Meet the Board of Education

July 30, 2020

Serving the St. Augustin Catholic School Board of Education

The St. Augustin Catholic School Board of Education is made up of eight members from the school and parish community who are elected to rotating terms; the school administrator, Ms. Kautzky; and the parish pastor.  The board's key roles include: establishing school policy, overseeing educational programs and activities, representing members of the parish and school personnel, making suggestions and decisions, and encouraging parents to use due process.  Board members receive no pay for their service. 

We would like to thank outgoing board members, Dr. Christy Sullivan and Dr. Sarah Hayes for their many years as passionate members serving on the board. Their commitment and contributions to our community have helped to navigate many monumental events and have kept us moving forward. 

Meet the 2020-2021 Board of Education Members

Tim Coonan

Tim Coonan

President

Tim and his wife, Beth, were married in the St. Augustin Parish in 2003, and have been members since 2002.  They have two sons.  One is a current 6th grader and one is a current 2nd grader, both at St. Augustin.  Tim is an attorney at the Davis Brown Law Firm practicing in the area of Government Relations. Contact Tim via email or phone at 515-991-3916.

Bridget Proctor

Bridget Proctor

Vice President

Bridget is an alumna of both St. Augustin and Dowling Catholic High School. She and her husband, Jon, have three children, Annie (6th grade), Halle (3rd grade), and Charlie (TK). Bridget is an active member of St. Augustin Home and School and previously served as a co-president of the organization. Bridget is the Vice President of Creative at Flynn Wright. Bridget was elected to the school board in 2018. Contact Bridget via email.

Jenny Lorbiecki

Jenny Lorbiecki

Secretary

Jenny attended both St. Augustin and Dowling Catholic High School.  She has been a member of St. Augustin Parish her whole life.  She and her husband, Dave, have two children. Charlie is a freshman at Dowling Catholic High School, and Milly is a 6th grader at St. Augustin.  Jenny is an active member of St. Augustin Home and School and St. Augustin Parish.  Her past volunteer activity includes the St. Augustin Parish Council, Home and School, and community non-profit boards.  She was elected to the School Board in 2019. Contact Jenny via email or phone 515-321-0650

Mike Milligan

Mike Milligan

Treasurer

Mike is from Wellsburg, Iowa, and has lived in Des Moines since 1997.  He and his wife, Megan, have three boys, Flynn (Sophomore at Dowling), Roan (8th), and Liam (4th).  Mike previously served as Treasurer of St. Augustin Home and School and enjoys coaching the boys' football and basketball teams. Mike is a Financial Advisor and Certified Financial Planner(TM) at Baird. Contact Mike via email or phone at 515-419-2604.

Mark Konrad

Mark Konrad

Mark and his wife, Sonia, have two children, Fernando (8th grade) and Alejandro (Senior at Dowling Catholic and St. Augustin graduate). Mark is the Assistant General Counsel at Principal Financial Group. Mark was elected to the School Board in 2018. Contact Mark via email.

Ted Power

Ted Power

Ted is a retired newspaper executive who has lived in West Des Moines since 2011. He and his wife Kathy, a Dowling Catholic alumna and current employee, are the parents of three St. Augustin graduates: Kirby, a junior at the University of Missouri; Allie, a sophomore at Iowa State University; and Jack, a sophomore at Dowling. Ted is a eucharistic minister at St. Augustin. His past volunteer activity includes board membership of educational foundations in Franklin, Tennessee, and Lafayette, Louisiana. Contact Ted via email

Sherri Nielson

Sherri Nielsen

Sherri is an alumna of Dowling Catholic High School. She has been a member of St. Augustin Parish since 1994.  She and her husband, Jason, have five children.  Jordan, Ali, and Ellen are all graduates of St. Augustin and Dowling.  Chloe is St. Augustin graduate and is current a Dowling student.  Toby is a current 6th grader at St. Augustin.  Sherri is the President and CEO of Easterseals Iowa. Contact Sherri via e-mail or phone at 515-249-2506.

Justin Raatz

Justin Raatz

Justin is originally from Nebraska. He is an active member of St. Augustin Catholic Church and has served on many boards and committees with both professional and personal interests. His wife, Kate, is a Dowling graduate, and they have two children, Hanna (4th grade) and Dutch (2nd grade). Justin is a foot and ankle surgeon and owner of East Village Foot & Ankle Surgeons. Justin was elected to the School Board in 2020. Contact Justin via e-mail.