Meet the Board

Dcn. Omar F. A. Gutierrez - President of the Board

Dcn. Gutierrez has been working in the Archdiocese of Omaha for over a decade, and in the Catholic schools for over a half that time. He is a nationally known speaker, instructor and author. He was ordained to the permanent diaconate for the Archdiocese of Omaha in 2017 and his wife Miriam and he have four children. Their home parish is St. Peter's Catholic Church

Mr. Tom Carney - Vice-President 

Mr. Carney  has dedicated much of his time and talent to help area apostolates grow and become healthy, functioning entities. His financial experience and expertise is a great help to the Board, but more than that is his passion for the Catholic faith and his dedication to helping people know how to live it. His home parish is St. Philip Neri - Blessed Sacrament.

Mrs. Theresa Gunia- Secretary

Mrs. Gunia is a convert. Knowing a life without Christ and now a life full of Christ fuels her passion for evangelization. A wife, mother and community volunteer – Theresa has led formal religious education efforts at St. Thomas More School and participates in the Archdiocese’s Mentoring Program. After a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, she experienced a deeper calling to spread the gospel to all peoples. She and her husband belong to St. Thomas More in Omaha.  

Dcn. Douglas Lenz - Treasurer

Dcn. Lenz is an executive of a non-profit himself and so brings to the board invaluable experience in this area. More importantly, he is a man of prayer who's service to the Church is a way of life for him and his wife, Ann.

Mrs. Katie Zimmerman - Member

As an educator, Katie values the important role of Catholic education in forming disciples. She is an active member at St. Vincent de Paul parish and school  as well as a volunteer for various Catholic organizations. 

Katie her husband Rob have six children.