2020 New Board Members

Dear St. Coletta Families:

July 2020 began our new fiscal year at St. Coletta. Along with this turning of the calendar page, St. Coletta welcomed two new Board of Directors, Jake Gibson and Tom Carmody. The current Board of Directors consists of Mr. Duane McAllister, Chair; Dr. Constantine Stamatelakys, Vice Chair; Mr. Tom Carmody; Mr. Lee Davis; Mr. Chip Doering III; Mr. Tim Hood; Mr. Jacob Gibson; Mrs. Norah Johnson; Sister Julianne Koch; Mrs. Chris McDermott; Mr. John Parrott; Mr. Russell Schaefer and Ms. Sharon Thyne.

If you have opportunity, please thank these individuals for their time and dedication to St. Coletta.

Jake Gibson

Jake Gibson is the owner of Olsen-Gibson Funeral Home located in Jefferson, Wisconsin and joined the St. Coletta of Wisconsin Board of Directors in July 2020. Serving the needs of others is a defining characteristic of Jake and his service-driven business. Jake considers ministering to the needs of others, a privilege and actively seeks out opportunities to do so. “St. Coletta of Wisconsin provides a unique and needed service to the members of our community and beyond. Personal interaction with staff members, from the top down, have exhibited a strong unity of St. Coletta’s mission of compassion, dignity and respect. This aligns itself similarly to the mission of my business, which is service with dignity, compassion and excellence. I value the opportunity to be a part of the organization.” Prior to taking an ownership interest in the Olsen-Gibson Funeral Home, Jake was the Funeral Director for Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home in Watertown, WI for a number of years, where he originally started as an apprentice. Jake attended Wheaton College and then went on to study at the Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL. Jake is an active member in his community and spends his time coaching Jefferson Youth Football, serving as a Board Member for Tomorrow’s Hope, as a Rotarian for the Jefferson Rotary Club and as a Deacon and Finance Committee Member for the First Baptist Church in Watertown, WI. “I have a strong desire to accomplish the goals of the organization in a transparent and focused way. My experience as a Deacon in my own church and on other boards has shown me the importance of being a responsible steward of available resources. In my business dealings, I have vast experience working with people of diverse backgrounds and statues while ensuring that their best interests are maintained.” Jake resides in Jefferson, WI with his wife, Wesley and their four children.

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