Deacon Mickey Friesen, D. Min.
Deacon Friesen served seven years in parish pastoral ministry and 10 years as chaplain at St. Joseph’s Home for Children. Since 2001, Mickey oversees administration and operations of the Center for Mission and is responsible for new initiatives. He also serves as the Archdiocesan director of the Pontifical Mission Societies. Contact Mickey at: or call
Bonnie Curry-Gabel
Bonnie came to the Center for Mission in 2001 with a blend of work in the areas of religious education, liturgy, pastoral ministry and administration. Bonnie supports all the program ministries and facilitates the receipt and disbursement of donations to the missions. She manages the financial aspect of the Center for Mission.Contact Bonnie at: or call
Mike Haasl
Global Solidarity Coordinator
Mike’s experience includes parish social justice ministry, teaching and serving as a lay missionary in Venezuela with his family. As a member of the mission staff since 2003, Mike took the lead in promoting, facilitating and assisting the global partnership movement within parishes and coordinating a program of short-term mission immersion experiences for parish and diocesan leaders. In addition to this activity, Mike is now coordinating and supervising Catholic Relief Services activity in the archdiocese.Contact Mike at:
call 651-291-4504.
Eric Simon
Mission Promotions Manager
Eric joined the Center for Mission in 2010 bringing over 25 years of communications and marketing experience to his role as Mission Promotions Manager. Eric’s background includes advertising, direct marketing, digital media, design, and strategic brand development as well as experience with fund raising and development. Eric has worked with many non-profits and has experience as Pastoral Associate for Communications at Mary, Mother of the Church. His responsibilities at the Center for Mission include marketing, communications, website management, PR, mission experiences and development.Contact Eric at:
call 651-291-4446.