School Board

St. Dominic School instituted a Board of Specified Jurisdiction to help navigate the school’s success in a critically changing and increasingly competitive marketplace.

The Board’s goal is to focus on school sustainability with individual members lending specific professional expertise to help address specific issues, challenges and goals facing the school. The Board will form committees to provide direction and decision-making in the areas of financial management, marketing and enrollment, fundraising and accountability. A committee to focus on strategic planning will be developed as the Board progresses.

Responsibility for day-to-day operation of the school, including curriculum, student and parent issues and oversight of faculty and staff will remain with the school’s current administration.

The St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese partnered with the Healey Education Foundation through its signature initiative. The Healey Education Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to sustain and grow Catholic schools by “helping schools help themselves.” The foundation provides board training and ongoing support to make the board as effective as possible.

The Board currently has 9 members, with a typical term for a board member being three years.

Chairman of the Board
Northfield Hospitals
Director of Engagement & Certified Trainer, Dale Carnegie Training – North Central US

I work as an extension of the leadership team to provide clarity and engagement across the organization. I partner with clients to drive business results through sales and marketing activities. It is a delight to see clients successfully learn and apply the Dale Carnegie Principles while in the training room.

During my fifteen years with Dale Carnegie Training, I have held several roles, including director of operations and accounting manager. My passion for working with people led to my current position.

I graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a degree in human relations and family studies. I previously served as a senior unit counselor in the Children’s Residential Treatment Center of Volunteers of America. Prior to Dale Carnegie Training, I worked as the operations manager for an Integrated Medical Systems office.

I am a native of the Twin Cities, and now reside in Northfield, with my husband Steve and three active sons. I am passionate about personal and professional growth in business and in my community. I am a board member of the Healey Education Foundation and I volunteer on the youth fundraising committee at Bethel Church. When I am not watching my sons in their multiple activities, I enjoy traveling, cooking and the arts.

Pastor and Board Member
Pastor, St. Dominic Church
It is a blessing for me to be the new Pastor of the St. Dominic Parish and School family!
My parents’ blessed me and my three older brothers with the gift of a Catholic education at St. Matthew’s (now Community of Saints) Grade School in St. Paul and Archbishop Brady High School in West St. Paul. I earned a Business degree from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and a Masters of Divinity from the St. Paul Seminary at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.
I have served as an associate priest at St. Michael in St. Michael and Epiphany in Coon Rapids. More recently, I served as the pastor of the clustered parishes of Ascension in Norwood Young America and St. Bernard in Cologne. Before I came to St. Dominic I served for 15 months as a chaplain at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis.
I love being a priest!  But if I didn’t become a priest I could see myself in a Catholic School as a Physical Education Teacher and a Coach because I love sports and teaching children life and faith lessons through sports. Growing up, I played lots of sports–football, basketball, hockey, baseball and tennis. I also enjoyed fishing, bicycle riding and hunting.
I look forward to meeting and getting to know all our students and families. I pray that St. Dominic School can play a vital role in assisting parents as they teach their children about God’s personal and profound love for them and about the marvels of His creation. I am especially excited to worship God with students, faculty, families and parishioners at our weekly Mass.
There is a beautiful passage from Luke 2:52 summarizing Jesus’ growth as a child. It says, “And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and favor before God and man.” My earnest hope is that each of our St. Dominic students will do the same!
Human Resource Executive, Oxford Property Management

I’m a Human Resources executive for a large senior living and property management company. I have a Master’s of Arts Degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota in Human Resources and Industrial Relations and I am able to assist the St. Dominic School and Board with policy review and design.

I have been a parent of a St. Dominic School student for 13 years and wish the school success in enrollment, development and academic achievement.

Not only would I like to see St. Dominic School be known as the best place for all Northfield children to grow and learn but also to be the best place for a teacher to excel and achieve the balance necessary to retain great talent.

Family Doctor
Allina Health
Vice President - Central Business Unit, Rosen’s, Inc.

I am a native of Wells, MN where I attended St Casimir’s Catholic School through 8th grade and graduated from Wells-Easton High School. I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Minnesota and has spent most of his career in the agricultural industry. Currently, I am the Vice President, Central Business Unit for Rosen’s Incorporated, an agricultural input distribution company. Faith and family are the two most important aspects of my life. I have lived in Northfield with my wife Carolyn since 1997. Our daughter Nicole attended St. Dominic School through 8th grade and is currently a Junior at Northfield High School.

Superintendent, Kenyon-Wannamingo School District
Vice Chairman

I am the parent of three St. Dominic School alumni. The transformation that I have seen this school go through over the past 15 years has been amazing and the partnership now with the Healey Foundation has put St. Dominic School on a course for even greater changes in the future that I am excited to be part of. My family has lived in the Northfield area for over 20 years, and I work as a Financial Advisor.

Board Secretary
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