Our Board members represent different aspects of the mission community. Many have participated in our programs or have been partners in mission.
Billy Byrnes – Currently serves as the Director of Campus Ministry at Junipero Serra High School, an all-boys Catholic high school. He and his wife, Kristin, served with Volunteer Missionary Movement in San Nicolas, Nicaragua for two years.
Mary Carlton – Currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago working with individuals who have experienced a variety of challenging and life changing experiences, Mary served as an international post graduate volunteer with Rostro de Cristo in Ecuador, an experience that has informed and influenced her current work.
Mike Haasl – Mike formerly served as Global Solidarity Coordinator through the Center for Mission at the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He served in Kenya, and with his wife, Mickie, and two daughters, accompanying the people of a Venezuelan barrio as Maryknoll Lay Missioners.
Mike McCloskey – Mike served in southern Colorado through Volunteers in Diocesan Action, in the Dominican Republic through the Institute for Latin American Concern and in Papua New Guinea with the Volunteer Missionary Movement. Currently, Mike is a non-profit administrator in Minneapolis with MicroGrants.
Katie Mulembe – Currently Associate Director for Catholic Volunteer Network, a national umbrella of faith-based volunteer and mission programs, Katie served as a lay missioner in Zambia for three years with Franciscan Mission Service.
Sr. Joanna Rosciszewska , CSJ – A missionary at heart and by call. She was sent to the USA to serve Polish immigrants during 1980. In 2014, she responded to the call to serve as director of the St. Joseph Worker Program of Orange, CA, a new ministry for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, where she currently serves
Sr. Tina Petrick, SND – A Sister of Notre Dame, Sister Tina served as a missioner in Papua New Guinea and Uganda. She presently teaches middle school in Leipsic, Ohio.
Adam Rudin – Currently director of the Salesian Lay Missioner program, Adam served two years working with at-risk youth in Bolivia with the Salesian Lay Missioners.
Sr. Anna Marie Reha, SSND; Honorary Board Member – Currently serves on the Central Pacific Province provincial council for a second consecutive term. She served as a missioner at the parish of San Sebastian in San Marcos, Guatemala, for 10 years, first as a pastoral care worker and then as parish administrator.