Meet Our Team
Fr. Mike Ingold, Pastor - Click to EMAIL
The quote – “Gratitude turns what we have into enough” by Melody Beattie – is one I keep in “favorites” on my iPhone. Gratitude is a game changer for me. I have been blessed abundantly by family and friends and am grateful to provide a home for two wonderful Cockapoos – my pals Behr and Shay. I love diocesan priesthood and have always found a home in parish ministry. Each day, I have the privilege to witness to Jesus as I walk with others seeking to know him better in their lives.
One of the ways I see this happening is how Jesus has an impact on us when we reflect on his Word. Being able to help others relate the Gospel stories and Jesus’ life to theirs through preaching makes Him more real – it’s one of the neatest things I get to do!
Realizing that we live in difficult and changing times brings the reality that people carry around a lot of hurt. We need Jesus to heal us more than ever. Whenever asked why I wanted to become a priest – reflecting on the nearly 29 years of ministry – I continue to come back to the same conclusion: it’s a privilege and grace to walk this journey with people of faith in their joy as well as their sorrow, helping others know that they are never alone during the darkness of their lives is exactly what Jesus wants us to know and believe.
It’s a blessing to minister with a caring and professional parish staff. Together we are truly dedicated to helping our parish and the community we live in to Discover – Follow – Share and Worship Jesus. Come join us on the journey of missionary discipleship.
Dcn. John Bundra - CLICK to email
I am married to my beautiful wife Debi. We moved to Green Bay from Chicago (die-hard Bears fan) in 1989 and we moved to Wrightstown in 2018. I was ordained a deacon in 2014 and assigned to Nativity right after ordination. God must have a sense of humor because he put a die-hard Bears fan in the shadow of Lambeau Field!
We have 4 children all married; a daughter in Dublin Ireland, a daughter in Detroit, a daughter in Greenleaf and a son in Wrightstown. We have 6 grandchildren; 3 granddaughters in Ireland including twins, 2 granddaughters in Wrightstown and a grandson in Greenleaf.
We have a 3-legged cat named Ditch who thinks he is a dog.
I believe that I was called by Christ to serve people on a larger scale than just in my immediate family and circle of friends. Many people are looking for someone to walk with on their journey to Christ. They are looking for someone to meet them where they are without being judged.
Dcn. Michael Dabeck - Click to email
My name is Deacon Michael Dabeck.
I have worked at Nativity Parish as of February 8,2017. My wife Ann and I have been married for 38 years and have two sons. Jameson, our older son, lives in Stevens Point working as a Statistical Analyst for Sentry Insurance. Robenson, our younger son, is attending school at NWTC working on a degree in Digital Media and Photography. He lives with us in Allouez.
Since my Ordination in May of 2010, I have wanted to serve a parish on a full-time basis, following the guidance of the Holy Spirit and being the pastoral servant I was ordained to be. I have been involved in many different ministries throughout the Nativity Community and I believe I am fulfilling God’s plan for me here. My family and I are excited to continue our journey and ask for your prayers and support as we follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit. I look forward to be the hands and feet of Christ to many as I serve here at Nativity Parish.
Mary Carter, Director of Discipleship Formation - click to email
I am so excited to be the Faith and Discipleship Formation Director here at Nativity Parish! I have been involved in formal ministry for the past 20 years and have been active in parish life my entire life. I have a Master’s Degree in Theology from St. Norbert College and have had the pleasure of also completing the diocesan Catholic Evangelization Studies program. I am on of the core team members of the diocesan mentoring program and an adjunct faculty member at Silver Lake College.
My husband Dave and I are members of St. Matthew’s Parish in Allouez. We have three grown children and three grandchildren. I am a Wisconsin girl so I love being on the lake in summer and playing in the snow in the winter!
This is an unique time for the Church as we look at an old, yet new way of thinking and living as Church! We are shifting from a “business as usual” model to one that breaks us out of the parish walls and calls us out into the mission fields of our community and beyond. We are going back to the way Jesus taught us in Scripture. As Pope Francis has reminded us, we are a missionary church and it is our responsibility, actually our duty as baptized Christians, to bring Jesus’ love to all those we encounter. I look forward to traveling on this journey with you. As we all grow in our relationship with God, I pray that we grow too as a community of Disciples sharing the joys of Catholic faith with each other!
I am here to walk with you and your family. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or prayer needs you may have.
Tricia Westhoven, business manager - click to email
I am blessed to be part of the staff and community of people at Nativity of Our Lord! It is by the grace of God that I have been able to return to my native Wisconsin to live, to work and to continue to fulfill God’s purpose for my life.
I graduated from St. Norbert College and completed a two-year Diocesan Lay Ministry Formation Program while living in Illinois. I have enjoyed working in parish life for the past 16 years, including a position in Youth Ministry and as a Parish Business Manager. I have been involved in church life in many ways over the years including Marriage Ministry, Pro-Life Ministry, youth mission trips and community outreach.
God has always laid on my heart that my main focus should be on family! My husband, Doug, and I have been blessed with three amazing children and six awesome grandchildren who are the absolute joy of my life. I appreciate spending quality time with them at home, at our cabin or during visits to see family and friends. My other passions include traveling, healthy cooking and eating (except for ice cream) and reaching out to care for others.
Other than my family, I am very passionate about our beautiful, rich Catholic faith and my personal relationship with Christ. We are members at St. John the Baptist in Howard. My persistent prayer is to enrich the lives of others by listening, learning and serving in His name. As I grow spiritually so does the forgiveness, humility, peace and joy in my life. I continue to be a blend of Martha and Mary – keeping things organized while being extremely grateful for every encounter I have with the parishioners of Nativity and the surrounding community.
Vicki Matuszak, bookkeeper and IT specialist - click to email
Hi, my name is Vicki Matuszak and I have been working at Nativity Parish for 35 years. I was born and raised in Door County and graduated from NWTC, with an Associate Degree in Accounting. I live in De Pere and belong to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. I have 2 grown children who live in California and Colorado. In my off time I like to read, play Bunco, and travel. I love spending time with my rescue dog Hunee. She brings a smile to my face every day! I am an avid supporter of our Scrip program and carry cards with me at all times. I especially enjoy working with the many volunteers who help make Nativity Parish such a special place. My belief is that the church needs to be a good steward of the hard earned money that you donate. Helping parishioners that come into the office is not just a part of my job, it’s a way to live my faith.
Wayne Efferson, worship leader - click to email
Hi, I’m Wayne Efferson, Worship Leader at Nativity Parish. My journey to lay ministry in the church started in college at SIU-Carbondale where I volunteered to lead song with my guitar and voice at Masses at the Newman Center. I was very active in Newman center and discerning a vocation to religious life. After graduating with a BS in Social Work, I committed two years to serving as a Christian Service Volunteer in the Diocese of Jefferson City, MO serving in the areas of liturgical music and youth ministry. Following those two years, I knew I want to continue in church ministry, so I chose to pursue a MA in Pastoral Studies from Loyola Univ., Chicago. This is where I met my wife, Karolyn, who is from Two Rivers, WI and that’s how I got up to NE Wisconsin. When I accepted the ministry position at Nativity, my wife, Karolyn, was pregnant with our first child, Amanda. Amanda is now married and lives in Glenview, IL with her husband, Robin. In addition to Amanda, there is Kathleen (30), Nicholas (27) and David (23) and dogs, JJ and Sherlock; all live in GB.
I have chosen to serve in Liturgical Ministry at Nativity Parish because of the deep love I have in Jesus Christ, his Church and the Eucharist which he commanded us to celebrate. Serving in this role has allowed me to share my gifts to prepare liturgies that are worthy of God’s praise while drawing the Faithful closer to Christ. Of all the elements that take place in the Mass Sacred/Liturgical Music is ever close to my heart. Music, as you know, is the “universal language” that feeds the heart and soul of everyone who seeks God. As a Guitarist and Cantor (Songleader) I am honored to lead others in lifting their voices and hearts in praise to our God. My ministry at Nativity is a joy and a blessing because I see Christ revealed in the faces of countless people who come and celebrate the Mass. They come in the midst of their joys and sorrows; be it a wedding anniversary, funeral or other liturgical celebration. Henry Nouwen once said, “The word of the Eucharist makes us part of the great story of our salvation. Our little stories (of joys and sorrows) are lifted up into God’s great story and there given their unique place. The word lifts us up and makes us see that our daily, ordinary lives are, in fact, sacred lives that play a necessary role in the fulfillment of God’s promises.” Working with our, pastor, deacons, Worship Ministry and parishioners has been one of the greatest blessings in my life. Engaging people in the various ministries of our liturgical experiences allows them the opportunity to express their love and praise to our Creator and together we give God the glory as we continue to fulfill God’s promises here and now. If you are not already actively involved in one of our Liturgical Ministries, I invite you to contact me and together we will find a place for you to utilize your gifts and talents as we glorify God together
Amberly Boerschinger, Coordinator of Discipleship and Communications - click to email
I am so pleased to be one of a member of the Nativity Parish family as the Coordinator of Discipleship Formation and Communications. Ultimately, I am a disciple of Jesus who loves sharing the Gospel message of love and mercy.
I have worked in parishes for nearly 12 years by day, I am a freelance speaker and writer by night, and a wife and mother of three always. I come to you most recently from Resurrection Parish in Allouez where I was the coordinator of communications – website, Facebook, Flocknote, newsletters, digital signage and SO much more. I have a passion for the Catholic spiritual life and have served on the planning team for the popular diocesan event, Girlfriends in God for many years. I have degrees in theology and journalism and have been privileged to speak at conferences around the region and nation.
My husband Kevin and I live with our three children, John Ross (10) Clara (8.5) and Thomas (5.5) near Bay Settlement and belong to Holy Cross Parish. We enjoy spending lots of quality time as a family including our two dogs, one cat, several indoor and outdoor fish, and perhaps a few uninvited mice! When I am not sorting mis-matched socks, I am an enthusiastic home cook and author of a cookbook “Meals, Mass and Mystics: Cooking with a Catholic Twist.”
Deb Langenhuizen, volunteer coordinator - click to email
My name is Deb Langenhuizen and I am the volunteer coordinator. My husband (Chris) and I have been members of Nativity parish over 20yrs. God has blessed us with two daughters Carissa and Gabriella. I started working at Nativity in 2012 and have been touch by many souls. God has given everyone gifts to share and I am blessed to help them find the right fit.
Jennie LeMere, Parish Receptionist - click to email
I am honored to be the receptionist at Nativity of Our Lord Parish. As receptionist I have the pleasure and privilege of meeting you face to face and being able to directly serve your needs when you stop by the Parish Office. Since things often start with a phone call - it is great to be able to meet you in person and establish a personal connection to the voice on the phone. I’m blessed to be able to hear and share in the personal stories of your Faith journey. It still is amazing to me as I continue to meet more and more people in our Faith Community how we all seem to be connected in some way in God’s community. I look forward to meeting more of our Parish member as well as those of you who desire to become part of the Nativity of Our Lord Faith Community. Please stop by and say Hi - all are welcome!
Mary Greene, housekeeper - click to email
Hello, my name is Mary Greene. I graduated from West High School and after many different jobs, found my purpose here at Nativity Parish 9 years ago. I have 3 grown children – 2 sons and a daughter who all live and work in Green Bay. When I’m home I enjoy reading, cooking, and gardening. Spending time with family and friends is very important to me. One of the best parts of my job is being able to listen to parishioners when they need to talk or tell me about what’s going on in their lives.
I would not say cleaning is my passion, but making the church welcoming for all is what I strive to do. Cleanliness is next to Godliness!! John 13:34-35 says “And now I give you a new commandment, love one another. If you have love for one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples.”