More About Our Administration + Staff

Reverend Monsignor James L. Gunn

Reverend Monsignor James L. Gunn

Pastor/jgunn@stjb.org

A native of Janesville, Monsignor Gunn was ordained to the priesthood in 1977. He has served at parishes in Berlin, Fort Atkinson, Dickeyville, Edgerton, and Waunakee. He was also on the faculty at Holy Name Seminary in Madison and was director of vocations for the diocese from 1982 to 1995.

Monsignor Gunn has been a member of the Presbyteral Council and a diocesan consultor. He was named a Prelate of Honor in 2000.

Service
​Pastor, St. John the Baptist Parish, Waunakee;
Pastor, St. Mary of the Lake Parish, Westport;
Vicar for Priests, 2011-present

Father Joseph Bellamkonda

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Parochial Vicar / jbellamkonda@stjb.org

Coming Soon!

Mrs. Kalee Kozinski

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School Principal / kkozinski@stjb.org

" I am very excited to have this administration role at Saint JohnsSchool. The last seven years in the classroom have laid the foundation for my vision for Saint Johns, and I can’t wait to lead this amazing faith community. I have a passion for helping all students succeed and creating a nurturing and positive learning environment. I will use my diverse skill set to continue serving Saint Johns through faith, love, and joy!"

Experience

1st Grade, 3rd Grade, and Resource Teacher, Saint John School, Waunakee, WI 

2nd/3rd Grade Teacher, Stoner Prairie Elementary School, Verona, WI

 

Education

Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education (Grades 1-8), University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire;

Bachelor of Science, Special Education-Learning Disabilities (Grades 1-12), University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire;

Bachelor of Science, Special Education-Emotional/Behavior Disorders (Grades 1-12), University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

In process: Bachelor of Science, Educational Leadership, Cardinal Stritch University

Mrs. Beth Russell

Mrs. Beth Russell

​School Administrative Assistant / brussell@stjb.org

Hi, I'm Beth and I'm the School Office Manager here at Saint John. Every day I look forward to work so I can see all the kids' smiling faces! Saint John has been a huge part of my life, since all four of my kids attended here. I am married to Bob and have four great kids - Sam, Jack, Luke and Hanna. I enjoy spending time with my family, walking my dog Remi, and reading a good book. I spend my summers at my family cottage with my sister, and spend my school year getting to know all the great kids and families at Saint Johns!

Mr. Todd Gabris

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Maintenance

Coming soon!

Mrs. Julie Karls

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Food Services Director / jkarls@stjb.org

I moved to Wisconsin in 2011 with my husband, nine kids, four cars, a husky, a cat and a bird. Whew! It was a long crazy trip. Since I had a large family, I had to make meals which turned into trying all kinds of recipes on my kids. Now they enjoy eating good food and cook themselves. I love to cook and feed happiness to the hearts and belles of our kids here at St. Johns.

Mrs. Eileen Daley

Mrs. Eileen Daley

Evangelization + Catechesis Coordinator / edaley@stjb.org

I enjoy working with the youth and families in our parish as they journey toward a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Mrs. Jackie Nerat

Mrs. Jackie Nerat

​Business Manager / jnerat@stjb.org

I am originally from Sun Prairie, attending Sacred Hearts grade school and then Edgewood High School. I have been married for 28 wonderful years and have three daughters age 22, 20 and 17 - two of whom attended St. John School. I love spending time with my family friends and two rescue collies.

Mrs. Kim Piazza

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Parish ​Administrative Assistant / kpiazza@stjb.org

Coming Soon!