School Board

It is Archdiocesan policy that every school have a school board, regardless of its model of governance. School boards are diverse and seek to reflect the student population, include community representation, and have persons with expertise related to school needs. Enjoy this welcome letter from our school board members for this school year!

Welcome to St. Stephen School!   We are delighted that you have chosen St. Stephen to educate your daughter or son spiritually, academically, physically, socially, and emotionally.  As we approach the 85th Anniversary this September, the St. Stephen School Board would like to thank you for your commitment to Catholic education, as well as your support.

St. Stephen has evolved in many ways since that first day in 1931, but remains committed to a Christ-centered education from prekindergarten through 8th grade that enables students to reach the full potential of their God-given gifts.  For almost 5 years the Board has operated under the direction of a Strategic Plan focused on four strategic aims:
  • Curriculum/Enrichment
  • Facilities
  • Support Programs
  • Marketing
This Plan will continue to guide our direction; however our Board is receptive to new ideas. This year's chair, Josh Campbell, and any of the members, will be happy to hear from you. Don't hesitate to contact us through the school office!

St. Stephen School Board


Name Role
Rev. Lawrence Kolson Pastor
Mary Patrick Principal
Joshua Campbell Interim School Board Chair
Bob Melewski Business Manager
Rachel Ullmann Assistant Principal
Craig Bryant School Board Member
Sharon Ellwood School Board Member
John Gontrum School Board Member
Jim Kalinosky Parish Council Representative
Janet Wenger School Board Member
Patty O'Brien School Board Member
Tim Snyder School Board Member
John Franke School Board Member