Prince of Peace Catholic Parish - Great Bend, KS

Councils & Commissions

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Pastoral Council

This council is the overall governing body of Prince of Peace. This group coordinates the planning and implementation of the parish's primary goals and objectives. In collaboration with the Pastoral staff it attempts to help the parish realize its overall mission. Because we are a bilingual community, there is also a Spanish-speaking "sub-council" that attempts to address the particular needs of the Hispanic members of the parish.

Contact Jerry Esfeld

Meeting Date

4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm
Meeting Location Meeting Room at St. Patrick

Members: Darrel Bieker,* Luke Blair, Barbara Esfeld, Jerry Esfeld (chair), Missy Esfeld, Leonard Gales, *Mercedes Helms, Dr. Charles Keener, Mark Rondeau, Don Straub, Kay Thompson

Members of Spanish Pastoral: Guadalupe Allende, Manuel Ayala, Veronica Banuelos, Manuela Carrasco,  Rodolfo Espino, Maribel Hernandez, Carmen Sanchez, Santiago Talamantes, *Mercedes Helms, *Fr. Ted Stoecklein

Finance Commission

This commission addresses the financial responsibilities of the parish. It oversees the funds necessary to realize the mission of Prince of Peace Parish.

Contact Ellen Mermis

Meeting Date

3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm
Meeting Location Meeting Room at St. Patrick

Members: Vickie Dreiling,  Lynda Jamison, Ron Kirmer,  John Lane, Ellen Mermis(chair), Marilyn Petty, Layne Shirk, Patrick Stang

Ecumenical Commission

This commission promotes the relationship of Prince of Peace Parish to other Christian denominations.

Contact Nancy Sundahl
Meeting Date 1st Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm
Meeting Location Meeting Room at St. Patrick

Members: Kathy Collicott, Bob Drake, Vicki Haselhorst,  Jim Krebaum, Patty McGurk, Leona Prosser, Rhonda Settle, Nancy Sundahl (chair), Arlen Werth, Barbara Wolford

Endowment Board

This board oversees the Endowment Fund which provides financial assistance to Holy Family School.

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Meeting Date Meetings are held 3 or 4 times per year
Meeting Location Site to be announced.

Members: Mary Albright, Linda Dougherty, Terry Esfeld, Dortha Keenan, Jeff Keller, Ron Koelsch(T), Linda Marmie (T), Karen Moeder(*),Robin Niederee, Jolene Rziha, Kevin Sundahl, Arlene Zorn(chair)

Hospitality Commission

This commission provides for the social well-being of the parish, especially new members and those celebrating special occasions.

Contact Nicole Omenski
Meeting Date 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 pm
Meeting Location Parish Center Meeting Room 1

Members:Cherie Cell, Crissy Charles,  Rose Duvall,  Joyce Haberman, Judy Jenisch,Loretta Kuhlman, Dana Morse, Nicole Omenski(chair),  Kathleen Stacey

Justice & Peace Commission

This commission was established to address issues of peace and justice (e.g., the current issue of immigration)

   
Meeting Date 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:45 pm
Meeting Location Meeting Room at St. Patrick

Members: Brett Cooper, Sue Cooper, Mary Dino, Robert Esfeld, Jessica Ford, Tom Garland(*), Sr. Jolene Geier(*), Catherine Huber, Larry Kubischeck(T), Barbara Millard, Cristy Suchy

Liturgy Commission

This commission oversees the liturgical celebrations and ministries that are so primary to the spiritual growth of Prince of Peace Parish.

Contact Cathy Esfeld
Meeting Date Meets quarterly at 7:00 pm
Meeting Location Office Living Room

Members: Luke Blair(*), Jean Crouse, Cathy Esfeld(chair), Dan Heath, Sonja McMullen, Heather Quillin,  Rosalee Reitcheck, Ann Schenkel, Joleen Tustin

Faith Formation Commission

This commission promotes and cultivates the Christian and Catholic formation of adults, adolescents, and children.

Contact Aleta Ehrlich
Meeting Date 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm
Meeting Location Meeting Room at St. Patrick

Members: Greg Albright, Jeunnesse Amendola, Joyce Beadles-Fry, Luke Blair(*), Jackie Brown(*), Dianne Call, Aleta Ehrlich(chair), Cynthia Enriquez, Mercedes Helms(*),  Sharon King, Rose Duvall(*), Eric Stacey

Vocations Commission

This commission tries to raise the awareness that everyone is called by God to experience God's love as well as share it with others.

Contact  Paula Brozek
Meeting Date 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm
Meeting Location Office Living Room

Members:   Luke Blair(*), Tonnie Bodine, Paula Brozek (chair), Kathy Chacon, Ann Lessor, Coleen Moore, Carrie Witte

Holy Family School Council

This council supports the endeavors of Holy Family School in its effort to nurture children in Christian and Catholic values by instilling a sense of faith and service.

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Meeting Date 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm
Meeting Location Holy Family School Library

Members:  Scott Ensley,Haley Guesnier, Rachelle Hapes, Mindy Hickel, Jennifer McMillen,, Karen Moeder(*), Charise Oelger,  Nichole Omenski, David Schenek, Erica Stos, Kate Weber

Property Commission

This commission oversees the maintenance and improvement of the physical plant within which the mission of the parish is implemented.

Contact Ron Straub
Meeting Date 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm
Meeting Location Meeting Room at St. Patrick

Members: Dennis Call, Paul Doll, Ed Heier, Bob Holt, Conrad Koehler, Patricia Oborny, Dennis Redburn(*), Jim Rziha, Jim Schneider, Ron Straub(chair), David Suppes(*), Chuck Wilson

Stewardship Commission

This commission assists Prince of Peace Parish in creating a climate where each person has the opportunity to be a good steward of their time, talent, and treasure.

Contact Glen Sander
Meeting
Date
2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm
Meeting Location Meeting Room at St. Patrick

Members: Leon Brittain, Loretta Brittain, Donna Gales, Loretta Kirmer, Deanna Martinez, Tony Martinez, Glen Sander(chair), Rick Warnken, David Zink


* Ex Officio (Priests serve as Ex Officio on ALL commissions / councils)
(T) Trustee