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    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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      School Board Members      Length of Term  
    Stephanie Cheeseman 2019 - Chairperson
    Jason Meisberger 2018
    Michael Jackson 2019
    Travis Day 2019
    Scott Hamilton 2020
    Chris Riley 2020
    Tina Wilkerson 2020
    Danielle Hellinga 2020
    Jeff Jansing 2021
    Debi Ladyman 2021
    Katie Petralia 2021


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

    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




    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

    Jeff Jansing

    Debi Ladyman

    Katie Petralia

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