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Pastoral Council Nominees

The election for the Pastoral Council is coming up on the weekend of June 2-3, 2018. Here is some more information about the nominees to help you make your decision!

Erika Fakler
As a member of St. Christophers for eight years, Erika Fakler has been a member of the Adult Faith Team, Parish Life Commission (PLC), lead Bible studies, and taught Confirmation. And, now she is ready to serve Jesus, His Church, and our wonderful community in a different way.

She turns dry topics into engaging eLearning by day, and the former teacher in her is excited for the possible opening of a parish school. She is also particularly interested in efforts to witness to and engage more of the community, helping them to know our Lord.

Nick Haun
Nick has been a parishioner at St. Christopher since his family moved to the Verona area 3 years ago. He and his wife, Katie, have six young children. Nick works as a physician in hospital medicine at the UW and VA hospitals. He is involved at the parish in the men’s discipleship group, in leading a small group Bible study, and as a Knight of Columbus. His family is dedicated to building up the community here, and Nick is excited to see how St. Christopher Parish will fulfill its evangelical mission in the coming years!
Matt Krippner
Matt has been a member of St. Christopher Parish for ten years. Matt feels blessed to have been married to his beautiful bride, Vanessa, and to have baptized all five of his children at St. Christopher. Matt is active in the parish community and wishes to see it grow. Over the past ten years he has grown much closer to our Lord, Jesus Christ through prayer, study and community. Matt and his wife are FOCCUS facilitators for marriage preparation and are instructors for our church’s baptism class. Matt is also a member of the Knights of Columbus and has participated in small group studies. Outside of being a father and husband, Matt is a Structural Engineer specializing in bridge design. He is hoping to use his time and talents as a member of the Parish Council to help foster a flourishing community within St. Christopher by spreading God’s love to all members with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Ann Lease
Ann and her husband, Ron, have been members of St. Christopher Parish for the past 11 years. She is a mother, grandmother, and retired registered nurse after a 37-year career. Ann and Ron live on 40 acre farm in the Township of Primrose, from which they crop, garden, raise steers and chickens. Ann is a disciple of Our Lord and am honored to participate as a leader in the evangelizing small groups, centered on faith building and growing personal relationships with Christ through His word. She is also a member of the Eucharistic Ministry to the Homebound and thoroughly enjoy bringing the Eucharist to those in need. She have served several years on the Advent By Candlelight team which is an outreach opportunity for women of faith. Another way Ann serves Our Lord has been volunteering on the 24hr Adoration team. During pro-life “40 days of life” she walks with others at Planned Parenthood. Ann is thankful for the opportunity to become your servant in this role as member on the Parish Pastoral Council.
Diane Smith
Diane has been a member of St. Christopher Parish for 5 1/2 years. She has been married to her husband, Mark, for 41 years. Together they have 3 married children and 5 grandchildren. Diane is a member of the CCW, Divine Mercy Cenacle, parish small group, a religious ed catechist for 15 years (in former parish), a participant in 40 days for Life. She has volunteered for the Right-to-Life Rose Sale, Badger Prairie Needs Network, and Pregnancy Helpline. Diane enjoys the Bible Studies and other adult education opportunities offered by the parish. Diane views her nomination as an opportunity to serve the parish that has helped me to grow in my faith life.
Jim Vesely
Jim, his wife Pam, and their three children, Rachel, Clayton and Preston have been active members at St. Andrew and St. William for over ten years. They were blessed with our first grandchild, Finnegan James, one year ago. Jim is an usher and member of the Knights of Columbus. He is a volunteer at the Badger Prairie Needs Network. Jim would appreciate the privilege to serve the St. Christopher Parish as a Parish Pastoral Council member.
David Wanta
David is married to his beautiful bride of almost 32 years, Julie. They have been with St. Christopher Parish for about 3 years. They have been blessed with 4 children: Janelle, Eric, Michael and Marcianna. David enjoys learning about the richness, beauty and fullness of the Catholic faith. He enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering at St. Ambrose Academy, and serving meals at the Catholic Multi-Cultural Center. He is a lector and active as a 3rd -degree Knight of Columbus. He has prayed with several 40 Days for Life vigils and the March for Life in DC. David works as a database administrator at CUNA Mutual Group. He looks forward to serving the parish and helping our parish community follow the will of God, if he is elected to the Pastoral Council.

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