Pastoral Council

The PURPOSE of Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council is a consultative body that assists the pastor in planning for the needs of our faith community. Its purpose is to form community as a sign and witness of unity for the larger Parish community; to provide recommendations for Parish priorities, directions and policies through pastoral planning; and to promote communication and understanding among Parish organizations and between the Parish, the Archdiocese, and the universal Church.

WHO is the Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council is comprised of the following members:

  • George Lane, President
  • Greg Unruh, Vice President
  • Emily Wood Keller, Secretary
  • Kathy Bethke
  • Kathey Bucholz
  • Mark Jensen
  • Anne Marie Jesse
  • Andrew Kariuki Njonge
  • Kevin Lovejoy, Pastoral Associate for Administration
  • Sandra Kuharic, Communications Manger

Kathy Bethke, Kathey Bucholz, Mark Jensen and Andrew Kariuki Njonge! were elected in May 2017 and joined Anne Marie Jesse, Nancy Jaenicke, Emily Keller, George Lane and Greg Unruh elected in May 2016. Elections were not held in 2018 at the request of incoming Pastor, Father David Mulholland.

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Finance Council

The PURPOSE of the Finance Council

The Finance Council is a consultative body that provides the Parish Coordinator with advice concerning the stewardship of parish and school fiscal resources.  The Finance Council is involved in developing and overseeing a parish and a school budgeting process.

WHO is the Finance Council

The Finance Council is comprised of the following members:

  • Michelle Carpenter, Parish & School Bookkeeper
  • Todd Ward, President 
  • Stephanie Cisakowski
  • Steve VerValin
  • Maureen Freeman
  • Chris Kradjan
  • Brian Marlow
  • Rob Silva, Facilities Representative

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253-383-2783

parish@saintpats.org

Liturgy Commission

The PURPOSE of the Liturgy Commission

The Liturgy Commission has responsibility for all aspects of the prayer life of our community. Its members serve by planning liturgies for the liturgical seasons, evaluating liturgical celebrations, setting goals, and assisting the Pastoral Assistant for Liturgy.

WHO is the Liturgy Commission

The Liturgy Commission is comprised of the following members:

  • Laura Dougherty, Pastoral Assistant for Liturgy
  • Lisa Beritich
  • Donna Anel
  • Bob McKamey
  • Susan Campbell
  • Christine Kradjan
  • Fred Morley
  • Lynda Morley
  • Shannon Hall
  • Julia Looper

Tell me more about the Liturgy Commission

Laura Dougherty, Pastoral Assistant for Liturgy

253-383-2783

ldougherty@saintpats.org

Faith Formation Commission

The Faith Formation Commission is in the beginning stages of the formation process.

WHAT is the guiding purpose of the Faith Formation Commission?

Foster and develop the understanding and appreciation of what we believe and why we believe it in our parish community and cultivate a deeper personal relationship with Jesus through prayer.

WHO is the Faith Formation Commission?

The Faith Formation Commission is comprised of the following members:

  • Kim Ward, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation
  • Libby Catalinich
  • Jim Catalinich
  • Mike Moyer
  • Brian Donavan

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Kim Ward, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation

253-383-2783

kward@saintpats.org

Pastoral Care Commision

The Pastoral Care Commission is in the forming process. Stay tuned for more information.

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Laura Dougherty, Pastoral Assistant for Pastoral Care

253-383-2783

ldougherty@saintpats.org

Development Commission

The Development Commission serves the school and the parish.

The PHILOSOPHY of the Development Office

Fundraising is …a confident, joyful, and hope-filled expression of ministry. In ministering to each other, each from the riches that he or she possess, we work together for the full coming of God’s KingdomHenri J.M. Nouwen, The Spirituality of Fund-Raising

WHO is the Development Commission

The Development Commission is comprised of the following members:

  • Christy Johnson, Parish & School Development Director  
  • Sandra Kuahric, Communications Manager
  • Rosa Allen
  • Bob Bruback
  • Jim Hedricks, School Commission Development Liaison

WHAT We Do

Fundraising

  • Annual Fund
  • Endowment
  • REACH Auction
  • Sacrificial Giving
  • Annual Catholic Appeal
  • scrip
  • Planned Giving

Community Building

  • Grandparents’ Day
  • New Family Engagement
Communications

  • Newsletters
  • Bulletins
  • Social Media
  • myParish App
  • Ephemera
  • Constant Contact
  • Annual Reports
  • Website

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Christy Johnson, Parish & School Development Director

253-383-2783

cjohnson@saintpats.org