Fr. Peter Richards, Pastoral Board Member

Fr. Richards grew up near Biwabik, MN next to Lake Eshquaguma.  He is the youngest of fourteen children.  He enjoys golfing in the summer and cross country skiing in the winter.  He went to college at St. John University in Collegeville and St. Paul Seminary. After ordination in May of 1998, he was an associate pastor at Mary, Mother of the Church in Burnsville, MN until September of 2001 when he became pastor of St. Albert’s in Albertville, MN. In 2003, he also became pastor of St. John the Baptist parish in Dayton, MN until he left those two parishes to become pastor of St. Michael’s, St. Michael, MN in August of 2009.

Teresa M. Donnett, Chairperson

    Teresa holds a BSN in nursing from the University of St. Thomas and College of St. Catherine, where she graduated as valedictorian and commencement speaker. Mrs. Donnett is a founding board member of Curatio, a Catholic apostolate of health care workers. She is also responsible for founding/coordinating annual large group scripture studies at her parish, co-founding Totus Tuus Family Nights virtue enrichment program, and coordinating day retreats in her community. She is actively involved in her children’s elementary parish school where she has had successful involvement in fundraising and community relations. She and her family are actively involved in their parish and community. Holy Spirit Academy is an answer to her call to help bring High School education, in the Catholic Tradition, to the North-West Suburbs.



Lisa A. Stokman, Secretary

    Mrs. Stokman holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Thomas, with a degree in Occupational Therapy. She was co-owner of a private rehabilitation clinic with her husband  Paul, for seven years. She is a founding Board member of Holy Spirit Academy and coordinator of the Escriva Work Study Program. She is active at her local parish with faith formation and in the ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation. She is a strong proponent of Catholic
education and fosters her love for reading through Well Read Mom.


Mary Rose, Treasurer 


  Executive Director Mrs. Rose's primary board responsibilities are Accounting, Development/Marketing, and Human Resources. She has both Accounting and Business Management degrees as well as non-profit fundraising, and start-up organization experience. Originally raised in Wright County, Mary and her husband Kevin, moved their family to St. Michael in 1993 and are members of St. Michael Catholic Church.

Thomas A. Winkels

Mr. Winkels is a principal of the Advanced Wealth Management Group, a Minneapolis-based wealth coaching firm.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas and later served as the President of the school’s Alumni Association and as the Alumni Representative on the University of St. Thomas Board of Trustees.  Mr. Winkels also earned his Certified Financial Planner® designation from the College for Financial Planning.  He is married to his spouse, Rose, and together they have five children.  He is a parishioner of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community in Medina where his family has been very active over the years.  Interests also include family gatherings, the great outdoors, Indy Car racing, and rowing.

Nancy J. Logering

Mrs. Logering has an educational background in law and has over 34 years of experience in the legal field. She received her education first at Central Lakes Community College in Brainerd, MN earning an A.A. degree, then in college at The College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN earning a B.A, degree, and then finally at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN where she earned a J.D. degree. She is married and lives with her husband in Sherburne county she enjoys reading music. A former choir member at St. Olaf Catholic Church Minneapolis, she also traveled with the African Partnership to Kenya on a mission trip.

Mike Bangasser

Mike Bangasser is President of Best Technology, an industrial process equipment sales business. He is also the Founder of Marketing Zone, a B2B marketing agency focused on lead generation, SEO and thought leadership for industrial and precision manufacturers. He received his Mechanical Engineering undergraduate degree from Marquette University and attended the MBA program at the Carlson School of Management - University of Minnesota.  Mike received the Leading with Faith award in 2018. This honor is given to men and women who recognize God’s presence in their work, as well as in their colleagues and clients, and integrate faith into the workplace culture. He and his wife, Nicole, have 2 daughters and are parishioners of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community in Medina, where he leads the career transitions group. In his free time, Mike enjoys traveling, watching hockey and being outdoors especially boating.

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