Parish Staff Directory

Jeff Van Dalen

Parish Director
jvandalen@stmatthias-milw.org

A parish director is a lay person or religious that provides for the overall pastoral care, spiritual guidance, and administration of the parish. 

The parish director is appointed by the Archbishop.

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Jeff Van Dalen

Jeff Van Dalen

Parish Director

David Sommers

Permanent Deacon
red66sue@wi.rr.com

David was ordained a deacon on June 3, 2000. He oversees the Deaf Community of St. Matthias Parish. He also maintains contact with Deaf people throughout the Archdiocese. He leads prayer groups and Bible study, and also provides service to the Deaf Community at St. Andrew Parish in Delavan, Wisconsin.

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David Sommers

David Sommers

Permanent Deacon

Vacant DAS

Director of Administrative Services
info@stmatthias-milw.org

Director of Administrative Services manages the administrative needs of the parish. In this capacity, they are responsible for finance, human resources, facilities management, computer and information technology, and the parish cemetery. They serve as the staff liaison to the Administrative Services Committee, Buildings and Grounds Committee, Human Resources Committee, Endowment Committee, and Cemetery Committee.

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Vacant DAS

Vacant DAS

Director of Administrative Services

Lynn Kaestner

Administrative Assistant
lkaestner@stmatthias-milw.org
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Lynn Kaestner

Lynn Kaestner

Administrative Assistant

Brian Jens

Director of Lifelong Faith Formation
BJens@StMatthias-Milw.Org

Brian Jens grew up at St. Matthias Parish. He is an alumnus of St. Matthias School in 2004. While attending Pius XI Catholic High School Brian was very involved in the youth ministry program as he was a CORE Team member for 2 years, and he attended five work camp mission trips. For college Brian attended Cardinal Stritch University where he received a Bachelor’s of Art Degree in Religious Studies in 2012. While in college Brian continued to be active in the parish serving on parish council for 4 years, and he was the liaison to the F.E.E.T. Committee. Brian continued to serve as a catechist throughout college helping in both the middle school and high school grades. Now, he serves as the Director of Lifelong Faith Formation where he serves in all areas of youth and adult formation including Christian Formation, C.I.A. Youth Group, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, and Adult Faith Formation.

Brian is very excited to bring his youthful energy and love for Christ into the parish where he hopes to meet many people, and help them discover new ways to grow in their faith.

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Brian Jens

Brian Jens

Director of Lifelong Faith Formation

Tom Gallagher

Coordinator of Life Long Formation
TGallagher@StMatthias-MIlw.org
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Tom Gallagher

Tom Gallagher

Coordinator of Life Long Formation

Mrs. Kristen Lee

Principal
klee@stmatthias-milw.org
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Mrs. Kristen Lee

Mrs. Kristen Lee

Principal

Wanda Nye

Parish Nurse

Wanda is an Aurora Parish Nurse working in a combined position with St. Matthias and Our Lady of Lourdes parishes. She has been in this position since September of 2008. She has established a Health and Wellness Ministry Committee. The team has members from both parishes. She provides and promotes health and wellness through education, health counseling, giving referrals, and empowering the congregation to be better advocates for their own mental, physical and spiritual wellness. Wanda can be contacted at 414-545-4281.

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Wanda Nye

Wanda Nye

Parish Nurse

Vacant Liturgical Assistant

Liturgical Assistant
Info@stmatthias-milw.org
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Vacant Liturgical Assistant

Vacant Liturgical Assistant

Liturgical Assistant

Francine Micklus

Director of Liturgy and Music
FMicklus@StMatthias-MIlw.org
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Francine Micklus

Francine Micklus

Director of Liturgy and Music

Maureen Ocasio

Administrative Assistant
mocasio@stmatthias-milw.org
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Maureen Ocasio

Maureen Ocasio

Administrative Assistant

Vacant Finance Manager

Finance Manager
info@stmatthias-milw.org

Responsibilities include, assisting the Director of Administration on day to day operations and perform all functions of payroll, Parish finance activities, financial statements for Parish, Cemetery, Endowment, Memorial and Capital Accounts,  accounts payable,  human resources  and benefits coordinator,  Administer WeShare program for online donations and basic office management duties.

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Vacant Finance Manager

Vacant Finance Manager

Finance Manager

Donna Blackham

Finance Assistant
dblackham@stmatthias-milw.org

Assistant to Mike and Michelle, do bank deposits, pay bills and enter WeShare payments and any other miscellaneous administration work.

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Donna Blackham

Donna Blackham

Finance Assistant

Jim Burss

Director of Maintenance
jburss@stmatthias-milw.org
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Jim Burss

Jim Burss

Director of Maintenance

Chris Weirzbinski

Maintenance Assistant
CWeirzbinski@StMatthias-Milw.Org
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Chris Weirzbinski

Chris Weirzbinski

Maintenance Assistant

Teresa Czerwinski

MEC, Lunch & Safeguarding Programs Coordinator
tczerwinski@stmatthias-milw.org

Hi, my name is Terri Czerwinski and I have been a part of the St Matthias family for 13 years. During my thirteen years I have seen many students grow and become strong members of our community. I have many jobs here at St Matthias. I am the coordinator of the Lunch program, Safeguarding program and MEC program (St Matthias Extended Care). This year, I have also taken on the responsibility of the Admin in the school office. In my spare time, I love spending time with my five children (Jacob-22, Justin-19 Michaela -12 Megan-8 and Tumble -1(my border collie). I am addicted supporting my kiddos’ sports, supporting kids with special needs and visiting Disney. I am super proud to be a part of the St Matthias team.

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Teresa Czerwinski

Teresa Czerwinski

MEC, Lunch & Safeguarding Programs Coordinator

Charles Schramm

Weekend Help Out Priest
cschramm@stmatthias-milw.org
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Charles Schramm

Charles Schramm

Weekend Help Out Priest

Fr. David Cooper

Weekend Help Out Priest
dcooper@stmatthias-milw.org
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Fr. David Cooper

Fr. David Cooper

Weekend Help Out Priest

Fr. John Cella

Weekend Help Out Priest
jcella@stmatthias-milw.org
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Fr. John Cella

Fr. John Cella

Weekend Help Out Priest

Joel Szydlowski OFM

Weekend Help Out Priest
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Joel Szydlowski OFM

Joel Szydlowski OFM

Weekend Help Out Priest