Parish Pastoral Council

Here to Serve You….

The Parish Council of Our Lady of Victory consists of 12 elected parish members, two Parish Lay Directors, the Pastor and various Ex-Officio members. Each spring four new members are elected. They serve a 3-year term. The Parish Council meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the gathering space meeting room. Meetings are open to all. Membership is open to interested parishioners 18 years of age and over.

The Council has numerous committees on which council members and others may serve. These are: Liturgy, Family Life, Church Life, Buildings & Grounds, Education, Stewardship, Christian Service, Ecumenical, Finance, Young Adult, Wellness, Vocations and other ad hoc committees when needed. As a group the Council is advisory to the Pastor on all aspects of parish affairs.

Current Council Members

Name  
Fr. Jacob Greiner (Pastor)David Mattke (Business Manager)Suzanne Yackley
Chad Lochner (President)Bernie Mack (Lay Director)Chuck Gerlach
John Wichelmann (Vice President)Judy Johnson (Lay Director)Ralph Armstrong
Stephen Frank (Secretary)Chad Steimle (JFK)Mike Van Speybroeck
Marc Mosse (Deacon)Helen White (Ladies' Council)Jennifer Stratman
Al Boboth (Deacon)Matt HenningNancy Stone
John Wagner (Deacon)Vern Vondera

Odd Jobs Committee

Mission/Goals: This committee is responsible for the care, maintenance and improvement of parish properties.  Makes minor repairs and develops recommendations about future requirements.

Interested in flower gardening? A dedicated group plants the flowers each spring. They also take care of weeding and watering. If you have a green thumb, or would simply like to assist, just let us know. Contact the Parish office to get involved.

Professionals & Skilled Trades: Volunteers are sought to work on specific projects throughout the year. Professionals and individuals with skilled trades, who are willing to share their talent for the good of the parish, are invited to make themselves known. The committee will connect with you on an as-needed basis.

Use the link below to access a copy of the emergency response plan to address potential hazards that could interrupt worship or threaten our church facility.

Church Crisis Management Plan

Contact: Chuck Gerlach (Parish Office 563-391-4245)

Church Life Committee

Mission/Goals: This is a regular committee of the Parish Pastoral Council. It is responsible for overseeing and publishing parish activities, social events and communications.

Update: A parish Fall Fair is planned for most every September on the campus grounds. Food will be provided. You won’t want to miss the fun and entertainment for all ages. Watch the bulletin for details.

Contact:  Mike Van Speybroeck

 

Family Life Committee

Mission/Goals: The Family Life committee is a permanent part of the Pastoral Council. It meets regularly and works with the Diocesan office to promote Christian marriages and family life.

Update:

Contact: Vern Vondera (Parish Office 563-391-4245)

Finance Council

Mission/Goals: This committee consists of pastor-appointed members, the two parish Lay Directors, a Parish Council representative, a Board of Education representative, and the pastor. Lay members are appointed for a 3-year term, on the basis of their expertise in the field. The committee meets on the 4th Monday of each month in the Gathering Space meeting room. It advises the pastor in the administration and stewardship of parish finances, budget, facilities and long-range financial development.

Members: Bernie Mack (Lay Director), Judy Johnson (Lay Director), Matt Osen, Rick Willows, Molly Crosby,
Hollie Matthys, Peter Schuster (Board of Ed), Fr Jacob Greiner

Contact: Fr Greiner (391-4245)

Stewardship Committee

Mission/Goals: The mission of the Stewardship Committee is to assist parishioners in understanding and embracing the importance of stewardship in their daily lives and in the life our our community.

Update: All parishioners, young and old, have gifts to share. Giving our time and talent is an important aspect of our Christianity. Sharing time means being with God in prayer and worship, sharing love with family and friends, and volunteering in church and community activities that help others and promote justice. Sharing our talent arises from our God-given abilities to do certain things well and our responsibility to develop and use these talents. Please prayerfully consider giving back a portion of your time by engaging your talents in service to God and your parish/school. All responses gratefully accepted!

Members: Jim Hagerman, chairperson, Fr. Jake Greiner, Deacon Al Boboth, Judy Johnson, Peg Macek, Ralph Armstrong, Chuck Gerlach and Matt Henning.

Handbook of Ministries