Leadership

St. John Neumann Council and Committee Leadership

The Parish Council establishes committees to share the work of the Council in carrying out the mission of the parish. These Commissions correspond to the departments of the parish. The commission includes a liaison from the Council and a liaison from the parish staff.

The primary purpose of each Committee is to actively and intentionally provide support and resources to the committees and ministries within its "umbrella". The Committee formulates goals and objectives in cooperation with the council that reflect the needs of the parish and works to reach these goals and accomplish these objectives.

Continue below to each Committee page for information on chairperson(s) and liaisons from the staff and Parish Council.

Parish Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council is composed of up to nine members. Members are nominated by parishioners and those that accept go through a discernment process for selection. The term of office for members is three years. Each term of office begins on the first day of August and expires on the last day of July in the final year of the term. Up to three new members are nominated annually and no person may serve more than two consecutive elected terms.

Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm. Minutes of the meetings are posted on the St. John Neumann website after they are approved by the Council. Parishioners wishing to place an issue on the meeting agenda are asked to notify the Parish Council chairperson at least one week prior to the meeting by contacting Theresa Kraus at theresa.kraus@sjn.org or 651-209-8582.

Parish Pastoral Council Members 2020 - 2021


Rick Durig

Chair


Michaela Sallah

Vice-Chair


Mary Hoffman

Secretary


Robert Peterson



Mickey Custodio



Patricia Ogbeido-Ihama

Ron Bisek


Pam Erkel

Michael Schmidt

David Gerken

Trustee

Pat Vasatka

Trustee

Tom Mahowald

Finance Council Chair


Fr. Tony O'Neill

Pastor


Theresa Kraus

Executive Assistant


Fr. Joseph Connelly

Associate Pastor


COUNCIL MINUTES

PPC Committee Minutes January 2021

12 15 2020 PPC Minutes Approved

09 08 2020 PPC Minutes Updated Approved

Finance Council

Our goal is to develop a master plan for the parish to meet their financial and pastoral needs for the short-term and the long-term.

Parish Finance Council Members 2020 - 2021


Tom Mahowald

Chair


David Gerken

Trustee


Pat Vasatka

Trustee


Dick Mikos

Secretary


Joe Cullen



Tony Deldotto



Marie Humbert



Hanna Icenogle



Tom Jensen



Jim Nichols



Michaela Sallah



Dick Sommerstad



Fr. Tony O'Neill

Pastor


Mark Joerger

Business Administrator


Fr. Joseph Connelly

Associate Pastor

Faith Formation Committee

Our goal is to provide life-long, holistic Catholic formation. Faith Formation flows from a life of active Eucharistic worship and strengthens individual and communal growth through formal catholic catechesis from pre-school to adult. Active participation in sacraments, service experiences, and social justice is integrated into the learning experiences.

Faith Formation Committees:
Contact Pat.Howard@sjn.org 651-209-8587 or for more information.

Committee Minutes

2020 01 14 Faith Formation Committee Minutes

Family & Community Life Committee

The Family and Community Life Committee seeks to serve the families of the parish through opportunities for fellowship, spiritual growth and support for Christ-centered marriages and families.

Family and Community Life Committee contacts:

Steve Chojnacki - Chairperson - email s.chojnacki66@gmail.com

Staff Liaisons - Wendy Ashbridge 651-209-8970 and Lisa Okoneski 651-209-8971

Committee Minutes

2020 01 14 Family Community Life Committee Minutes

Justice & Charity Committee

Justice and Charity Committee Goals

Justice and Charity We seek to provide opportunities for parishioners to deepen their knowledge of Catholic Social Teaching and engage in social ministry experiences that invite parishioners to loving service to those in need both locally and globally by:

Suggested recommendations:

  • Educating the parish about Catholic Social Teaching and related current issues;
  • Providing experiences that broaden and deepen parishioner involvement in various Justice and Charity ministries;
  • Integrating Justice and Charity Ministries within the entire life of the parish;
  • Engaging in partnership relationships locally and globally that allow St John Neumann parish to transform the world through our faith and justice and charity work;
  • Evaluating the social justice ministries to focus on areas for improvement and strategies to address changing needs;

Co-Chairpersons: Debbie Andrews daandrews68@gmail.com and Kathy White kathy@asapstpaul.com

Staff Contact: Mirla.Conlon@sjn.org

Committee Minutes

2020 01 14 Justice and Charity Committee Minutes

Pastoral Care Committee

The goals of the Pastoral Care Committee are:
1. Minister to the lonely, the sick, the dying and the families/friends of the deceased.
2. Provide comfort and care to those suffering from illness or loss.
3. Increase awareness of the relationship between a person's faith and one's physical and emotional
health.
4. Provide prayer and emotional and practical support to the unemployed or underemployed.
5. Advocate for the unborn and support their families in choosing the life alternative.
6. Provide spiritual comfort, support and perspective to the divorced, those suffering from chemical
dependency and those suffering from mental health issues.

Pastoral Care Committees contacts:

Committee Minutes

2020 11 10 Pastoral Care Committee Minutes

2020 09 08 Pastoral Care Committee Minutes

2020 01 14 Pastoral Care Committee Minutes

Worship Committee

Our goal is to provide the celebration of the Eucharist and well-planned worship services which welcome all, effectively proclaim Christ present among us in word and sacrament, invite active participation by all members, and send us to bring the gospel message to the world so that parishioners may be initiated and sustained in the Body of Christ.

Worship Committee contacts:

Committee Minutes

2020 09 10 Worship Committee Minutes

2020 01 14 Worship Committee Minutes