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Leadership Teams

Pastoral Planning Oversight Group

Oversees entire project, offering high-level guidance and feedback, offers recommendations to Archbishop

Leisa Anslinger

Fr. Eric Bowman

Rob Brock

Fr. Tom DiFolco

Fr. Earl Fernandes

Jeremy Helmes

Jennifer Schack

Mike Schafer

Fr. Jan Schmidt

Fr. Shawn Landenwitch

Fr. Chris Worland

Fr. Matt Robben

Beacons Core Team

Coordinates and executes all aspects of Beacons of Light at the archdiocesan level.

Fr. Jan Schmidt, Leader

Leisa Anslinger

Rob Brock

Jeremy Helmes

Jennifer Schack

Mike Schafer

Archdiocesan Deans

Provide input, feedback, disseminate information to and solicit responses from the priests of the archdiocese, as
well as providing leadership in the deaneries.

Fr. Steve J. Angi

Fr. Paul Del Staigers

Fr. John MacQuarrie

Fr. Thomas Mannebach

Fr. Brian Phelps

Fr. Matthew J. Robben

Fr. Jan Kevin Schmidt

Fr. Larry Tharp

Fr. John Tonkin

Fr. Richard Walling

Fr. Bernard Weldishofer

Fr. Sean Wilson

Strategic Planning Task Group

Leads the data collection, analysis, and modeling of Families of Parishes

Rob Brock, Leader

Fr. Dave Endres

Susie Gibbons

Bill Maly

Fr. Del Staigers

Vince Woodall

PartnersEdge project leads: 

Dennis Cheesbrow

Mike Laughery

Dorfha Vang

Rich Swanson

Pastoral Planning Task Group

(Is transitioning to design teams)

Fr. Tim Fahey

Fr. Len Wenke

Mark Machuga

Cathy Magness

Birgitt Hacker

Linda Mulvaney

Ron McDonald

Greg Feldkamp

Pilar Hernandez

Pat Bergen

Rachel Niekamp

Miranda Schweiterman

Pastoral Planning Pathway Design Teams

Working groups that will design the parish pastoral planning process. Each team is led by a Pastoral Center staff member and
includes clergy and laity from throughout the archdiocese.


Jeremy Helmes, Leader

Patricia Bergen

Fr. David Doseck

Ms. Lisa Fullenkamp

Matthew Geerlings

Cathy Magness

Jessica Mills

Dcn. Chris Rauch

Fr. Ryan Ruiz

Church & Leadership:

Dcn. Mark Machuga, Leader

Fr. Timothy Fahey

Dcn. Amado (Madz) Lim

Ron McDonald

Scott Mussari

Rachel Niekamp

Teresa Palmer

Dcn. Clif Perryman

Fr. Sean Wilson

Fr. Tom Wray


David Kissell, Leader

Jennifer Becker

Julie Burt

Tim Clifford

Erin Dwyer

Dee Gauche

Sarah Merkel

Cathy Nagy

Matt Reinkemeyer

Tina Wagoner


Sean Ater, Leader

Christen Aquino

Nicholas Hardesty

Becky Henlser

Shane Legg

Samuel Vasquez

Adriana Vasquez

Wayne Topp

Love in Action:

Tony Stieritz, Leader

Mary Anne Bressler

Mary Jo Burns

Noelle Collis-DeVito

Mike Gable

Esperanza Gallon

Mike Handorff

Vivian Koob

Mike Lehner

Andrew Musgrave

Sr. Christine Pratt

Fr. Mike Pucke

Laura Roesch

Deanna Spatz

Dcn. Royce Winters

Bob Wurzelbacher


Rob Brock, Leader

Tom Jennings

Joe Mangan

Fr. Andrew Moss

Sue Nietfeld

Rob Reid

Fr. James Reutter

Fr. Del Staigers

Vince Woodall


Mike Schafer, Leader

Dominick Albano

Jessica Rinaudo

Jennifer Schack

Leadership Roundtable pastoral planning consultants:

Dcn. Patrick Stokely

Dominic Perri

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