School Council

School Council


St. John Neumann School Council

St. John Neumann School Council first met on December 29, 2010 to begin the process of making the school a long-term viable option for Catholic Education for our families, parish and community.  The council is made up of thirteen members (Pastor, Principal, Business Manager, plus the ten co-chairs of five committees) who coordinate the work of five working committees:

The School Council invites anyone interested in taking an active part on one of the five committees to contact any of its members for further information and/ or meeting times.

Finance Committee

This committee works with the Pastor, Principal and Business Manager to develop and monitor a budget to finance the school’s educational programs.


Strategic Planning Committees

Creates, monitors, evaluates and updates the long-range strategic plan.  This committee ensures that, at all times, the school has five years of a long range plan to guide it.


Marketing Committee

This committee does internal and external marketing of the school.  This committee addresses relationship-building with external customers.


Advancement Committee

Develops and monitors activities centered on the overall planning, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of all grant writing.  This committee attends to matters pertaining to endowments, fund raising programs and the creation of an active alumni association.


Pastoral Committee

Works with the pastor as ambassadors to neighboring parishes without schools on the city’s east side.  This committee also acts within the classroom as resources, and as a Church presence.


Pastor: Fr. Robert J. Schrader 

Principal: Jacqueline Senecal

Business Manager:    Patty Macera  and Maria Schwenzer     

Strategic Planning co-Chairs:  Michael Grosodonia and Dave O'Keefe     

Marketing Co-Chairs: Vern Connor and Jason Dusett

Advancement co-Chairs: Dave Zumchak and Paula Lynch                                 

Pastoral Co-Chairs:  Fr. Robert Werth and Fr. Timothy Brown