Pastoral Council

Pastoral Council includes six to nine parishioners who meet monthly (except during the summer) to assist and advise the pastor in his role as spiritual shepherd of the parish community. To this end, they seek out input from throughout the parish, they evaluate issues of concern, they prayerfully reflect with the pastor on matters of pastoral importance, make recommendations and offer him counsel. During the next few years, their work is being guided by the five-year parish pastoral plan, "Embracing the Future," established in 2010.

Pastoral Council Members

Anita Bechtold Chairperson
Brenda DelFavero Member-at-Large
Joan Dempsey Member-at-Large
Ed Knollman Member-at-Large
Pat Mooney Member-at-Large
Carol Stehlin Member-at-Large
Sue Tebbe Member-at-Large

Top row: Joan Dempsey, Carol Stehlin, Ed Knollman
Bottom row: Sue Tebbe, Pat Mooney, Brenda Del Favero, Anita Bechtold

Ex Officio Members Rev. Patrick McMullen, Parochial Administrator, 541-5560
Mike Desmier, Business Administrator, 541-5560

Faith Formation Commission

The Faith Formation Commission consults with the catechetical leader in developing goals and strategies for the catechetical ministries of the parish including adult, family and youth formation. Members study the catechetical documents of the Church and the parish mission and goals as a guide for directing the education efforts of the parish. They develop and propose policies to support parish goals and provide consultation to parish leaders for implementing these priorities.


Deb Cook
Joe D’Angelo
Carol Gabis
Marianne Hartkemeyer
John Meyer
John Mercado
Dan Otero
Claire Tenhundfeld (Ex Officio Member) 

Peace and Justice Commission

Peace and Justice Commission develops a parish plan and framework for actions and decision-making that is based on Gospel values through self-study and education of parishioners on the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. They help the parish community stay informed and updated on Church teaching regarding current justice issues, and promote ways for them to respond appropriately. They advocate for connecting justice with works of charity and facilitate coordination of parish outreach efforts.


Mary Anne Boyd
Kathy Hays
Marian Kaiser
Jodi Knollman
Debbie Otero
Don Weinkam
Claire Tenhundfeld (Ex Officio Member)

Finance Commission
Finance Commission advises the pastor on fiscal matters of the parish and develops an annual fiscal operation plan and other strategies to meet the cost of the spiritual and educational missions of the parish.

Meetings: Quarterly


Mike Desmier (Ex-Officio)

Laura Lupp

Jim Schreyer

John Zelasko

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