Election May 22 & May 23, 2021
Secretary Trustee Candidates:
Hi, I’m Erin Conrad. I was born and raised in Freedom all my life and grew up going to the Freedom Moravian Church in my youth days. My parents still belong to that church as does my brother. When Brandon and I got married 11 years ago shortly after is when I joined St. Nicholas Parish knowing we wanted to expand our family and be able to join in faith together as one. Our kids currently belong to St. Nicholas Catholic School and love it and is nice to be part of the community family with all the kids knowing each other in all grades. I graduated from Freedom High School in 2002 and went to Fox Valley Technical College for the Administrative Assistant program with major in Software, minor in Communication completing that in 2004. After college I started working at Miron Construction Co., Inc. in Neenah and have been employed for 17 years first starting out as Project Coordinator and about 7 years ago transitioning to Project Accountant. Construction is always a fast-paced world, so never dull days for work ever. As a family we love camping and enjoying the outdoors as often as we can, love getting together with friends when time permits, spending time with family, and reading books in quiet setting when time allows.
My name is Randy Conrad I am married to Peggy. Together we have 5 children and 7 grandchildren with one on the way in June. I am a lifelong resident of Freedom and St Nicholas parish. I am a 1974 graduate of St Nicholas School. With my brother Bill we own and operate Conrad Motors Inc. Thank You.
Hello, I’m Seth Ponschock. I am married to Heather and have 3 beautiful daughters, Gretchen, Adria, & Julia. I grew up in Appleton as a member St. Thomas More Parish where I attended grade school before moving on to St. Joseph M.S. and Xavier H.S. I graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 1999. I work for Valmet as a Regional Sales Manager and am co-owner of Gary’s Old Fashioned Mix. I’ve been a member of St. Nicholas Parish for about 20 years and have served on parish council, I usher, and now do the usher scheduling for 10:30 masses. I enjoy hunting & fishing and spending time outdoors.
A consultative body to the Pastor. This group prayerfully reflects and assists the Pastor in the overall care and ministry of the Parish and the enhancement of its mission. Each spring, new members are selected for a three-year term.
Commitment: Participate in the bi-monthly Pastoral Council meeting.
An advisory group that provides recommendations to the pastor concerning the stewardship of the parish’s fiscal resources and financial planning. Each spring, new members are selected for a three-year term.
Commitment: Participate in the bi-monthly Finance Council meeting.
Assist with greeting parishioners at the church entrances.
Commitment: Greet approximately once per month. Must attend periodic in-services that review and update this ministry.
Works to promote social concerns and participate in community outreach.
Commitment: Participate in the monthly Living Justice Committee meeting.
Works with the New Evangelization team to answer the call to evangelization.
Commitment: Participate in the quarterly NE Advisory Committee meeting.
Works with and advises our school principal and teachers to promote and provide a Catholic education for our students.
Commitment: Participate in the monthly School Advisory Committee meeting.
Works to increase awareness of the importance of prayer, service, and sharing as an expression of gratitude for God’s countless gifts.
Commitment: Participate in the monthly Stewardship Committee meeting.
Works to create a quality and reverent environment for worship and implements liturgical guidelines.
Commitment: Participate in the monthly Worship Committee meeting.
Meet quarterly to discuss the maintenance of the parish facilities.
Building & Grounds Volunteer Opportunities
Landscaping – Maintain flowers and shrubs, perform spring and fall yard cleaning and perform general yard work as needed.
Snow Shoveling – Assist with snow shoveling the parish entrances and sidewalks.
Caring for the Parish Buildings – Assist with dusting, vacuuming, carpet cleaning, window washing and general upkeep of the Parish facilities.
Maintenance Skills and Assistance – Provides expertise and assistance to the maintenance staff and parish as listed below. Because of safety and liability, some areas required skilled professionals.
Carpentry – light building, shelving, hang doors, finishing work
Roofing and gutters
Electrical – work with lighting and wiring
Masonry – brick work or flatwork
Mechanical – lawn mowers, snow blowers, etc.
Painting – staining and varnishing
Plumbing – piping, water heaters, etc.
Welding – general machine work
Heating/Cooling – work with boilers, gas furnace and air conditioner
Flooring – vinyl, tile, carpet
Clean the Church to maintain a reverent and attractive environment. Several cleaning teams rotate during different weeks of the month.
Provide hospitality, table setting, and food service for funeral meals. An opportunity to reach out to families at the time of the death of a loved one.
A parish event that includes golfing, silent auction, and a dinner. Participants for the golf outing and volunteers to help are needed. Volunteers are needed for registration, hole-in-one monitors, betting hole monitors, photo takers, silent auction monitors, solicitors for donations, and advertising. Volunteers are also needed for the Golf Outing Committee. The committee meets approximately 4-5 times prior to the event to organize and coordinate activities.