Board of Directors

Our Board members represent different aspects of the mission community. Many have participated in our programs or have been partners in mission.

Bro. Bede Baldry, FSC
Br. Bede is a De La Salle Christian Brother. He was missioned to Kenya and since returning to the United States has been active in justice and peace work, including ministry to the Native American Indians. He now serves in leadership for his congregation.

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Mike Haasl
Mike is 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, he accompanied the people of a Venezuelan barrio as Maryknoll Lay Missioners.

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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.

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Currently Director of Operations 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.

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Currently Co-creator of Calm Clarity, a mindful leadership training social enterprise, Gina served as the Director of Cabrini Mission Corps and served in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic with the sisters of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus.

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. Rose Elizabeth Terrell, OSU
An Ursuline Sister of Cleveland who served in a rural mountain town in El Salvador for 11 years, Sr. Rose has been serving as the Community Partnership Coordinator for an inner city school since returning from mission. She joined the board of FMTM in 2016.

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. Sister Mary Jo has been on the board for six years.