St. Peter the Apostle Parish Pastoral Council
The Parish Pastoral Council advises the pastor regarding the overall well-being of the parish, both in the present and for the future. This is done through strategic planning and proposing practical suggestions regarding the ongoing life of the parish. Members of this council are committed members of the parish, willing to serve for three years, attend council meetings, and work collaboratively with each other and with the Pastor.
MICHAEL NEHF has been a member of St. Peter the Apostle parish since 1967, when his family moved here from Bellwood, Illinois. Mike and his wife, Kathy, were married in 1978, then moved to Itasca in 1984 and became parishioners. Their three sons, Jason, Brian, and Sean went to public school and attended St. Peter’s for Religious Education. Mike and Kathy were very involved in Itasca schools, youth sports, Cub Scouts, as well as St. Peter’s over the years, including service as extraordinary ministers. Career opportunities brought them to Atlanta, GA, and Columbus, OH between 2005 and 2021, after which they returned “home” to Itasca and St. Peter’s. Mike currently serves as a Religious Education Catechist, church volunteer and member of Knights of Columbus. He is a CPA and holds an MBA from Northwestern University in Evanston. Mike looks forward to working with Fr. Noesen and our Parish Council to serve our Lord and one another, as well as planning for the needs of the parish.
REETHA GEORGE and her husband, Anthony, joined St. Peter’s Parish family in 2003. They have four children – Rachel, Amy, Nathan, and Tabeetha. They regularly attended the 5:00 pm Mass for many years. Reetha is as a Eucharistic Minster and Anthony is a diaconate candidate from our parish. All four children were Altar Servers. The oldest daughter, Rachel, taught Religious Ed for a few years; and their son, Nathan, served as an assistant in the program.
Reetha works North American Corporation in Northbrook as a Systems Analyst and is also actively involved in a nonprofit organization called Anointing Fire Catholic Ministry (AFCM). AFCM is a world-wide community that is involved in promoting world evangelization through communal prayer, scripture studies, and intercessory prayers. AFCM publishes magazines and conducts retreats to promote our Catholic faith in different parts of the world. Reetha is presently studying online for a Diploma in Theology from a seminary in Kerala, India, which will be completed in December of this year.
Reetha has answered the call to serve our parish as a Parish Pastoral Council member, following Colossians 3:23, “whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men.” Reetha eagerly looks forward to serving our parish and our community in this capacity.
LAURA JOHNSON and her family have lived in the community for over 30 years. She and her husband, Steve, have been married for 43 years and raised three children – Holly, Paul, and Melissa. They are now also blessed with six grandchildren. Through her experience working as a CNA with seniors, Laura has been an active advocate for those without a voice by showing concern, love, and simply listening. Laura has served the Church over the years as a Minister of Care, Catechist, Bereavement Minister, and Nursing Home Minister. Her faith has grown through these ministries, and she continues to have a hunger to know the mystery of God. Laura looks forward to this new role in the parish council and believes the Holy Spirit will guide her in serving the needs of the people of the parish.
BILL KOLF and his wife, Cathy, have been parishioners at St. Peter the Apostle since 1989. They have two children, Emily DeHaven of Killeen, Texas, and Jerome Kolf of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Both children attended and graduated from St. Peter the Apostle School. Bill worked as Director of Accounting for Henry Crown and Company in Chicago for 27 years and retired in 2014. Since retiring, Bill has served the parish as Sacristan and Eucharistic Minister. He is also a charter member of St. Peter’s Knights of Columbus council. Bill enjoys the liturgy and community at St. Peter’s and feels a part of the parish family, and he looks forward to serving St. Peter the Apostle Parish in this new role as a member of the Parish Council
Rose Ann Roll
ROSE ANN ROLL has been an active parishioner of St Peter the Apostle for 50 years. Rose Ann’s husband, Dick, was a member of the parish in its early days when mass was held in the village’s junior high gymnasium before the original church was built in 1960. During these many years, Rose Ann has worn many hats. Rose Ann’s three children attended St Peter’s School, and she served as a room mother and chairman of Home and School for many years during that time. Rose Ann was an active member of CCW and was the Social Chairman for the group. Once her children all graduated from St Peter’s School, Rose Ann joined the parish Arts and Environment Committee (the ministry responsible for decorating the church) and eventually headed the committee. She was also a Wedding Coordinator for the parish. Dick and Rose Ann moved to Wisconsin for five years. Upon returning to Itasca she resumed her role with Arts and Environment, as well as the Wedding Coordinator position – both which she continues to serve. Rose Ann also helped organize the parish Women’s Club. Rose Ann grew up in the area, attended St. Walter’s Grade School and Lake Park High School and then went to the American School of Beauty Culture and went on to be a hairdresser for 40 years. Rose Ann is honored to become a member of the newly formed Parish Pastoral Council and hopes to serve the parish well.
ADAM STEPHAN and his wife Marcie joined St. Peter the Apostle in 2006 when they first moved to Itasca. They moved to and lived in Roselle for nine years before moving back to Itasca in 2017. During their time in Roselle, the family remained members of St Peter’s because they enjoyed the community and friendships so much. They regularly attend the 8:30 mass with their three young daughters – Samantha, Emily, and Megan, and they always sit in front so everyone can help keep an eye on them. Adam is a member of the Knights of Columbus and works at Town & Country Distributors in Itasca. He looks forward to serving the parish and welcomes feedback from parishioners.