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. 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.



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, a member of the Finance Committee, a participant in the Renew program, and, along with his 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.



Tammy DuBois

Tammy has been a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Faith Community since 1997. She currently serves as the Vice President of Administration & Chief Financial Officer for the Boys &Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.

Tammy is an alumnus of both Carroll College, now University, and Marquette University. She holds a Certification in Leadership Coaching from Cardinal Stritch, as well as a Transition to Executive Management Certification from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tammy has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1994.

Tammy is a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Parish Finance Committee  Pastoral Council, participated on the Debt Reduction Committee, and currently serves as the Parish Trustee-Treasurer.

Tammy lives in Muskego with her husband, Craig, and two daughters, Sophie and Emily. She enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, listening to music, cooking, walking her dogs, and spending time with family and friends.


Thomas Bartnicki
SW Deanery Representative

Tom has been a member of the parish since 1995 and is active as a Pastoral Council member and Funeral Host. He and his wife Bernadette (St. Mary School Graduate) are the parents of three adult children, all of whom attended and graduated from St. Mary grade school: Elizabeth, Jake, and Teresa. Tom and Berna have been blessed with four grandchildren: Ellie, Lucy, Quinn, and Hallie.

Tom graduated from UWM with a degree in Business Administration. He has worked in various sales and marketing positions of increasing responsibility within the medical device industry over a 39-year career.

Tom is currently retired. He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling with his wife.


Lisamarie Collins
School Committee Liaison

Lisamarie, her husband, Joe, and daughter, Sophia, have been members at St. Mary since 2014, where Sophia also attends St. Mary Parish School. Lisamarie earned an undergraduate degree from Marquette University, a Ph.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and a J.D. from Marquette University Law School. She practices law as a biotechnology patent attorney.

Lisamarie lives with her family, which includes a cat and corgi, in Franklin.
She grew up in a small, Northeastern Wisconsin town where she was baptized and confirmed into the Wisconsin Lutheran Evangelical Synod. For several years, Joe, who is a lifelong Catholic, attended worship services with Lisamarie. Wishing to worship together as a family unit, Lisamarie began attending Mass at St. Mary, was warmly welcomed into the RCIA program and parish community. She is impressed by St. Mary Parish School, and is very grateful for the blessing that St. Mary is in her family’s life.

Lisamarie enjoys volunteering in various capacities at St. Mary, especially in the many opportunities that permit her family to serve together. Outside of work, she looks forward to participating in family activities with Sophia and Joe.


Maureen Riemer
Spiritual Life & Worship Liaison

Maureen has been a parish member since moving to Hales Corners in 1991. She is married to Scott and together they adopted their 3 daughters; Lexi, Lana, and Daniella, who are now teenagers. They feel blessed to have been picked by God to adopt their daughters.

Maureen feels fortunate to have attended Catholic and Christian schools her whole life, starting at St. Alexander on the south side, then St. Mary’s Academy for high school, and graduating from Lakeland College for her business degree.
She grew up in a house where they always volunteered through church, school, and fraternal groups.

She remembers starting to lector in 5th grade for school Masses. She continues to enjoy helping whenever and however needed. In the past, Maureen and her husband worked with engaged couples through the marriage enrichment program. She is currently a Lector, Eucharistic Minister sub, a parish
festival volunteer, and part of a Renew Bible Study group, which she calls her church family. Maureen continues to grow in her faith and felt a calling through St. Mary, Alpha, and her Renew group to share more of her strong faith and love of Jesus with others.

For the past 30 years, Maureen passionately uses her career as a Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics to build confidence in women and girls. She also uses that opportunity to share God with her customers by keeping her priorities in order with God first, family second, and career third. She genuinely likes people and getting to know the uniqueness and special qualities each person has.

Favorite bible quote: For nothing is impossible with God. Luke 1:37


Deb Schenk
Pastoral Care Liaison

Deb Schenk grew up and attended multiple Catholic schools in Wisconsin with various moves around the state; St. Matthew’s in Allouez, a suburb by Green Bay is where she most felt like it was home...until coming to St. Mary. Our parish is outstanding in so many ways. This truly is a loving, parish family and home.

Deb along with her husband, Steve, have three children. Nicholas, a graduate of Catholic Memorial High School received his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences at UW-Madison and is a professor for the New York State Universities. Imani is currently a server with the parish and absolutely loves participating in the ministry. She finds that it has deepened her faith, connection with the priests, and love for God. Max is three and a new student at St. Mary Parish School. In addition to their three children, they've been blessed to have fostered over 50 babies and toddlers over many years until retiring in 2019. Imani was our first one and Max was our last one. Both were adopted with God watching over their little lives.

Before retiring, Deb was a flight attendant for a decade and a Realtor for sixteen years. She now spends her time truly being involved with their younger children.

In addition to being called upon for Pastoral Council, she’s currently a small group leader for Catholic Formation-Middle School classes. Deb very much is excited to be a part of both of these important ministries.

Finally, Deb has recently finished the Alpha classes offered by St. Mary in 2019 and has found this to be an utmost rewarding time spent deepening one’s faith, creating new friendships with fellow classmates, and encourages everyone to partake in Alpha, when offered again.