In the Heart of Barton

Pastoral Council

Pastoral Council for Saint Mary's Immaculate Conception Parish


     Sue Nygaard, Pastoral Council Chair
    Mike Falkner, Pastoral Council Chair

Kristine Deiss – Pastoral Council Secretary and Finance Committee Liaison

I consider myself a “Barton Girl” as I was born and raised here and attended St. Mary’s Grade School.  Actually, I have a connection with all three parishes as my three daughters graduated from Saint Frances Cabrini and two of my five grandchildren attend Holy Angels School.  God has led me down paths I never thought of going but He knows best.  I am retired from Washington County after serving 30 years in the court system with 15 of those years as the elected Clerk of Courts.  I have served on the City of West Bend Common Council and was West Bend’s first woman Mayor and held office from 2007-2011.  I presently hold the position of County Board Supervisor for District 1 and am in my 3rd term.  This past spring I was elected as 2nd Vice Chair of the County Board.  Another first for a woman!  It’s a bit obvious that I am a “politician” and that’s the path I never saw!  He has also led me on the path to being a member of our Parish Council and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve.  He knows best where my talents lie, and I will continue to follow where He leads. 


Jean Franke- Liaison to Prayer and Worship

My name is Jean Franke and I’ve been married to Steve for 46 years.   We have one daughter and 2 grandsons who live in Florida. Steve and I were married in 1972 at Holy Trinity in Newburg and  our daughter was baptized at St. Mary’s in  Barton 1976. A few years later in 1981 Steve’s job moved us out of state and we were gone for 35 years. I’ve been a Eucharistic Minister in various parishes and have attended a Christ Renews His Parish Women’s Retreat weekend.  Retirement and family recently brought us back to West Bend and we have rejoined St. Mary’s.   I am new to the Pastoral Council and look forward to growing my faith with the St. Mary’s family. 

     Whitey (Lloyd) Uelmen
     Rafael Vela

 Jacqueline Wulff

My name is Jacqueline, and I am sure you have seen my husband and I wrangling our 2 (soon to be 3) children at Mass.  We are fairly new to this parish community, and excited to be a part of such a welcoming & warm family! My husband Bryan is a Toolmaker, while I have spent my life caring for children, as well as a wide variety of animals. My daily life is baking bread, handling diapers in record time, and looking to Mother Mary for just about everything.  

Come say hello after Mass! I look forward to getting to know all of our parishioners and their thoughts, so we can better serve our community. 


   Mary Swosinski, Trustee

Catherine Yekenevicz, Trustee for St. Mary's Immaculate Conception Congregation

CPA (and Notary Public!), Retired from Cedar Community after 23 years,  Part-time bookkeeper at Family Promise, Saint Mary's member since 1993, Finance Committee 10 years, Endowment Fund Committee from its start until placed under Finance, Lector, Money-related volunteer tasks

    Father Nathan Reesman, Pastor
  Father Andrew Infanger, Associate Pastor