Director of Music Ministries
Kevin Vogt is a native of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and has served St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Parish as music director since April 2008.  He has also served churches in Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri and Nebraska, most notably the Cathedral of Saint Paul, St. Paul, MN, and Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, NE.

During his tenure in Omaha he also oversaw the commission of a renowned cathedral organ by Martin Pasi & Associates, one of two large organs in the world capable of playing in two distinct temperaments or tuning systems. The organ was completed in 2003 and has been lauded by admirers worldwide.

Kevin enjoys varied professional activity as a composer, organ teacher, lecturer, performer, conductor, consultant and scholar. He currently a Lecturer in Organ and Church Music at the University of Kansas, where he teaches courses in service playing and improvisation, organ building and design, children's choir techniques, and Gregorian Chant.  A graduate of St. Olaf College, he earned the master's degree at the University of Notre Dame, and the doctor of musical arts degree at the University of Kansas. His principal teachers have been James Higdon, Craig Cramer, David Boe and John Ferguson.

Kevin and his family reside in Overland Park.

Assistant Music Director
(913) 402-3942

Jody Franklin is currently a student at KU earning her Master’s of Music degree in organ performance, where she is studying with Dr. Michael Bauer. Jody graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in May of 2010 with a BM in organ performance. There she studied with Dr. Norma Stevlingson and first discovered her deep love of French organ literature, language, and culture.

Originally from northern Minnesota, Jody has served as a church organist since she was in high school. Her most recent positions were organist and pianist at Hope United Methodist Church in Duluth, MN, and at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior, WI.

Jody enjoys a variety of artistic outlets including performing, singing, drawing, painting, and art quilting.