2017-2018 Pastoral Council Members Bios

Dave Juszyk, President

I am Dave Juszyk and my wife Patty have been parishioners of St. Pius X for 34 years.  Our three grown children all attended SPSL School. Patty and I have volunteered many years and ultimately co-chaired the School FundRaiser.  I have also served on the School Board and currently as an EMHC.  Along with friends, we have recently introduced the meat wheel at Pasta Friday’s. I love the people of St Pius, where we have formed true friendships.

Max Engel, Vice-President

Originally from western Michigan, Max Engel first moved to Omaha in the summer of 2000. He taught at Mercy High School from 2000-2006, when he and his wife Elizabeth moved to suburban Washington, D.C. for Max’s graduate studies in Theology, Religious Education, and Catechetics. He moved back to Omaha in 2013 to join the Theology and Education faculties at Creighton University. He and his wife have four children, the oldest three enrolled in SPSL School; the youngest is in the “Panther Pipeline”! In his (minimal) spare time, Max enjoys biking, cooking, playing cards and games, and spending time with his family.

Tim Davlin-Secretary

My name is Tim Davlin and I am married to Ann O’Connor. We have one son, Patrick Davlin, who recently graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. My wife has been a parishioner of St Pius the Tenth since birth and her parents were founding members of the Parish. Ann and I got married at St Pius the Tenth Church on October 25, 1991. I have been a parishioner ever since.  I grew up in Holy Name Parish, went to grade school at Holy Name and high school at Creighton Prep. I have undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business from Creighton University. I have worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 37 years and am slated to retire on July 31, 2017. I served on the St Pius the Tenth/St Leo Catholic School Board for six years. St Pius the Tenth reminds me very much of the commitment, loyalty, spirit, and humility that I was raised with at Holy Name Parish. Both St Pius the Tenth and Holy Name Parishes feel like home to me. I enjoy golf and golf and when I have chance, I play golf. My wife works at Roncalli High School so I like to help her with the many activities of that fine Catholic High School.

Lisa Jones

I have been a member of St. Pius X for 12 years. The first 8 yrs, I was involved with Respect Life and that was all.  One year I changed my New Years resolution from getting in shape and losing weight to getting more involved in church and community. It has been a much more successful resolution! Since then, I have been involved in several things including health ministry, adult faith formation, Omaha Together, One Community (OTOC) and helped start Peony Park Neighborhood Association. I look forward to serving you on Parish Council. 

 
IMG_5989Andrew Roche

I was raised in a Catholic household, and received my secondary education from Norfolk Catholic Schools in Norfolk, NE.  After high school I attended the University of Nebraska-Omaha and became involved in the campus ministry program.  During this time I also began to participate in an annual mission trip to an orphanage in Kingston, Jamaica.  I am still involved with this organization and the experience has helped to form my world view and played a major role in my adult faith formation.

I began attending St. Pius X parish in 2008, and became involved in music ministry and some of the social outreach efforts here.  Shawna and I were married in 2011 and now have two young daughters, Alayna and Brianna.  I am currently employed as an electrical engineer by a local firm; inn my free time I enjoy music, reading, spending time outdoors.

Sandra Renner Peaslee

Belonging to rural parishes my entire life, I had always wanted to belong to a church like Pius where there opportunities for more adult programs and outreach on social justice issues. I grew up in St. Mary’s parish in West Point, NE and prior to moving here, our family was a member at St. Joseph’s in Lyons, NE. My husband, Steve, grew up in LaVista attending St. Columbkille parish.

Our family joined St. Pius X in June 2015 when we relocated back to Omaha. Our oldest children, Noah and Olive, first attended religious education at Pius and later began attending SPSL School in the fall of 2016. Our son, Gabe, was baptized at Pius in April 2016. Our family has been involved with the community garden planning, construction, and I’m helping coordinate in the garden’s second season. Steve is a member of the Knights of Columbus. We have both volunteered at the school in different roles. I am currently involved in facilitating a discipleship group preparing for our oldest’s confirmation next winter. I am a UNO and IIN alumni and currently work for a national non-profit addressing rural issues. We look forward to being long-time parishioners and have already felt immensely welcome here.

 JJJerald (JJ) Aguilar

I have been a member of St Pius since I was very young.  I and my whole family went to the 5 day schools. My 2 older daughters also attended the school and my youngest is currently in the Second grade. My wife and I were married at Pius.  A member of troop 570, owner of Prairie Fire Pizza.

IMG_5994Beth Zimmer

My name is Beth Zimmer.  I have served on St. Pius X Pastoral Council for the past 4 years .  The Pastoral Council has been a different direction of involvement for me at St. Pius X.  Initially, my volunteer time was shared with Sunday Preschool and Religious Education.  I am humbly grateful for the opportunity to have worked with the implementation of our St. Pius X Confirmation Discipleship Group program.  My Dusting Disciples, and Francis House Second Saturday crews have meant a lot to me over the years, and will continue to be important to me.     My husband Dan and I have been members of St. Pius X parish since 1982 when we move to Omaha from South Dakota.  Without research, we were placed in the boundaries of St. Pius X.  Over the years, we have recognized what a blessing that chance placement has been.  St. Pius X  has been a great source of strength, challenge, and personal growth for us. Our four sons are now adults.  As a family we have experienced St. Pius X through the Sacraments and educational opportunities both in the 5-day school, and the Religious Education program.  I am at a place in life where I am able to reach into new roles for you at St. Pius X, and will continue to serve the Pastoral Council for two more years.

 IMG_5992Joanne Bruckner

I was born and raises in St. Bernard’s parish and worked at St. James Orphanage.  My husband Jim and I raised 3 daughters, Rajean, Lisa and Sally who passed away in 1987.  My husband passed away in 2006.  I also have two grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. In addition to Pastoral Council I  am active in Pius Pioneers, Woman’s Organization,Funeral masses and luncheons, and liturgy committee.  I am also a Eucharistic Minister and Greeter.  I am in formation to be an Associate with the Servants of Mary.

IMG_5984Paul Andreasen

I was born in Omaha and raised in Holy Cross Parish in a family of seven children.  I am a graduate of Holy Cross Grade School and Creighton Prep High School.  My wife, Kathy and I,  were married at Saint John’s Church at Creighton, and then joined St Pius in 1982.  We have two sons and a daughter, all alumni of St Pius X/ St Leo School and Creighton Prep or Marian.  After a career in construction, I am now self employed in home maintenance.

Tim Houlden

My wife, Barb and I, have been members of St Pius X parish since 1978. Both of our children attended St Pius / St Leo School.

I have been active with the Men’s Club and Habitat for Humanity for many years. Both of us are involved in the Supper Club and in the past we have taught baptism classes.

My business experience includes over 30 years of financial and supervisory responsibilities.  I am currently working with a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic workforce. This workforce is providing a great learning experience and has allowed me to grow my appreciation of diversity as a great strength in our community.

mark-mendenhallMark Mendenhall                                                                                            My wife Bridget and I have 4 children, Lucy (8), Sam (5), Margaret (2) and Mark (6mos).  The two older children are current students and the two younger ones are not far behind.  I have been in the parish since 2013.  I attended Our Lady of Lourdes in South Omaha and was a member of that parish until we sold our house and moved into the Dundee area.  We settled on St. Pius after much research and have been happy with that decision.  The parish is welcoming and friendly.  We regularly participate in the family mass events.  My family tree though has a much greater tie to the parish.  My father lived about 3 blocks from the school and was one of its early graduates.  All of my  siblings graduated from St. Pius also.

Trustees

IMG_5976Pat Kobza 

My husband Bernie and I have been members of St. Pius X since 1959 and have 4 children.  I was employed at St. Pius for 39 yrs as a substitute teacher, secretary, and alumni coordinator.  I attended college at UNL , UNO and Concordia and taught school in Butler county. I have served on Pastoral Council and am presently a trustee and on the finance committee for the parish.  I have volunteered for funeral luncheons, school cafeteria, festivals and dinners. I enjoy travelling, family, fishing, Life!!And I love St. Pius X Parish.

IMG_5986Keith Siemek 

I’ve been a member of St. Pius X for the past 20 years.  Graduated from UNO with a B.S. in Business Administration.
Involved with parish activities; Server, Extraordinary EMHC, Trustee, Francis House, Dusting Disciples, Money Counter, and Neighborhood Outreach. Apart from  St. Pius, I also support the American Red Cross and the Stephen Center.