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Our Staff

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Mike Pankratz

Hi, I'm Mike Pankratz and I am the Operating Executive here at the Mauthe Center. I am also a past Board President and longtime Board advisor, and Ecumenical Foundation Board member. My wife and I are longtime friends and travel compatriots of Father Richard Mauthe.  

I graduated from UWGB in 1973 with a Communications major and was on the academic staff that helped put the educational TV network (WPNE, channel 38) on the air. I also have a significant background in Food Science and own Proven Concepts, LLC which is a process, consulting, and engineering business in the food industry.

If you want to know more about the Mauthe Center, its history, and mission please stop by! I'm in the Center Monday through Thursday.

Abby Ledvina

Hi, I’m Abby Ledvina, the new Executive Director at the Mauthe Center. Being raised in Green Bay and attending the University of Green Bay I feel honored to be serving the students in our community.  I have been part of this organization since 2013 serving in a multitude of roles. My interests lie in supporting students on their exploration of faith, giving back to our community and engaging in meaningful conversations.  Please join me in creating a world that respects one another and serves the greater good.  Peace. 

Kathryn Walczyk

The Conversation Room coordinator

Hi, I’m Kathy or Kathryn, and gladly answer to either.  My role at the Mauthe is to encourage the spiritual life of each individual, and to connect students and community members with groups, events, people, and resources that nourish personal growth. I meet one on one with individuals, coordinate the conversation room, develop programing, and support the staff and interns. I graduated from UWGB with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984, hold a Master of Theological Studies degree, am a professional spiritual companion, have trauma informed care training, and practice Vipassana meditation. 

Jessica Buettner

Hi! I'm Jessica and I am currently the Information Manager for the Mauthe Center. I completed my Master of Arts in Library and Information Studies at UW-Madison in May of 2021. I was previously involved as a Democracy and Justice Studies UWGB major and social justice intern at the Mauthe Center back in 2011 and have returned to oversee nonprofit operational policies and procedures, the organizational reservation calendar, website redesign, multimedia outreach, and strategic planning initiatives to serve this unique community.

Please contact me at: jessica@mcenter.org 

Maggie Sanner

Hello! My name is Maggie, and I am currently an intern at the Mauthe Center. I am a full time student studying Developmental Psychology at UW-Green Bay, expecting to graduate in May of 2022. I am a humanitarian, and always willing to give help to whoever asks! 

Email me at: maggie@mcenter.org

Ben Menghini

Hello, I'm Ben Menghini and I coordinate Tuesdays at the Mauthe. I am a PhD student in Theology at Emmanuel College in the University of Toronto, and received my MTS at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis. Previously, I worked in Christian education for the Presbyterian Church (USA). My doctoral work focuses on issues of theology and culture and explores the possibility of a "generous orthodoxy."

Eric Wojtalewicz

Hi! Eric here, more information about me is coming soon!