Pastoral Council




BIO: I have been a member of the Parish 20 years. My ancestors and family were members since 1870. I am a nurse for 59 years, and have a passion for the History of Saint Francis de Sales. I have been in the Music Liturgy group, and Resurrection Choir since joining the Parish, served two terms on the Parish Council with Father Chuck and then transition to Fr. Jack. Served on Jubilee Year Committee for 3 years, interviewed parishioners and Pastors and Deacons and produced a Memorable Video, arranged for the Installation of the St. Francis relic in the Worship Center, facilitated and wrote weekly Jubilee Bulletin updates for the year, conducted the Time Capsule opening and installment of the 2042 one. Generally assisted when asked.

Reason for seeking election to Council:   With my vast life experiences especially related to St. Francis Church and its members, I believe I could be a strong advocate for the people of this parish and promote continued growth in our faith. It is critical to have Parish Council advisers dedicated to continuing this caring community. I would be committed to carry out this mission should you elect me.




BIO: Diane has been a member of SFDS parish since 1993, and she participates in several groups. She is a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, and has been a lector since joining the parish. She and her husband, Ray, and their children have called SFDS home — their children have received their sacraments here, and have been involved in Religious Education, Altar Serving, Children’s Choir/Youth Ensemble, etc. Diane is also a member of The Shadow Players, the theatrical group that has performs often on the campus. Diane was on the Pastoral Council several years ago, during the time when Msgr. Mike Schleupner left the parish and Fr. Carrion was administrator.

Reason for seeking election to Council: I enjoyed being on the Pastoral Council several years ago. I hope to be a benefit to the Council by offering my experience and perspective of being a member of this parish.



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BIO:  Parishioner since 1978. Married with 4 children and 11 grandchildren. I retired in 2013 after 40 years at Citigroup.

Reason for seeking election to Council: I’m a member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoy the volunteer works we do for the parish and the needy. I attend daily mass where I’m a Eucharist minister and a sacristan. I would like to learn more about the pastoral side of the parish.


The Pastoral Council is a collaborative and consulting body which meets once a month with the Pastor to provide an open, honest, and respectful forum of communication and dialogue regarding parish affairs.

Schedule:  Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in Meeting Room 1.

Members of the church are invited to attend. It is possible that the council meetings may change so please check with a member of the Parish Council Executive Committee to confirm the date and time if you plan to attend.

Executive Committee

  • Chair, Jim Wilson
  • Vice-Chair, Herman Bush
  • Secretary, Martine Uveges

Ministry Representatives

  • : Parish Life
  • Herman Bush: Liturgy
  • : Connections
  • Nikki Gorski: Faith Formation
  • Bill Countess: Service
  • : Stewardship
  • Iris Hernandez: Latino Community
  • Eleanor Fisher: Youth

SFdS Bylaws

Minutes of the Pastoral Council


Pastoral Council Nominations

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The following are prerequisites for any candidate wishing to join the Pastoral Council:

  • Has attained the 10th grade level age by the edate of elections, and who;
  • Is a baptized, confirmed, and/or registered member in good standing of the parish, an who;
  • Maintains a public posture not inconsistent with Church teaching, and who;
  • Is a contributed member of the parish.