Board Meetings

The Stella Maris Academy Board of Directors meets on the first Thursday of each month at 3 pm CT unless noted otherwise. Opportunity for public comment is provided during the first 20 minutes of each board meeting. The public is welcome to stay for the duration of the board meeting unless an executive session is called for matters requiring private board deliberation. Items for consideration on the meeting agenda shall be submitted to the board via email at board@stellamaris.academy at least 2 weeks before the next scheduled board meeting. 

 

Board meeting minutes may be viewed by date below:

 

2018-2019 School Year

 

Governing Board Application

Are you interested in being a member of the Stella Maris Academy Board or serving on a Board Committee?  Please help us learn more about you and your interest by filling out the Governing Board Application.  As positions come available, the nominating committee develops a slate of candidates for selection by Bishop Paul Sirba.  Board members serve a 3-year term which can be renewed once per the Board bylaws. 

Governing Board Members

 

Bishop Paul Sirba / Board Sole Member / Bishop for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Duluth.

 Barry Bigelow / Board Director / Member of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Duluth, MN.  Lead Advisor, Great Waters Financial.  Term Exp. 2021

 Fr. James Bissonette / Board Sole Member Representative / Pastor of St. Rose Parish and St. Raphael Parish, Duluth, MN.  Vicar General, Diocese of Duluth.

 Sr. Edith Bogue, O.S.B. / Board Secretary / Member of St. Scholastica Monastery, Duluth, MN.  Vocation Director and Oblate Director, St. Scholastica Monastery; Assoc. Professor, College of St. Scholastica.  Term Exp. 2020

 Fr. Drew Braun / Board Director / Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Duluth, MN and St. Joseph’s Parish, Gnesen, MN. Term Exp. 2021

 Paul Fitzgerald / Board Treasurer / Member of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Duluth, MN.  Owner and Veterinarian, Airport Animal Hospital.  Term Exp. 2019

 Hilaire Hauer / Ex-officio / Stella Maris Academy President. Member of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Duluth, MN.

 Fr. Richard Kunst / Board Vice Chair / Pastor of St. James Parish and St. Elizabeth Parish, Duluth, MN.  
Term Exp. 2021

 Bob Lisi / Board Chair / Member of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Duluth, MN.  Civil Engineer, LHB, Inc. 
Term Exp. 2021

 Sharon Mollerus / Board Director / Member of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Duluth, MN.  Term Exp. 2021

 Fr. Ryan Moravitz / Board Director / Pastor of St. Lawrence, Holy Family, and St. Joseph’s Parishes, Duluth, MN.  Director of Vocations, Diocese of Duluth.  Term Exp. 2019

 Fr. Peter Muhich / Board Director / Rector of Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral and Pastor of St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish, Duluth, MN.  Term Exp. 2020

 Karen Newstrom / Board Director / Member of St. Michael's Parish, Duluth, MN.  Retired Catholic School Teacher.  Term Exp. 2021

 Steve Olson / Board Director / Member of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Superior, WI.  Attorney at Maki, Ledin, Bick & Olson, S.C.  Term Exp. 2021

 Laura Schauer / Board Director / Member of St. James Parish.  Chief Financial Officer, ALLETE Clean Energy, Inc.  Term Exp. 2019

 Cynthia Zook / Ex-officio / Director of Schools, Diocese of Duluth. Member of St. Michael’s Parish, Duluth, MN.