I started working part time for St. Mary in 1985. At that time, I kept records for sacraments, tracked parish contributions, created the bulletin, and kept the data on all parishioners. Within a year, I was also doing the bookkeeping for St. Mary.
I obtained certificate degrees at MPTC in Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft Windows in 1993.
In 1994, I worked full-time at St. Patrick’s in Fond du Lac (now Holy Family), and I learned many of the software programs that the Archdiocese implemented with the parishes. I officially started full-time at St. Mary’s in 1994, when a newly appointed priest asked the Council to have a full-time administrator for the parish. In 1996, I learned the data processing PDS program at the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
In 2014, I started working for Sons of Zebedee – St. James and St. John. Though the parishes are clustered (not merged), we collaborate on a shared bulletin, and I have similar responsibilities for both parishes. These include: answering phone calls, emails, keeping records for sacraments, keeping parish data records, mailings and much more.
I enjoy being a part of the parishes because the parishioners know who I am. I am the third generation member from both sides of my family to belong to St. Mary. I received all of my sacraments from St. Mary, and I was married at St. Mary. My children were fourth generation members, but they now live in other parts of the state and out of state. My oldest grandson was baptized at St. Mary, so we do have a fifth generation family member who received a sacrament from St. Mary.