Meet the Board of Directors

img_3701Michelle Scheidt
Currently a Program Officer at the Fetzer Institute in Kalamazoo, MI, Michelle served with the Claretian Volunteer and Lay Missionary Program in Chicago, IL and Guatemala.
Mary Beth Spinelli
Currently a researcher in criminal justice at the Center for Public Safety Initiatives in Rochester, NY, Mary Beth served with the Jesuit Volunteers International in the Marshall Islands and worked for Jesuit Volunteer Corps Midwest in Detroit, MI.
Kelli Nelson
Currently the Social Enterprise Supervisor at Bright Endeavors in Chicago, IL, Kelli served with the Incarnate Word Missionaries in Chimbote, Peru.
Rosanne Fischer
Rosanne has been involved in cross-cultural ministry as past director of: the St. Cloud Mission Office; the Yakima Interfaith Coalition/La Casa de Hogar; and Project Minnesota/Leon in Nicaragua. She is currently engaged in promoting support for Bishop Paride Taban and the Holy Trinity Peace Village in Kuron, South Sudan.

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.

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

Fr. John Nuelle, MS
Fr. Jack, a La Salette Missionary, served for over 30 years in Madagascar. He recently finished serving as the Executive Director of the United States Catholic Mission Association. He currently serves in leadership for his congregation.