Our Board members represent different aspects of the mission community. Many have participated in our programs or have been partners in mission.
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, 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.
Michelle Scheidt – Program Officer at the Fetzer Institute in Kalamazoo, MI, an organization focused on “helping build the spiritual foundation for a loving world,” Michelle served with the Claretian Volunteer and Lay Missionary Program in Chicago and Guatemala.
Sr. Mary Jo Welter, SSND – A School Sister of Notre Dame, Sister Mary Jo was a missioner for 13 years, serving in Kenya, Ghana and The Gambia. She presently serves as director of Sacred Space Ministry in Mankato, MN.