Saints Francis & Clare Catholic School

    School Commission

    The Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi School Commission is a consultative body to the pastor, working in collaboration with the school administration to support the mission and ministry of Ss. Francis & Clare of Assisi Catholic School.  The School Commission is a group of 11 SSFC parishioners, primarily parents with students enrolled at SSFC. During their 3-year terms, Commission members provide input regarding policy, develop and oversee a strategic plan, and advise school leadership on varied matters.

    The School Commission is assisted in this effort by a larger group of parents performing work on 5 subcommittees: Monitoring, Finance, Facilities, Marketing/Development, Technology/21st Century Learning and Parent Partnership.  Each year, new Board members are selected during the spring months to begin serving terms in August.  To inquire about becoming a committee member, contact the Chairperson or email

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    Strategic Plan


      School Board Members     Length of Term  
    Stephanie Cheeseman2019 - Chairperson
    Domonic Eble2018
    Andrea Wagner2018
    Jason Carpenter2015
    Jason Meisberger2018
    Michael Jackson2019
    Travis Day2019
    Scott Hamilton2020
    Chris Riley2020
    Tina Wilkerson2020
    Danielle Hellinga2020


    Additional Board Meeting Participants
    Fr. Steve Giannini, Pastor
    Betty Popp, School Principal
    Rebecca Stone, Assistant Principal
    Diane Grahn, ECLC Director & Board Secretary 

    Stephanie Cheesman

    Spouse: Skip
    Children: Son in 1st grade
    Parishioner: 2009 - present
    School family: Since 2014
    Ministries: School Ministry, Meals on Wheels volunteer, Franklin College Faculty Advisor for Pi Beta Phi, Funeral Meal Volunteer
    Employer: Franklin College
    Hobbies: Spending time with family especially in Hilton Head, All things Pacers and Notre Dame, cooking, thoroughbred horse racing
    Education: Bachelor's Degree, Franklin College, Master's Degree, University of Indianapolis

    Dominic Eble

    Term: 2014 - 2017
    Spouse: Holly
    Children: Daughters in 6th, 3rd, 2nd, and Kindergarten
    Parishioners: 2012 - present
    School Family: 2012 - present
    Ministry(ies): 4th grade basketball assistant coach, Kairos Prison ministry (no longer actively)
    Employer: Cummins Engine Company
    Hobbies: Smoking meat and brewing beer
    Education: BS Mechanical Engineering Technology, Purdue University

    Jason Carpenter

    Term: 2012 - 2018
    Spouse: Heather
    Children: Daughter 6th grade, son in kindergarten
    Parishioners: 2005-present
    School Family: 2010-present
    Ministry(ies): Eucharistic Minister
    Employer: Express Scripts
    Hobbies: Camping, IU basketball, traveling
    Education: Indiana University - Business/Human Resources
    Vincennes University - Business/Finance

    Andrea Wagner

    Term: 2014-2018
    Spouse: Greg
    Children: Son in 4th grade, daughter in 2nd grade
    Parishioners: 2002-present
    School Family: 2011-present
    Ministry(ies): Christ Renews His Parish and School Ministry
    Employer: 180 Solutions
    Hobbies: Volunteering, Spending time with family and friends, gardening, traveling, enjoying a fine glass of wine with a good friend
    Education: BS Degree in Marketing, Butler University

    Jason Meisberger

    Term: 2015 - 2018
    Spouse: Rebecca
    Children: Daughters in 2nd & 4th grade
    Parishioners: 2008 - present
    School Family: 2011 - present
    Ministry(ies): School & Usher
    Employer: CBRE
    Hobbies: Traveling to see the Cincinnati Reds; Home Renovation; Boating, Latin Salsa Dancing
    Education: BS, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Purdue, 2001; MS, Facilities Management, Purdue, 2011

    Michael Jackson

    Term: 2016-2019
    Children: Daughter Olivia is in 6th Grade
    Parishioners: 2010 - present
    School Family: 2010 - present
    Ministry(ies): School Ministry
    Employer: IU Health, IU Health Physicians and IU School of Medicine
    Hobbies: International Travel, Studying Foreign Affairs, Entertaining and Cooking
    Education: MA International Relations, MS Business Management & Finance, University of Munich Germany

    Travis Day

    Term: 2016 - 2019
    Spouse: Theresa
    Children: Sons in 6th and 2nd grade and a daughter in kindergarten
    Parishioners: 2002 - present
    School Family: 2008 - present
    Ministry(ies): Outreach ministry, RCIA
    Employer: Eskenazi Health
    Hobbies: Birding, Running, Swimming, Hiking, Long Walks on the Beach
    Education: BS in Pharmacy and PhD in Molecular Biochemistry from Purdue University  

    Scott Hamilton

    Term: 2017-2020
    Spouse: Jessica
    Children: Daughters in 2nd and 1st
    Parishioners: 2012 – Present
    School Family: 2013 – Present
    Ministry(ies): SSFC Marriage Prep Couple, Parish Facilities and Grounds Committee
    Employer: Indianapolis Power & Light Company
    Hobbies: Golfing, watching baseball, high-intensity fitness programs, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family
    Education: BA Psychology, Wabash College

    Chris Riley

    Term: 2017-2020
    Spouse: Jill
    Children: Daughter in 6th grade, sons in 3rd and 8th grade
    Parishioners:  2014 - Present
    School Family: 2014 - Present
    Ministry(ies):  School Ministry
    Employer:  MacAllister Machinery
    Hobbies: Family time, travel, boating
    Education:  BS Mechanical Engineering – Rose-Hulman, MBA – Indiana University

    Tina Wilkerson

    Term: 2017-2020
    Spouse:  Kempis Wilkerson
    Children: Sons (12th, 10th and 8th) daughter (5th)
    Parishioners: 1998-present
    School Family: 2010-present
    Ministry(ies): Food Pantry, St. Gabriel, RE, 
    Employer: Decatur Township
    Hobbies: Reading, gardening
    Education: BA Education, Indiana University
    MA Curriculum and Instruction, Wesleyan University

    Danielle Hellinga

    Term: 2017-2020
    Spouse: Adam
    Children: Son (6th grade), Son (3rd grade), Son (Kindergarten), Son (2 yrs.)
    Parishioners: 2004-Present
    School Family: 2011- Present
    Ministry(ies): School Ministries
    Employer: Domestic Engineer
    Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, watching football, and keeping up with the activities of 4 boys
    Education: BS Marketing, Ball State University, A.A.S. Business Administration, Vincennes University
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