“Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi

FACES OF FRANCISCAN PEACEMAKERS

Deacon Steve Przedpelski, Executive Director

Deacon Steve Przedpelski grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and lives in West Bend, the city that Deacon Steve and his wife Debbie have called home for nearly 40 years. While working as a manufacturing manager, Deacon Steve entered diaconate formation at St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee and was ordained a deacon for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 1994…READ MORE

Mary Leach-Sumlin, Associate Director

Mary is a lifelong Milwaukee resident having attended and graduated from MPS schools to include a concentration in Chemistry at Milwaukee Trade and Technical High School, now Bradley Tech. Mary worked in various positions in the health insurance industry while earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University…READ MORE

Shelly Roder, Director of Gifts for the Journey Social Enterprise

Shelly hails from the corn fields of Iowa but has found her home in Milwaukee since 2006, where she has served as the Director of Cap Corps Midwest and the Director of Outreach for the Cathedral of St. John prior to joining Franciscan Peacemakers.  A graduate of Creighton University, where she studied Theology and Justice and Peace Studies, Shelly is passionate about…READ MORE