Welcome New Staff Members

Apr 20th, 2016

Jim Weiland has joined the Annunciation Parish staff as Business Administrator. Jim is a CPA, and he comes to us with experience in accounting, business and consulting. He and his wife Julie are members of Saints Joachim and Anne Catholic Church in Shakopee. Their three children attend Shakopee Area Catholic School (SACS) and are in elementary grades. Jim is active in his home parish, having served on the parish finance council as member and chair. Julie and his children are number one in his focus, but he maintains time also for coaching youth sports. A recent exciting work accomplishment was to help launch Amazing Catholic Schools, an initiative to help renew commitment to Catholic School excellence.

Jen Renstrom accepted the position of school secretary and is loving learning the job and getting to know all the students and parents. She and her family belong to Nativity Catholic Church in Bloomington and her children attend school there. For 10 years, Jen was the Senior Director of Event and Marketing Operations at the Mall of America. In this role she managed a staff, organized and promoted events, wrote for their newsletter, website, social media. She brings to Annunciation School a wealth of organizational, communication, and planning skills. More importantly, she has a warm and welcoming personality and is dedicated to Catholic education.

Mary Grace Westman is the new Administrative Assistant in the Business Office. She is a member of Saint Agnes Church in Saint Paul, and she was the Secretary at their school for seven years. She has six children, and one baby grand-daughter. Originally from Kentucky, she has a great love of horses and basketball. Please stop into the Business Office and introduce yourself. Mary Grace is eager to get to know everyone at Annunciation. You will find that she usually has treats on her desk!