish, Ferdinand, June 27, 2018; administrator, Christ the King Parish, Ferdinand, August 1, 2018.



Deacon James King

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Deacon and Pastoral Associate

James was born in Frankfurt Germany on May 8th 1962. He and his family settled in Lakeland Florida where he began elementary school. This is where he lived until he graduated from Santa Fe Catholic High School in 1980.  In the year following graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Chapel Activities Specialist. After his time in the Army, James attended St. Meinrad College, during this time he would meet his future wife Diane. After marrying, James and Diane would settle in Florida for approximately ten years prior to returning to Indiana with their children Megan and Ian. He has been a member of St. Ferdinand Parish since 1994.

James has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ashford University, and a master’s in organizational psychology from the University of the Rockies. He is completing a master’s degree in pastoral theology from St. Meinrad. After an enlistment in the Army, James’ training and work has been in the area of technology as it applies to business and accounting systems. He has worked as a computer systems analyst\network, and systems administrator, programmer, and business systems analyst most of his adult life.

He has always served at every parish he has been a member during his life, in any way he was needed.  James was ordained Deacon in August of 2009 for the Evansville diocese and has served at St. Ferdinand since ordination. After leaving the private sector in 2011, he currently works full time as the Pastoral Associate at St. Ferdinand.


Kacie Klem

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Youth and Catechetical Director

Kacie is a Dubois County native, grown and raised in Huntingburg. After earning a B.S in psychology from Indiana State University, Kacie continued her educational pursuits at Ball State University earning an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Upon graduation, Kacie worked in the wilderness therapy industry as a counselor for adolescents with addiction and other mental health issues. 

Kacie has been involved in parish ministry in a variety of capacities since childhood. Both professionally and personally, Kacie has always had a passion for empowering others to see their potential and for fostering an awareness of God within each of our hearts.

Debbie Schmitt

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Parish Catechetical Leader

Debbie was born and raised in Jasper, In. She joined the US Navy after high school and served for over 20 years.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, Master's Degree in Public Service Administration from University of Evansville and Master's in Pastoral Theology from St Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. 

Debbie was a catechist and worked in adult faith formation for seven years prior to coming to Christ the King. She is married to Curt Schmitt from Ireland and has a son Jay. 


Randy Gehlhausen

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Randy has lived in the Ferdinand area for the past 29 years and has performed maintenance work for the community over the last 25 years. During that time, he has served the community as a Volunteer Fireman and First Responder. He and Laurel Schaefer were married at St. Ferdinand in 1982. They have a daughter Amber. Randy is in charge of all maintenance for the parish and its facilities including the cemetery.


Jane Jochim

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Parish Office Manager

Jane has been the Parish Office Manager for 23 years. She has one daughter, Jennifer, a son-in-law, Brett and 3 grandchildren - Dylan, Morgan, and Ethan. As Office Manager, she oversees all general office duties, Accounts Payable, Receivable, Payroll, and numerous other jobs.