A parish trustee is an active, responsible parish member who is called to serve the parish as advisor, overseer, and counselor.
The treasurer trustee holds an important role in the parish community as a member of the finance council.
The secretary trustee holds an important role in the parish community as a member of the parish council.
In the civil corporate entity of the parish, a trustee is a member of the corporate board and serves as a trustworthy advisor to the pastor/parish director, who is also concerned for the well-being and on-going development of a vibrant faith community.
Trustees must be informed, involved and concerned about the parish and its members. An effective trustee brings trust, harmony, wisdom and counsel to the various aspects of parish life.
Wisconsin state law requires that the trustee be elected by the members of the congregation. The term of office is two years. St. Nicholas has a limit of three successive terms with the possibility of reelection following one year of absence from this office.