Parish Staff

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

Pastoral Staff

Fr. Aaron Laskiewicz Pastorx242E-Mail:
Bill Goulding DeaconE-Mail:
John Burns Deacon
Daniel P. Hansen Director of Administrative Servicesx216E-Mail:
Jim Clauer Director of Liturgy and Musicx239E-Mail:
Jeff Kacala Director of Discipleshipx235E-Mail:
Janice TreuteLaar Parish Administrative Assistantx220E-Mail:
Julianne Elouadih Youth and Young Adult Discipleship Coordinatorx246E-Mail:
Jess Panlener Child and Family Discipleship Coordinatorx249E-Mail:
Anne Wycklendt Bulletin/Communications Editorx240E-Mail:
Debbie Cottone Discipleship Administrative Assistantx247E-Mail:
Karen Moran Parish Accountantx221E-Mail:
Nancy Schwemmer Financial Administrative Assistantx223E-Mail:
HollyAnn Kulmann Administrative Assistant to Liturgy and Musicx234E-Mail:

Administrative Staff

Dale Webler Information Technology Directorx315E-Mail:
Jacob Burzynski Building and Grounds Maintenance Supervisorx153
Paul Fisher Building Grounds and Maintenancex153
Sybil Grandeck Archivist

School Office

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Dr. Mark Joerres Principalx227E-Mail:
Mrs. Kim Jones Administrative Secretaryx225E-Mail:
Mrs. Mickie Mroczenski Administrative Assistantx228E-Mail:
Mrs. Angela Girard School Marketing and Communications Coordinatorx261E-Mail:

Fr. Aaron Laskiewicz

"You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek" (Psalm 110:4). This was the psalm that was sung at my ordination and it is a piece of Scripture that I hold very dear. I am blessed to have been raised in a Catholic family. Ever since childhood, attending Mass, being prayerful, and doing what God asks was always very important. I was also blessed to have so many good examples in my life of how to live our baptismal 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.

I grew up on Milwaukee's south side, the only child of Roy and Barb. Many of my moms family members live in the area; so, I was always surrounded by aunts, uncles, and cousins. I attended St. Helen's grade school, graduating from Holy Wisdom Academy, which is now St. John Paul II Parish School. From there, I attended St. Thomas More High School, graduating in 2008. Following high school, I studied Philosophy at UW-Milwaukee for five years earning a Bachelors Degree in 2013. In fall of that year, I began my seminary studies at St. Francis de Sales Seminary and was ordained a priest on May 19, 2018.

A few of the joys in my life are being with family and friends, and sharing a meal. Some of my fondest memories are just being together with important people in my life, and sharing and laughing about different things. It is true that I am a devout Packer fan. So, if the Packers are playing at noon, and I have the 11:00 am Mass, I can promise you a short homily!

I love my job! I love being a priest! Two of my favorite aspects of priesthood are celebrating the sacraments, and spending time in the school with the children. The sacraments allow a priest to enter into peoples lives at critical moments both joyous and challenging. That is a privilege for which I am very grateful. I have come to love teaching in the classrooms because there is such great opportunity to impart the faith and also promote vocations. Our children are the future of our Church, and to play a role in their formation is a great joy.

Being appointed Pastor of St. Mary Parish is a tremendous blessing. Our parish has an over 180-year history beginning with the Irish immigrants who settled here. Fr. Patrick O'Kelley was the Milwaukee areas first resident priest and the first pastor of St. Mary Parish. There have been many good and holy priests who have followed in his footsteps and I am very grateful to be one of them.

I am excited for the years ahead as together we continue to build the Kingdom of God, serve one another, and grow in holiness.

Phone: 414-425-2174 x242 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 works full-time as a consultant to Skilled Nursing Facilities. He attended St. Francis Seminary and was ordained as a Permanent Deacon in 2002. Besides preaching and presiding at baptisms and weddings, Bill has ministered in the RCIA program, Returning Catholics, and Prison Ministry, and facilitates our Gay and Straight in Christ (GASIC) group.

Phone: 414-425-2174 E-Mail:

John Burns

John was ordained in 1988. He served at St. Veronica prior to coming to St. Mary. Currently, his ministry includes visiting hospitals and nursing homes, and presiding at funeral prayer services and committals.

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

Daniel P. Hansen
Director of Administrative Services

Dan and his wife Melissa, have been members of St. Mary Catholic Faith Community since 2007. They have three children all of whom attended St. Mary Parish School. One is active in our Catholic Formation High School program and the other two are adult members of the parish. The Hansen family is passionate about the parish's Scouting BSA programs and are all active in the Venture BSA program for boys and girls, ages 14 to 21.

After twenty-six years as a commercial banker, serving the needs of family-owned companies, Dan joined the St. Mary Parish Staff as Director of Administrative Services in July of 2017. In this role, Dan is responsible for the parish's facilities, finances, human resources, information technology, and cemetery, as well as the Parish Office. Dan is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Business - Finance and Business Administration. He remains active with the Board of Directors of the Independent Business Association of Wisconsin and the Leadership Team of the Business Administrators Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

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

Jim Clauer
Director of Liturgy and Music

Jim came to St. Mary Catholic Faith Community in May of 2023, bringing many years of experience. He has served as a musician, liturgist and campus minister at several large parishes in the Midwest. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Jim began his church career accompanying the choir at the age of fourteen at St. William Parish (Waukesha), the parish he grew up in. In 2006, Jim became the Director of Worship and Music at Holy Family Parish in Shorewood, Illinois. During his tenure he saw the parish through massive growth, from 800 families to over 3,500 families within three years, before serving as a Campus Minister at Joliet Catholic Academy.

Jim is a graduate of St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theology with an Academic Minor in Music for Liturgists. In addition to his work in music and liturgy, Jim has directed retreats for various parishes, as well as been a presenter for diocesan events. In 2012, he was a recipient of a Catechetical and Youth Ministries Recognition Award for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

When not making music at the church, Jim remains active with community theater groups and local schools, accompanying and directing for musicals and concerts.

Phone: 414-425-2174 x239 E-Mail:

Jeff Kacala
Director of Discipleship

Jeff joined the team here at St. Mary in 2015 as the Director of Youth Ministry and now serves the community as the Director of Catholic Formation, with a focus on adult formation and sacramental preparation. Ask Jeff how he is doing and you might hear I have never had a better day. This reflects the joy he has for being a disciple of Jesus Christ and helping others grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Jeff and his bride Laura have four children and five grandchildren who they delight in spending time with. They reside in Greenfield, and enjoy woodworking, gardening, and home improvement projects.

Phone: 414-425-2174 x235 E-Mail:

Janice TreuteLaar
Parish Administrative Assistant

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

Julianne Elouadih
Youth and Young Adult Discipleship Coordinator

When Julianne told God she would go wherever he sent her, it resulted in her moving to Wisconsin from Rhode Island to join St. Mary Catholic Faith Community as the Youth Evangelization Coordinator. Her responsibilities include coordinating formation, ministry, and service opportunities for those in grades 6 through 12. She earned her BA in Theology from Assumption University in 2013 and her MA in Theology with a Catechetics Specialization from Franciscan University in 2020. Julianne has been involved in ministry since her undergraduate years during which she participated in Campus Ministry and served on the Campus Ministry Core Team. She has experience in many different areas of ministry with all different age groups. This includes serving on retreat teams, leading prayer and discussion groups, teaching religious education and RCIA, volunteering for parish youth ministry, serving on a parish council, working on a temporary basis for the Diocese of Providence Office of Faith Formation, and serving as an Assistant to the Director of Religious Education. She also has professional experience in substitute teaching, customer service, and corporate banking. Some of Juliannes favorite activities in her free time include fitness, cooking, traveling, and being outdoors.

Julianne agrees with Pope Saint John Paul II that Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure, and she loves to accompany the young people of St. Mary as they walk with God, grow in relationship with him, and discover the beauty of this adventure in their own lives.

Phone: 414-425-2174 x246 E-Mail:

Jess Panlener
Child and Family Discipleship Coordinator

Jess grew up nominally Christian and became Catholic after her best friend tricked her into coming to events at St. Paul University Catholic Center at UW-Madison, from which she graduated with degrees in Dance and Religious Studies- through the Center for Jewish Studies- in 2014. Her story is one of being endlessly pursued by God and is summed up by St. Augustine, who says our hearts are restless until they rest in You.

After graduating from Madison, Jess served as a pastoral intern at St. Paul's, then went on to earn a Masters degree from Marquette University in Historical Theology, specializing in the first centuries of the Church. While studying, she married her husband, Mike. They eventually moved to Wausau for Mikes career and Jess commuted to Marquette for a year while studying for comprehensive exams. She has served in Catholic high schools as a theology teacher and campus minister, as Director of Discipleship at St. Charles in Hartland, and most recently as the pastoral associate for Sacred Heart in Racine, where she directed the Family Faith Formation program. She has also freelanced with the Office for Worship, offering workshops on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and assisting with ordination Masses.

Jess and her husband, Mike, have three kids - Matthias, their personal saint, Clare, and Michael. While not working in the vineyard, Jess enjoys baking, spending time outside with her family, and enjoying all that Milwaukee has to offer. She agrees wholeheartedly with St. Josephine Bakhita when she says in Gods will, there is great peace.

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

No Photo AvailableAnne Wycklendt
Bulletin/Communications Editor

Anne joined St. Mary Parish not knowing anything about its extensive history or rich faith life. Over time she has been drawn into a deeper relationship with, and feels blessed by the many parishioners she has met. Her background is in art and graphic design, and she enjoys collaborating with parish and school staff and parish organizations in communicating, promoting, and publicizing the life and special events of the parish community.

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

Debbie Cottone
Discipleship Administrative Assistant

Debbie is thankful for the opportunity to become the Administrative Assistant for Catholic Formation at St. Mary Parish. She has been a longtime parishioner of the church and in January, 2022 had decided to come out of retirement to fulfill a need to serve our Parish. Debbie has worked in the financial industry for over forty years and she hopes that her past experiences can help provide excellent customer service to our parishioners and staff. In addition to assisting Catholic Formation, she will serve as the parishs Safe Environment Coordinator.

She and her husband, Greg have been blessed with three daughters and nine grandchildren. Most of their free time is devoted to watching football, basketball, soccer and dance recitals that their grandchildren participate in. Creating memories with them is very important to Debbie and Greg.

Phone: 414-425-2174 x247 E-Mail:

Karen Moran
Parish Accountant

Karen has a degree in accounting and has many years of experience in accounting and finance positions in the healthcare and governmental insurance industries. She is thankful for the opportunity to serve St. Mary Parish as an accountant and hopes that she gives more in the services she provides than what she receives in professional and spiritual development.

Karen is blessed with a best friend/husband, three children, a child-in-law and one grandchild. So far. Other than visiting family and friends, her favorite vacations involve national parks and hiking. She also enjoys both playing and watching tennis.

Phone: 414-425-2174 x221 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 to Liturgy and Music

HollyAnn grew up in Milwaukee, attending St. Alexander Parish School followed by Pius XI High School. She graduated with a degree from Marquette University and went on to work in many industries. She and her family love being members of St. Mary Parish and School. She is inspired and thrilled to serve this beautiful community.

Phone: 414-425-2174 x234 E-Mail:

Dale Webler
Information Technology Director

Dale is a retired IT professional with over forty years of experience in various IT technical and management roles. He started volunteering in the IT department at St. Mary in 2010. Currently he is a part-time employee filling the role of Information Technology Director. He works with our teachers and staff to provide quick responses to problems; to provide a stable technical environment; and to plan for future technical infrastructure and classroom technology improvements.

Dale and his wife, Mary Jai have been members of St. Mary Parish for more than twenty-five years. They have two children, Stephanie (she and her family are St. Mary parishioners) and John. They also have five grandchildren: Maddie, Bryce, Nolan, Elijah, and Ethan. Ethan is a graduate of St. Mary School.

In his spare time Dale enjoys photography and amateur radio hobbies, and as he puts it: of course, I enjoy playing my part as the geek squad for the family.

Phone: 414-425-3100 x315 E-Mail:

Jacob Burzynski
Building and Grounds Maintenance Supervisor

Phone: 414-425-2174 x153

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 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. These initial inquiries lead to tracing families for generations and often finding formerly unknown connections.

Among the major projects Sybil 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, parish festival worker, and Prayer Shawl minister. She especially enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael E. Jedrzejewski, their cat, friends, raising Monarch butterflies, and gardening. She highly encourages you to see our Archive Case near the Information Center for a presentation of historic items and a very interesting chronicle of our wonderful Church.

Phone: 414-425-2174

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 four 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 25 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 and Julia. I enjoy being part of my daughter's new adventures and spending time with family and friends.

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 30 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 30+ 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. I value the time spent with my husband and 3 adult daughters, my son-in-law and 2 grandchildren. In addition I enjoy time spent up north, traveling, exercising, shopping and reading.

Phone: 414-425-3100 x228 E-Mail:

Mrs. Angela Girard
School Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Hello, my name is Angela Girard and I feel so blessed to be a part of the St. Mary Parish School Community as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator. I attended Catholic Schools my entire life, from grade school, to Pius XI High School, and received my Bachelor's degree in Communication Design from Mount Mary University. I truly value the amazing education that Catholic schools provide. I enjoy seeing all of the wonderful events that take place here at St. Mary, and showcasing them on our social media pages and website. You may find me around campus taking photos of events, and sometimes you may even find me in the classrooms teaching, as I am also a licensed substitute teacher.

I find joy in spending time with my husband and our children (game nights and movie nights are our favorite!), and our dog. I enjoy traveling and have set a goal to do more of it. I also love to bake, and I am a huge fan of all things chocolate!

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