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Karla Cross



Parish Directory

Office of Schools

Office Description:
The Office of Schools serves 15 Catholic elementary schools (pre-K through 8) and 3 Catholic junior-senior high schols (7 through 12) in 15 rural communities of our diocese, providing leadership, enrichment, and support to school principals and those working within the Catholic school systems. The director of this office also serves as executive secretary of the diocesan Committee for Evangelization and Catechesis.


Listing of schools in the diocese


Two Great Endowment Funds

for Catholic Schools!

Bishop John M. LeVoir Fund

This fund supports the operation of schools. The interest from this fund will be distributed on an annual basis among the Catholic schools of the diocese to support their ministry.


Archbishop John C. Nienstedt Fund

This fund, established in 2008, supports student scholarships. The interest from this fund will be distributed among the Catholic schools of the diocese to support the tuition of students who, without help, would be financially unable to attend.

For more information about donating to either one of these funds, please contact the Office for Catholic Schools, 507-233-5323.


Committee for Evangelization and Catechesis

Area of Representation

Tracy Bertrand

Schools Representative
Richard Hamsa Pastoral Administrator Representative
Sr. Lucille Hass Sisters' Council Representative
Sr. Beatriz Martinez Hispanic Ministry Representative
Sharon Piotter Youth Ministry Representative

Sherry Plaetz

Religious Education Representative
Fr. Paul Timmerman Priests' Council Representative
Ron Skjong Adult Faith Formation Representative
Diocesan Members  

Karla Cross

Director of Schools

Margaret McHugh

Director of Youth Ministry
Bryan Reising Director of Religious Education and Adult Faith Formation
Dr. Matthew Tsakanikas Director of New Evangelization


Diocese of New Ulm

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