Deacon Mark Quayhackx is a pioneering person here at Sacred Heart and St. Alexander parishes. He is the first full-time deacon in the Wisconsin Rapids area and one of the first in the Diocese of La Crosse. He also serves as the Pastoral Associate for St. Alexander Parish. Deacon Mark represents a major initiative in the Church to utilize a new pool of talents for the service of the Church and he does it so well.
Deacon Rick Skifton, a long-time Sacred Heart parishioner, is a part-time deacon who serves Sacred Heart and St. Alexander parishes along with Deacon Mark. He retired from the Air Force in 2009, and currently works as an air traffic controller for the Department of Defense at Ft. McCoy. He was ordained to the permanent diaconate in October of 2018.