Pastoral Council

The St. Matthias Pastoral Council adheres to the Parish Norms as set forth by The Archdiocese of Milwaukee. To view St. Matthias Parish Norms, please visit the Parish Norms Flowchart.

Mark Kopplin

Moderator
mpk_1962@hotmail.com

Mark was involved with Parish Council for two years prior to becoming Parish Council Moderator. Mark originally joined Parish Council because he felt it would be interesting to see how the Parish works and to make a contribution to the administration of the parish, and he was right! Mark says that being on Parish Council does not take as much time as people may think-two meetings per month and a minimal amount of time outside of the meetings --and he would encourage parish members to give it a try. Also, every parishioner is welcomed and encouraged to attend a Parish Council meeting(s) to see what is covered in those meetings.

As a member of the Parish Council, Mark was aligned with the Spiritual Life and Worship Committee (i.e., the committee that deals with what goes on at Church--ushers, lectors, etc.). You will see Mark serving as a Lector at Mass and he still enjoys being involved in discussions and activities with the Spiritual Life and Worship Committee.

Mark was recently elected as Parish Council Moderator for a one-year term. As Parish Council Moderator, Mark oversees the monthly Parish Council meetings and ensures that the meeting agendas are followed, that the council keeps on track and adheres to timelines. He helps to direct the conversation and assists in deciding what should be discussed in future meetings. Parish Council meetings include reports from each of the seven St. Matthias Parish Committees, and a report from the Youth representative as well. Discussions during the meeting can involve a wide range of issues, such as: financial reports, planning, special events.

As Parish Council Moderator, Mark has been working toward using the Parish Council meeting time for long-range planning. One goal that Mark has for the parish is to see growth in the St. Matthias Parish family and to ensure it is a welcoming environment for all. Over the last year or so, according to Mark, a challenge for the Parish has been the absence of a permanent Priest assigned to St. Matthias. Some parishioners or potential parishioners may not feel comfortable with this arrangement, and the Parish Council is striving to find ways to alleviate these concerns. On a positive note, Mark mentions that he has seen an upturn in the number of new parishioners (especially young couples)! As a gesture of welcome, and to ensure new parishioners feel engaged, Mark reaches out to each new parishioner individually to welcome them to St. Matthias.

We are lucky to have a leader like Mark Kopplin to guide our Parish Activities and to help ensure that we are all on the same path, moving toward the same goals. Thank you, Mark, for your service to St. Matthias Parish!

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Mark Kopplin

Mark Kopplin

Moderator

Kris Post

Vice Moderator

Term:

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Kris Post

Kris Post

Vice Moderator

Judi Hohlen

Secretary
jhohlen@hotmail.com
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Judi Hohlen

Judi Hohlen

Secretary

Don Vaclav

Trustee Secretary
djvaclav@earthlink.net

Don and his wife Jennifer have a daughter Rebecca, a 2007 graduate of St. Matthias School, now attending the University of Tampa. Don has been a life member of St. Matthias, participating in many ministries. He is serving the first year of his third two-year term as a trustee.

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Don Vaclav

Don Vaclav

Trustee Secretary

Kathy Iggens

Trustee Treasurer
iggens@att.net

Kathy Iggens has been a parish member for over 35 years, serving in many volunteer positions and as an employee in the school office, retiring in June 2006, after twenty-five years of service. Kathy and her late husband George have four children, all of whom graduated from St. Matthias Parish School, and are active in the parish. Kathy is serving the first year of her third two-year term as parish trustee/treasure.

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Kathy Iggens

Kathy Iggens

Trustee Treasurer

John Wolfe

Liaison to Human Concerns
jwolfesfo@gmail.com
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John Wolfe

John Wolfe

Liaison to Human Concerns

Kathy Jaeckels

Liaison to School Governance Board
kljaeckels@gmail.com
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Kathy Jaeckels

Kathy Jaeckels

Liaison to School Governance Board

Jim Anderson

Liaison to Finance Council
jsmanderson@sbcglobal.net
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Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson

Liaison to Finance Council

Vacant

Liaison to Evangelization
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Vacant

Vacant

Liaison to Evangelization

Rick Mueller

Liaison to Lifelong Faith Formation
rixsmail@gmail.com
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Rick Mueller

Rick Mueller

Liaison to Lifelong Faith Formation

Lauren Kasparzak

Liaison to Spiritual Life and Worship
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Lauren Kasparzak

Lauren Kasparzak

Liaison to Spiritual Life and Worship

Debbie Jakubiak

Liaison to Stewardship
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Debbie Jakubiak

Debbie Jakubiak

Liaison to Stewardship

Mark Kopplin

Liaison to Finance Council
mpk_1962@hotmail.com

Mark was involved with Parish Council for two years prior to becoming Parish Council Moderator. Mark originally joined Parish Council because he felt it would be interesting to see how the Parish works and to make a contribution to the administration of the parish, and he was right! Mark says that being on Parish Council does not take as much time as people may think-two meetings per month and a minimal amount of time outside of the meetings --and he would encourage parish members to give it a try. Also, every parishioner is welcomed and encouraged to attend a Parish Council meeting(s) to see what is covered in those meetings.

As a member of the Parish Council, Mark was aligned with the Spiritual Life and Worship Committee (i.e., the committee that deals with what goes on at Church--ushers, lectors, etc.). You will see Mark serving as a Lector at Mass and he still enjoys being involved in discussions and activities with the Spiritual Life and Worship Committee.

Mark was recently elected as Parish Council Moderator for a one-year term. As Parish Council Moderator, Mark oversees the monthly Parish Council meetings and ensures that the meeting agendas are followed, that the council keeps on track and adheres to timelines. He helps to direct the conversation and assists in deciding what should be discussed in future meetings. Parish Council meetings include reports from each of the seven St. Matthias Parish Committees, and a report from the Youth representative as well. Discussions during the meeting can involve a wide range of issues, such as: financial reports, planning, special events.

As Parish Council Moderator, Mark has been working toward using the Parish Council meeting time for long-range planning. One goal that Mark has for the parish is to see growth in the St. Matthias Parish family and to ensure it is a welcoming environment for all. Over the last year or so, according to Mark, a challenge for the Parish has been the absence of a permanent Priest assigned to St. Matthias. Some parishioners or potential parishioners may not feel comfortable with this arrangement, and the Parish Council is striving to find ways to alleviate these concerns. On a positive note, Mark mentions that he has seen an upturn in the number of new parishioners (especially young couples)! As a gesture of welcome, and to ensure new parishioners feel engaged, Mark reaches out to each new parishioner individually to welcome them to St. Matthias.

We are lucky to have a leader like Mark Kopplin to guide our Parish Activities and to help ensure that we are all on the same path, moving toward the same goals. Thank you, Mark, for your service to St. Matthias Parish!

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Mark Kopplin

Mark Kopplin

Liaison to Finance Council