The parish of St. Mary's is lead by many varied councils, boards, and committees whose members are men and women of the parish. The members of some of these groups are elected officials of the parish who serve to lead the parish in good stewardship God's gifts. Other committees have volunteer members who wish to serve their parish with gifts of talent and expertise. All members of the parish are welcome to serve in these leadership positions.
Board of Directors Bishop Donald Kettler, President Fr. Marvin Enneking, Pastor Rosie Athmann, Trustee Treasurer Ray Primus, Trustee Secretary
Parish Council The Parish Council is the primary consultative body of the parish. It has the duty and responsibility of directing all the functions of the parish life in cooperation with the pastor, parish staff, and all parish organizations. The council has team members: the pastor, two trustees, and seven elected members of the parish. Please check the bulletin/website calendar for meeting dates.
Several committees report directly to the Parish Council: Building and Grounds, Liturgy, Gambling, Board of Education, Cemetery, Endowment, Social Concerns, and Finance. Therese Herdering, Endowment liaison Diane Budde, Cemetery Board liaison Bill Kemper, Building & Maintenance liaison Ron Heinen, Chair Mary Rieland, Co-Chair/Diocesan Pastoral Council liaison Doug Welle, Co-Finance liaison Rick Klaphake, Co-Finance liaison Dawn Carrillo, Music/Liturgy Deacon Ernie Kociemba, ex officio Ray Primus - Trustee Rosie Athmann - Trustee, Charitable Gambling liaison Ruth Klaphake - Youth Ministry liaison
Finance Council The Finance Council works together with the Parish Council to direct the financial affairs of the parish. Members are appointed and prepare the annual parish budget, approve major expenses, review disbursements, and develop stewardship programs. Please check the bulletin/website calendar for meeting dates Harvey Keller, Chair Rick Klaphake, Parish Council liaison Doug Welle, Parish Council liaison Jennifer Kuechle Mary Spanier Karen Thostenson Glen Klaphake
Board of Education Board of Education members direct the total education programs of the parish: St. Mary's School, Religious Education, Youth Ministry and Adult Education. Members are responsible for establishing, coordinating and overseeing all educational programs. Regular meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the school. Melissa Welle, Chair Marie Spoden Joann Budde Sara Kemper Matt Rieland Troy Tomford Robert Doyle, Administrator/Principal Dawn Carrillo, Director of Religious Education/Faith Formation Ruth Klaphake, Faith Formation Assistant Colleen Butte, Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Building & Grounds Committee Members of the Building & Grounds committee oversee the upkeep and maintenance of the parish buildings and grounds. Meetings are scheduled as needed. George Traeger, Chair Mel Roehrl Bill Kemper, Parish Council liaison Ralph Inderrieden Butch Haider Allan Wiechmann, Custodian
Cemetery Committee Members of the Cemetery Committee oversee the maintenance and care of St. Mary's and St. Patrick's Cemeteries, manage the finances, and establish policies. Cemetery guidelines are available from the parish office. Meetings are scheduled quarterly. Mark Mayers, Acting Chair Romie Bertram Andy Heinen Char Van Drehle Diane Budde, Parish Council liaison Jim Maus, Caretaker
Endowment Committee Members of the Endowment Committee oversee the St. Mary's Education Endowment Fund. Regular meetings are held the first Tuesday of January, April, July and October. Therese Herdering, Parish Council liaison Bob Doyle Rose Ann Inderrieden, Treasurer Sharon Blaskowski, Secretary Lynn Ersland, Chair Beth Thieschafer Mike Foley
Liturgy Committee Members of the Liturgy Committee are responsible for worship service and liturgical matters and preparation of worship space. Dawn Carrillo, Chair Julie Mayers Pat Tomasek Deb Welz Lisa Brixius Marie Spoden Jan Leukam Mary Gebeke Mary Monroe