Bishop Baraga Association Staff

Bishop Baraga Association Staff


Lenora McKeen: Executive Director -

Lenora (Len) McKeen is the Executive Director of the Bishop Baraga Association. 
Len joined the team in 2012 as the Associate Director.  She continued working with
Rev. Benedetto Paris until 2016 at which time she was named as the Executive Director.  Len is passionate about teachings others about the life and labor of Venerable Bishop Baraga.  She and her husband Michael have been married 32 years.  She has three children - Austin, Michaela, and Katelyn.  Len's greatest desire is to "follow in the footsteps" of Bishop Baraga by serving as a witness to others.


Cassie LaTourneau: Administrative Assistant -

My name is Cassie LaTourneau. I am the Administrative Assistant to the Bishop Baraga Association. I grew up in Menominee, MI and graduated from Menominee High School in 2007. I majored in Electronic Journalism at Northern Michigan University. At school I met my best friend and husband, Tom. Our family has now grown to include our daughter, Natalie and our puppy, Copper. 


Meghan Kelly: Editorial/ Administrative Assistant -

Hello! My name is Meghan and I am originally from Marquette, MI. I moved to
Grand Rapids, MI in 2006 to study Art Education at Grand Valley State University. I spent 11 years in Grand Rapids, teaching art through non-profit organizations and at community centers. Since moving back to Marquette in 2017, I have continued to teach part-time through Liberty Children’s Art Project. I have also worked at the Maritime Museum, Peter White Public Library, at the Welcome Center, and most recently at the Bishop Baraga Association. 


Carley Dole: Volunteer Coordinator -

I am originally from Grand Rapids, MI and attended Northern Michigan University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Psychology. As the volunteer coordinator, I enjoy working with volunteers and community members to help promote the life and labors of Bishop Frederic Baraga. Outside of work I enjoy spending quality time outdoors, hiking, running, swimming and taking in the views of pure Michigan.   


Annie Gillum: Caretaker

I'm Annie Gillum. I started working with the Bishop Baraga Association in November 2018 and work as its caretaker. I am a Marquette resident and enjoy spending quality time with my husband and son. Outside of work, my hobbies are shopping and sewing. 


Bishop Baraga Association

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