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, and getting together with family and friends.

Email: masonb@stmaryhc.org

 

Clem Budny
Trustee

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.

E-Mail: cbudny@synap-sys.com

 

Tammy DuBois
Trustee

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.

   

Mary Beth Katorski
Chairperson

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
Secretary

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

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.

 

David Kreidler
Social Concerns Liaison

David was born and grew up in West Virginia and Missouri. He and his wife, Kimberly, moved to Wisconsin in 2013 after spending time in Michigan, New York, and Nebraska. They chose St. Mary Parish shortly after their move, finding a home in the friendly and mission-oriented community. Max, their son, was baptized here.

David has a BA in History and a MA in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program, in Cooperstown, New York. He has been the exhibits curator at the Harley-Davidson Museum since 2013.

   

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.

 

Kyle Shimek
Finance Liason

Kyle has been a member of St. Mary for over a decade. He
grew up in Menomonee Falls and currently resides in Franklin with
his wife, Linda. Kyle and Linda have three grown children and four precious grandchildren.

Kyle’s discipleship path began in 1995 when he completed the RCIA program at St. Sebastian’s Parish, and received his First Reconciliation and Sacrament of Confirmation at the 1996 Easter Vigil. At St. Mary, Kyle has participated in an  Alpha small group discussion group, continued as an Alpha group leader, volunteered for the parish festival, and is currently a Eucharist Minister.

On a professional level, Kyle has worked in the marine boat business
since 1987 and is employed by SkipperBud’s as a business manager.

In his free time, Kyle enjoys playing a competitive game of tennis, golfing, cruising on his Harley, and spending quality time with family and friends.