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Nine members join Board of Overseers

October 08, 2012

Four new and five returning members have joined the Board of Overseers, the advisory board for Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad, IN.

The Board advises President-Rector Fr. Denis Robinson, OSB, on matters related to the school's programs and performance and addresses strategic questions related to the future of the school. Each member serves a three-year term.

The new members include Paul Timothy (Tim) Cox, Deacon Marc Kellams, Stephen Mullins and Deacon Mark Rougeux. The returning Board members are John Chappell, John Pulcini, John Lueken, Suzanne Yakimchick and Fr. Jason Gries.

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Tim Cox is the supervisor of corrosion control for Indiana for Vectren - Wagner Operations Center in Evansville, IN. Tim and his wife, Amy, live in Rockport and are the parents of four children, Andrew, Emily, William and Christopher (deceased). They are members of St. Bernard's Parish in Rockport, where Tim is a cantor and choir member. Tim also has participated in Christ Renews His Parish, Bible study, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine and Cursillo.

Tim received a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from Indiana University in 1978, a master's degree in management from Brescia University in 2002 and a Master of Business Administration in finance from Murray State University in 2007. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.

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Deacon Marc Kellams is a judge for the Monroe Circuit Court II in Bloomington, IN, and a former adjunct assistant professor of law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He and his wife, Chris, are the parents of Sarah Lippman, Katherine Dollens and Amy Kellams (deceased). They belong to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, where Marc has served as a permanent deacon since 2008. 

Deacon Marc received a bachelor's degree in religious studies from Indiana University in 1975 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 1978. He is a member of the Bloomington Rotary Club, IU Health Bloomington Hospital Strategic Management Committee, Southern Indiana Surgery Center Board of Directors, American Judicature Society, Indiana Judges Association and the Monroe County Bar Association. He has been a Benedictine Oblate of Saint Meinrad Archabbey since 1999.

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Steve Mullins has more than 30 years of experience in the investment management industry. He serves in business development and marketing for Lanier Asset Management, where he is a partner. Steve and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Louisville, KY, and are the parents of two children, James and Mary. They belong to St. Margaret Mary Parish, where he serves on the finance council.

He received a bachelor's degree in commerce from the University of Louisville in 1979 and a Master of Business Administration from Bellarmine University in 1984. He earned the designation of chartered financial analyst in 1984 and is a member of the CFA Society of Louisville.

Steve's work with charitable and religious organizations includes Archdiocese of Louisville Finance Council, Bellarmine University, The Catholic Education Foundation, The Library Foundation, Metro United Way and the Sisters of Mercy. He also is a board member and chairs the Investment Committee for the Kentucky Deferred Compensation Authority.

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Deacon Mark Rougeux is an adjunct professor of theology at Bellarmine University, an instructor for the Permanent Deacon Formation Program at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, and an instructor for the Archdiocesan Leadership Ministry Institute. He was formerly a partner/vice president of development for Duke Realty and a general manager in the real estate investment department at Prudential Insurance Co.

Deacon Mark and his wife, Kim, are the parents of three children, John, Joseph and Michael. They are members of St. Patrick Parish in Louisville, KY, where he is a permanent deacon, past director of the Rite of Christian Initiation in Adults and member of the adult faith formation team.

Deacon Mark received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky in 1974, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina in 1976. In 1997, he earned a master's degree in theology from The Catholic University of America. He anticipates receiving a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2013 from Catholic University. He is a board member of the Lonergan Institute in Washington, D.C., a member of Randonneurs USA and treasurer of the Louisville Bicycle Club. 

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John Chappell is an attorney with the law firm Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP in Jasper, IN. He and his wife, Jane, have two children, Sarah Leinenbach and Alexa. They are members of St. Joseph Parish in Jasper.

John earned a bachelor's degree in 1969 and a juris doctor degree in 1972, both from Indiana University. He is a member of Jasper Chamber of Commerce, Jasper Kiwanis Club, and the American, Indiana State and Dubois County bar associations. He was secretary of the Catholic Foundation of Southwestern Indiana from 1992-2007 and is a director of Indiana Furniture Industries Inc. He is beginning his fifth term as an Overseer and is a former Board chair.

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John Pulcini and his wife, Barbara, reside in Evansville and are the parents of five children, Mary Lynn, Michelle, Melanie, John and Melissa. They are members of Holy Rosary Parish, where John formerly served on the parish council.

John graduated from Loyola University in 1962 and received his medical doctorate from St. Louis University Medical School in 1966. He completed his surgical residencies at the University of Wisconsin Medical Center. In 1973, he began working as a plastic surgeon with the Evansville Plastic Surgical Association. After 35 years, he retired from active surgical practice in June 2008. John continues as an associate faculty member with the Evansville Center for Medical Education.

John holds several memberships, including the Vanderburgh County Medical Society, the Indiana State Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Ohio Valley Plastic Surgical Society. 

He has served on several boards, including chairman of the Ethics Committee for St. Mary's Medical Center (SMMC), the Professional Affairs Committee at SMMC, and the Ivy Technical College School of Medical Technology Advisory Committee. He also serves as a member of the Vanderburgh County Board of Health, the IU Medical School Evansville Center Advisory Board, the Welborn Baptist Foundation and the Vanderburgh County Library Friends Board. For the past 22 years, he has served as moderator of the regional Annual Professional Ethics Seminar, dealing with complex issues specific to health care. John is beginning his third term on the Board of Overseers.

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John Lueken is an attorney and partner at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP in Louisville, KY. He and his wife, Stacie, are members of Holy Family Parish in New Albany, IN.

John is a native of Jasper, IN. He was awarded a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Evansville in 1985. He received his juris doctor degree from the University of Louisville in 1992. John is also a certified public accountant. He holds memberships in the American, Kentucky and Louisville bar associations and is a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He is admitted to practice law in Indiana and Kentucky.

John is a member of the Downtown Louisville Rotary Club, the Louisville Zoo Foundation Bequest and Planned Gift Council, Estate Planning Council of Louisville and the Southern Indiana Estate Planning Council. This is his third term on the Board of Overseers.

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Suzanne Yakimchick resides in Indianapolis and is a member of St. Ann Parish. She retired in June 2008 from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, where she served as chancellor and director of lay ministry. Since her retirement, Suzanne has taught theology as an adjunct faculty member at Marian University and has led workshops with the Saint Meinrad Permanent Deacon Formation Program.

She received her bachelor of arts and juris doctor degrees from Indiana University in 1970 and 1977, respectively. She earned a Master of Theological Studies degree from Saint Meinrad School of Theology in 1998.

Suzanne is a member of the Marian University Board of Visitors, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Eiteljorg Museum and Southside Art League.

A former chair of the Board of Overseers, she is beginning her fifth term on the Board.

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Fr. Jason Gries was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Evansville in 2004 and serves as pastor of St. John the Evangelist in Daylight, IN. He also serves as the associate director of vocations for the Diocese of Evansville and the chaplain of the Southwest Indiana Teens Encounter Christ movement. 

Fr. Gries received his bachelor's degree in Catholic studies from the University of St. Thomas in 2000 and graduated from Saint Meinrad School of Theology in 2004. He begins his third term on the Board of Overseers.