Parish Staff

Brenda Cline-Parish Director

STAFF_clineBrenda_110Brenda was appointed as Parish Director of St. Joseph Parish on May 15, 2011 by Archbishop Jerome Listecki. Parish Director is the title used in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee for laity and deacons who lead a parish in place of a priest. In this role, Brenda provides spiritual and pastoral care, and is responsible for the overall life and operation of the parish. Together with the leadership of the Pastoral Staff, she oversees the ministries of worship, education and formation, human concerns, and administration. Brenda also works in collaboration with our assisting priest, Fr. Steve Lampe, and the supervising priest, Fr. Mike Barrett, to provide pastoral and sacramental care for the parish.

Brenda has a B.A. in Music from UW-Stevens Point, and a Masters in Management from Cardinal Stritch University. Prior to her career in ministry, she worked in the music publishing industry. Benda previously served on the St. Joseph Pastoral Staff as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for eleven years, during which time she obtained a Master of Arts in Ministry from Cardinal Stritch University. She enjoys playing her saxophone as part of the parish music ministry, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Contact: 262-375-6500, ext 103 / bcline@stjosephgrafton.org

Fr. Steve Lampe-Assisting Priest

STAFF_lampeStephenFr_110Fr. Steve has been the assisting priest at Saint Joseph parish since August of 2009, having previously served as pastor of the parish. In his role as assisting priest, he is responsible for the celebration of sacraments such as baptism, reconciliation, marriages and anointing of the sick. He also presides at the weekend Masses, holy day Masses, and the 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Mass. The rest of his time is spent as an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Cardinal Stritch University.

Fr. Steve has been a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee since 1982. He spent 15 years on the faculty of Saint Francis Seminary, and, in addition to his assignments at St. Joseph Parish, he was pastor at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Milwaukee.

Contact: 262-375-6500 / sjlampe@stritch.edu

Al Lazaga-Deacon

STAFF_lazagaDeaconAll110Al and his wife Raquel (Rocki) joined St. Joseph parish early in 1978 with their two daughters, Rachel and Debbie. After encouragement from the parish, Al started in the Diaconate program for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 1987 and was ordained a Permanent Deacon in 1992. Six months after ordination, his employment took him first to the Philadelphia area for four years and then to southwest Michigan for the following 14 years. He continued his diaconal responsibilities in those locations. After his retirement from the business world, Al and Rocki decided to return to the area they so love, returning to St. Joseph Parish in 2009.

As part of his ministry, Al visits those in the county jail and spends time with their families. He also visits those in hospitals and nursing homes who need his presence. Al is also the director of the continuing clergy formation program for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.


Scott Wiese-Deacon

STAFF_wieseScott_110Scott was ordained a deacon on September 8, 2012 by Archbishop Jerome Listecki. As a deacon, Scott assists and preaches at Mass, witnesses marriages, conducts baptisms, and presides at funerals and other prayer services. He is a member of the Human Concerns committee and the ministers of care at the parish. Scott and his wife Jenny help engaged couples prepare for marriage through the FOCCUS pre-marital inventory process and Archdiocesan Engaged Enrichment programs. They also coordinate the FOCCUS program for the parish.

Scott earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting in 1985 from St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin and is a CPA. He is currently the controller for a manufacturing company in Milwaukee.

Scott and Jenny became members of St. Joseph Parish shortly after their marriage in 1985. They moved out of state in 1992, but joined the Parish again upon their return to the area in 1998. They live in Grafton and have two adult children, Ben and Emilee.


Randy Hilgers-Director of Liturgy & Worship

STAFF_hilgersRandy_110Randy re-joined the staff of St. Joseph Parish in July of 2011 as the Director of Music and Liturgy. Randy had served as Music and Liturgy Director at the parish from October of 1994 to June of 2010. Having served in full time parish ministry since 1979, Randy has developed and directed parish music ministry for Holy Family Parish in Whitefish Bay, Saint Robert Parish in Shorewood, and Old Saint Mary Parish in Milwaukee.

Randy presently serves on the executive board of ALMA/NPM (Archdiocesan Liturgical Musician Association/National Pastoral Musicians), the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission and sings with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Choir, and has served as liturgy coordinator and musician for Archdiocesan events and national conferences. He brings his years of experience in Liturgy and Music to the musicians of the parish each week with a firm foothold in our tradition, and an ever watchful eye to the future of parish ministry. Always in tune with the Assembly that gathers to celebrate each weekend and with those who lead the sung prayer of the Parish, Randy eagerly welcomes new ministers of music and provides leadership to the other Liturgical Ministries of the Parish.

Contact: 262-375-6500, ext 106 / rhilgers@stjosephgrafton.org

Ken Stanczyk-Director of Adult Ministry
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Ken joined the pastoral staff in July, 2015 as Director of Adult Ministry. He is responsible for adult sacramental preparation including Marriage, Baptism, RCIA, Adult Confirmation, and Ministry of Care, as well as adult formation opportunities, pastoral care, service outreach, and community building.

Ken has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from St. Francis Seminary, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Marquette University, and is certified as an elementary education teacher. He has worked at various parishes throughout the diocese, most recently at Blessed Trinity/St. John Evangelist in Sheboygan Falls/Kohler.

Ken and his wife, Marcy, live in Plymouth, along with their dog, Jazz. They have two adult daughters, Stephanie and Elizabeth. He enjoys exercise, sports (especially tennis), reading, and the arts.

Contact: 262-375-6500, ext 104 / kstanczyk@stjosephgrafton.org

Sheri Hanson-Director of Child & Youth Ministry
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Sheri is currently the Director of Child and Youth Ministry. She joined the Parish Staff in July 2013 as the Child Ministry Coordinator. In July of 2014, Sheri joined the Pastoral Staff taking on the role of Director of Child and Youth Catechesis. In July 2015, Sheri’s responsibilities grew again as she began directing the Child and Middle School Youth Ministry programs. Finally, in January 2017, the High School Youth Ministry program came under her direction. She is responsible for organizing and implementing the Child and Youth Ministry classes, K4 – 11th graders’ sacramental preparation (Baptism, 1st Communion, 1st Reconciliation, and Confirmation), retreats, community outreach activities and Vacation Bible School.

Sheri has a B.S. in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Scranton and a M.S. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a certificate in Elementary and Middle School Education from Marquette University. She is currently working toward her master’s degree in Christian Doctrine at Marquette University. Prior to working at St. Joseph Parish, Sheri conducted research on the cognitive development of young children; organized community events for a small town in North Carolina; and worked (and volunteered) at non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations. Sheri also volunteered to serve as a catechist for many years at churches in New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and, most recently, here at St. Joseph.

Sheri and her husband, Bob Wheeler, have been members of St. Joseph Parish since they moved to Wisconsin in June 2010. They have two daughters, both of whom attend our Christian Formation classes.

Contact: 262-375-6500, ext 175 / shanson@stjosephgrafton.org


Becky Meyer—Christian Formation Administrative Assistant

meyer_mrs-becky55Becky joined the St. Joseph Parish staff in September of 2016. As the Christian Formation Administrative Assistant, her responsibilities include assisting with Adult Ministry, Child & Middle School Youth Ministry and High School & Young Adult Ministry. Before taking this position, Becky worked in the medical field for over 13 years.

Becky has been a life-long member of St. Joseph Parish and a graduate of St. Joseph Parish School. She and her husband, Phil, have 3 children who also currently attend St. Joseph Parish School.

Contact: 262-375-6500, ext 120 / cfoffice@stjosephgrafton.org

Mary Stallman-Grade School Principal

STAFF_stallmanMary_110Mary joined St. Joseph Parish School as Principal in August of 2008. In her position she oversees the school programs, teachers, staff, and building. Previously she was the principal of St. Thomas Aquinas Academy and St. Paul’s Catholic School for four years. Prior to that, she was a middle school science teacher at Our Lady of Sorrows School in Milwaukee for ten years. Mary has a Master’s in Education Policy and Leadership from Marquette University, and a B.S. in secondary education from Grand Valley State University in Michigan.

Mary enjoys reading, gardening, exercising, and hanging with her family. She and her husband, Dirk, have three children and reside in Bayside, Wisconsin.

Contact: 262-375-6505, ext 171 / mstallmann@stjosephgrafton.org

Sue Henke-School Secretary

Sue HenkeSue joined the St. Joseph Parish School staff in 1996 as a teacher’s aid in First Grade for two years. She is now in her 18th year as the school secretary. Before joining our school staff she worked in the accounts payable/payroll department of a private corporation for 15 years. Sue finds each day at the school is new and exciting – filled with student and parent questions, along with the required paperwork.

Sue and her husband, Dan, have been parish members since 1988. They have two children, Ryan and Melissa, who graduated from St. Joseph Parish School.

Contact: 262-375-6505, ext 150 / schooloffice@stjosephgrafton.org

Jay Frymark-Director of Administration

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Jay joined the parish’s Pastoral staff in February 2016. His position has oversight of the financial and operations side of our parish life. This includes parish finances, human resources, buildings, grounds and maintenance. After a 20 year career at the telephone company, Jay was self employed and worked for small local businesses. He spent seven years as the Director of Parish Finance at the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Jay has a Master of Business Administration degree from Marquette University.

Jay and his wife Sarah live in Cedarburg and have four adult sons. They have been members of St. Joseph Parish since 2003.

Contact: 262-375-6500, ext 102 / jfrymark@stjosephgrafton.org

Lisa Delorit-Director of Stewardship and Communication

Mrs. Lisa DeloritLisa Delorit is the Director of Stewardship and Communication at St. Joseph Parish. Her responsibilities include introducing parishioners to parish discipleship opportunities, coordinating the volunteer process and working to recruit and retain parishioners in their discipleship roles.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Concordia University. Before taking the position in 2003, Lisa worked in health care for more than 30 years, and volunteered with the parish, local schools and the community.

Lisa and her husband, Dan have been members at St. Joseph Parish since 1987. They have 2 grown children.

Contact: 262-375-6500, ext 121 / ldelorit@stjosephgrafton.org

Barb Newton-Parish Secretary

Mrs. Barb NewtonBarb joined the Parish’s support staff as the Parish Secretary in April 2006. Her position has responsibility for maintaining parish membership records and preparing the weekly bulletin, along with many other duties. She is often times the first face and voice of the parish. Barb came to St. Joseph Parish with over 25 years of secretarial experience, 15 years with Wisconsin Electric Power Company and 10 years with the Grafton School District.

Barb and her husband, Jim, have been parishioners of St. Joseph Parish since 1980.

Contact: 262-375-6500, ext 100 / parish@stjosephgrafton.org

Parish Bookeeper

Contact: 262-375-6500, ext 122 / bookkeeper@stjosephgrafton.org

Ryan Dreikosen-Maintenance

Ryan Dreikosen has been the Head of Maintenance for the parish since May 2002.  He is responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the parish facilities and equipment. Ryan oversees the work of outside contractors who perform maintenance or repairs to all equipment. He is also the person behind most of the set-ups for meetings and events at the parish.

Prior to this position at the parish, Ryan worked in the printing industry. He was born and raised in Grafton and is a long time member of St. Joseph Parish.

Contact: 262-375-6500 / rdreikosen@stjosephgrafton.org

Kyle Coppersmith-Cleaning Assistant

Contact: 262-375-6500

Donald Kabara-Deacon Emeritus (retired)

Deacon Donald KabaraDon starting serving St. Joseph Parish as a permanent deacon when he was ordained in 1977. He retired from his covenant of service to the parish in 2002. However, he continues to serve as director for one of our parish’s outreach programs — the Los Toros Mission. He travels to Los Toros in the Dominican Republic with groups of parish members four times each year to serve the needs of the poor in the Third World, while leading the collaborative effort throughout the rest of the year.

Don is married to Judy, and they have seven adult children.


Richard Govek-Deacon Emeritus (retired)

Deacon Richard GovekDick was ordained a deacon on June 13, 1992, and began to serve at St. Joseph Parish where he was a parishioner. His primary ministry was visiting prisoners at the Ozaukee County Jail, where he led worship services and conducted bible classes. His other ministries at the parish included leading RCIA Inquiry, Baptism preparation, and bible classes in the parish, as well as serving as a member of the Human Concerns committee. Dick retired as an active deacon in June 2009.

Dick and his wife, Dorie, grew up in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. They were married in October 1956 and lived in Milwaukee until July 1968, when they moved to Grafton and became members of St. Joseph Parish.