Clarence worked in manufacturing as a Vice President of Operations for two companies and left that career to start a sales/Marketing company in 2002. He retired in 2008. With a background in engineering, supervision, management, sales and marketing, he has often said that his professional career was the Lord’s way of grooming him for his responsibilities in St. Vincent de Paul, a ministry that gives back to you much more than you give to others. Clarence started the conference in March 2010 and was blessed with a great staff to enable the tremendous progress and success that has been experienced.
She is a retired Chemical Engineer. Have enjoyed positions in supervision and management. Background in training and task force projects. Been involved with St. Vincent de Paul since 1996, working in Home Visitation in Chicago. Loves people, cooking and an avid reader. Joined the St. John Vianney Conference in March, 2010 as Home visitation coordinator.
Kristie was born and raised in rural Western Pennsylvania and moved to Middle Tennessee in 2011. A relatively recent convert to the faith, Kristie joined the Catholic Church in spring of 2016. Kristie works as a data analyst and executive assistant for a healthcare technology company. She is an avid reader, gardener, tea drinker, and lover of BBC mysteries. Kristie currently serves as the President and Secretary of the St. John Vianney conference. She lives on a small farm in Portland with her husband Devlin, their rescue pup Emmie, and more cats than she cares to admit.
Karen was born in Jersey City, NJ. She is one of 6 children in a large Irish Catholic family that had deep roots in their local community and parish family at St. Mary’s of the Lake in NJ. Karen and her husband (whom she has known since they were 2 years old!) retired and moved to Tennessee 4 years ago to be closer to their daughter and granddaughter. Karen feels blessed to have found her spiritual home at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, where in addition to being part of St. Vincent DePaul, she is a Eucharistic Minister and an active member of the Legion of Mary. She is the current Spiritual Director for our chapter of St. Vincent DePaul. Karen lives in Portland with her husband, daughter, granddaughter, and an assortment of well-loved cats and dogs.
Graduated from the University of West Florida with BA degrees in Industrial Engineering and Computer Systems Science. Spent 22 years with Electronic Data Systems and 11 years with IBM focusing on Process Engineering, Computer Systems Solutions and New/Existing Customer Account Management for many fortune 500 companies. Developed the company’s first Transition Management Training Program with the purpose of strengthening the skills of existing Customer Account Managers.
Joined the SVdeP Saint John Vianney Conference in 2011 as the Spiritual Advisor for our SVdeP members and those clients that need support. In 2013 started the exceptionally rewarding Prison Ministry effort for SVdeP in the Sumner County Jail.
Joseph and Carol Bibeau
Joe spent 45 years with a major U.S. automobile manufacturing organization. As a graduate mechanical/electrical engineer he worked primarily with facilities, maintenance, controls, & energy conservation. He eventually moved into a leadership position in the organization at several U.S & international plants. During a 3 ½ year assignment in India as Vice President of Manufacturing, Joe and his wife became integrally involved with both the St. John Bosco Salesian Missionaries and Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. This exposure to helping “Those in Need” led to their interest in being a part of St Vincent de Paul after his retirement in 2005.
Joe and his wife Carol are originally from Northern California. They have four children and nine grandchildren, most of who now live in Tennessee. Joe is presently the Treasurer of SVDP, and he and his wife Carol are also involved as case managers. They believe being part of SVDP allows them to give back some of the many blessings bestowed upon them and their family.
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, StVincent de Paul.