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, Dr. Charles Keener, Kurt Kennedy, Mark Rondeau, Don Straub, Gay Werth

Members of Spanish Pastoral: Gerardo Aguilar, Margarita Aguilar, Guadalupe Allende,Ana Fabela, Irma Herrera, San Juana Lomas, Ana Martínez, Carmen Sánchez, Guadalupe Vázquez,  *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 Layne Shirk

Meeting Date

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

Members: Austin Coyan, Vickie Dreiling,  Lynda Jamison, Ron Kirmer,  John Lane, Marilyn Petty, Janet Polley, Layne Shirk (chair), , 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.

Contact  Arlene Zorn
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:Angie Anderson, Crissy Charles, Joyce Haberman, Katie Haselhorst, 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)

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

Members: Brett Cooper, Mary Dino, Robert Esfeld, Jack Ford, Jessica Ford (chair), Sr. Jolene Geier(*),  Larry Kubischeck(T), 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 Heather Quillin
Meeting Date Meets quarterly at 7:00 pm
Meeting Location Office Living Room

Members: Luke Blair(*), Gerry Fosdick,  Dan Heath, Kathi Hoffman, Ted King, Jillane Koochel, Heather Quillin (chair), Ann Schenkel, Diane Stalcup, 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: Jeunnesse Amendola, Joyce Beadles-Fry, Luke Blair(*), Jackie Brown(*), Dianne Call, Rose Duvall(*), Aleta Ehrlich(chair), Cynthia Enriquez, Sharon King, , Eric Stacey, Alan Stein

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(*), Tonni Bodine, Paula Brozek (chair), Ann Lessor, Coleen Moore, Alan Riedel, 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.

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

Members: Kylee Graves,  Rachelle Hapes, Cory Johnson, Ashley Klein, Melanie Lewis, Jennifer McMillen (chair), Karen Moeder(*), Charise Oelger,  David Schenek,Amber Smith,  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 Ed Heier
Meeting Date 1st Tuesday every 3 months at 7:00 pm
Meeting Location Meeting Room at St. Patrick

Members: Dennis Call, Paul Doll, Bradley Duryee, T. R. Esfeld, Ed Heier (chair), Daryl Hertel (*),  Bob Holt, Conrad Koehler, Patricia Oborny, 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, Pam Lichter, Glen Sander (chair), Rick Warnken, David Zink


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