The Parish Council is an advisory body for the pastor. The Parish Council has up to 10 seats; members are elected for a three-year term. The elections are held in May, and two or three elected members rotate off each year. Up to one-third of the councilcan be appointed by the pastor for a one-year term. (Term expiration dates are noted in parentheses.)
Dina Davis (2021)
Taylor Hightower (2021) Secretary, Finance Council Liaison
Amy Knight (2020)
Chris Laury (2020) Chairperson
Rich Oloffson (2021) Vice-Chairperson
Jack Otten (2022)
Veronica Razo (2020)
Cindy Stophlet (2020)
Blake Woolsey (2022)
Paula Thiessen (Appointed) Core Team Liaison
ex officio: Fr. Jason Tyler, Jason Pohlmeier, Paul Warren
The Finance Council conducts the ordinary and extraordinary finances of the church. Members advise the pastor on the church budget and extraordinary financial matters. The pastor appoints all members.
Yesenia Arguelles, Michael Baumann, Taylor Hightower, Robert Mahler, Steve Murray
ex officio: Fr. Jason Tyler, Jason Pohlmeier, Paul Warren, Johanna Castillo
The School Board is a consultative board, consisting of no fewer than five (5) and no more than nine (9) voting members. A majority of the members are to be parents with children enrolled in the school. One or more representatives may be elected from the parishioners who do not have children in the school. The School Board advises the pastor and principal on matters pertaining to policies, budget, and the selection of the principal for the school. The Board follows the guidelines adopted by the Diocesan Board of Education and approved by the bishop. Each member is elected for a three (3)-year staggered term with elections held each spring. (Term expiration dates are noted in parentheses.)
Matt Bishop (2018)
Rebecca Cowie (2021)
Jeffery Dean (2018)
Chris Fitz (2020)
Nick Nabholz (2021)
Gustavo Peña (2020)
Fabiola Rodriguez (2020)
Adriana Stacey (2019)
ex officio: Fr. Jason Tyler, Jason Pohlmeier
St. Joseph School Endowment Fund
The endowment uses its annual earned income to supplement the school’s budget and enhance curricula. It is operated and administered by five trustees including the pastor and four appointed trustees.
Tameron Bishop (Chair), Russell Atchley, Rich Klaus, Fr. Jason Tyler, Becky Zimmerman
ex officio: Jason Pohlmeier
Parent Teacher Organization
The PTO sponsors programs which help our school earn money for needed equipment and supplies. Each year the PTO schedules the Fiesta and Silent Auction, our major fundraising event. They also organize one of the favorite events of the year: St. Joseph Catholic School Fall Fest. The PTO participates in Scrip, Box Tops for Education, Campbell Soup Labels, and many other events that support the work of the classroom teachers.
Rachel Eikenberry (President), Kathy Farver (Vice President), Michele Meggers (Secretary & 5K Chairperson), Angela Baumann (Treasurer), Marci Adams (Fiesta Chairperson), Jennifer Medeiros (Fiesta Co-Chairperson & Home Room Parent Coordinator).
Our parish building committee is charged with the planning and implementation of future construction projects to meet the demands of our growing parish, with the next project to hopefully be a new free-standing Church.
Paula Thiessen (Chair), Teresa Baker, David Bordovsky, Laurie Brady, Bokie Cleghorn, Celestine Eichler, Pete Heinzelmann, Bob Kelly, Bob Mahler, John Strack, Richard Welcher, Fr. Jason Tyler, Jason Pohlmeier, Paul Warren