Pastoral Council | Trustees

"You know well enough that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them."
- St. Therese of Lisieux

Pastoral Council

St. Joseph Pastoral Council advises and consults with the pastor about the overall direction of our church to fulfill the mission of Jesus and meet the needs of our parishioners and beyond.

*The Council is a vehicle for the parish members to share in the pastoral mission of Jesus Christ and the Church in a specific location in the Archdiocese. It does this by developing Catholic identity, promoting evangelization, and fostering stewardship.
*The Council strives to build a community of disciples who recognize their baptismal calls to lives of holiness, witness and service.
*The Council engages in a continual process of pastoral planning, which takes into account the needs and priorities of its parishioners, the Archdiocese, the broader community, and the world.

see also: Parish Pastoral Council Norms

see also: Parish Pastoral Council Manuals

Matthew Schwab

Matt joined St Joseph Parish in 1999. Matt and his wife Lisa were married at St Joe’s in 2003, and have two children, Claire and Jaden; baptized in 2011 and 2016.

Matt has served in the liturgical ministries of Lector and Usher over the years, and is a regular attendee of 8:00 Mass. The enthusiasm, energy, and spirituality of the liturgies and parishioners keeps him coming back for more.

Matt is the Chair of Pastoral Council. Matt joined Pastoral Council in 2019 as a representative to the Finance Council.

Matt's career has been in the Information Technology industry for the past 25 years. Matt has worked at Foley and Lardner LLP for the past 13 years, and his current role there is a network engineer.

John Gassert

Vice Chairperson: liaison Finance Council
John joined St. Joseph Parish in 2016 and become active in several ministries. John accepted to serve on the Pastoral Council in 2021.
John serves as an usher and regularly attends the Mass at 8:00 AM.
John has made lasagna for St. Bens while we could and is now helping assemble sandwiches. John helps with the Grief Ministry as needed. John was also a member of the Love One Another Campaign Committee.

John was married for 44 years; His wife passed away in February 2016. John has one daughter and two wonderful grandchildren who live in Springdale Arkansas.

John is a retired Professor Emeritus at MSOE where he taught electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, and medical informatics classes. John truly enjoys doing volunteer work for the Church, Riveredge Nature Center, Ozaukee Family Services, and YMCA. John is an active member of the Grafton Lions.

John Krueger

Secretary: liaison Life Long Faith Formation
John grew up in Elm Grove, Wisconsin and attended Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School. After his residency in Family Medicine his family moved to Grafton and joined St. Joseph Parish. He and his wife Debbie have been members since 1982.

They have one son, Christopher, who is married and lives in Whitefish Bay with his wife, Becca, and three children, Henry, Sam, and Alex. They are happy to be able to see them regularly.

John retired from regular practice in 2017 but still enjoys working occasionally on an “on call” basis. Retirement has given him the opportunity to become more involved with the Grafton Lions Club and Grafton Historical Society. John also like to golf and bike in the summer and cross country ski in winter.

John joined the Pastoral Council in September of 2021 and looks forward to serving the parish in this capacity.

Char Blaubach

Pastoral Council Member: liaison School Committee
Char and her husband Dave have been members of St. Joes since the early 80’s.
Char has served as a Eucharistic Minister at 4pm mass for approximately twelve years. She has assisted in Fish Fry setups for the last two years and has helped with the Farmers Market.

Char is also a member of the school’s unpaid staff, working in the library in various capacities.

Char has been retired since April of 2018 from a lifetime career as a Medical Technologist, the last 26 plus years at Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls.

Char continues as a volunteer through Community Memorial Hospital, knitting prayer shawls, & lap robes, & baby blankets for Cancer Care, Rehab, & OB.

Brenda Jobe

Pastoral Council Member: liaison Worship Committee
Brenda has been a gracious recipient of all St Joseph Parish has to offer since 2002. I have three children in college, Alyssa, Bryce and Evan, and now that her nest is empty, she is eager to start contributing more significantly to this wonderful parish.
Brenda has taught Christian Formation classes for 1st grade for a brief stint and helped with one of the capital campaigns a few years back.

Brenda is a Registered Nurse and family nurse practitioner. She has been a professor at Concordia University Wisconsin for 17 years, teaching nursing students.

Tom Bryde

Pastoral Council Member: liaison Human Concerns
Tom and his wife, Liz are originally from New York. They moved to Cedarburg from Plano, TX in 1999. They have been members of St. Joseph's Parish since 2021. Tom and Liz have 3 children, Maggie Dauss `{`Ryan`}`, TJ `{`Liz`}` and Olivia.
Tom is retired but works part-time at Mee-Kwon golf course. He is a past President of the Cedarburg Lions. He is an active member of the Cedarburg Lions involved with fundraising and several service projects.
He and Liz can generally be found at the 8:00 AM Sunday Mass.

Tom Krueger

Pastoral Council Member: liaison Finance Council
Tom was born and raised in Cedarburg, Wisconsin and attended St. Francis Borgia grade school. Tom and his wife, Shari were members of St. Francis Borgia for most of their married life, joining St. Joseph’s Parish in 2015.
They have two children, John and Amy, and five grandchildren.

Since joining St. Joseph’s, Tom have become involved with ushering at the 4:00 mass and assisting with Hospitality, the Farmer’s Market and the Fish Fry. In 2022 Tom was accepted to the Pastoral Council and was a liaison to the Finance Council.

Tom retired in 2016 after 35 years in the restaurant business, he was owner and manager of Barth’s at the Bridge restaurant in Cedarburg, followed by five years in the homebuilding business and then eleven years at Sendik’s Market in Grafton as Wine & Spirits manager.

In Tom's spare time, he serves on the board of directors of the Cedarburg History Museum and volunteer with the Cedarburg Fire Department and at the Rivoli Theatre. Tom also enjoys spending time golfing, flyfishing and hunting.

Jack Reindl

Pastoral Council Member: liaison School Committee
Jack came from a small town in Manitowoc County where he attended grade school and high school at St. Gregory Catholic Parish. After receiving a degree from UW-Whitewater Jack worked in retail management for over 35 years. After Jack's retirement he joined Portal Industries here in Grafton where he worked in job development and job coaching for over 10 years.
Jack has been active in Lions Clubs at both the local, district and state level.
Jack has been an usher for many years and looks forward to getting more involved in the parish.

Jeff Wildt

Pastoral Council Member: liaison Stewardship Committee
Jeff and his wife Liz have been parish members since 2015. They have 4 sons and three daughters-in-law, Adam (Racheal), Brandon (Stephanie), Andrew, Jack (Hanna) and one grandchild on the way.

Jeff has served on the Human Concerns Committee for the last two years and has been active as part of the Creation Care Team. He also serves on the board of The Food Pantry, Inc which is an organization based in Port Washington that works to alleviate hunger in Ozaukee County by acquiring and distributing food to those who seek aid.

Jeff joined the Pastoral Council in 2023 and is looking forward to his first liaison assignment.

Chuck Boehm

Trustee - Treasurer
Chuck has been an active member of St. Joseph Parish since joining in 1999. He is currently serving as Trustee, after serving on the Pastoral Council from 2004-2013. Chuck is an active member of the Life Long Faith Formation Committee and has been a High School Catechist since 2000. He is also the Parish Captain to St. Joseph Parish for the Men of Christ group and their Annual Conference. Chuck is a civil engineer at AECOM, a global engineering company, where his area of emphasis is water resources (including river, storm water, and sanitary systems). He and Jennifer were married in 1990 and are the proud parents of six children – Sarah, Katie, John, Andrew, Ellie and Monica. When not busy with work, parish life or the kids, he enjoys fishing, camping, hunting, gardening and trips to the beach!

Lisa Delorit

Trustee - Secretary
Lisa and her husband Dan have been members of St. Joseph Parish since 1987. They have two grown and married children, Justin and Beth, and two granddaughters. Lisa served as the Director of Stewardship and Communication for the parish from 2003 – 2020. Since retiring she has been the Parish Liaison for the Love One Another Campaign, leads the Ministers of the Eucharist for the parish, and serves on the Cemetery Committee. When her children were in school, she volunteered as a Child Ministry Catechist.

In her spare time Lisa enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, gardening, cooking, and traveling. She is also a member of the Grafton Lions Club.

Pastoral Trustee

St Joseph Trustees are parishioners who serve the parish as advisors, overseers and councilors, entrusted with assisting the pastor in caring for the corporate well-being of the parish. They serve for two-year terms and are members of the Parish Council.

One trustee is designated as the trustee-treasurer and the other as the trustee-secretary.

Along with the pastor, trustees are ex-officio members of the parish pastoral council and finance committee, and participate fully in the work of those groups

see also: Parish Trustee Manual

see also: Parish Trustee Instructions