Leadership


ATHLETIC COMMISSION

In accordance with the policies and regulations of the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) and the IHM Athletic Commission, the goal of the IHM/CYO athletic program is to provide the opportunity for athletic competition to every interested student and to make the experience a positive one for him or her.

The mission of the IHM Athletic Commission is to promote the knowledge, growth and development of IHM students and non-affiliates who participate in IHM athletics and physical wellness programs. As part of the youth ministry of the parish, the Committee provides quality programs in specific sports. The Committee also monitors and assesses the impact and interaction of its athletic programs with the school and the larger parish community.

If you have any questions or comments regarding IHM CYO athletics, feel free to contact a member of the Athletic Commission.

Position Chairperson Email
Chairperson Tom Mariani Email
Vice-Chair Mike Kaplan Email
Treasurer Alex Smith Email
Secretary Eileen Kenney Email
Boys Athletic Director Steve Bourgeois Email
Girls Athletic Director Jim Catanzarite Email
At Large Monica Brames Email
At Large Victoria Bratcher Email
At Large Elijah Hammans Email
At Large Jen Mazur Email
Ex Officio Patty Koors Email
Ex Officio Kyle Burkholder Email
Director of Sports Ministry Paula Ryan Email


FINANCE COMMISSION

The Finance Commission advises the Pastor and staff on financial and business matters. The Commission meets monthly to review the financial statements of the Parish, School and related organizations. The Commission also advises the Pastor on the annual budget, investments, facilities and other capital expenditures, and financial internal controls. Members of the Finance Commission are appointed by the Pastor and must possess expertise that supports its work such as accounting, finance, banking, insurance and business management.

Position Chairperson Email
Chairperson Jim Elias Email
Finance Member Vernon Back Email
Finance Member Robert Baldwin Email
Finance Member Angie Berg Email
Finance Member Nicole Higgins Email
Finance Member Christine Konvolinka Email
Finance Member Christopher Myrvold Email
Finance Member Andy Roe Email
IHM Pastor (Ex-officio, Non-voting Member) Fr. Bob Sims Email
IHM Business Manager (Ex-officio, Non-voting Member) Anna Harvey Email

Finance Commission Fiscal Year Minutes


OUTREACH COMMISSION

The Outreach Commission is a tangible form of service in which IHM parishioners demonstrate dedication to the teachings of Jesus Christ to love and serve Him and others. This commission supports IHM’s mission statement by providing a compassionate ministry of helping others within our parish, and within our local and global communities by providing services and information to those in need of social justice and/or emotional, physical, or financial assistance.

Outreach Commission mission statement: To seek Christ in all persons, answering His call to love others and help those in need.

The Outreach Commission is made up of representatives of each of the IHM outreach ministries. The Commission meets to discuss the good works of each ministry, where they need support, and how the ministries can collaborate and streamline efforts. Meetings are open to any interested parishioner and are held on the second Thursday in alternating months (January, March, May, September, and November) in The Gathering Space or basement conference room at 7:00 pm. Please contact Paul Ainslee pjainslie@gmail.com with any questions.

Outreach Chairperson Email
Outreach Chairperson Paul Ainslie Email
Anna’s House/The Lord’s Pantry Chris Hutson Email
Boulevard Place Food Pantry (School) Meri Weber Email
Boulevard Place Food Pantry (Parish) Trinda Metzger Email
Caring Community Mary McClelland Email
Cathedral Soup Kitchen Allison Gardner Email
Cathedral Soup Kitchen Meredith Runke Email
Commission Chair Paul Ainslee Email
Commission Secretary Charlotte Faris Email
Commission Vice-Chair/Service Saturdays Scott Lowe Email
Finance Commission Liaison Robert Baldwin Email
Healthy Haughville Jennifer Kappes Email
Healthy Haughville Sheila McNelis Email
Honduras Kathy Martin O’Neil Email
Honduras Richard Vanes Email
Knitting Ministry Anne Kennedy Email
Moms/IHM Garden Jennifer Gause Email
Public Policy & Education Sarah Rossier Email
St. Anthony’s School/Men’s Group Gary Ahlrichs Email
St. Patrick’s Christmas Party Sarah Stelzner Email
St. Vincent DePaul Larry Dougherty Email
Youth Group Kyle Murphy Email

Outreach Commission Minutes


PARISH COUNCIL

The mission of the Parish Council is to help set and execute the vision, strategy and key initiatives for the IHM Parish. We aim to run a seamless governance process including the review and approval of the annual budget, as well as serving as a vehicle to promote dialogue, provide advice, assistance, and service regarding Parish life to the IHM community.  It is critically important that we deliver on this mission in a way that is transparent, inclusive, and in full partnership with the committees, commissions and staff at IHM.

Position Chairperson Email
President Beth Leonard Email
President-Elect TBD Email
Secretary Ellen Healey Email
At Large John Bannister Email
At Large John Creamer Email
At Large James Gilroy Email
At Large Erin Lewis Email
At Large JoJo Murphy Email
Non-voting member Jim Elias Email
Business Manager, Non-voting Member Anna Harvey Email
Principal, Non-voting Member Ronda Swartz Email

2018-2019 Annual Report

Parish Council Minutes


PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION

Please click here for Immaculate Heart of Mary PTO information.


SCHOOL COMMISSION

Commissions serve as consultative bodies for the Pastor and pastoral staff on matters concerning their respective missions. The Pastor also employs a staff of professionals to carry out and administer Parish functions in furtherance of the Parish mission. These staff members, including the School Administrator (Principal), are supervised by the Pastor.

Education is a core function of Catholic parish life and IHM is blessed to have an outstanding school to carry out that function. The Principal leads a staff of educators, assistants, administrators, and other employees. The Principal and her staff run all day-to-day operations of the school including all decisions related to personnel, financial, educational, marketing, and safety needs.

The School Commission is responsible for establishing and directing policies related to the IHM School, students, and staff, and works closely with the Principal, the Pastor, and other staff members. The Constitution and By-laws of IHM Pastoral Council establish the School Commission’s role in the Parish as follows:

The Commission is a board of limited jurisdiction and the policy-making body in matters related to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish School. The Commission is one of several Commissions that, together with the Pastoral Council, share with the Pastor responsibility for the governance of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish

The role of the School Commission consists of four (4) major categories: Planning, Monitoring, Policy Making, and Communicating. Thus, the School Commission establishes plans and sets long term goals and objectives for the School to meet, establishes policies to be implemented by the Principal and her staff, monitors the achievement of goals and the implementation of policies, and communicates the status of these functions to the Pastor, Pastoral Council, Parents, and the Parish at-large.

The School Commission meets in regular monthly meetings from August to July of each school year. School Commission consists of eleven (11) full voting members. Of those eleven members a minimum of seven (7) are elected by the members of IHM, up to three (3) may be appointed by the Pastor, and one (1) is appointed by the Parent Teacher Organization. Members are elected or appointed to three-year rotating terms with the exception of PTO representative who is appointed yearly. Elections for School Commission are held each May for the two to three available positions. In addition, there are two non-voting members on the Commission, the School Administrator (Principal) and the Pastor.

Position Chairperson Email
President Sarah Schaffer Email
Secretary Matthew Caito Email
Member Claire Becker Email
Member Liz Elias Email
Member Jennifer Kappes Email
Member Eileen Muelbroek Email
Member Teresa Paul Email
Member Susan Paz Email
Member Ed Spahr Email
PTO Representative Angie Berg Email
PTO Representative Jen Triplett Email
Senior Advisor Mark Urban Email
Finance Commission Rep Andrew Thompson Email

STEWARDSHIP COMMISSION

The purpose of the Stewardship Commission is to grow the need of our parishioners to generously give a portion of what God has given to them, which in turn helps them grow in their faith and trust in God. This may be in the form of gifts of time, money and experience. The commission assists the pastor in presenting the annual plea for the United Catholic Appeal in the fall and the Parish appeal in the spring. The commission educates the parishioners in ways to give and is developing a planned giving program. The commission oversees the school and parish endowments and looks for ways to increase the endowment which provide perpetual funds, since the principal is never withdrawn. The commission usually meets quarterly.

Position Chairperson Email
Chair Steve Robinson Email
Member Patrick Lane Email

FACILITIES COMMITTEE

Anyone knowledgeable in keeping buildings safe or knows something about keeping a facility such as IHM up and running, may be interested in this committee. The committee would take an overall view at how we can improve our buildings and grounds so they are safe for everyone on our campus. They would also see what it takes for the upkeep of the buildings so they are standing for years to come.

This committee provides an oversight function and recommends policy guidelines for the use, maintenance, and expansion of all parish facilities. In this role, the Committee reviews proposals for capital expansion prior to submission to the Parish Council, makes recommendations and monitors the eventual work associated with a capital improvement. Programs for periodic and routine maintenance of buildings and the grounds are monitored to assure thoroughness and a timely execution.

If interested please contact Andy Sahm at 317-432-4814.

FAMILY LIFE & FAITH FORMATION COMMISSION

The mission of the Faith Formation ministry is to support each parishioner at any point in his or her spiritual journey as well as to offer a channel through which each parishioner can know God.  Faith Formation Commission Elections will be held in the Spring.

Call the parish office if you would like to submit your name as a candidate for the Commission.

Thanks!

Position Chairperson Email
Chair Shaun Clifford Email
Member Kelly Hartman Email
Member Ellie Dedinski Email
Member Mary Dougherty Email
Member Barbara Kowich Email
Member Caitlin Garren Email
Member Heather O’Brien Email
Member Brent Lee Email
Member Cindy Harkness Email
Member Ed Spahr (School Commission) Email
Member Jack Kondrath Email
Member Kyle Murphy Email
Member Marie Lowe Email


LITURGICAL COMMITTEE

The Liturgy Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the pastor and assists with leading, planning and evaluating all aspects of the mass liturgy. The liturgy committee is comprised of the heads of the following subcommittees: Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Greeters/Ushers, the Music Ministry and Art & Environment. The committee oversees all mass components involved in the Sunday liturgies, daily mass, Holy Days of Obligation, Lent, Advent and other special worship services. The group meets quarterly during the year.

Position Chairperson Email
Chair Sally Bindley Millman Email
Member Fr. Bob Sims Email
Member Kim Elkins Email
Member Carey Landry Email
Member Karen Winternheimer Email
Member Carl McClelland Email
Member Jim Carr Email
Member Julie Huffman Email
Member Jeff Huffman Email
Member Vickie Walsh Email

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

Chairperson: Open

The Technology Commission will work closely with the school principal and the priest to direct and manage the technology needs of the Parish and school. The Technology Commission is responsible for maintaining and improving the information technology infrastructure of the church and school.