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Introducing our new board members

Beth Cummings
Communications & Public Relations Manager
Trina Dietz
Communications Coordinator
Sarah Wilke
Communications & Public Relations Intern
St. Cloud, MN. – Catholic Charities is excited to introduce five new board members. Gary Bechtold from Sartell; Todd Zaun from Sartell; Kathleen Bernick from Rice; Sister Clara Stang from Little Falls; and Sister Jean Juenmann from St. Cloud, have recently joined the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud.
Catholic Charities is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the Diocese of St. Cloud, a 16-county area across the heart of Central Minnesota.
“I am most impressed by the passion of the Catholic Charities staff and volunteers and their willingness to serve others in need.” said Gary Bechtold. Bechtold owns and operates St. Cloud Overhead Door Co.
Todd Zaun runs Farmers & Merchants State Bank of Pierz and State Bank in Eden Valley. As a new Catholic Charities board member, Todd has already met many people who are going through difficult times in our community. “I hope to contribute my time and resources to the good work that Catholic Charities does for as long as I am able.  I’d like to reach out to others in the business community to help them understand the vital role that Catholic Charities plays in strengthening our community.”
Kathleen Bernick hopes to spread that message as well. Bernick is a finance executive with experience in diverse industries. She is also one of the founders of the St. Cloud Forum of Executive Women. “All of us have something to give- talents as well as money. I believe that those who were blessed with more have a duty to pass some of it on in whatever ways we can.”
Bernick is also excited to watch all of the good things that Catholic Charities is doing and she is pleased to be of guidance to the organization.
Catholic Charities has also recently welcomed two new religious sisters to the board, Clara Stang, OSF, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls and Jean Juenemann, OSB, a member of the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict.

 “I am so impressed with the number and scope of services offered to the poor, marginalized, and underserved of the St. Cloud Diocese.” said Sister Juenemann

“As a Franciscan Sister, I am committed to a life of service, believing that all of us have a need for healing and the gifts of healing. As we join together to build communities of healing and peace, all of us are healthier and happier.” said Sister Stang.