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: LaskiewiczA@stmaryhc.org
John Burns Deacon
Bill Goulding DeaconE-Mail: bill.goulding@pacsconsulting.com
Daniel P. Hansen Director of Administrative Servicesx216E-Mail: HansenD@stmaryhc.org
Jeff Kacala Director of Catholic Formationx235E-Mail: KacalaJ@stmaryhc.org
Julianne Elouadih Youth Evangelization Coordinatorx246E-Mail: ElouadihJ@stmaryhc.org
Kecia Freschi Education & Curriculum Specialistx249E-Mail: FreschiK@stmaryhc.org
Pam Lownik Director of Social Concerns and Outreachx256E-Mail: LownikP@stmaryhc.org
Janice TreuteLaar Parish Administrative Assistantx220E-Mail: TreutelaarJ@stmaryhc.org
Anne Wycklendt Bulletin/Communications Editorx250E-Mail: WycklendtA@stmaryhc.org
Debbie Cottone Administrative Assistant, Catholic Formationx247E-Mail: CottoneD@stmaryhc.org
Vivian Roe Parish Accountantx221E-Mail: RoeV@stmaryhc.org
Nancy Schwemmer Financial Administrative Assistantx223E-Mail: SchwemmerN@stmaryhc.org
HollyAnn Kulmann Administrative Assistant - Music and Liturgyx234E-Mail: KulmannH@stmaryhc.org

Administrative Staff

Dale Webler Information Technology Directorx315E-Mail: weblerd@stmaryhc.org
Blake Manz Project Manager / IT Coordinator x261E-Mail: ManzB@stmaryhc.org
Jacob Majstorovic Building and Grounds Maintenance Supervisor
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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Dr. Mark Joerres Principalx227E-Mail: JoerresM@stmaryhc.org
Mrs. Kim Jones Administrative Secretaryx225E-Mail: JonesK@stmaryhc.org
Mrs. Mickie Mroczenski Administrative Assistantx228E-Mail: MroczenskiM@stmaryhc.org


Fr. Aaron Laskiewicz
Administrator

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 Milwaukees 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: https://bit.ly/3g4fUXf

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


John Burns
Deacon

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


Bill Goulding
Deacon

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: bill.goulding@pacsconsulting.com


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. Two are now active in our Catholic Formation High School program and the third is an adult member of the parish. The Hansen family is passionate about the parishs 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 parishs 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: HansenD@stmaryhc.org


Jeff Kacala
Director of Catholic Formation

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: KacalaJ@stmaryhc.org


No Photo AvailableJulianne Elouadih
Youth Evangelization 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: ElouadihJ@stmaryhc.org


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. 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 and 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. Mary 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: FreschiK@stmaryhc.org


Pam Lownik
Director of Social Concerns and 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 and Outreach.

Pam received her BBA in Marketing and worked in medical sales and marketing for eighteen 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 St. Mary 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: LownikP@stmaryhc.org


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 x250 E-Mail: WycklendtA@stmaryhc.org


No Photo AvailableDebbie Cottone
Administrative Assistant, Catholic Formation

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: CottoneD@stmaryhc.org


Vivian Roe
Parish Accountant

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

Vivian, husband Brian and teenagers Elliot, Ethan and Sophia 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: RoeV@stmaryhc.org


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: SchwemmerN@stmaryhc.org


HollyAnn Kulmann
Administrative Assistant - Music and Liturgy

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: KulmannH@stmaryhc.org


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: weblerd@stmaryhc.org


Blake Manz
Project Manager / IT Coordinator

Blake has an Associates degree from Lakeshore Technical College in IT Networking and a Bachelors degree from Milwaukee School of Engineering in Business Science and Management. After several years of work in the marketing field, Blake is excited to return to the IT field and assist with any and all IT-related needs. He feels that St. Mary is an organization with a great mission and he truly appreciates the welcome he has received. With his previous work experiences, many at-home computer projects, self-guided IT certifications, and time spent being the all-around family IT fix-it guy, he looks forward to putting his skills to task.

In their free time, Blake and his wife love to travel and try out a new restaurant in Milwaukee each week. Their goal is to travel to each continent (Antarctica included) by age forty-five.

Phone: 414-425-2174 x261 E-Mail: ManzB@stmaryhc.org


Jake Kotras
Building Grounds and Maintenance

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


Paul Fisher
Building Grounds and Maintenance

Phone: 414-425-2174 x153


Sybil Grandeck
Archivist

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 E-Mail: SMCFCHCArchivist@aol.com


Dr. Mark Joerres
Principal

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: JoerresM@stmaryhc.org


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 attending the girls sporting events and activities they are involved in. I enjoy being part of my daughter's new adventures and spending time with family and friends.

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


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, and I especially value the time spent with my husband Mo and 3 daughters, Katie, Courtney, Makenzie and my son-in-law Kevin and granddaughter Maya. In addition, I enjoy traveling, reading, exercising, and shopping.

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