NUACS Governance

New Ulm Area Catholic Schools, Inc. is a corporation owned and operated by four corporate parishes: Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Church of St. Mary, Church of St. John the Baptist, and Church of St. George. The governing body of NUACS consists of the Board of Directors. The Bishop of the Diocese of New Ulm and the pastor of the four corporate parishes, and Bishop appointee, serve on the Board of Directors. The pastor of the four corporate parishes serve on the NUACS Board of Education, along with parish representatives from each corporate parish, and members at large. The principals, the school accountant, and the administrative assistant to the principals attend all board of education meetings.

It is the mission of New Ulm Area Catholic Schools, guided by strong Catholic teachings and values, to provide our students with an education that promotes spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, and social growth. We strive to accomplish this in partnership with parents, the Church, and our other communities.


Board of Directors - Click here for more information on the role of the Board of Directors

  • Most Reverend John M. LeVoir, Bishop of the Diocese of New Ulm

  • Monsignor Douglas L. Grams, Canonical Administrator of New Ulm Area Catholic Schools and Pastor of Holy Cross Area Faith Community

  • Mr. Wayne Pelzel, Bishop's Appointee, New Ulm, MN


Board of Education - Click here for more information on the role of the Board of Education

Canonical Administrator - Click here for more information on the role of the Canonical Administrator
Msgr. Douglas Grams

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
Mr. Brad Finstad
​Mrs. JoDee Haala

Church of St. Mary
Mr. John Illikman,
Mrs. Ann Schotzko, Chair

Church of St. George
Mr. Rick Franta
Mr. Jim Forst

Church of St. John the Baptist
Mr. Alan Schumacher, Secretary
Mr. John Rieser, Vice-Chair

Ex-Officio
Mr. Will Schumacher, High School Principal
Mrs. Shelly Bauer, Elementary School Principal


The NUACS board of education meeting agendas, approved minutes, and supporting approved documents relating to the meetings are on file at the school and are available for review by contacting the elementary principal or the high school principal.