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Witness Statement For Those Who Serve in Catholic Education

The mission of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit is the mission of the Catholic Church, to reveal the God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to all people and to teach them about the fullness of His love. "Indeed the primordal mission of the Church is to proclaim God and to be His witness before the world" (GDC). Catholic education shares in a special way in the Church's mission by proclaiming and witnessing Jesus Christ and His teachings.

Catholic education, which includes education, formation, and transformation, exists in order to evangelize. Two important elements that make up the process of evangelization are proclamation and witness. It is essential therefore, that those who serve in Catholic education to proclaim Jesus Christ, His life and ministry, present the Catholic faith in its fullness, and be Christ's witness to the world.

Vision Statement of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Schools 

To educate and to foster the growth of each student: mind, body and spirit.

Mission Statement of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Schools

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Schools, united in Christ and guided by the spirit and educational values of St. Vincent, transform each student through the power of faith and knowledge.

Vincentian Educational Values

A Vincentian Education is-

Excellent – placing quality at the center of educational activities.
Holistic – educating the heart, spirit, and mind. 
Integrated – blending the abstract with the practical.
Creative and Flexible – seeking to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
Collaborative –engaging cooperative endeavors with parents, students, administration, faculty, and staff.
Focused – striving to model St. Vincent de Paul and his mission of service to the poor.

Purpose and Format

The St. Vincent de Paul School Board works with the President, Principals, and Pastor to set policy for Pre-K through 12th grade. In addition to setting policy, the Board also endorses procedures for the schools. 
Meetings are held throughout the year generally on the FIRST Thursday of the month (in the Marillac Room) and are OPEN to the public during the general session only. Meetings are noted on the annual calendar and on the School Board web page, along with the Board President’s name (for contact purposes).

Visitors at Board Meeting

Individual visitors sit in a designated location for any Board meeting. No communication between the visitors and the board members is allowed once a meeting begins. All visitors are required to leave during any executive session of the School Board.

Addressing the Board

Anyone wishing to address the St. Vincent de Paul School Board, must contact the Board President one week in advance of the next meeting. Presentations will be limited to five MINUTES UNLESS OTHERWISE APPROVED BY THE Board President. The requested topic, if appropriate, will be placed on the agenda. Appropriate topics are those that directly relate to School Policy or Procedure. The Board does NOT listen to personnel or personnel issues, students or student discipline issues, or other matters that are confidential. No Board discussion follows the presentation. A response shall be written within one week following the Executive Board meeting (after the current meeting has ended by motion). The issues are handled at the local level through teachers and then through administrators.

Board Meeting Dates

All meetings begin at 5:15 p.m. in the Marillac Room unless otherwise noted. 

  • Thursday, August 3. 2023
  • Thursday, September 7, 2023  
  • Thursday, October 5, 2023
  • Thursday, November 2, 2023
  • Thursday, December 7, 2023
  • Thursday, January 4, 2024
  • Thursday, February 1, 2024
  • Thursday, March 1, 2024
  • Thursday, April4, 2024
  • Thursday,May 2, 2024
  • Thursday, June 6, 2024
  • Thursday, July 4, 2024

Board Members & Officers

Board Member & Bio
Rev. Joe Geders, C.M. (ex officio) is the Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish and the Superintendent of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Schools.
Mr. Zach Stobart, Head of Schools (ex officio) is the Head of Schools at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Schools. 
Mrs. Diane Unterreiner, Elementary Principal (ex officio) is the Principal for St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School. Mrs. Diane Unterreiner was blessed to start her teaching career in 1993 at Perry County School District #32. During her twenty-five years at PCSD #32, she has taught Early Childhood Special Education, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Title 1 Reading. She is now fortunate to be back at her alma mater to serve as St. Vincent's Elementary Principal. Teaching is her passion because she wants students to know the endless love God has for them.
She has been married to her wonderful husband Gerald (Buck) since 1982. They have proudly raised three sons: Benjamin, Derek, and Trent. Mrs. Unterreiner delights in being a grandma to Adrienne Rose and Brienne Violet. When she is not busy, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching baseball, listening to music,and being outdoors taking walks. 
Emily Hager, PSR Director (ex-officio) is the Director of the North Perry County Catholic Community Parish School of Religion. She currently lives in Ozora with her husband Bryan and their three children, Noah, Emma, and Simon. All three children attend St. Vincent Schools. 
Ann (Hoeckele) Baer, President is honored to serve on the St. Vincent School Board of Education and proud to be a SVHS Class of 1990 Alumni.  She is married to Tim Baer, SVHS Class of 1988.  They have 4 sons, Isaac ’16, Samuel ’17, Joseph ’19 and Jack ’21.  Ann is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. She has served as volunteer coordinator of the SVE library and AR store, classroom volunteer, PTO president, October Fest committee, Fish Fry committee, substitute teacher, and interim SVHS guidance counselor.  She works with her husband Tim at Baer Engineering, LLC.  Ann enjoys gardening, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.  
Art Pistorio, Vice-President grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1992.  Art retired from the Navy in 2012 after 20 years of service, having obtained his undergraduate degree in Workforce Education and Development.  He is an Alumni of Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, and is a partner in the law firm of Hoeh & Pistorio.  Art is a past president of the Rotary Club of Perryville and  a board member on the Perry County Board for the Developmentally Disabled.  He  lives in Perryville with his wife Caitlin Pistorio (Class of 2003) and their two children Josie and Addie, both current SV elementary school students.   
Nikki (Schumer) Strattman, Secretary was born and raised in Perryville and faith has always been a big part of her life. Her parents are Bob and Jackie Schumer and she has three siblings - Sarah Layton, Janelle Pope, and Fr. Jason Schumer. Nikki attended St. Vincent Schools from K-12th grade and graduated in 1996, then graduated from St. Louis University in 2000. She married her high school sweetheart, Todd Strattman, and they have two children, Jacob (2020 graduate) and Allie (10th grade). She is the Manager of Manufacturing Information's Systems at T.G. Missouri. In her free time, Nikki enjoys camping, boating, UTV riding, sports, and any activity spent with her family. Nikki is very passionate about the St. Vincent Schools and Parish and is proud Alumnus. She is happy to be serving on the Board of Education. 
Michael Ellis, Member is a 1997 graduate of Saint Vincent High School. He attended Southeast Missouri State University where he graduated with a B.S. in Agricultural Business. He has been employed at Gateway FS as a crop specialist for 20 years. He also is half owner of Ellis Brothers’ Farm. Together with his wife Casey (2000), he has two sons who attend St. Vincent Schools: Parker who is currently in 9th grade and Clay who is in 5th.  For the past three years Michael has volunteered his time as a grade school basketball coach at St. Vincent School. In his free time, Michael enjoys camping and hunting with his family and watching his children play SV sports. 
Brad Hennemann, Member is a 1993 graduate of St. Vincent High School. He attended Southeast Missouri State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, then later a Master’s Degree in Nursing. Brad has worked with Perryville Family Care Clinic since 2003 as a nurse practitioner. He and his wife Jessica have 5 children currently in the St. Vincent school system. They enjoy spending their free time together outdoors camping, hiking, kayaking, fishing, and playing nearly any sport. 
Lisa (Hennemann) Meyer, Member is a 1989 graduate of St. Vincent High School. She has been employed at Keller Motors in the Accounting/Warranty Department for twenty-seven years. She is marreid to Jeremy Meyer and they have four children, Ashley (24), Megan (22), Jacob (7th grade - SV), and Sydney (3rd grade - SV). In her spare time, Lisa enjoys camping, sports, and any activity with her family. 
Joey Koishor, Member was born and raised in Highland, IL and attended St. Paul Catholic  School K-8th Grade.  He attended Highland High School, graduating in 1997.  After gaining a degree from the Broadcast Center in STL in 1998, Joey moved to Cape Girardeau where he met his future wife Krista (Wheeler) Koishor, SVHS Class of 1992 while working in Radio Broadcasting.  Joey and Krista soon after, made their home in Perryville.  Joey became very attached to the St. Vincent family early on and became very involved. He has not only been a junior high basketball coach, going on 7 years now, but also works with the local Donze communications to broadcast SV Football and Basketball games. All three of Joey’s children have or are attending SV, Alexana (2015 graduate),  Shawn (12th grade) and Sam (7th grade).  Joey has worked the past 18 years for Ardagh in Pevely MO, as a Machine Repair Apprentice and Journeyman Machine Upkeep. He was the Local 30 Union Recording Secretary for 8 years, GMP International Union. Joey enjoys camping with his family, watching his children play sports, radio broadcasting games, and STL Blues Hockey. Joey is very happy to be a supporter of St. Vincent Schools and Parish and serve on the Board of Education. 
Rebecca (Becca) Pecaut, Member was born and raised in St. Louis, MO and attended Catholic School K-12.  She currently teaches 5th grade PSR at St. Vincent; this is her 6th year teaching. Becca is married to Curt Pecaut, has 2 stepdaughters: McKayla and McKenzie Pecaut, and expecting a child in Jan 2021. Becca works for SEMO Regional Planning Commission in Perryville, and is a member of the Blessed Sacrament Sodality for Christ the Savior Parish in Brewer.  Becca enjoys camping with family, attending sporting activities for the girls, crafting and other hobbies, and spending time with family and friends. Becca is blessed to able to serve on the Board of Education.  
Cheri Sauer, Member attended both St. Vincent Elementary and High School. She graduated in 1992 and then attended Southeast Missouri State University and Cape Career an Technology School. She graduated with a certificate in Respiratory Therapy. In addition to being a full-time mom, she also works at Perry County Memorial Hospital as a Respiratory Therapist and a Courtesy Car Driver. Cheri and her husband Jim have six children. Five of them attend St. Vincent Schools: Dominic (Class of 2018), Charlie (Class of 2020), Monica (11th grade), Brigid (8th grade), Daniel (5th grade), Kolbe, the youngest, is seven years old and spends his time at home with his mom. Cheri enjoys going to her kids cross-country meets, basketball and football games, band and choir concerts, and play performances. She also helps with both the youth
Terry Wibbenmeyer, Member graduated from St. Vincent High School is 1988. He then attended Southeast Missouri State University and graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology. For the past twenty-five years, he has been employed at T.G. Missouri. His current position Senior General Manager of Production for the Interior/Exterior Division. Terry's wife, Lisa (Lukefahr) Wibbenmeyer is a 1989 graduate of St. Vincent and a 1996 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She currently substitute teaches for St. Vincent and teaches private swimming lessons. Together, they have four children, Veronica (Class of 2015 SV graduate), Luke (Class of 2017), Tyler (Class of 2019), and Elizabeth (Class of 2020). In his spare time, Terry enjoys watching his children compete in SV sports as well as boating, swimming, and                                                   spending time with friends and family.  

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Due to a recent Football Conference realignment, the 2024 Homecoming football games for both the Perryville Pirates and the St. Vincent Indians have been rescheduled. 
- St. Vincent will play their homecoming football game vs the Cuba Wildcats on Friday, October 11th at 7:30 PM.
- Perryville will play their homecoming football game vs the Herculaneum Blackcats on Saturday, October 19th at 1:00 PM.
Please stay tuned to both schools as they send other updates for their homecoming weekends. 

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