Parish Staff


Church Office: 414-425-2174
School Office: 414-425-3100
Individual phone extensions can be found below.

Pastoral Staff

Fr. Brian Mason Pastorx242E-Mail: MasonB@stmaryhc.org
John Burns DeaconE-Mail: BurnsJ@stmaryhc.org
Bill Goulding DeaconE-Mail: bill.goulding@aegistherapies.com
Dan Hansen Director of Administrative Servicesx216E-Mail: HansenD@stmaryhc.org
Daniel O'Connor Director of Liturgy & Musicx240E-Mail: OConnorDa@stmaryhc.org
Anne Van Deusen Director of Liturgical Musicx239E-Mail: VanDeusenA@stmaryhc.org
Jeff Kacala Director of Youth Ministryx235E-Mail: KacalaJ@stmaryhc.org
Jim Beuscher Director of Child Ministryx249E-Mail: BeuscherJ@stmaryhc.org
Pam Lownik Social Concerns Coordinatorx256E-Mail: LownikP@stmaryhc.org

Administrative Staff

Marvin Kiefer Parish Accountantx221E-Mail: KieferM@stmaryhc.org
Lisa Fox Parish Administrative Assistantx220E-Mail: FoxL@stmaryhc.org
Anne Wycklendt Bulletin Editor/Administrative Secretaryx250E-Mail: WycklendtA@stmaryhc.org
Dolores Sikora Admin. Asst. for Lifelong Faith Formationx247E-Mail: SikoraD@stmaryhc.org
Peggy Holmes Financial Administrative Assistantx223E-Mail: HolmesP@stmaryhc.org
Jacque Kelnhofer Admin. Assist. to Liturgy/Web Manager/Safe Environment Coordinatorx246E-Mail: KelnhoferJ@stmaryhc.org
HollyAnn Kulmann Liturgy Secretaryx233E-Mail: KulmannH@stmaryhc.org
Tom Chojnacki Parish & School Maintenancex243E-Mail: ChojnackiT@stmaryhc.org
Jim Kotras Building Grounds and Maintenance, SupervisorE-Mail: KotrasJ@stmaryhc.org
Jake Kotras Building Grounds and MaintenanceE-Mail: KotrasJake@stmaryhc.org
Paul Fisher Building Grounds and Maintenancex153
Sybil Grandeck ArchivistE-Mail: SMCFCHCArchivist@aol.com

School Office

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Mrs. Maria Schram Principalx227E-Mail: SchramM@stmaryhc.org
Mrs. Angelia Vogt Director of Curriculum and Learning Supportx118E-Mail: vogta@stmaryhc.org
Mrs. Kim Jones Parish School Administrative Assistantx225E-Mail: JonesK@stmaryhc.org
Mickie Mroczenski Administrative Assistantx228E-Mail: MroczenskiM@stmaryhc.org


Fr. Brian Mason
Pastor

Fr. Brian grew up in Menomonee Falls. He graduated from Pius XI High School in Milwaukee and from Marquette University with a double major in history and philosophy. He attended St. Francis Seminary and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee on May 22, 1993. Since ordination, Fr. Brian has served at a number of parishes in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Racine. He served the Archdiocese of Milwaukee from 2005-2008 as the Associate Vicar for Clergy overseeing the work of the Priest Personnel Office and the Priest Placement Board.

He has also served on the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission, the Archdiocesan Planning Commission, the Archdiocesan Building Commission and the Archdiocesan Council of Priests.

As a parish priest, Fr. Brian enjoys presiding at Eucharist and other sacramental celebrations, preaching and teaching. Two strong interests are Church history and the Christian spiritual tradition. Fr. Brian is also passionate about applying the 12 Steps of Recovery to his own life and to helping others to do the same. When not doing ministerial work, Fr. Brian enjoys cooking, gardening, getting together with family and friends and playing with his Black Labrador, Molly.

Phone: 414-425-2174 x242 E-Mail: MasonB@stmaryhc.org


John Burns
Deacon

John was ordained in 1988. He served at St. Veronica prior to coming to St. Mary fifteen years ago. His ministry includes baptism instruction and baptisms, preaching, visiting hospitals and nursing homes, and funeral services.

He graduated from St. John Cathedral High School and entered a Steamfitter apprenticeship. He worked and taught in the trade until retirement twenty years ago.

He and his wife, Joanne, have been married 64 years and have four children, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Phone: 414-425-2174 E-Mail: BurnsJ@stmaryhc.org


Bill Goulding
Deacon

Bill and his wife, Jeanne, have been members of St. Mary Catholic Faith Community since moving to Wisconsin in 1995. Bill has an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and his vocation is primarily focused on training and supporting therapists in Skilled Nursing Facilities. He attended St. Francis Seminary and was ordained as a Permanent Deacon in 2002. Besides doing preaching, baptisms, and weddings, Bill's ministries have included the RCIA program, Returning Catholics, Prison Ministry, and starting our "Gay and Straight in Christ" (GASIC) group.

Phone: 414-425-2174 E-Mail: bill.goulding@aegistherapies.com


Dan Hansen
Director of Administrative Services

Phone: 414-425-2174 x216 E-Mail: HansenD@stmaryhc.org


Daniel O'Connor
Director of Liturgy & Music

Daniel is the director of Liturgy and Music. He has held this position September of 1982. Daniel continues to enjoy the liturgical preparation that goes with the every day challenges of a parish which has grown from 3,500 members to over 10,000 members during his time at the parish. Daniel received his Bachelor of Music Education from Clarke-Loras Colleges in Dubuque, IA. In 1999 he completed course work in choral conducting at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He earned his Master of Arts degree in Pastor Liturgy and Music, with an emphasis in Liturgy, from St. Josephs College Rensselaer, Indiana. Daniel is proud to be a national board member of the National Pastoral Musician's Director of Music Ministries Division. He has previously served as a member of the Milwaukee Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission for Archbishop Dolan, as well as the liturgist and primary musician for the prestigious Dehon (Neumann) Institute held at Sacred Heart School of Theology.

Daniel's primary responsibilities for the parish deal with the prayer life of the community. His works to insure that the liturgical life of the parish is true to the expectations of the Second Vatican Council; providing full, active and conscious participation of the assembly while upholding the mission statement of the parish. While at St. Mary, he has grown very passionate about the pastoral care of the families and individuals dealing with death and preparing for funerals.

He has two children and three grandchildren. Music and liturgy continue to be his passion. In his spare time, he also enjoys owning and touring vintage homes and gardening.

Phone: 414-425-2174 x240 E-Mail: OConnorDa@stmaryhc.org


Jeff Kacala
Director of Youth Ministry

Jeff and his wife Laura are returning to the Milwaukee area after spending the last 15 years in Northeast Wisconsin's Fox Valley. After graduation from Pulaski high school in Milwaukee, Jeff spent 30 years in the bowling industry as pinsetter mechanic/lane installer. Soon after moving to the Fox Valley, he served as a parish catechist and began to discern a ministerial vocation. Jeff was commissioned through the Diocese of Green Bays Lay Ministry Formation Program in 2003, recently received his Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Silver Lake College of the Holy Family in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and is in his fourth year of Diaconate Formation. He also serves as an Adjunct Program Director for Just5days service trips during the summer.

St. Katharine Drexel in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, was the site of Jeffs most recent ministry where he served first as Youth Minister, and then Director of Catholic Formation. He is looking forward to working with the vibrant community at St. Mary and discovering the great spiritual energy that resides in the young church.

Jeff and Laura have been married for 34 years and have four adult children who reside in the Milwaukee area, as well. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, volunteering and exploring woodworking together.

Phone: 414-425-2174 x235 E-Mail: KacalaJ@stmaryhc.org


Jim Beuscher
Director of Child Ministry

Bachelors Degree in history UW Eau Claire, 1977. Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies, St. Francis Seminary 1998. Parish Ministry for 27 years. St. Mary is the fourth parish where Jim has served in Formation areas. Fourteen years in youth and young adult ministry, RCIA, Adult Confirmation, and Baptism preparation.

He is responsible at St. Mary for child ministry, grades K4 - 5th grade, including Faith Formation for children in these grades that do not attend St. Mary Parish School. He also directs the 2nd grade formation year for First Reconciliation and Eucharist. Additionally, he works with Adult Confirmation, Baptism Preparation, and Vacation Bible School.

Jim is married to Kathie. They have a son, Aaron; daughter in law, Bess; and a granddaughter, Olivia. Jim loves working with the families and children of St. Mary. In his spare time he loves to read and enjoys cooking for himself and Kathie, and anyone who drops by for dinner.

Phone: 414-425-2174 x249 E-Mail: BeuscherJ@stmaryhc.org


Pam Lownik
Social Concerns Coordinator

Pam began her involvement in Human Concerns ministry when she joined the Jubilee 2000 committee. Through that initiative she became active in building the relationship between St Mary and our sister parish in Latiboliere, Haiti. After eight years of active involvement in many parish outreach ministries, in July of 2008, Pam joined the staff as our part-time Social Concerns Coordinator.

Pam received her BBA in marketing and worked in medical sales and marketing for 18 years before retiring to become an almost full-time volunteer here at the parish. Dave (husband) and Pam have been parishioners for 32 years and have been active in many aspects of parish life. They have two adult children who grew up in this community and attended our parish school. Pam is passionate about parish social ministry. Her greatest reward is when a connection is made, with mutual respect and joy, between those who need help and those who can provide it.

Phone: 414-425-2174 x256 E-Mail: LownikP@stmaryhc.org


Marvin Kiefer
Parish Accountant

Marv and his wife, Margaret, have been parishioners since the early 70's, and have been actively participating in the parish activities since then. They have three grown sons, all of which graduated from St. Mary Parish School. Both Marv and Margaret graduated from Marquette University.

Marv spent years in public accounting and in positions with a number of legal and nonprofit firms. After working part-time in various capacities, the position of part-time accountant with the Parish was presented to him and he gladly accepted.

Phone: 414-425-2174 x221 E-Mail: KieferM@stmaryhc.org


Lisa Fox
Parish Administrative Assistant

Lisa is thrilled to be here to serve/assist the St. Mary community. She comes to St. Mary with a lifelong presence in the Milwaukee area, having grown up in West Allis where she attended St. Aloysius Parish and grade school, followed by membership at St. Matthias Parish. Her degree in Architectural Engineering from MSOE led her into the design and project management fields, working primarily in the energy industry, focusing on energy efficiency.

Although an engineer and admitting to having a geeky side, she loves interacting with people and sharing stories/experiences. She treasures time spent with family, walks with her dog, Tater, gardening, and reading. She looks forward to getting to know all of the wonderful parishioners of St. Mary and hopes she can make your day bright!

Phone: 414-425-2174 x220 E-Mail: FoxL@stmaryhc.org


Dolores Sikora
Admin. Asst. for Lifelong Faith Formation

Dolores Sikora is a part-time secretary in the Christian Formation office.

Dolores attended Alverno College for business Management and Computer Science. She retired from Rockwell Automation after 38 years. She provides secretarial and clerical support for the Christian Formation programs.

She and her husband, Jim, have been parish members for 17 years. They have two adult children and four grandchildren. They have been married 45+ years and enjoy traveling, relaxing at their lake home near Rhinelander, and spending time with family and friends.

Phone: 414-425-2174 x247 E-Mail: SikoraD@stmaryhc.org


Peggy Holmes
Financial Administrative Assistant

Peggy and her husband, Russ, have been parishioners since 1987. They have three adult children. She enjoys the parish spirit and working with the entire St. Mary community!

Her primary roles are support of the parish finance department and back up to the Faith Formation Office. Some of her duties include recording of stewardship pledges and contributions, setting up and maintaining electronic payments, creation and distribution of monthly mailing of statements, and support of finances for school tuition.

Phone: 414-425-2174 x223 E-Mail: HolmesP@stmaryhc.org


Jacque Kelnhofer
Admin. Assist. to Liturgy/Web Manager/Safe Environment Coordinator

Jacque is a former student of St. Mary and celebrated the sacraments of Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Marriage to her husband, Dave, as well as the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Reconciliation of her children, Grace and Connor, with this community. Growing up, she was active in the youth programs, and enjoyed playing flute and cantoring at weekend liturgies.

Jacque began working with engaged couples as the Liturgy Coordinator in 2001. She joined the staff as part-time Administrative Assistant to Liturgy in 2008. This grew into a full-time position, handling the clerical needs related to liturgy calendaring, ministry coordination, and preparation for liturgies, as well as cantor scheduling, and preparation of practice materials and books for liturgy.

In 2010, additional hours were added as she assumed the responsibilities related to being the Coordinator of the Engaged Enrichment Program. In 2012, she relinquished some of the duties related to the Liturgy Department as she assumed the role of Web Manager and picked up hours to balance support of the Liturgy Department and the growing use of the Parish website and social media. In 2015, she was asked to fullfill the role of Safe Environment Coordinator for the St. Mary campus.

Jacque currently serves as Administrative Assistant to Liturgy, Safe Environment Coordinator, Web Manager, Engaged Enrichment Ministry Coordinator, and Wedding Liturgy Coordinator.

Phone: 414-425-2174 x246 E-Mail: KelnhoferJ@stmaryhc.org


Tom Chojnacki
Parish & School Maintenance

Phone: 414-425-2174 x243 E-Mail: ChojnackiT@stmaryhc.org


Jim Kotras
Building Grounds and Maintenance, Supervisor

Phone: 414-425-2174 E-Mail: KotrasJ@stmaryhc.org


Jake Kotras
Building Grounds and Maintenance

Phone: 414-425-2174 E-Mail: KotrasJake@stmaryhc.org


Sybil Grandeck
Archivist

Sybil serves as the St. Mary Archivist--a continuation of her duties while employed in the Parish Office some years ago. She researches inquiries from people interested in their families connection with St. Mary, usually commencing with a question if an ancestor is among the 1100+ burials in our historic cemetery; this leads to tracing families for generations and often finding formerly unknown connections. Among the major projects she initiated and maintains is the indexing of all available sacramentary records from 1844 to the present day and completing the index of our cemetery for the Archdiocese. She also serves as a Eucharistic Minister, weekday lector, an Information Center coordinator and staffer, parish office volunteer, festival worker, fish fry hostess, and prayer shawl minister among others. She especially enjoys spending time with her husband of 41+ wonderful years Michael Jedrzejewski, their cats, friends, raising Monarch butterflies, and gardening. She highly encourages you to see our Archive Case near the Communication Center for a very interesting chronicle of our wonderful Church.

Phone: 414-425-2174 E-Mail: SMCFCHCArchivist@aol.com


Mrs. Maria Schram
Principal

Welcome! I am delighted to continue my role as principal of St. Mary Parish School. I enjoy working with the faculty, staff, students, and families of this Exemplary parish school community. Together, we will maintain our status as one of the finest Catholic schools in the archdiocese by continuing to provide academic excellence enhanced with faith, compassion, and encouragement.

I earned my undergraduate teaching degree in Broad Field Social Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. After graduation, I was proud to instruct social studies at various archdiocesan schools. During this time, I began my pursuit of a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Director of Curriculum and Instruction from Cardinal Stritch University. Over the past 16 years, I have been blessed with the opportunity to lead three Catholic elementary schools and one Catholic high school. I am thrilled to utilize those positive experiences, along with my knowledge and compassion for education, to St. Mary Parish School.

The importance of family can never be underestimated. My greatest gift is the time I spend with my husband David and children, Nicholas, 27, and Phillip, 22. Although our children are grown, we still make time to travel and get together in Door County.

Phone: 414-425-3100 x227 E-Mail: SchramM@stmaryhc.org


Mrs. Angelia Vogt
Director of Curriculum and Learning Support

After 14 years of teaching, it is my pleasure to begin my new role as the Director of Curriculum and Learning Support. I am thrilled to be able to work with the principal and staff to ensure we have a rigorous curriculum that serves all of our students needs.

Learning has always been a large part of my life. I first obtained my B.S. in Elementary Education from Alverno College. After graduation I taught in Milwaukee at a new charter school for a year. I soon relocated to the south side, where I became a 5th (1 year) and 3rd grade classroom teacher for eight years at General Mitchell Elementary School in Cudahy. It was then in 2012 that I began at St. Mary teaching 4th grade. In 2014 I received my M.A. in Administration and Curriculum. I look forward to continuing to learn and grow in the years ahead.

One of the best components of St. Mary is the community and our families. I am proud to say that St. Mary is the school in which my own two children, Ellieana and Mckenna, attend. I love that my husband, Chris, is able to volunteer and be a part of the school too. When not at work or school, we love hanging out together as a family around home or at the lake.

I look forward to meeting and working with all the families at St. Mary.

Phone: 414-425-3100 x118 E-Mail: vogta@stmaryhc.org


Mrs. Kim Jones
Parish School Administrative Assistant

I am excited to be part of the St. Mary Parish School Staff as the school's Administrative Secretary. I have been an avid volunteer for over 14 years and have been a parishioner for over 20 years. Both my daughters have attended St. Mary Parish School.

I have volunteered on many committees as a board member: Endowment, Home and School, Principal Advisory, Parish School Board. I have volunteered as a Girl Scout Leader, aid in the classroom, room mom, playground and lunch room duty, as well as office helper. I enjoyed every minute,
being able to be with the girls and work with some amazing families and staff.

My husband, Jeff, and I have two children: Jenna (19) and Julia (15). I enjoy attending the girls sporting events and activities they are involved in. I also enjoy baking, gardening and walking.

I am looking forward to be part of the St. Mary Staff for the 2017-2018 school year.

Phone: 414-425-3100 x225 E-Mail: JonesK@stmaryhc.org


Mickie Mroczenski
Administrative Assistant

I am thrilled to continue my role as Administrative Assistant at St. Mary Parish School. I have been a parishioner for over 25 years and all 3 of my children have attended St. Mary School. I take pride in being part of a hard working, dedicated staff and having the pleasure to meet so many wonderful families and their children over the last 13+ years.

I am a graduate of the University Of Wisconsin LaCrosse with a BS degree in Recreation and a minor in Psychology.

Family and friends are extremely important to me, and I especially value the time spent with my husband Mo and 3 daughters, Katie, Courtney, and Makenzie. In addition, I enjoy traveling, reading, exercising, and shopping.

Phone: 414-425-3100 x228 E-Mail: MroczenskiM@stmaryhc.org