Parish Trustee Nominees and Election Information

Archdiocesan policy states that in the event of a trustee vacancy, the parish must follow the rules governing the election of parish trustees from the state of Wisconsin State Statute 187.19 which stipulates that trustees are to be elected “from and by the congregation”. Directives regarding the election of trustees are contained in Archdiocesan Parish Trustee Manual which states that the pastor may identify a nominee for each of the openings. In addition to the pastor’s nominees, other nominees may be accepted from the congregation prior to the election. Additional candidates must be nominated in writing by 10 or more registered parish members. 

Here at St. Anthony our nominations for the current vacancies closed on April 7th.  Three nominees for our Trustee Treasurer and Trustee Secretary vacancies have surfaced through this process and thankfully, they are very qualified, experienced, dedicated, and faithful parishioners. 

On the weekend of May 11th and 12th the election for these positions will take place during the Masses.  In accordance with the Trustee Manual, the two persons receiving the greatest number of votes cast shall be elected as trustees for a term of two years.  In anticipation of that process, please take a few moments to get to know our nominees.

Barbara Webb, St. Anthony on the LakeBarbara Webb

My name is Barbara Webb.  I was born and raised in Milwaukee, attending St. Michael’s grade school and St. John’s Cathedral High School. I attended Marquette University’s College of Journalism for two years, switching to UW Milwaukee’s School of Business where I earned a BA in accounting.  I subsequently sat for and passed the certified public accountant examination, earning the CPA designation.  I have operated a solo accounting practice for the past 38 years and currently have an office located in Nashotah.  I am widowed, have one daughter and three grandchildren.  I volunteer on a weekly basis at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc and also at the Oconomowoc Arts Center.  I am a member of the Hartland-Lake Country Rotary where I have served in the capacity of treasurer a number of times.  I have been a member of St. Anthony’s parish for approximately 16 years.  I have participated in the Alpha program four times, both as a participant and a helper. I am currently a Eucharistic Minister, serving at the 7:30 Mass.  I have truly enjoyed becoming more involved in parish life. As an extension of this, I am interested in serving as a Treasurer Trustee, and I believe my accounting and tax backgrounds would enable me to be a valuable asset to this office.

Tom Brandt, St. Anthony on the LakeTom Brandt

Family:  Married to Vickie for 43 years, 3 grown children, 4 grandchildren.Education: MBA Michigan, BS Engineering Iowa State
Occupation:  Retired.  Various engineering, marketing, and executive management positions over 16 years with a multi-national specialty chemicals / pharmaceutical company, followed by owning and operating a mid-sized medical device manufacturing company, which included the growth, merger, and acquisition of other companies.Parish Involvement:  Current Trustee/Treasurer, Finance Council, Pastoral Council Officer, Building & Grounds Chairperson, Building Committee Secretary, Owner's Representative for Building Construction, and ad hoc member of Budget Committee, Stained Glass Acquisition & Restoration Project Committee and latest Capital Campaign Committee, as well as regular volunteer for the St. Vincent de Paul Ministry.Statement of Candidacy:  Vickie and I have been blessed to be active members of St. Anthony on the Lake over the past nine years.   I am especially thankful to have had the ability to develop strong relationships, and indeed friendships, with so many staff members, and fellow parishioners, through these activities.  If so honored, I look forward to continuing as the Trustee/Treasurer at St. Anthony, and I reaffirm my promise to use all the best efforts that God will allow me to muster in order to look after the best interest and treasure of our Church.

Cheryl Oliva, St. Anthony on the LakeCheryl Oliva

Family:  Married to Jim for 48 years; blessed with 3 children and 8 grandchildren.
Education:  BA in Public Administration; additional course work in Supervisory Management and Leadership Development.
Occupation:  Retired Director of Business Operations for the City of Milwaukee responsible for Purchasing and Contracts, Printing and Records, Warehouse Operations and Emerging Business Enterprises.  After retirement, independent contractor providing consulting services specializing in organizational effectiveness and efficiency.  Currently, adjunct instructor for University of Wisconsin primarily in the areas of bids and contract administration.
Parish Involvement:  Currently serving as Trustee Secretary for the past two years.  Seeking a second two year term.  Prior to becoming Trustee Secretary, served six years on Pastoral Council, three of which included acting as liaison to Finance Council, two years as Council Secretary and one as liaison to Prayer and Worship Committee.   Presently serve as Trustee Liaison to the Personnel Committee.  Member of the Give From Your Heart Capital Campaign Team, the Grow In Your Heart Debt Retirement Team and now the Living Our Covenant Debt Retirement Team.  Was member of the Covenant Development Process Committee.  Participated in first Alpha Group here at our Parish. Also serve as Eucharistic Minister, participate in the Funeral Luncheon Ministry, the St. Vincent de Paul Meal Program Ministry and the Prayer Line Ministry.
Statement of Candidacy:  Since moving to Lake Country eleven years ago, my husband and I are extremely grateful to have been embraced by this welcoming parish community and truly consider it to be our “Family of Faith".  I would be humbled and honored to continue to share my time and talents given to me by God through my educational and professional background, as well as my in depth knowledge of parish operations, to ensure our parish’s successful journey of faith now and in the future.  If chosen, I pledge to fulfill my duties of Trustee to the best of my ability aided by your prayers and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. 

I am truly grateful to Tom, Barb and Cheryl for their willingness to serve in these very important roles. We are truly a blessed community!  


Father Tony