Monsignor John T. Myler, Rector of the Cathedral, was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Belleville on November 27, 1982. A native of East St. Louis, he is the son of the late Bernard and Emma (Kurtz) Myler. He graduated from Holy Angels School and Assumption High School and received three Master’s Degrees (in Communication Arts from St. Louis University, and in Divinity and Dogmatic Theology from Kenrick Seminary). Father has been awarded two doctorates (the Doctor of Ministry in Liturgical Preaching and the Pontifical Doctorate in Sacred Theology). Before coming to the Cathedral as Rector, Father Myler has served as Pastor of St. Mary’s and St. Augustine’s in Belleville and Holy Family in Cahokia. His family – including a niece and two nephews – all reside in the St. Louis area. Monsignor Myler also serves the Diocese of Belleville and the Bishop in several capacities.  Pope Benedict XVI named him a Chaplain of His Holiness in 2012.

Associate Pastor

Reverend Carl Schrage, Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral, was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Belleville on July 11, 2020. A native of St. Rose, he is the son of the late Edgar and Ruth (Richter) Schrage. He graduated from Central High School in Breese and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign. He is a Certified Public Accountant. After 25 years in the business world, he entered Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, Hales Corners, Wisconsin. He received his Master’s in Divinity in May 2020. Most of his family – including two brothers and two sisters – reside in Clinton County.


Mrs. Linda Hobbs is a lifelong member of the Cathedral of Saint Peter. She attended Cathedral Grade School and Belleville East High School.  Mrs. Hobbs graduated from McKendree College. She has been an educator for sixteen years.  Mrs. Hobbs is married to Tom and has three children, all of whom graduated from Cathedral Grade School.

Director of Religious Education

Sister Theresa Markus is a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) with their Motherhouse based in South St. Louis. She grew up in Aviston, Illinois. Sister Theresa came to the Cathedral of Saint Peter in July of 1990 with 23 years of pastoral religious education experience in Illinois and Missouri. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Notre Dame College in St. Louis, MO and her Master’s Degree in Religious Education from Loyola University of Chicago. 


Deacon Dave Fields was ordained a permanent Deacon by Bishop Braxton at the Cathedral in May.  A retired US Navy captain, Deacon Fields holds a Master of Arts in Theology, a Law degree, and a Bachelor of Science.  Deacon Fields and his wife Bing have two children, Thomas and Meilin, and have been members of the Cathedral Parish since 2006.

Deacon Wayne L. Weiler was ordained on May 25, 2013.  He and his wife Josie have been married for 38 years and have two sons, Jacob and Matthew, and three granddaughters. He is a 22 year veteran of the United States Air Force.  He received his Diaconal Formation from St. Meinrad School of Theology.  Deacon Weiler holds a Masters of Arts Degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree.  He is the Director of Staff, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Region 3.  Deacon Weiler is the Spiritual Advisor for the Cathedral St. Vincent de Paul, the Belleville Cursillo, and a Chaplain for the Cathedral Knight of Columbus.  He and his family have been members of the Cathedral of St. Peter since 1997.


Richard W. Thompson began playing organ for Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish as a high-school student. He has served as choir director and organist for several parishes throughout his life, including the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, Spokane, Washington, and the Archdiocesan Choir at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis, Missouri. His family roots go back to ancient Mesopotamia.

Building and Grounds Committee

The purpose of the Building and Grounds Committee is to observe and to assess conditions of the parish grounds and properties. It also makes recommendations for repair and or replacements as required, and assists in obtaining quotations to submit to the parish and finance councils for approval.

Contact: John McCoy, 235.4822