MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

We are here to serve you and your family so that your experience at St. Wenceslaus exceeds your dreams and expectations for your child. We will work side by side with you to make plans, to set goals, and resolve challenges throughout the time your family is enrolled in our school and beyond.
Fr. Eugene Theisen

Fr. Eugene Theisen

Pastor

About Fr. 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%
Kimberly Doyle, Ed.S.

Kimberly Doyle, Ed.S.

Principal

About Principal Kimberly Doyle

Kim Doyle has been the principal of St. Wenceslaus Catholic School for the past twelve 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

Kim’s Super Powers
  • Creatively juggles many school entities to create a great program each year 90% 90%
  • Dance and Gymnastics Mom 40% 40%
  • Curious and Adventurous Traveler 100% 100%
Joan May, B.S.

Joan May, B.S.

Technologist

About Joan May

Joan’s journey at St. Wenceslaus began when she answered the call to a part time technology position when her daughter started her SWS journey.  Joan is now here full time, leading and managing our 1 to 1 program. She teaches and supports staff and students in the use and care of digital devices, and serves as the lead testing coordinator. Joan has developed relationships with others in the technology field for support. The C-STEM program at St. Wenceslaus fits well with Joan’s passion of life long learning. Finding, learning and adopting new technology tools in this ever-changing field is a challenge. Modeling safe and effective usage of the tools is a continued goal. Life with this SWS family is a treasure.

B.S. – Business Management and Industrial Relations with an Economics minor – Minnesota State University, Mankato

Technology Certification – Hamline University

Certification in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) – University of St. Catherine’s

Google Certified Educator

Makerbot Operator

Joan’s Super Powers
  • Exploring Minnesota bike trails 70% 70%
  • Asking questions 85% 85%
  • Technology whisperer 95% 95%
Angela Doherty

Angela Doherty

Marketing & Communications

About Angela Doherty

Angela graduated from the University of Wisconsin River Falls, with a Business Administration in Marketing degree and a minor in Graphic Design. She has had 3+ years of experience in a variety of roles. Angela has done event planning, public relations, social media / social media ads, fundraising, website design, marketing materials, picture, and video shoots as well as volunteering for Humane Societies. Angela looks forward to applying her experience to help St. Wenceslaus school grow and flourish. In addition to her marketing role, Angela is the art teacher and looks forward to getting to know the students and make a difference in their lives. Angela is already feeling the love this school has to offer and is ready to be a part of a thriving family community.

B.S. – Business Administration in Marketing – Minor in Graphic Design – University of Wisconsin River Falls

 

 

Angela’s Super Powers

  • Creative 70% 70%
  • Organized 100% 100%
  • Packer Fan 90% 90%