Mike Pankratz serves as the Operating Executive Director of The Richard Mauthe Center,
past Board President and longtime board advisor, Ecumenical Foundation board member,
Co-president with Susan Pankratz for the Norbertine Associates,
Owner (retired), Proven Concepts, LLC - process consulting for the F&B industry
Hi, I’m Abby Ledvina, the newest member to the Mauthe Center team. My primary responsibility will be to serve as the lead for outreach efforts and gift donations to the center.
I’m proud to be back at the center working in a different capacity. I was the Project Coordinator at the Mauthe Center back in 2014. I was raised in Green Bay, but after graduating high school my interests took me to Minneapolis. I had an amazing experience living in a bigger city and my time away gave me an appreciation for greater diversity. I moved back to Green Bay in 2013 to finish my Bachelors degree at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. After graduation, my need for adventure and curiosity took me to Vietnam where I spent a year teaching, traveling and engaging in my passion for different cultures. My experiences at the center offered me many opportunities to travel. My times in India were working with a non-profit doing sustainability work in a rural village. Our trip to France was for a large international peace gathering in Taize about creating and maintaining peace and justice work around the world.
In my free time you can find me out on my kayak traveling around the state in search for new rivers and lakes to explore. I love spending time with my family and friends celebrating birthdays and memorable moments.
I’m very excited to contribute to the important work of the Mauthe Center. I look forward to connecting our donors and funders to our center, empowering our interns to leverage their unique value and experiences, and solidifying a solid foundation for our organization.
Environmental Series & Drum Circle Coordinator
Women's Circle & Wim Hof Breathwork Experimental Educator
I graduated from UWGB with a degree in Environmental Science in 2013. My first job out of college was running community gardens, promoting healthy living in an ecofriendly way. Afterwards, I travelled a bit, worked in conservation in Arizona and Horticultural Therapy in Hawaii, taught in Thailand, and spent a couple years in New Zealand and Austrailia galavanting around and living in intentional communities. Five years later, I decided to return back to Green Bay to reunite with family and am grateful to be back at the Mauthe Center.
Composting & Aquaponics System Coordinator
Hi! This is my third year here at UWGB studying both environmental science and environmental policy and planning. The Mauthe Center has given me the opportunity to explore new ideas and pursue them.
Kathryn Walczyk: The Conversation Room coordinator
Hi, my name is Kathryn Walczyk. Most call me Kathy. Natural abilities, life experience, and a genuine love and concern for people led to my work as a spiritual companion, workshop facilitator, advocate, and encourager. I support the Mauthe’s efforts to welcome people from all walks of life, all faith and spiritual traditions, and those who choose to be free of religious affiliation. A bachelor of the Arts degree from UWGB, a Master of Theological Studies degree from St. Norbert College, a three-year spiritual direction preparation program from the Franciscan Spirituality Center, ongoing trauma informed care training & study, and the practice of Vipassana meditation support my work.
THE CONVERSATION ROOM
I was invited to set up a room where students and community members can meet one-on-one with qualified and trained spiritual companions, campus ministers, life coaches, and professional listeners. The Conversation room is here to support students and community members on their spiritual path. All people are welcome to these services. For more information or to find a good fit for yourself, contact the Mauthe and they will direct you my way. Or contact me direct at
Hello I’m Kaelen! I’ve been a part of the Richard Mauthe Center since my junior year at UWGB. I have learned so much about the importance of Health and Wellness at the Richard Mauthe Center along with leadership and teamwork skills. I often attend and help host many programs at the center including the Women’s Circle, Drum Circle, 2For2, Alpha and Inspiring Women. While attending these events I have been fortunate enough to meet such wonderful people within the community that have helped lead me to other organizations like Life Church Downtown in Green Bay. I’m currently a senior and studying marketing at UWGB and I’m minoring in art and the humanities. I am looking forward to meeting you.
Hello I’m Cassie! This is my third year at UWGB. My major is Psychology with a brain, behavior and health emphasis and my minor is Democracy and Justice. I hope to continue being an in-home therapist for children with Autism after graduation or becoming a forensic psychologist. I am the Ceasing the Stigma Coordinator here at the Richard Mauthe Center which has and will continue to allow me to bring information about mental wellness to our community