- Madeline’s passion for social justice was formed during her time as a JustFaith Co-Facilitator in her tri-parish cluster; and also while volunteering in Mississippi and Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. She recently achieved a Certificate in Lay Ministries from the St Clare Center at Cardinal Stritch University.
- Gerry has been working in church ministry since 1979 currently works at Marquette University as a campus minister. He lives in Wauwatosa with his wife, Kay, and two (of five) step-children. Gerry works with students in the area of social justice and community outreach. In his spare time, Gerry enjoys working on family ancestry in the winter and sailing in the summer.
Fr. Jack Kern - Pastor St. Catherine Milwaukee
- Bob is currently the Director of Social Justice Ministries at Three Holy Women Parish in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He recently served on the Catholic Charities USA Parish Social Ministry Leadership Team and has presented here and abroad on developing social justice ministries in parishes. Bob has been on the Catholics for Peace and Justice Leadership Team since 2007. Married to Barbara Schuelke for 42years, Bob and his wife have 3 children and four grandchildren.
- Debra has been involved with Catholics for Peace and Justice since 2005. She is currently chairperson for human concerns at St. James Menomonee Falls, is a member of the CPJ Education committee and speaks locally on CST. Debra co-led the youth jobs campaign for Common Ground and is on the board of Waukesha County Green Team,. Her joy is family, community, permaculture/gardening and everything outdoors. She has a BBA in Marketing from UW Whitewater and a Masters in theology/ethics from Marqiette University.
- Jim is an SSND Associate and Director of Child Ministry for St. Mary Parish in Waukesha WI, graduated in 1982 from Mundelein College – Chicago with a MA in Religious Studies/Spirituality. He earned a certificate in Spiritual Guidance from the Racine Dominican Retreat Program’s Spiritual Guidance Training Program in 2004 and holds a BS in Biology from St. Meinrad College, IN. Jim has served as a free-lance speaker throughout the Milwaukee Archdiocese including for the Telesis Institute at Alverno College, the Ewens Center at Mount Mary College, and for Milwaukee Irishfest Summer School. He led pilgrimages to the Holy Land and Ireland. Jim is a member of St. Mary’s Parish, Hales Corners WI, and lives in Greendale WI.
- I’m committed to Catholics for Peace and Justice as an organization of people that help me to maintain a sensitive conscience in a cultural milieu that tends to numb us to injustice. I appreciate CPJ’s work to promote peace, respect, and connection without exclusions, in whatever way we find available in our daily lives.
I am a pediatric nurse by profession, which is a very good niche for me. My hobbies are mostly artistic and outdoors-y. I love animals, flowers, gardening, camping, sailing, children, books, food, painting and sewing. I’m looking forward to more of the above when I retire from the work-a-day routine.
Pam Lownik -
Pam began her involvement in Social Concerns ministry when she joined the St Mary Catholic Faith Community, Hales Corners, Jubilee 2000 committee. Through that initiative she became active in building the relationship between St Mary and a sister parish in Latiboliere, Haiti, traveling often to the village and serving as chair of the Haiti committee. Actively involved in many St Mary parish outreach ministries, in April of 2007 Pam joined the pastoral staff as the Social Concerns Coordinator where she still is employed 20 hours per week. Pam serves as the regional representative for JustFaith ministries, is a member of the Archdiocesan Global Mission Network and is member of the Xaverian missionary board. She has a BBA in Marketing from the University of Whitewater and a Certificate in Social Justice from the University of Dayton.