Leadership

Parish Assessment & Renewal (PAR)

In 2012, the Parish Council approved the participation in a Parish Assessment and Renewal Program (PAR). The thrust of this program is to assist the Church of St. Edward in evaluating:

  • What we do well as a parish
  • What can we do better
  • And what we don’t do that we should be doing

This process is a blend of information gathering and planning to help us identify who we are, dream who we can be and plan how to get there. The premise of the PAR model is that the present day parish structure depends too heavily on one pastor and puts limits on his effectiveness. PAR is designed to provide the pastor with a collaborative decision making system that includes staff and parishioners in the decision making process.

Leadership Structure

Finance Council

The Finance Council serves as an advisory body to support the pastor in his stewardship of parish financial resources. It monitors the parish’s financial strength, accounting procedures, and internal controls. In addition to reviewing the parish’s monthly financial statement, the Finance Council also participates in the preparation of the parish’s annual operating budget, the Annual Report and financial reporting to the Archdiocese.

Commissions

The role of St. Edward’s six commissions is to set goals, give directions and evaluate the performance of each of the committees, which are the 50+ ministries and programs provided by St. Edward’s Church.

Administration Commission
Community Life Commission
Faith Formation Commission
Pastoral Care Commission
Social Justice Commission
Worship Commission

Leadership Nights

A goal of PAR is to enhance communications throughout the parish. With that in mind, all parishioners are invited to Leadership Night Meetings at 7:00 PM on the third Tuesday of each month (meetings not scheduled in July or December). Leadership Night Meeting Minutes are also published below:

2017:
February / January

2016:
November / October / September / August / June / May / April / March / February / January

2015:
November / October / September

2014:
May / April / February / January

2013:
November / October / September / August / June / May / April / March

Parish Council

The Parish Council (PC) has two parts. It is 1): a decision-making body that guides the many wonderful ministries of our parish and 2): a visioning body that assists the pastor and staff in administration of the parish. The role of our Parish Council is to be the visioning group that answers the question: “Where are we going?”. The PC meets once a month on the third Tuesday of each month (no meeting in July), after the PAR Leadership gatherings, and is open for parishioner observation. PC meeting minutes are also published below:

2017:
February / January / January (Special Session)

2016:
December / November / October / September / August / June / May / April / March / February / January

2015:
December / November / October / September / August / June / May / April / March

2014:
December / November / June / May / March / February / January

2013:
November / October / September / August / June / April / March / January


Parish Council Members:


Bob McBeathBOB MCBEATH
Co-Chair of Parish Council
rmcbeath@edinaeye.com
(952) 881-2356


Jennifer Kupke Church of St Edward Parish CouncilJENNIFER ZUPKE
Co-chair of Parish Council
mommazup@gmail.com
(612) 501-4354


Michael SoderlundMICHAEL SODERLUND
Pastoral Care
mcsoderlund@hotmail.com
(952) 842-8152


Patsy MurphyPATSY MURPHY
Community Life
pmsn8@q.com
(952) 831-1371


Bonnie StrandBONNIE STRAND
Social Justice & Charity
bxstrand@gmail.com
(952) 944-1234


George HeenanGEORGE HEENAN
Administration
gmheenan@comcast.net
(952) 844-9041


Michael BargMICHAEL BARG
Worship
michael.barg@comcast.net
(952) 831-3810


Lois HummelLOIS HUMMEL
Faith Formation
hahbusiness@gmail.com
(952) 270-8372


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Youth Representative


notpictured2MAGGIE PELLER
Youth Representative


Paul HufnaglePAUL C. HUFNAGLE
Trustee


ChuckCHUCK MELBY
Trustee
ckmamm@comcast.net


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Finance Chairperson


Fr. Brian FierFR. BRIAN FIER
Pastor
bfier@stedwardschurch.org
(952) 835-7101, ext. 234


Sherrie SchroederSHERRIE SCHROEDER
Parish Administrator
sschroeder@stedwardschurch.org
(952) 835-7101, ext. 222


Melissa CavanaughMELISSA CAVANAUGH
Director of Communications
mcavanaugh@stedwardschurch.org
(952) 835-7101, ext. 201