School Board

As part of the effort to establish a sustainable, cutting-edge educational product, Our Lady of the Lake has a unique school governance model that allows an elected School Board to have a more prominent role in working with the Pastor to govern the school.  These bylaws have been approved by the Archdiocese and are available for anyone to review.

Meeting Minutes

2022

2021

November 16, 2021 (Missing from source)

Board Members

Kelly Geadelmann, Chair

(Marketing Seat 2020-2022)

My husband Kirk and I have been parents at Our Lady of the Lake for 16 years, and parishioners for 18 years. Through these years, we have been so blessed to have 3 boys attend OLL. Our oldest, Jack is attending Wisconsin-Madison after graduating from OLL and Holy Family. Our middle son Luke is attending Holy Family after graduating OLL, and our youngest, Ben, is in middle school at OLL. I am passionate about the ability for our community to give an option for parents who are looking for an educational experience where we teach the lessons of kindness, service as well as an extremely strong academic program. This results in the gift of confidence for our children as they move onto High School guiding the choices needed as they navigate through their lives. I have over 25 years of marketing experience that I can lend to guide OLL on enrollment, marketing and fundraising. I look forward to serving the school in a second term.


Katye Miller, Finance Committee

(Finance Seat 2021) 

My husband Brian and I are parishioners and school parents at OLL. Our sons, Finn and Riley, are in third grade and kindergarten. I attended Catholic schools from kindergarten through college, and am a strong supporter of Catholic education. I have a bachelor’s degree in Economics, previously earned my Certified Financial Planner™ certification, and have over ten years of experience in finance working with various wealth management firms including Morgan Stanley. I look forward to serving Our Lady of the Lake, and am grateful to be a part of this very special community.


Gretchen Chilson, Education Subcommittee Chair

(Education Seat 2017-2021)

I have been a member of the OLL community for 12 years, along with my husband, Bob. Our twin 11-year-olds, Jacob and Robbie, and our youngest, Miles, will started preschool at OLL in 2020.

I am a teacher in the Westonka School district, directing 5th – 12th grade bands at Grandview Middle School and Mound Westonka High School.

My volunteer work to support OLL has included junior high Youth Group, Vacation Bible School, School PTO, and various church and school fundraisers.

For the past four years, I have served on the Education Committee of the OLL School Board. It has been my pleasure to use my experience as parent, teacher, and volunteer to support the parish and school in this role, and I hope to continue serving.


Amanda Markle

(Education Seat 2018-2022)

I am a Speech Language Pathologist working in Richfield Public Schools with students preschool through 5th grade. She lives in Minnetrista with her husband, Jon, and 3 children, Isabelle, Caroline, and Sebastian. They also have a deceased daughter, Tabitha. Amanda has served on the school board since 2018.


Sally Serie

(Marketing Seat 2020-2022)

I have been on the school board for the last 2 years. I am passionate about Catholic education and providing the best for the children of our community. I have a daughter who will start kindergarten in the fall and a son who will start preschool. In addition, we have a baby boy at home. I look forward to continuing to serve the community.


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Finance


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(At-Large Seat)


Todd Schmidt

(Technology Seat 2020-2022)

My wife Anna and I have 2 daughters that attend OLL. Sophia is in 7th grade and Loretta is in 2nd grade. I have been in the IT field for the last 25 years. I am currently the VP of IT at US Bank.


Beth Frye

(Fundraising Seat 2019-2023)

My husband Larry and I have 3 kids, Garrett, Catherine & Gavin. We have been members of the parish for 9 years. Larry and I work together with Keller Williams Realty. We are avid supporters of Catholic education.


Raiya Larson

(At-Large Seat 2020-2022)

My husband John and I are both OLL alumni and have lived in this community for most of our lives. We have four kids, two who have graduated from Westonka, one who is a senior at Holy Family and our youngest, Brody, who is in 3rd grade at OLL. I am an RN and currently work as a school nurse. My husband has been a local business owner in the area for over 20 years. We feel so blessed that our children have had the educational opportunities and experiences that this community has provided them and grateful to have returned home to Our Lady of the Lake for our youngest son’s education. I am excited and thankful for the opportunity to serve the community and this school with my time, talents, and experiences.

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