Trustees are parishioners who serve the parish as advisors, overseers and councilors, entrusted with assisting the pastor in caring for the corporate well-being of the parish. They serve for two-year terms and are members of the Parish Corporation Board of Directors, which administers all the temporal matters that are affected by civil law. One trustee is designated as the trustee-treasurer and the other as the trustee-secretary.
Along with the pastor, trustees are ex-officio members of the parish pastoral council and finance committee, and participate fully in the work of those groups.
Joe Carlson (Trustee-Treasurer)
Joe Carlson was named trustee-treasurer of St. Francis Borgia Parish in 2020. He and his wife Diane have been parishioners of St. Francis Borgia since relocating to Cedarburg from West Bend in 2016. They were lifelong parishioners and graduates of Holy Angels School along with three of their four adult children. At Holy Angels Parish, he served two terms on both the Parish Council and Finance Committee; he also participated in coaching and Eucharistic Adoration.
At St. Francis Borgia, Joe serves on the Stewardship Committee and is a Eucharistic adorer. He is a past member of the Parish Budgeting and Accounting Committee.
Active in the mission of Catholic Charities, Joe serves on the Advancement Committee and is a past board member and treasurer/finance chair. He serves as board chair for a faith-based Washington County senior care community. He is a past board member of the Boys & Girls Club and Family Promise of Washington County.
A graduate of UW-Madison Business School and UW-Milwaukee Graduate School, Joe began his business career as Vice President of Commercial Banking. For more than 20 years he has been President of a privately held mobile equipment manufacturer in Milwaukee.
Joe Schirger (Trustee-Secretary)
Joe Schirger was named trustee-secretary of St. Francis Borgia Parish in 2020. He and his wife, Patti, and their five children have been members of the parish for over 15 years. Joe served on the parish council at Our Lady of Good Hope Parish, Milwaukee, in 2004-2005.
At St Francis Borgia, Joe chairs the Accounting and Budgeting Committee and is a Eucharistic adorer. He previously helped with Saturday bread runs for the Inner City Ministry.
Active in the community, Joe serves on the board of Interfaith Caregivers of Ozaukee County, which assists seniors in various ways, including transportation for medical and other appointments.
Joe is a CPA and has been providing tax planning and compliance services for over 30 years. He is currently a principal at a national CPA firm.