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About Rev. Eugene Theisen
Fr. Eugene Theisen is the Pastor for the Church of St. Wenceslaus that serves three sites; St. Wenceslaus in New Prague, St. John in Union Hill, and St. Scholastica in Heidelberg. He oversees all operations in the parish and school.
Fr. Theisen was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis in 1999. After serving 3 years at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Minnetonka he returned to active duty service in the United States Air Force as a chaplain. He served in 7 assignments ranging from continental United States, the Pacific Theater, and the European Theater. He also deployed 5 times in support of the War on Terror and in support of hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.
Fr. Theisen has a great devotion to our Blessed Mother (especially under the title of Our Lady of Fatima). He has taken two overarching themes for his time here at St. Wenceslaus: “To Renew All Things in Christ,” and “Put Out into the Deep.” The first was the theme of St. Pius X during his papacy and the second is our Blessed Lord’s words to Peter in Luke 5:5. He views these two themes as two sides of the same coin. Fr. Theisen has a deep love of both the faith and of the sciences and believes that faith and reason work in tandem, not against each other.
Master of Divinity – St. Paul Seminary
B.A. – Humanities/Philosophy – North Dakota State University
B.S. – Industrial Technology – Southern Illinois University
A.A.S. – Heating Systems Technology – Community College of the Air Force
A.A.S. – Weapons Systems Technology – Community College of the Air Force
Fr. Eugene’s Super Powers
- Joy 80% 80%
- Patience 90% 90%
- Longanimity 70% 70%
About Principal Kimberly Doyle
Kim Doyle has been the principal of St. Wenceslaus Catholic School for the past thirteen years. She is an experienced school educator working in both Catholic and public schools as a teacher. She has taught preschool to college level students. Kim has been a Catholic school principal for most of her career before moving back home to St. Wenceslaus as our current school leader. Kim grew up in New Prague and is a graduate of St. Wenceslaus Catholic School. Kim has traveled to many areas of the world, but her most rewarding travels were several trips to Russia to pick up her two daughters. Kim dedicates her life to her daughters enjoying the time they share with each other. Both girls are graduates of St. Wenceslaus.
Kim is truly compassionate about her mission in Catholic Education. She believes that educating the heart and soul of our children is critical in bringing them closer to God. She works to make the faith base they receive while in our Catholic School one that will carry them into a lifetime of building their relationship with God and with others. The strong academic program that the students of St. Wenceslaus School receive coupled with deep faith beliefs and practices make SWS students confident and capable learners and leaders.
B.A. – Elementary Education with specialization in junior high math and preschool education – College of St. Benedict
M.A. – School Administration – University of St. Thomas
Ed.S. – School Administration – University of St. Thomas
Certification – ESL ( English as a Second Language) – University of St. Thomas
Certification – STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) – St. Catherine University
- Hard worker 90% 90%
- Adventurous Traveler 80% 80%
- Spending time with daughters 100% 100%
About Joan May
Joan’s journey at St. Wenceslaus began when she answered the call to a
B.S. – Business Management and Industrial Relations with an Economics minor – Minnesota State University, Mankato
Technology Certification – Hamline University
Google Certified Educator
- Exploring Minnesota bike trails 70% 70%
- Asking questions 85% 85%
- Technology whisperer 95% 95%
About Ashley Dietz
Ashley joined our Saint Wenceslaus team in 2020 and helps promote wellness in our classrooms and individually with students. She is new to our school, but a friendly face to our community. Ashley grew up in New Prague and was a student of the Church of St. Wenceslaus’ faith formation and youth alive ministry programs. She attended Minnesota State University, Mankato specializing in Child Development, Psychology and Communication Disorders and has been a Children’s Mental Health Provider at Secure Base Counseling Center since 2014. Ashley is very excited to be a part of our Saint Wenceslaus family and support our students as the School Counselor.
When Ms. Dietz is not at school or the counseling center she enjoys spending time outdoors out on a lake or gardening. She loves cooking for others and being with her friends and family. She also enjoys live music, dance, playing cards, fantasy hockey, and decorating for holidays.
B.A. Mankato State University – (Child Development, Psychology, Communication Disorders)
Ashley’s Super Powers
- Teaching Kindness 90% 90%
- Tap Dancing 80% 80%
- Euchre Expert 100% 100%
About Sherry Hartman
Sherry has been with SWS since 1994. She started her career as a Teacher’s Assistant, then in 1995 started working in the school office and helping in the Health office. You’ll find Sherry at the front desk to greet you and assist you with any questions you may have.
When Sherry’s not at work you’ll find her spending time with her grandkids and family.
Sherry enjoys golfing and traveling in her free time.
Google Level 2 Certified Educator
- Crafting 90% 90%
- Golfer 80% 80%
- Multitasker 100% 100%