The Parish Pastoral Council is the primary advisory body to the pastor. Twenty parishioners make up the council, each serving a three year term. Each of the five commissions discerns two members to represent them on the council. The Pastor appoints four at-large members to the council. The council operates in a collaborative manner and is committed to a consensus model of advising the Pastor. The Parish Council is responsible for the overall mission of our parish community, the continuing development of our parish vision, reviewing long-range capital projects and policies pertaining to parish life.
Members of the Parish Council
My wife Charlene and I have been parishioners here at St. Raymond since 1986. Our three daughters graduated from our fine school and are now grown and on their own. Char taught second grade here and, for a year, served as assistant principle under Sister Elaine. I was blessed to work with some talented and dedicated men as we coached our daughters’ junior high basketball teams. I have been involved with Men’s CHRP, Worship Commission, and am a lector. I am presently helping to coordinate the lector program and, most recently, Char and I have joined the Adult Formation Commission. However, one of our most special ministries is as grandparents to three small granddaughters and a brand new grandson.
Char and I have grown as parents, as adults and as Catholic Christians in this community and with this community. We consider St. Raymond’s our home and our family.
My husband Jim and I joined St. Raymond Parish in 1986. I felt blessed to find a parish where we and are children could grow in our faith and become involved in a variety of ministries. Our three daughters attended and graduated from St.RaymondSchool and I was a teacher there as well. I belong to Moms Plus and am presently a Eucharistic Minister. This is my first year on the Parish Council, representing the Adult Formation Commission, and I am very excited and honored to be a part of it.
I have been a parishioner of St. Raymond for 33 years. I have taught Religious Education, been a Eucharistic Minister and serving as a Mass Coordinator. Presently, I am a facilitator for a Women’s Spiritual Group. At St. Raymond’s, I completed the Diocese’s Lay Ministry Called and Gifted Program, and am a part of The Beloved Retreat Team. I am now secretary to the deanery and on the Board of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women.
My husband, Bob, and I have been members of Saint Raymond’s for the past 13 years. We have 2 Children. Brandon is a senior at Saint Viator High School and Alexandra is in 8th grade here at Saint Raymond’s. I am an active volunteer for CLOW, I am a co-coordinator for Family Mass and I am a Liturgical Dance parent. I have also volunteered for various school and parish events over the years. As a representative of Worship Commission, I look forward to the privilege of serving on the Parish Council.
I have been part of St. Raymond’s since I was 5 years old. I graduated from St. Raymond’s School and ProspectHigh School and got my degree in Finance from University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. I lectored as a teen so when I moved back to the area after college, I started lectoring once again. My husband, Greg, went through the RCIA program in 2006 and we were married by Fr. Steve in 2008. We are now both lectors, coordinators of the St. Raymond’s Food Pantry and Branches leaders. We also are proud parents to our first child, Audrey, born in June! I am excited about the opportunity to serve on Parish Council.
School Advisory Commission/Youth Formation
My wife, Jodi, and I have been members of St. Raymond’s Parish since 1998 and we are excited to be part of such a wonderful community. I am currently serving on the School Advisory Committee and the Youth Formation Commission. Two of our children, Jackson (17) and Luke (15), have graduated from St. Raymond School and our other two, Tessa (11) and Brock (6), are there now. Over the years I have been involved in a variety of school and parish activities including CHRP and Cub Scouts. I look forward to serving the parish community over the next three years