Father Jim Lucas - Pastor
Prior to joining St.Thomas More Parish and the priesthood, Fr. Jim had a career as a chemical engineer in the paper industry. The seed for a calling to serve in the church burst forth in life after a profound spiritual awakening during a retreat in 1989. The retreat changed the direction of his life.
Sister Mary Rose Menting - Pastoral and Bereavement Ministry
Sister Mary Rose was born and raised in Phlox, WI with her 5 sisters and 8 brothers. She has been at St. Thomas More Parish since 1977 and loves to get to know and help the people. Her two most enriching responsibilties are leading Bible Study and preparing for Liturgies. Her favorite bible quote is "Whoever remains in me and I in her will bear much fruit." (John 15:5). St. Elizabeth Seton, the founder of Religious Orders and Catholic Education of the poor is her favorite Saint. Sister Mary Rose can be contacted at 739-7758.
Sister Betty Reinders, Pastoral Associate
Don Wetzel, Deacon Emeritus
Deacon Don was born and raised in Chicago, Il. He is married to Joan (for 51 years) and has three children; Maria, Ann and Joseph. Being a charter member of St. Thomas More, Deacon Don has volunteered since its conception and especially enjoys officiating at Baptisms, singing in the choir and assisting at Masses. HIs favorite Saint is St. Francis of Assisi as he was a man who loved God deeply, making himself less and others more. Although Deacon Don is officially retired, he is still very active in the parish. Please contact the parish office at 739-7758 and leave a message for Deacon Don and he will call you back as soon as possible.
Craig Merrick, Deacon
Craig was born in Janesville, WI and now resides in Appleton with his wife, Connie. They have 3 children; Matthew, Melissa and Michael. Craig has been a member of St. Thomas More since he was confirmed in 1980 and has been a deacon here since 1998. He enjoys working with and helping people, discussing God's work in our lives and weddings and baptisms. Craig's favorite saint is Peter as he can relate to him. Not only because both their names mean rock, but because rocks are hard to move and Peter was slow to get it. It takes time to live your faith and Craig is working towards being like Peter who truly lived his faith. Craig can be reached by contacting the parish office at 739-7758 and leaving a message for him.
Tim Downey, Deacon
Tim and his wife, Lisa and two children; Emily and Erin live on a small farm north of Appleton. When Tim is not busy volunteering to feed the poor, working, or here at church, he can be found with his chickens and pigs. Tim and his family have been members at St. Thomas More Parish for over 13 years and has been a Deacon since 2008. Deacon Tim truly believes that being the hands and feet of Christ is the calling of all Catholics and he practices what he preaches. Tim can be reached by contacting the parish office at 739-8172.
Barb Tremel, Business Administrator
Connie Ebben, Parish Administrative Assistant
Sara Stammer, Communications Assistant
Sara grew up in Fairbanks, AK before she moved to Appleton and has been a member of St. Thomas More Parish ever since. She resides in Appleton with her husband and two little girls who attend St. Thomas More School. Sara was active in youth ministry when growing up and is now enjoying using her strengths to help the church again. She enjoys taking on all new tasks and looks forward to assisting wherever she can. Sara can be contacted at 739-7758.
Kathy Ulman, Office Assistant
Kathy was born and raised in Appleton with two brothers and two sisters. Her parents were charter members at STM. After she graduated from Xavier High School and Bryant and Stratton Business College in Milwaukee, she worked at Tyndale House Publishers in Wheaton, Illinois. Upon returning to Wisconsin, she has worked at several local companies, including more than ten years as bookkeeper in area construction companies. Kathy is a member of the St. Joseph Fraternity of the Secular Franciscans formerly serving as Secretary and currently as Treasurer. At her home parish, St. Bernard, Kathy sings with the Resurrection Choir and is a member of the Prayer Shawl Ministry. Kathy loves reading, walking, and enjoys needle arts and flower gardening.
Bob Balza, Buildings and Grounds
Chris Rosenbaum, Parish Nurse
Patricia Verbrick, Music Ministry
Karen Flanagan, Faith Formation Administrative Assistant
Irene Skarban, Coordinator of Child Ministry
Anna Donnermeyer, Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Carolyn Coutu, Coordinator of Youth Ministry
Anita Revord, Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation