Meet Our Leaders


Catherine Butel


Catherine Butel (cbutel@fscsmn.org) has served in a wide range of ministries with the Catholic Church, including fifteen years as an elementary Catholic school principal in Kansas City. She comes to Faithful Shepherd from a diocesan role in Scranton, PA. Catherine, and her husband Tony, relocated to Minnesota in order to be closer to their two daughters, son-in-law and large expanded family throughout the Midwest. The invitation to become part of the Faithful Shepherd community is welcomed by Catherine, who looks forward to partnering with each family in the essential mission of forming young people in all dimensions of body, mind and spirit.


Kate Larson

Enrollment and Marketing Director

I started my new role in enrollment and marketing in August 2022. Prior to that I served as a fourth grade teacher at Faithful Shepherd for 19 years of my 25 years in education.

This school is my second home, and has been a wonderful community for our recent graduate Cecilia, and our seventh grade son Teddy.

In my new role, I look forward to getting in touch with FSCS alumni and working with our school families and the broader community, including our three parishes.


Mike Randall

Business Director

Mike Randall (mrandall@fscsmn.org) has been involved in Catholic education for most of his life. He attended Catholic schools for 16 years and sent all three of his children to Catholic grade school and high school. Mike has worked in Catholic schools for over 20 years in the areas of development and marketing. He is committed to ensuring that Faithful Shepherd has the resources necessary to achieve academic excellence as well as providing a Catholic education for all who seek one, regardless of ability to pay.

Faithful Shepherd Catholic School – Board of Directors

The Board of Directors serves as the governing body for Faithful Shepherd. It is comprised of current and former parent volunteers who actively represent the mission and vision of our school in service to our community. Their contribution of their time and gifts helps propel Faithful Shepherd forward to achieve ongoing success.

The formation, duties, and responsibilities are in accordance to the Bylaws of Faithful Shepherd and include responsibility for the Catholicity of the school, spiritual formation, long-range planning, fiscal development, and approval of policies. For more information please download our Board Policy Manual.

Board of Directors Annual Goals

Board Goal Worksheet

Articles of Incorporation

Articles of Incorporation of Faithful Shepherd Catholic School

Committee Charters

The FSCS Board of Directors has several sub-committees. If you would like to volunteer for a committee please contact Catherine Butel at 651-406-4747 or cbutel@fscsmn.org

Development Committee Charter

Acknowledging the importance of development and fundraising activities to the overall mission and operations of FSCS, the FSCS Development Committee ensures all development and fundraising activities sponsored or associated with FSCS are properly planned, coordinated, and executed.

Finance Committee Charter

The Faithful Shepherd Catholic School and Tri-Parish Center (“FSCS”) Finance Committee (collectively, “Finance Committee”) will review and understand the financial condition and structure of FSCS and provide guidance and recommendations to Administration, Board committees, and the Board of Directors as needed. The Finance Committee will partner with the Administration to create FSCS ‘s annual budget and determine tuition for Board approval.

Marketing Committee Charter

To drive continued growth and success of FSCS, the FSCS Marketing Committee assists with the execution of a marketing strategy that facilitates the school’s board-approved marketing plan that is consistent with the school’s philosophy and mission, and ensures all marketing activities are properly planned, coordinated and executed.

Facilities Committee Charter

The Faithful Shepherd Catholic School and Tri-Parish Center (“FSCS”) Facilities Committee (collectively, “Facilities Committee”) will review and understand the physical condition and maintenance programs of FSCS building, grounds and owned property and provide guidance and recommendations to the Administration, Board committees, and the Board of Directors. The Facilities Committee will partner with on-site operations team to provide recommendations on maintenance, repairs and replacement as well as an annual budget.

Meet the Board of Directors

St. Peter’s Parish Representatives
St. Thomas Becket Representatives
St. John Neumann Representatives

Board of Directors Meeting Information

Board meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month. Meetings start at 6:30pm – some are in person and some are held via Zoom.  Guests attend as listeners – if you would like to attend or to receive a link to the meeting, please email cbutel@fscsmn.org.   (N.B.  The October 4th meeting will be held in person at school, with a presentation from SeptemberFest Committee Chairs.)

Meeting Minutes