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.

Email: masonb@stmaryhc.org

 

Clem Budny
Trustee

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.

E-Mail: cbudny@synap-sys.com

 

Tammy DuBois
Trustee

   

Mary Beth Katorski
Chairperson

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.

   

Danielle Michaels
Vice Chairperson

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.

 

Aaron Bieniek
Secretary

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.

 

 

Thomas Bartnicki
SW Deanery Representative

 

Julie Behrman
Spiritual Life and Worship 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.

 

Lisamarie Collins
School Committee Liaison

 

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.

 

David Kreidler

 

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.

   

Maureen Riemer

 

Deb Schenk
Pastoral Care Liaison

 

Kyle Shimek
Finance Liason