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President's Advisory Council

Core Purpose

Mater Dei High School strives to create an educational environment based on Gospel values, which recognizes the needs and differences in individuals and empowers students to meet the demands and challenges of a rapidly changing and morally complex world. Mater Dei is built on the cornerstones of spiritual growth, academic excellence, service to others, and social development. 

Contributing to the Mission of Mater Dei High School and the goals of the Bishop of the Diocese of Evansville, the President's Council operates as an advisory council. The President's Council collaborates with the Coordinating Council for the Evansville Catholic High Schools ("Coordinating Council"), established by the Bishop, particularly in matters of the high school assessment, the establishment of common salary ranges for faculty and staff, and tuition and fee levels for the two high schools (i.e. Mater Dei High School and Reitz Memorial High School). 


Dr. Brett Bueltel '08, Chair
University of Southern Indiana, Assistant Professor of Accounting

Mrs. Sharon Shumate, Vice Chair
St. Philip Catholic Church, Director of Youth Formation

Mrs. Judy Blankenberger, Secretary
Resurrection School, Retired Principal

Deacon Dan Niemeier '80, Ex-Officio Member
Mater Dei High School, President

Father Christopher Droste '98, Ex-Officio Member
Pastor, St. Boniface Parish; Mater Dei HS, Priest Delegate

Mr. Dean Happe, Ex-Officio Member
Diocese Of Evansville, Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Jeff Bone '92
Old National Bank, Corporate Rel Mgr III, VP

Mr. Jason Buchanan
Business Communications Solutions (BCS), President/Owner-Operator

Mr. Jeff Happe '84
Happe and Sons Construction, Inc, President

Mr. Dan Hoefling '78
George Koch Sons, President

Mrs. Marcia Jochem
Thyme in the Kitchen, Owner

Sr. Jane Michele McClure, OSB '67
Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Major Gifts Officer

Mrs. Becky Rexing
Rexing's Blumenhaus, Owner/Operator