The Meitler consulting team will work in close collaboration with and under the direction of the Office for Pastoral Planning. The Meitler team will be comprised of the following members:
Alan Meitler is a senior consultant and vice-president of Meitler with 25 years of experience serving the planning needs of schools, churches, and faith based institutions. He specializes in regional and diocesan planning for Catholic schools, pastoral planning for parishes and dioceses, new school feasibility studies and marketing research in support of planning. Many of the projects led to successful capital campaigns, new beginnings for schools and parishes in difficult situations, and restructuring that produced better outcomes. Alan has had a significant role in 60 diocesan or regional studies and has worked in more than 60 dioceses around the country. He has directed new school studies in over 25 different cities. He has his MBA from Marquette University and BS degree from Kansas State University in Economics. Alan has been a speaker at National Catholic Educational Association, Chief Administrators of Catholic Education, Conference for Pastoral Planning and Council Development, International Catholic Stewardship Conference, Association of Lutheran Secondary Schools, and various diocesan leadership events on the topics of the church now and future, strategic planning, opening new schools, funding schools, organizational models for schools and parishes, marketing for enrollment, and market research.
Mark C. Kemmeter
Mark Kemmeter serves as a pastoral planning consultant for Meitler. Mark brings a background in parish and diocesan planning as well as parish ministerial experience. He currently serves as the Coordinator for Parish Mission in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, responsible for pastoral planning, council development, and mission implementation. From 2000 to 2008, he served as Coordinator of Staff in the Diocese of New Ulm with the responsibility for planning when that diocese became the first in the United States to partner all parishes. His parish ministry service in Milwaukee includes the positions of pastoral associate, business manager, and DRE. He also lectured as adjunct faculty at Sacred Heart School of Theology and Mount Mary College, both in the Milwaukee area. Mark has a Doctor of Ministry degree from the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein in pastoral planning and an MTS in theological studies from St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee.
Mark Mogilka is an adjunct consultant with Meitler and is currently the director of Stewardship and Pastoral Services for the Diocese of Green Bay, WI. He has held various diocesan staff positions for the past 40 years. He is a national speaker, workshop presenter, organizational consultant and writer in the areas of pastoral planning, multiple parish pastoring, pastoral leadership, parish life and the future of the Catholic Church. He has two master’s degrees, one in Social Work and another in Religious Studies. In 2007 he was awarded the Yves Congar Award for “extraordinary service, initiative, creativity and service” by the Conference for Pastoral Planning and Council Development. He is the co-author of a book with Dr. Kate Wiskus entitled “Pastoring Multiple Parishes” by Loyola Press – copyright 2009.