Parish Staff

Brenda Cline-Parish Director

Cline_Brenda0035Brenda 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 /

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 /

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

Hilzius_Randy0041Randy 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 /

Ken Stanczyk-Director of Adult Ministry


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

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.

Ken and his wife, Marcy, have two adult daughters, Stephanie and Elizabeth.  Ken enjoys sports (especially tennis), reading, and the arts.

Contact: 262-375-6500, ext 104 /

Sheri Hanson-Director of Child & Youth Ministry

Hanson_Sheri0039Sheri 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 /

Becky Meyer—Christian Formation Administrative Assistant

Meyer_Becky0050Becky 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 /

Amanda Matthews-Grade School Principal

Amanda is the Principal of St. Joseph Parish School. Before becoming Principal she was a St. Joseph Parish School teacher for fourteen years, teaching 3rd and then 4th grade. She has been a St. Joseph Parish member since 2003 when she moved to Grafton with her husband Greg. She has three children, Grant, Aidan and Isabelle whom all attend St. Joseph Parish School. Amanda received her degree from the University of Milwaukee in 2003 and is working on her Masters in Educational Leadership at Cardinal Stritch University. Amanda enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with her family and cycling.

 Contact: 262-375-6505 /

Sue Henke-School Secretary

Henke_Sue0040Sue 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 /

Jay Frymark-Director of Administration


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 /

Bonnie Reineking-Director of Stewardship and Communication

Contact: 262-375-6500, ext 121 /

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 Bookeeper

Contact: 262-375-6500, ext 122 /

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 /

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.