Leadership

Meet Our Leaders

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Catherine Butel

Principal

I have served in a wide range of ministries with the Catholic Church, including fifteen years as an elementary Catholic school principal in Kansas City. I came to Faithful Shepherd from a diocesan role in Scranton, PA. My husband Tony and I relocated to Minnesota in order to be closer to our two daughters, son-in-law, granddaughter and large expanded family throughout the Midwest. Beginning another new year with the Faithful Shepherd community is a great opportunity to continue to foster our mission and express our ministry.  I look forward to partnering with each family in the essential vocation of forming young people in all dimensions of body, mind and spirit.

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Kate Larson

Enrollment and Marketing Director

I started my 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 26 years in education. This school is my second home, and has been a wonderful community for our recent graduate Cecilia, and our eighth grade son Teddy. In my role, I enjoy promoting all of the fabulous teaching and learning that goes on here, and working with our school families and the broader community, including our three parishes and alumni.

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Sarah Meier

Technology Specialist and Development Director

An educator since 2001, I have been blessed to serve as Faithful Shepherd’s technology specialist since 2006. I now serve as the Development Director and I have the opportunity to support and lead Faithful Shepherd as an influential source of excellent Catholic education in our community. I specialize in technology integration and school connections. I am a Google Certified Educator and licensed Technology Specialist. Completing the Stanford d.School Maker Space and Design Thinking Training program had a significant impact on my leadership practices. I am blessed to work in a place where my own children go to school and receive a faith based education, with regular opportunities to participate in the arts and athletics.

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
  • Fr. Tim Wozniak
    Pastor, Vice President
    timw@stbeagan.org
  • Jim Clancy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Corporate Secretary
    jclancy04@gmail.com
  • Meagan Galbari                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Board Vice Chair
    meagan93@yahoo.com
St. John Neumann Representatives
  • Fr. Tony O’Neill
    President, Pastor, Canonical Administrator
    fr.tony@sjn.org
  • Joe Keating
    Board Chair
    joseph.keating@sjn.org
  • John Tauer
    Corporate Treasurer                                                                                                                                                                                                            John.Tauer@claconnect.com

Board of Directors Meeting Information

Board meetings are typically 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.   Current meeting dates for 2023-2024 School year:

September 5,  October 3,  November 7,  December 5,  January 10,  February 6,  March 5,  April 2,  May 7,  June 6

Meeting Minutes