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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). 

Presidents Advisory Council 2023

Mrs. Judy Blankenberger, Chair
Resurrection School, Retired Principal

Mrs. Marcia Jochem, Vice Chair
Thyme in the Kitchen, Owner

Mr. Dan Hoefling ‘78, Secretary
George Koch Sons, President

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

Dr. Terence Alvey ‘80
Tri-State Orthopaedic Surgeons, Retired Podiatrist

Mr. Jeff Anslinger ‘01
Metronet, Director – Distribution Center

Mr. Tony Bacon ‘91
Secondary Mathematics Teacher

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

Mrs. Audrie Burkett ‘07
Woodward Commercial Reality, COO

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

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

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

Mrs. Amy Schroeder ‘96
Wife, Mother, Teacher, Catechist

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

Mr. Jeff Wilmes*
BKD LLP, Retired Partner

*not pictured above