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.



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, 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.



Tammy DuBois


Mary Beth Katorski

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

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


Lisamarie Collins
School Committee Liaison


David Kreidler
Social Concerns Liaison


Maureen Riemer
Spiritual Life & Worship Liaison


Deb Schenk
Pastoral Care Liaison


Kyle Shimek
Finance Liason