St. Mary Catholic Schools

Board of Trustees

The SMCS Board of Trustees includes each pastoral leader from the five parishes in Neenah and Menasha and members who are selected and appointed by the board’s governance committee. Terms of service for the SMCS Board of Trustees are three years, with a maximum of two consecutive terms (six consecutive years). The board meets at St. Mary Catholic High School on the third Wednesday of every month, except July.

The board’s primary areas of focus include increasing visibility and communication, hiring and evaluating the system president, facilitating third-source fundraising for the system and developing growth opportunities. Curriculum and education issues are the responsibility of the schools led by our school principals. Each principal works closely with and under the direction of the system president, who is responsible for keeping the board informed.

Currently, the SMCS Board of Trustees is collaborating with educators and leadership from the school system to implement “A Plan for Our Future,” a strategic planning initiative.

2017-18 St. Mary Catholic Schools Board of Trustees

Helen Englebert, SMCS President Phil Kerwin
Nancy Braatz, Chair Mary Krueger
Kelly Beisenstein-Weiss Dustin McClone
The Reverend Dennis Bergsbaken Kim Massey
Kristen Bergstrom Steve Pable
Pat Breen, Vice Chair The Reverend Paul Paider
Gary Elmer, Treasurer The Reverend Larry Seidl
Dan Engelhard Paul Seveska
Kathleen Healy Osland, Secretary  Lori Vegso
 Erica Johnson

Contact information is available for all of the members of our board of trustees.

2017-18 SMCS Corporate Board of Directors Members

The Most Reverend David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay
Dr. Joe Bound, Director of the Department of Education for the Diocese of Green Bay
The Very Reverend Dan Felton, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Green Bay.
The Reverend Dennis Bergsbaken
Mary Krueger, pastoral leader
The Reverend Paul Paider
The Reverend Larry Seidl
Helen Englebert, SMCS president
Nancy Braatz, SMCS Board of Trustees chairperson
SMCS has one open position for elected director

SMCS Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes and President’s Reports *

2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR

July 2016
no meeting
January 2017
Board Minutes
President’s Report
August 2016
Board Minutes
President’s Report
February 2017
Board Minutes
President’s Report
September 2016
Board Minutes
President’s Report
March 2017
Board Minutes
President’s Report (review presented to SMCS Board of Directors at annual meeting)
October 2016
Board Minutes
President’s Report
April 2017
Board Minutes
President’s Report
November 2016
Board Minutes
President’s Report
May 2017
Board Minutes (waiting for approval)
President’s Report
December 2016
Board Minutes
President’s Report
June 2017
Board Minutes
President’s Report

2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR

July 2015
no meeting
January 2016
Board Minutes
President’s Report
August 2015
Board Minutes

President’s Report**
February 2016
Board Minutes
President’s Report
September 2015
Board Minutes
President’s Report
March 2016
Board Minutes
President’s Report
October 2015
Board Minutes
President’s Report
April 2016
Board Minutes
President’s Report
November 2015
Board Minutes
President’s Report
May 2016
Board Minutes
President’s Report
December 2015
Board Minutes
President’s Report
June 2016
Board Minutes
President’s Report

*Minutes are posted after they are approved at the following month’s board of trustees meeting.
**Submission of president’s reports began in September 2015