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Meet Our Staff

Committed to Instilling Faith in Our Parish Family

Dawn Kaufman


I grew up in Chicago, attending Catholic schools until graduating from high school. My family moved to the area after my father's death, and we joined St Joseph's church when I was 19. My husband, David, and I were married at St Joseph's in 1976. Since then we've had 5 children and now have 12 grandchildren. 

I worked for the US Postal Service for several years, and then ran a daycare for 10 years.  

I have been working for our churches since 1989, first as bookkeeper for St Joseph's and St John's, and eventually became bookkeeper and secretary for all 3 churches. I also try to sing in the choir, am an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and have been a member of the SSJJ Altar Society for over 30 years. 

Jolene Janke

Director of Sacred Music

My husband and I own and operate a dairy farm a mile and a half south of Humbird.  We have 6 adult children, and have been members of St. Joseph’s parish, Fairview, since we were married in 1984.  I am a long time member of the choir, and since my friend and mentor Shirley Petznick retired as organist I have tried to fill her shoes.  I am also the substitute organist at Immaculate Conception.  I have taught CCD for 34 years, and did the children’s Christmas pageant for 32 years.  My favorite song is Joy to the World because I believe with Jesus we can all find true joy!  I grew up in Stratford where I attended St. Joseph’s grade school and Stratford High School.  My middle name is Geralyn after my patron saint, St. Gerard, since my mother prayed for his intercession when she was expecting me.  After high school I went to U.W.-Eau Claire where I studied Speech Pathology.  After graduation I worked on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota, as the Speech Therapist for the western half of Todd County.  Meeting my husband is what brought me back to Wisconsin and ultimately to St. Joseph’s parish.

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