Pastoral Council Members

This is your parish, and we, your pastoral council representatives. We hope that this directory helps put names to faces and also facilitates communication between you and the parish.


Fr. Brian Mason
Ex Officio Member

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.

As a parish priest, Fr. Brian enjoys presiding at Eucharist and other sacramental celebrations, preaching, and teaching. Fr. Brian is also passionate about applying 12 step principles 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.



Clem Budny

Clem has been a member of the parish since 1975. He is married and the father of 3 children, all of whom attended and graduated from St. Mary's grade school. Clem is a Lector, member of the Finance Committee, participant in the Renew program, and, along with wife Joyce, has facilitated pre-marital reviews for engaged couples. With a background of being a corporate lawyer for 35 years, he now serves as a Trustee for the parish.



Jim Schubilske

Jim and his family have been members since 2006 but their roots with St. Mary go deeper as Jim and his wife Paula were married at St. Mary in 1989. Jim and Paula have three children, all of whom are attending or have attended the parish school. Before moving closer to St. Mary, Jim was active at Gesu and St. Martin of Tour. Prior to becoming trustee in 2012, Jim was a member of the Pastoral Council. Being a part of St. Mary is truly a blessing.  Jim and his family enjoy being a part of this wonderful Catholic faith community.


Tim Reidy
Vice Chair

Tim has had a long and varied spiritual journey. Though born and raised Catholic, Tim rejected the faith in his late teens and early twenties and became an argumentative and outspoken atheist. However, Jesus, who leaves the ninety-nine and seeks the lost sheep, had other plans. This led to a spiritual
journey that explored most of the major religions of the world including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islamand Christianity. At one point he was initiated into yogic meditation by Sri Swami Rama of India. However, during this period of searching, he was time and again drawn to the person of Christ. So
eventually, through the personal reading of Scripture and the persistent encouragement of some evangelical Christians, Tim came to put his trust in Christ Jesus. Since that time he has experienced many facets of Christianity, mostly in Protestant and evangelical churches. But in recent years, having
been influenced by the writings of Thomas Merton, Tim felt compelled to re-explore his Catholic roots. So at the invitation of a friend, he came to St. Mary in February of 2014 and, after visiting for a while, became a member of the parish.

Tim serves as a lector at the 7:30 a.m. Mass, has sung in the Christmas choir, has volunteered at the festival, and has been part of Father Chuck's Scripture study on Tuesday evenings. He looks forward to the opportunity to serve as the Chairperson of the Pastoral Council.

Tim has a deep interest in Scripture, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies, and has studied the Biblical languages of Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic. He and his wife, Judith, have been married for over 43 years and have 4 grown children and 4 grandchildren. He has played guitar for many years, enjoys reading and woodworking, and is also an avid runner and bicyclist.


Aaron Bieniek

Aaron, his wife Stacy, and son James live in Hales Corners where James attends St. Mary. They have been Parish members as a family for 17 years. Prior to then, Aaron grew up in the faith at St. Mary, attending and graduating from the grade school, and being Confirmed while attending Pius XI High School. St. Mary has always been the place that he has called home. For the past 28 years, Aaron has served St. Mary by playing piano as a liturgical musician.

Aaron has been a math teacher in the Whitnall School District for 19 years and currently serves as a Math Coach and K-12 Content Specialist. In his free time, Aaron enjoys spending time with his family, reading, growing orchids, and playing board games.

St. Pauls message of freedom, love, and being “all things to all people” resonates with Aaron and his call to Pastoral Council.



Julie Behrman
Pastoral Care Liaison

Julie has been a member of St. Mary Parish for more than 16 years. She and her wife, Tracy, live in Greenfield. Their son, Michael, an alum of St. Mary's Parish School, now lives and works in New York City.

Julie has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Theology and a Master’s of Science degree in Speech/Language Pathology, both from Marquette University. She has worked as a pediatric Speech/Language Pathologist for the past 18 years. She is co-owner of Purple Cow Therapy, LLC, a provider of Speech/Language and Occupational therapy services.

Over the years, Julie has been blessed to serve the Parish as Youth and Young Adult Minister (1985-86), a member of the RCIA Team, Parish Festival volunteer, and a Good News People small group leader. Currently, she serves as a liturgical musician (guitar) for the 4:00 p.m. Mass, as well as for many of the sacraments and prayer services celebrated in the Parish. Julie also actively participates in the Gay and Straight in Christ (GASIC) group held at St. Mary.


Tom Fredrickson

Tom and his family became members of St. Mary when they moved back to the area in 2013. Tom and Dana live in Franklin and have two children, Megan and Nathan. Prior to moving back to Franklin, they were stationed in Panama City Florida, as Tom served in the Air Force.

Over the last four years, Tom’s involvement in the parish includes being a confirmation small group leader, RCIA sponsor, parish festival volunteer, and a Good News People small group leader. 

Tom works for the Wisconsin Air National Guard and is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree from the University of Upper Iowa. In their free time, Tom and Dana enjoy traveling and being outdoors with family and friends.


Robert Gabor
Finance Council

Robert, his wife Karla, and his three sons have been members of St. Mary for over four years. Robert's children were baptized here. Robert and his wife had their marriage blessed at St. Mary in 2017. Robert recently went through the Adult Confirmation program, too.

After 21 years as a financial crime investigator, Robert switched careers and currently works at Exciting Events in New Berlin as a Fabrication Technician. Robert has also been employed as a Security Supervisor at Summerfest for the last 16 years.

Outside of work, Robert enjoys building and creating, including metalworking and woodworking projects. He also enjoys cooking and spending time with his family.


Mary Beth Katorski
Pastoral Care Liaison

Mary Beth grew up on the south side of Milwaukee at St. Alexander (now St. John Paul II) Parish. She became a member of St. Mary after moving to Franklin in 1991. Shortly after becoming a member, Mary Beth began working with the high school Confirmation program and retreats. She was blessed to have served with the teens on the first high school mission trip to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

After stepping away from the Confirmation program, for many years Mary Beth’s primary involvement at St. Mary was worshipping at Sunday Mass. This changed in 2016 when the Holy Spirit opened the door for her to be a member of the Reboot Live mission event team. Mary Beth has since served as a small group host and large group facilitator for Alpha, and has been blessed by the opportunity to witness how the Holy Spirit moves in the lives and hearts of Alpha participants.

Mary Beth graduated from Marquette University with a degree in Computer Science, and has significant experience working in the financial services industry. She is currently a student in the Saturday Institute
for Lay Ministry at Cardinal Stritch University - St. Clare Center.

Mary Beth is honored to serve the St. Mary community of disciples as a member of Pastoral Council.


David Kreidler


Fred Matestic

Fred and his wife, Mary, have been members of St. Mary Catholic Faith Community for more that 35 years. They have four adult children and nine grandchildren.

Fred received a BA in Education from the University of Michigan and a Doctor of Law from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He served as an assistant district attorney for Milwaukee County for 30 years, specializing in white collar crime, consumer fraud, domestic violence and child abuse. After retiring, Fred returned to study early childhood education at Alverno College, focusing on children with learning disabilities. Today Fred tutors young children with learning disabilities, as well as young adults that are working toward their GED.

Over the years, Fred has served the parish as a Eucharistic minister and lector. He has lead several Just Faith sessions, including a session on Spirituality and Nonviolence. Fred has been a member of St. Mary St. Vincent de Paul for many years and has served as president for 8 years. He currently facilitates a men’s book discussion group at St. Mary’s, which studies topics focusing upon spiritual life in a new millennium, social justice, papal encyclicals, and other current topics.


Danielle Michaels

Danielle Michaels, nee Schreiber, was baptized at Sacred Hearts, now known as St. Martin of Tours, Franklin. She attended school at St. Leonard Catholic Church in Muskego and graduated from Marquette University for Teaching and later attended UW-Milwaukee for Special Education, earning Emotional Behavioral Disabilities and At Risk licenses.

Danielle and her husband, Stephen, were married at St. Leonard Catholic Church. They have four adult children: Andrea, Allison, Andrew, and Anne.

Danielle taught Christian Formation for over 18 years, preschool through Confirmation, at St. Alphonsus and St. Mary. She was also on the finance committee at St. Alphonsus.  

Danielle has been a member of St. Mary Catholic Faith Community since 1987. 
As a child, she took music lessons from the nuns who taught at St. Mary Parish School and played the organ upstairs in the old Church. When she and Stephen moved their family to Franklin, "St. Mary was familiar and felt like coming home; St. Mary has always been welcoming and inviting!" Danielle is excited to be an active part of the committee.


Jess Petre
Social Concerns Commission Liaison

Jess grew up in Franklin, graduated from Oak Creek High School in 2001, and earned a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Communication from UW-Parkside. Jess was baptized and made First Communion at Saint James in Franklin.

In September 2016, Jess and his wife, Angela, met Fr. Brian and asked for his and the church's blessing to be married. The church granted their request with open arms and they started on their faith journey together. Jess is now a proud revert and has completed his First Reconciliation and the Sacrament of Confirmation during the 2017 Easter Vigil. He and Angela were married on July 1st, 2017 at St. Mary. Jess and Angela recently bought their first house in Greendale.

Jess and Angela have participated in Alpha, Tuesday Night Scripture Study with Fr. Chuck, St. Mary Fish Fry, The Royal Affair, Parish Festival, Parish Mission, and the Royal Run. Jess has served as Chairperson in the Pastoral Council and Angela has been an RCIA sponsor.

Jess has said St. Mary Catholic Faith Community has been one of the most recent and profound discoveries of his life. Building a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer and the sacraments has weakened his heart and helps him treat others with more patience and empathy.


Kyle Shimek
Finance Liason