Parish Staff

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

Pastoral Staff

Fr. Aaron Laskiewicz Administratorx242E-Mail:
John Burns DeaconE-Mail:
Bill Goulding DeaconE-Mail:
Daniel P. Hansen Director of Administrative Servicesx216E-Mail:
Christopher Koleske Director of Music and Liturgyx239E-Mail:
Jeff Kacala Director of Catholic Formationx235E-Mail:
Kecia Freschi Education & Curriculum Specialistx249E-Mail:
Pam Lownik Director of Social Concerns & Outreachx256E-Mail:

Administrative Staff

Blake Manz Project Manager / IT Coordinator x261E-Mail:
Vivian Roe Parish Accountantx221E-Mail:
Lisa Fox Parish Administrative Assistantx220E-Mail:
Anne Wycklendt Parish Administrative Secretary and Bulletin Editorx240E-Mail:
Nancy Schwemmer Financial Administrative Assistantx223E-Mail:
HollyAnn Kulmann Administrative Assistant - Music and Liturgyx233E-Mail:
Jake Kotras Building Grounds and MaintenanceE-Mail:
Paul Fisher Building Grounds and Maintenancex153
Sybil Grandeck ArchivistE-Mail:

School Office

View full list of school staff
Dr. Mark Joerres Principalx227E-Mail:
Mrs. Kim Jones Administrative Secretaryx225E-Mail:
Mrs. Mickie Mroczenski Administrative Assistantx228E-Mail:

Fr. Aaron Laskiewicz

I am blessed to have been raised in a Catholic family. Ever since childhood, going to church, saying my prayers, and being a good Christian were very important. I was also blessed to have so many good examples in my life of how to live our call to holiness. This was really meaningful to me as I discovered my desire to become a priest. In fact, I wanted to become a priest ever since first grade. Since then, it has been all I have ever known.

My family and friends have been supportive along with my home parish, St. John Paul II, on Milwaukee's south side. One of the most influential figures in bolstering my faith, is my home parish pastor, Fr. Mike Ignaszak, who has been and still is, a great friend and mentor. Over the years of my formation, I have learned a lot about myself, and God, but one of the best things has been realizing more and more how active God is in my daily life.

Read my full bio here:

Phone: 414-425-2174 x242 E-Mail:

John Burns

John was ordained in 1988. He served at St. Veronica prior to coming to St. Mary. His ministry includes 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.

Phone: 414-425-2174 E-Mail:

Bill Goulding

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:

Daniel P. Hansen
Director of Administrative Services

Dan and his wife, Melissa, are members of St Mary Catholic Faith Community since 2007. They have three children; two are graduates of St. Mary Parish school and one is a current student. They are also passionate about the parish's Scouting Programs. After 26 years as a Commercial Banker, serving the needs of family-owned companies, he joined the St. Mary Parish Staff as Director of Administrative Services.

Dan is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Business and active with the Independent Business Association of Wisconsin.

Phone: 414-425-2174 x216 E-Mail:

Jeff Kacala
Director of Catholic Formation

Jeff and his wife, Laura, returned to the Milwaukee area after spending 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 a 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 and received his Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Silver Lake College of the Holy Family in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Jeff also serves as an Adjunct Program Director for Just5days mission experiences and as an author for Youth Ministry Access.

Jeff and Laura have four adult children and one grandchild 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:

Kecia Freschi
Education & Curriculum Specialist

As the Education and Curriculum Specialist in Catholic Formation, Kecias role is to enhance the cognitive learning aspects within the Catholic faith, develop age-appropriate content that engages and produces desired outcomes of knowledge, train and assist Catholic Formation team members in educational approaches, and nurture the centrality of Sunday Eucharist in the lives of all who encounter St. Mary Catholic Faith Community.

Kecia earned her BA in Liberal Studies with a state of California teaching credential and has teaching experience in the elementary grades. After moving to Wisconsin over a decade ago, ministry work sought Kecia out through her skilled talents, as well as her spiritual gift of encouragement, where her volunteer Formation ministry work led to being a part of a Childrens Ministry staff. To further her love of learning, Kecia earned her Certificate of Lay Ministry from Cardinal Stritch University St. Clare Center.

The educational piece in the Catholic Formation program must be engaging and enriching to promote further learning and the examination of thoughts & ideas. While Kecia believes knowing the roots of the Catholic faith is an important part of our religion and spirituality, she also understands that teaching the love of Jesus Christ with morals and values is just as important in developing the whole child, teen, adult, and family. She is honored and privileged to be among the St. Marys staff and community to help equip the lives of many to guide them in Jesus love and in their growth as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Phone: 414-425-2174 x249 E-Mail:

Pam Lownik
Director of Social Concerns & Outreach

Pam began her involvement in the Social 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 the part-time Director of Social Concerns & Outreach.

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 at the parish. Pam and her husband, Dave, have been parishioners since 1980 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.

"It is pure joy to work with this community of amazing disciples. When we open up our hearts to living as Eucharistic; people that are blessed, broken, and shared, God answers prayers through us."

Phone: 414-425-2174 x256 E-Mail:

Blake Manz
Project Manager / IT Coordinator

I am very excited to be a part of the St. Mary's staff as the St. Mary's IT Project Manager!

I have an Associates degree from Lakeshore Technical College in IT Networking and a Bachelor's degree from Milwaukee School of Engineering in Business Science and Management. After several years of work in the marketing field, I am excited to return to the IT field and assist with any and all IT-related needs. St. Mary's is an organization with a great mission and I am truly appreciative for the welcome I have received. With my previous work experiences, many at-home computer projects, self-guided IT certifications, and time spent being the all-around family IT fix-it guy, I am looking forward to putting my skills to task.

In my free time, my wife and I love to travel and try out a new restaurant in Milwaukee each week. Our goal is to travel to each continent (Antarctica included) by age 45.

Phone: 414-425-3100 x261 E-Mail:

Vivian Roe
Parish Accountant

Vivian and husband Brian are proud to be part of the St. Mary Catholic Faith Community through the Parish School. Their sons, Elliot and Ethan, now attend Marquette University High School, while Sophia returns to middle school at St. Mary. Both Vivian and Brian are active with Home and School and coaching St. Mary volleyball and basketball teams.

With a life-long commitment to Catholic Education and Parish involvement, Vivian is thrilled with the opportunity to serve St. Mary as parish accountant. She is a St. Marys Academy graduate and has over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance in public and private firms, including St. Francis Bank and Marquette University.

They live in St. Francis, are members of Sacred Heart of Jesus parish, and can be found year-round helping out at parish and community events throughout Bay View and the south shore.

Phone: 414-425-2174 x221 E-Mail:

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, gardening, and reading. She delights in getting to know all the wonderful parishioners of St. Mary and hopes she can make your day bright!

Phone: 414-425-2174 x220 E-Mail:

No Photo AvailableAnne Wycklendt
Parish Administrative Secretary and Bulletin Editor

Anne joined St. Mary Parish not knowing anything about it's extensive history or rich faith life. As she endeavors to accompany others on the journey, she has been drawn into a deeper relationship with the Parish and is blessed by the strength of the community. Her background is in art and graphic design. She is delighted to serve up front and behind the front lines as secretary and bulletin editor.

Phone: 414-425-2174 x240 E-Mail:

Nancy Schwemmer
Financial Administrative Assistant

Nancy grew up in Brookfield and graduated from Carroll University with a degree in Elementary Education. She has been teaching for several years in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. When her children were small, she worked as a computer science teacher, taught STEM classes, and Lego Robotics. She and her husband have three adult children who graduated from Pius XI High School. Nancy has a good eye for details and is happy to serve at St. Mary.

Phone: 414-425-2174 x223 E-Mail:

HollyAnn Kulmann
Administrative Assistant - Music and Liturgy

Phone: 414-425-2174 x233 E-Mail:

Jake Kotras
Building Grounds and Maintenance

Phone: 414-425-2174 E-Mail:

Paul Fisher
Building Grounds and Maintenance

Phone: 414-425-2174 x153

Sybil Grandeck

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 Information Center for a very interesting chronicle of our wonderful Church.

Phone: 414-425-2174 E-Mail:

Dr. Mark Joerres

Hello! It is an honor and privilege to serve the outstanding faculty, staff, students, and families of this beautiful community. As the parish school, we build our exemplary program on the foundation of our Catholic faith. Within that framework, we continuously strive for an exceptionally high level of academic quality and spiritual growth enriching the students with Gospel values, fostering potential talents, and developing basic habits and skills needed for daily living as well as for the future. We always manifest our Christian standards and values through all our thoughts, words, and actions. Working well together with an excellent parish staff and countless dedicated parent committees, we maintain our reputation as one of the finest Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

I was born and raised in Milwaukee where I attended Catholic grade school and high school. I earned my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Marquette University. I have been an educator in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee for over 35 years serving as teacher and principal at both the elementary and high school levels. I also taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs at Alverno College. I am proud of the strong reputation I have built for maintaining high standards and expectations when it comes to quality curriculum, engaging instruction, effective assessment, and successful professional development.

Family is very important to me. I enjoy spending time with my wife, Juliann, our four adult children and two grandchildren. I also very much enjoy running, landscaping, reading, and working on various small projects around the house.

Phone: 414-425-3100 x227 E-Mail:

Mrs. Kim Jones
Administrative Secretary

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 (21) and Julia (17). I enjoy attending the girls sporting events and activities they are involved in. I also enjoy baking, gardening and walking.

Phone: 414-425-3100 x225 E-Mail:

Mrs. 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 15+ 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.

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