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Director of Administrative Services

Leif Nygaard
Phone: 262-377-1070 Ext.339
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Bio

Serving St. Francis Borgia Parish since 2019

“I am excited to be serving such a welcoming and vibrant parish and contributing to the success of its faith filled mission. I look forward to getting to know the St. Francis Borgia parish family.”

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Master’s Degree in Finance
Prior Experience: 31 years of accounting, sales and operations experience with a focus on building services and the construction industry
Hobbies/Interests: Golf, reading, travel, biking and the stock market
Family: Wife Tracie, one married daughter and four sons.

Parish Accountant

Jennifer Justman
Phone: 262-377-1070 Ext.339
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Bio

Serving St. Francis Borgia Parish since 2017

“I like working at St. Francis Borgia Parish because of the kindness, friendliness, and helpfulness of everyone I have come into contact with. I look forward to serving such a welcoming parish.”

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Psychology
Prior Experience: 20 years of accounting with a focus on manufacturing
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, reading, camping, and pretending to be a good gardener
Family: Husband Chris, son Vann, and 2 dogs

Assistant to Pastor / Weddings

Yvonne Wolfe
Phone: 262-377-1070 Ext.329
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Bio

Serving St. Francis Borgia Parish since 2021

“I am happy to be a part of St. Francis Borgia, my childhood parish. This is a vibrant and active parish community led by dedicated pastoral and staff members. It is with joy that I meet parishioners, welcome new members and support the pastor to carry out our mission to Share Christ – Celebrate Christ – Live Christ.”

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa

Education: BS in Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Prior experience: Writer and editor for a local publication; previously a special education paraprofessional and administrative assistant
Hobbies/Interests: Enjoy spending time with family, meeting new people, teaching children the Catholic faith, cooking, gardening, hiking and vacationing in northern Wisconsin.
Family: My husband Joe and I were married at St. Francis Borgia in 1994. We are the proud parents of four sons.

Administrative Assistant HR/Benefits & Safe Environment

Kristin Jacoby
Phone: 262-377-1070 Ext.352
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Bio

Serving St. Francis Borgia Parish since 2017

“My family has thoroughly enjoyed being a part of St. Francis Borgia Parish since 2008. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve our church and school and I look forward to meeting more members of our wonderful parish community.”

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration – UW-Oshkosh
Prior Experience: 10 years human resource management experience including recruitment, retention, occupational safety, and benefit administration
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family and friends, camping, and following the Milwaukee Brewers
Family: Husband Trent, one daughter and one son

Administrative Assistant-Communications

Bethany Dhingra
Phone: 262-377-1070 Ext.327
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Bio

Serving St. Francis Borgia Parish since 2023

“And from his fullness have we all received, grace upon grace.” John 1:16

Education: BA in Communications and Journalism and Catholic Studies – University of St. Thomas, 2017

Prior Experience: 3 years as a campus missionary with FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) and 1 year as a campus minister at Fr. Tolton Catholic High School in Columbia, MO. 

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, cooking, spending time with family and friends, traveling with my husband, visiting National Parks. 

Family: I’m married to Manan, and I’m an aunt to 7 nieces and nephews.

Administrative Assistant

Chris Nienhaus
Phone: 262-377-1070 Ext.321
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Bio

I am very happy to join the administrative Team at St. Francis Borgia Parish.  My most recent role was teaching Theology and Financial Literacy at Messmer Catholic High School in Milwaukee; I served there for 17 years. I value your Parish Mission: “Share, Celebrate and Live” the Faith.  It coincides with the focus I had with my students.  Regardless of the formal title of the Theology class, when I asked them, “What’s this class all about?” they were taught to respond, “how we take care of each other”.

Education: BA Religious Studies, St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, IN

Prior experience: Director of Religious Education at St. Matthias Parish, Crown Point, IN. Theology teacher/Campus Minister at Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond, IN.

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy spending time with our grandchildren (especially a week of “GrandCamp” in the summer), volunteering with Secure Futures of Milwaukee (a financial literacy advocate for teens), summer art festivals, stage plays, and concerts (every summer I gotta see Foreigner).

Family: My husband Pat and I have two married sons and four grandchildren.

My favorite Scripture passage is “You have been told what is good, and what the Lord requires of you: Only to do justice, love goodness, and walk humbly with your God.”  Micah 6:8

Christian Formation Staff

Director of Child and Family Formation (3K-Grade 5)

Catie Weasler
Phone: 262-377-1070 Ext.328
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Serving St. Francis Borgia Parish since 2020

“Totus tuus”

Education: B.A. in Theology: Marquette University. M.A. in Theology and Christian Ministry with an emphasis in Catechetics: Franciscan University of Steubenville. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Training in Level I (age 3-6) and Level II (age 6-9): National Association of CGS Course
Prior Experience: 9 years in Catholic Schools in various roles and subjects with experience in both traditional religious education, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and Montessori education; 2 years as Coordinator of Children’s Catechesis
Hobbies/Interests: Amateur art projects, writing, reading, getting outside for exercise, time with friends and family, prayer, Eucharistic Adoration, devotion to Our Lady, spirituality of the Missionaries of Charity (Mother Teresa’s order)
Family: Grew up in a family of 11 (9 kids), 30 nieces and nephews, and a couple great-nieces and great-nephews!

Last Revision Date:10/28/20

Director of Youth Ministry

Brian Bottei
Phone: 262-377-1070 Ext.351
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Bio

Serving St. Francis Borgia Parish since 2023

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Marquette University

Prior Experience: Two and a half years as a missionary with Life Teen

Hobbies/Interests: Prayer, eastern Catholicism, weightlifting, cooking, watching the Brewers and Bucks, works of J.R.R. Tolkein, works of Dietrich von Hildebrand, Mumford and Sons.

Family: one younger sister, two step-siblings, nine cousins, many aunts and uncles.

Child Ministry Assistant

Diana Grosskreuz
Phone: 262-377-1070 Ext. 343
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Bio

Serving St. Francis Borgia Parish since 2022

“I love being Catholic and am so pleased to be part of this faith community.”

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23

Education: Substantial coursework toward engineering degree at MSOE.

Prior Experience: Twenty years in process engineering and 9 years as a homeschooling mom.

Hobbies/Interests: Sailing, reading, spending time with family, continuous learning about the Catholic faith.

Family: Husband Jim, one daughter and one son.

Last Revision Date:10/24/22

Funerals and Cemetery Staff

Initial Funeral Planning

Parish Office
Phone: 262-377-1070
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Cemetery Coordinator

Brian Willbrandt
Phone: 262-377-1070
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Bio

Serving St. Francis Borgia Parish since 2014

“I took jobs at St. Francis Borgia Parish as a way to give back to the faith community that I belong to. The church and school have been a very big part of the lives of my family. We have been parish members since 1987.”

Education: Associate degree in Dental Technology
Prior experience: Owner of a Dental Laboratory for 23 years. Served on the School Committee for three years and chaired the School Fundraising Committee.
Hobbies/interests: Yard work and helping others when needed. Have been a Confirmation mentor for more than 20 years.
Family: Married to Marihelen. We have two daughters and both have attended St. Francis Borgia Parish School.

Liturgical Staff

Interim Director of Sacred Music

Cecilia Luke

Bio

Serving St. Francis Borgia Parish since 2023

“I know that my Redeemer lives.” Job 19:25

Education: Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, Bachelor of Arts in English: Unversity of Mary, 2023

Prior Experience: 3 years as a private voice teacher, schola director for special events, substitute choir director

Hobbies: Painting, reading, biking, and long walks

Family: Three brothers and two sisters

Sacred Music Intern

Jonathan Esser

Music and Ministry Assistant

Karen Baehler

Bio

Serving St. Francis Borgia Parish since 1988

“The reason why I work for St. Francis Borgia Parish is because I enjoy what I do. The people I work with are what make St. Francis Borgia Parish special.”

Education: High school graduate
Hobbies: Bowling, watching sports on TV
Family: Two dogs, four nieces, two nephews

Liturgical Music Administrative Assistant

Brandon King

Bio

Serving St. Francis Borgia Parish since 2022

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Music 

Prior Experience: Performer and private lessons instructor for 16 years

Hobbies/Interests: Sports, art, travel, language

Family: Father Theodore I. King II, Mother Phyllis King, Brother Theodore I. King III

Building & Grounds

Maintenance Lead

Dorothy Scherer
Phone: 262-377-1070 Ext.333

Bio

Serving St. Francis Borgia Parish since 2015

“I am proud to say I grew up in St. Francis Borgia Parish. I was baptized in the parish and went to grade school here as well as was confirmed here. I feel truly blessed to be serving God through my daily employment. Everyone in the parish is like family to me.”

Education: Graduate of Cedarburg High School. Certification in plumbing, HVAC, and electrical.
Prior Experience: Lead maintenance for large apartment complex, maintenance technician for apartment complexes. Duties included painting, pool maintenance, snow removal, trouble-shooting HVAC systems and electrical repair. Owned a bar and managed all aspects of the business and building.
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my large family; spending time up north at my home on a small lake;. fishing, yard work, boating and just kicking back on a summer evening.
Family: I am the oldest of eight children, have a standard poodle named Bella, and several nieces and nephews.

Maintenance

Gary Fatla

Bio

Serving St. Francis Borgia Parish since 2008

“I enjoy working at the school and interacting with the students and staff.”

Education: Graduate of Grafton High School. Certification in IT call center and computer repair.
Prior Experience: Nine years in the Navy and 12 years in the Army National Guard. Store manager at Home Depot and Walmart. IT Help Desk Racine County Court House.
Hobbies/Interests: Tree cutting and trimming; outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking; spending time at the family cabin; Knights of Columbus and volunteering.
Family: I am the third of eight children. I enjoy spending time with my dad.

Maintenance

Ben Ferree

Bio

Serving St. Francis Borgia Parish since 2024

Maintenance

Jim Schreiber

Bio

Serving St. Francis Borgia Parish since 2009

“I enjoy coming to work at the parish where I belong. The staff and parishioners are very friendly.”

Education: High school graduate
Prior Experience: Schreiber’s Cabinet and Woodworking Shop
Hobbies: Restoring old cars
Family: I enjoy spending time with my nieces and nephews

School Office

Saint Francis Borgia School Principal

Jordan Last
Phone: 262-377-2050
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For detailed office contact information, go to the school’s Contact Us page