Boards & Committees

Church of St. Mary

Boards & Committees

The parish of St. Mary's is led 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

Jody Wehlage, 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. Regular meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Parish Center. 


Several committees report directly to the Parish Council: Building and Grounds, Liturgy, Gambling, Board of Education, Cemetery, Endowment, Social Concerns and Finance.

Ray Primus, Trustee, Chair

Diane Budde, Co-Chair, Finance Council liaison

Jane Salzl, Co-Chair, Finance Council liaison

Jody Wehlage, Trustee, Charitable Gambling liaison

Chris Ellering, Endowment liaison 
Craig Maus, Cemetery Board liaison

John Dockendorf
Joe Roehrl

Tricia Klaphake

Deacon Ernie Kociemba, ex officio

 

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. Regular meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Parish Center.

Harvey Keller, Chair

Jane Salzl, Co-Chair, Parish Council liaison

Diane Budde, Co-Chair Parish Council liaison

Karen Thostenson

Glen Klaphake

Sue Rademacher

Ann Viere

Board of Education

Board of Education members direct the total education program of  St. Mary's School. Regular meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the school. 

Lori Braegelmann, Chair

Trista Klaphake, Vice Chair

Pete Klaphake

Shari Wiechmann

Bob Arceneau

Cory Ellering

Jenn Ellering, Administrative Assistant

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.
Current members:

Lynn Ersland, Chair

Cindy Anderson, Secretary

Mark Meyer

Jim Meyer, Treasurer 

Mary Spanier

Ex officio members:

Fr. Marvin Enneking

Autumn Nelson, St. Mary’s School Principal

Chris Ellering, Parish Council Representative

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
Ralph Inderrieden
Butch Haider
Allan Wiechmann, Custodian

Mark Monroe

 

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, Chair 
Romie Bertram
Andy Heinen
Char Van Drehle
Mike Meyer
Craig Maus, Parish Council liaison
Jim Maus, Caretaker 

Church of St. Andrew

Parish Council

Steve Gilk, President

Roger Schoenberg, Trustee/Treasurer

Joan Van Beck, Trustee/Secretary

Jon Worms

Julie Kulzer

Carol Inderrieden

Linda Wenker

Dustin Gregory

Fr. Marv Enneking, Pastor

Fr. Arockiya  Newton, Parochial Vicar


Finance Council
Ben Stepan
Lee Uphoff
Roger Schoenberg, Trustee
Joan Van Beck, Trustee

Council Representatives

Kathy Gilk, SJSA School

Church of St. John

Parish Council

Don Brang  - Trustee

Sue Meyer –Trustee

Joy Silbernick- Secretary

Daryl Zenzen

Brenda Nathe

Nick Kelzer- President

Joy Silbernick- Secretary

Fr. Marv Enneking, Pastor

Fr. Arockiya Newton, Parochial Vicar

Deacon Ernie Kociemba

Finance Council
Dennis Illies
Tom Loxtercamp
Don Brang, Trustee

Sue Meyer, Trustee

Council Representatives
Rita Meyer, St. John's Society Rep.
Jeron Nathe, SJSA School

 

Cemetery Committee
Jerry Imdieke
Jim Leukam

Church of St. Michael

Parish Council

Tony Gruenes, Trustee/ Secretary

Karen Rademacher, Trustee/ Treasurer

Donna Welle

Chico Welle

Rhonda Sundermann

John Schulzetenberg

Fr. Marv Enneking, Pastor

Fr. Arockiya Newton, Parochial Vicar

Deacon Ernie Kociemba

Finance Council
Melvin Kalthoff

Duane Moscho

Tony Gruenes, Trustee/ Secretary

Karen Rademacher, Trustee

Cemetery Committee
Conrad Gruber

Chico Welle

Mark Schoenberg

St. John's-St. Andrew's School Board

President- Kathy Gilk

Vice President- Amy Frieler

Secretary- Jeron Nathe

St. John's Church Members: Janice Funk, Kurt Meyer, Jeron Nathe

St. Andrew's Members: Amy Frieler, Kathy Gilk, Bridget Kasper

Member at Large: Kristi Zimmer

Church of St. Mary Parish Office
402 2nd St. SE, Melrose, MN 56352  |  Phone: (320) 256-4207  |  Fax: (320) 256-4208
 
Churches of St. Andrew, St. John & St. Michael Parish Office
PO Box 136, 211 2nd Ave. N, Greenwald, MN 56335-0136  |  Phone: (320) 987-3205

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Last update: 11/21/2019