The mission of St. Mary's Parish is to proclaim the
Good News of Jesus Christ by worshiping God in word and Sacrament.
We provide on-going opportunities for growth in the Catholic Faith so that the Risen Christ may become more real for each one of us, enabling us to go forth and be leaven in society. We are all to become Holy Disciples on the path to heaven. In the midst of a welcoming community we learn the teachings of our faith by celebrating Word and Sacrament as we grow in our personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Rev. Jay Buhman

Fr. Jay Buhman, is originally from York Nebraska and was ordained a priest for the Lincoln Diocese in 2004. He has served in several parishes close to Columbus as well as the Newman Center in Lincoln. After working for FOCUS for three years, he is now serving at St. Mary’s in David City for this past year.

“As a priest I love to offer the Mass and I love talking to people about their prayer and their life of faith. I also love traveling (I think the latest count is 28 countries that I've been to), baseball, and boogie boarding the waves of Hawaii.”

Rev. Carson Kain
Assistant Pastor

Fr. Carson Kain was ordained for the Lincoln Diocese in 2019. St. Mary's is his first assignment as a newly ordained priest. 

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Heather Oltmer 
Parish Secretary/Office Manger 

Heather has been the Parish Secretary/Office Manager since May 2019. 

Heather was born and raised in David City, NE.  She is a graduate of Aquinas High School and attended Wayne State College obtaining a Counseling Degree in 2004. 

Heather is married to Adam and they have 5 children, AJ, Avery, Anthony, Andrew, & Alyvia. 



Parish Council

Tony Birkel

Paul Krivanek

Brenda Eller

Ali Prochaska

Cherie Kobza

Andrew Buresh 

Members serve a three-year elected term as a parish representative who supports and advises the pastor and works for the continued unity and success of all organizations within the parish. Meetings are often held the last Monday of every month. Parishioners are invited to contact a council member with any questions or concerns. 

St. Mary's 


Chuck Andel - President

Evan Kovar - Vice President

Jerome Andel

Lori Focher

The Veil Removed (a must see video) —
The Mass: Heaven and Earth Coming Together

View The Veil Removed, a short (5 minute) film that reveals the coming together of heaven and earth, as seen by saints, mystics, revealed by sacred scripture and in the catechism of the Catholic Church.