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 Pat Breen
Nancy Braatz, Chair Gary Elmer
Lori Vegso, Vice Chair Dan Engelhard
Kathleen Healy Osland, Secretary Phil Kerwin
Kristen Bergstrom, Treasurer Dustin McClone
The Reverend Dennis Bergsbaken Kim Massey
The Reverend Paul Paider Steve Pable
The Reverend Larry Seidl Paul Seveska
 Mary Krueger

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

2017-18 SMCS  Board of Directors

The Most Reverend David L. Ricken, Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay – Chairman
The Very Reverend Dan Felton, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Green Bay – Vice Chair
Todd Blahnik, Superintendent of the Office of Catholic Schools & Acting Director of Education for the Diocese of Green Bay
The Reverend Larry Seidl, St. Gabriel Parish – Secretary
Mary Krueger, St. Patrick’s Parish – Treasurer
The Reverend Dennis Bergsbaken, St. Margaret Mary Parish
The Reverend Paul Paider, St. Mary Parish
Brian Julius, St. John Parish
Helen Englebert, SMCS president
Nancy Braatz, SMCS Board of Trustees Chairperson

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

2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR

July 2017
no meeting
January 2018
Board Minutes
President’s Report
August 2017
Board Minutes
President’s Report
February 2018
Board Minutes
President’s Report
September 2017
Board Minutes
President’s Report
March 2018
Board Minutes
President’s Report (review presented to SMCS Board of Directors at annual meeting)
President’s Report (Board of Trustees)
October 2017
Board Minutes
President’s Report
April 2018
Board Minutes
President’s Report
November 2017
Board Minutes
President’s Report
May 2018
Board Minutes
President’s Report
December 2017
Board Minutes
President’s Report
June 2018
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

Archives of previous years’ board minutes and president’s reports.