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School Leadership
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The Risen Christ Catholic School Board of Directors is charged with setting the school’s strategic vision and is accountable for the school’s over-all quality and financial wellbeing.  The leadership team is responsible for working with all stakeholders to implement the mission by insuring quality programming, efficient operations and effective administration.

Leadership Team

Michael Rogers

Liz Ramsey

Steve Blessing
Director of Finance and Operations

James DeLong ’95
Director of Advancement

Maggie McCarrick
Director of Volunteers

Board of Directors

Bonnie O’Connor – Chair of the Board, Advancement Cmte. Chair
Vice President, Professional Services (retired), Fairview-University Medical Center

Rev. Joseph Gillespie, OP – Canonical Administrator
Pastor, Church of St. Albert the Great

John McCarty – Finance Cmte. Chair
Owner/CEO, St. Paul Development Corp.

Dr. Sue Huber – Governance Cmte. Chair
Executive Vice President (retired), University of St. Thomas

Linda Ewing
CEO, Minnesota Aids Project

Bill Hettling
International Business Development Manager, Asia Pacific & Canada, 3M

Maureen Lahr
Managing Director of Americas Sales Operations, Aon Benfield

Bill Makens
President, Royal Concrete Products, Inc.

Frank Miley, J.D.
President, Cretin-Derham Hall High School

Bonnie O’Connor
Vice President Professional Services (Retired) Fairview-University Medical Center

Deborah A. Organ, LICSW, DMin
Pastoral Associate, Holy Rosary Parish

Marta Pereira
Campus Minister for Retreats & Spirituality, St. Catherine University

Kelly Regan
Vice President of Marketing, Premier Banks

Kelly Sardon-Garrity, MBA
Program Director, Center for Global & Local Engagement, University of St. Thomas

Rev. Leo Schneider
Pastor, Church of the Holy Name

Rev. Jim Spahn
Pastor, Holy Rosary Catholic Church

Peter Spokes
Vice President Corporate Responsibility (Retired) Wells Fargo

Kathleen Strombeck
Vice President, Private Banking Officer, Bell State Bank & Trust

Carl R. Valdez
Deacon/Diácono, Church of the Incarnation-Sagrado Corazón de Jesús

Rev. Joseph Williams (represented by Vincenzo Randazzo)
Pastor, Church of St. Stephens