BOARD


 

Wendy Ogden, President

Wendy Ogden is the mother of 4 grown children. After a 15-year maternity leave that included several years of homeschooling, she returned to the practice of law. She and her husband of 35 years raised their family in Des Moines.

Mackenzie Kilcawley, Treasurer

Mackenzie Kilcawley grew up in West Des Moines, and returned to Iowa after a nine year hiatus to raise her own family. She lives in Clive and is a parishioner at the Basilica of St. John. She works part-time operating a private practice, Integrative Psychology Services, with her husband, Dr. Kevin Kilcawley, and has a B.A. in Philosophy, Theology and Spanish from Benedictine College.

Dawn Ogden, Secretary

A transplant to Iowa from New Mexico, Dawn Ogden has a B.A. in American Studies from Hillsdale College and taught at a classical charter school in Colorado Springs, CO. She currently works for a Catholic non-profit and stays home with her son who will start first grade at St. Thomas Classical Academy in 2018. She and her husband Thomas live on the South side of Des Moines and attend St. Anthony Catholic Church. 

Father Andrew Windschitl, Spiritual Advisor

Ordained in 2015 for the Diocese of Des Moines, Fr. Andrew currently serves as the pastor of St. Mary-Holy Cross Parish in North Polk County.  In addition to parish and other miscellaneous duties, he is the spiritual advisor for Iowa Catholic Radio.

Dr. John Yost

Dr. John Yost is physician of internal medicine with the Unity Point health care system. He and his wife raised their three adult children in Des Moines and are long-time parishioners of St. Anthony Catholic Church. They are also the happy grandparents of two young grandsons.

Kara Knupp

After growing up on a family farm in northwest Iowa, Kara earned a BFA in graphic design from Iowa State University and went to work for Hallmark Cards, Inc. as a designer and art director. Kara and her husband Andy live on an acreage north of Des Moines with their four children. They have home schooled for the past three years, beginning when their oldest started Kindergarten. Kara currently serves as a tutor of fine art at STCA and as the director of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. She has completed CGS formation in levels Toddler, I, and II and has served on the regional board.

Erica Scheve

Erica Scheve received a B.A. in psychology from Central College, although her true education has been through homeschooling her 7 girls over the past 11 years.  During this time she discovered a love for classical education.  She has taught upper elementary aged children in home school classes, conducted training for home school teachers, and helped to develop high school humanities classes.  She and her husband Mark are happy parishioners at the Basilica of St. John.