Meet Our Staff
Reverend Nicholas Smith, Director Office of Sacred Worship
Fr. Smith graduated from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, Saint Louis University (SLU), and Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. His Masters degree from Kenrick-Glennon Seminary focused on liturgy. Father Smith is a PhD(c) at SLU and is completing his dissertation focusing upon Catholic military chaplains in the Iraq War. Ordained a priest in 1994 for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Father Smith taught at Saint Mary’s and Rosati-Kain high schools; he has been on the faculty of SLU since 1996. Currently, he is the Archdiocesan Master of Ceremonies, serving the Archbishop at the Cathedral Basilica, is the associate pastor of the Cathedral Basilica, and is the Director of the Office of Sacred Worship. His dedication and passion for the liturgy encourage all those he works with to grow in their faith and knowledge of the liturgy.
Amy Buehrle, JD, Office Coordinator
Amy graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.A. in Journalism & Broadcasting and a Minor in Spanish. She went on to study law at Oklahoma City University where she graduated and became a member of the Missouri Bar in 2009. Amy joined the Archdiocese of St. Louis Curia, in September 2010. She currently serves as Office Coordinator for the Office of Sacred Worship, where she is able to devote time to learning more about the liturgy. Amy serves as a volunteer Advocate in marriage annulment cases and enjoys working on various volunteer projects. Amy truly believes this is where God has called her to be, and is happy to be giving back to the Catholic Church, which was a major part of her upbringing and early education.
Deacon Joseph Streckfuss, Reclamation Office Coordinator
Joe received his associate’s degree in computer engineering and a bachelor’s degree in business. He worked with Boeing Company as an airplane mechanic and a retrofit engineer until he retired after 33 years. Joe was ordained a permanent deacon in 1982 and has served since that time at Immaculate Conception Parish in Arnold. He accepted the directorship of the reclamation center of the Archdiocese of St. Louis in 2012. Joe has been married to his wife, Carol, for 48 years. They have 4 children and 11 grandchildren. When Joe is not spending time with his family, he especially enjoys overseeing the recycling of items of worship and meeting so many people dedicated to the service of the Lord.
Joseph Milner, Christian Initiation Coordinator
Joe received a MA degree with a concentration in Sacramental Theology in 1974 from St. Louis University and a Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Ministry from Seattle University in 1977. He has been a campus and parish pastoral associate for over 35 years. Joe currently serves as the Director of the Office of Christian Initiation of Adults for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, and as Pastoral Associate at St. Francis Xavier College Church, where he coordinates liturgy, Christian Initiation and marriage preparation. He is the author of sample General Intercessions each week on The Sunday Website of St. Louis University, liturgy.slu.edu. Joe has also served as a lay missionary with the Glenmary Home Missioners in North Carolina, on the Archdiocesan Christian Initiation Team, and as an adjunct faculty member at Aquinas Institute of Theology. He is an exceptional resource for Rite of Christian Initiation inquiries.
Msgr. Joseph M. Simon, Head of Archbishop’s Eucharistic Adoration Committee
Msgr. Joseph Simon received his B.S. in Commerce from St. Louis University in 1965. He began his theological studies at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in 1966, and went on to receive his M.Div. from St. Louis University in 1971. He was ordained to the sacred priesthood in 1971, and was assigned to various parishes over the years. In 2002, Msgr. Simon was named Chaplain to the Archbishop’s Committee for Eucharistic Adoration by then-Archbishop Justin Rigali. He was given the title of monsignor in 2008. Msgr. Simon presently serves as rector of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, and continues as Chaplain to adoration committee as well serving on the Archdiocesan Finance Council. Msgr. Simon is a native to St. Louis, Missouri.