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The School Advisory Board is established by the pastor, in accord with diocesan policy, to assist him and the principal in the direction and guidance of the parish school. To be eligible for the board, a person must be an active parishioner and/or a parent with an enrolled child at St. Vincent de Paul School. A term of office is three (3) years and a member may only serve on the board for a total of six (6) years.
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Father Mark Hammond


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Cecelia Pitt


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Tim Birie


Elizabeth Arnold-Powell

Board President - Years of Service - 5

Liz has been a member of St. Vincent de Paul church her entire life. She is also a St. Vincent de Paul School graduate. She and her husband Chuck have two boys that are currently attending STV school in 6th and 7th grades.
Andrea Rees

Years of Service - 4

My husband John and I are active members in the parish and school.  I have two children that have attended St. Vincent de Paul School, (my son is currently in 8th grade) and I also have three bonus children and a grandson.  We have always felt that it is very important to give back. I currently serve as one of the 4-H Youth Development Extension Educators in Knox County and provide STEM lessons once a week to the Extended Care SACCP program at St. Vincent de Paul School. I have also been a resource for the school with internet safety.
Tim Arnold

Years of Service - 3

My wife Heather and I have been members of the St. Vincent de Paul parish and lived in the Mt. Vernon community our entire lives.  I attended St. Vincent de Paul School from preschool through eight grade. We have one son that is currently enrolled in the 3rd grade class.
Casey Adams

Years of Service - 3

Converted through RCIA in 2009 when I married my husband, Cory, who has been a lifelong member of the parish. We have a child in 5th grade and a child in 1st grade at St. Vincent de Paul School. In addition to the Advisory Board, I have been involved in Parent Ambassadors,  Auction Committee, Volleyball Commissioner, Volleyball Coach, Basketball coach and help with  various activities through the year. 
Kelly Duston

Years of Service - 2

Kelly is the teacher representative for the Advisory Board and teaches 4/5th grades at St. Vincent de Paul school. She coordinates the Fast ForWORD & Parent Ambassador programs. She also maintains all the tech equipment and is the IT Coordinator for the school. Kelly is the 2022-2023 Athletic Director for the Blue Streak sports programs. She and her husband, Nate, reside in Mount Vernon and have a son enrolled in Prek this year. Kelly also lends her voice to the Holy Week Choir at St. Vincent de Paul Church.
Adam Bremerkamp

Years of Service - 2

I moved to Mount Vernon with my wife, Maria, whom grew up in Mount Vernon, in 2019. We have both been very involved with the parish and school, trying to help fulfill Christ’s mission of “making disciples of all nations” in the ways that we can. We both lead a couple discipleship groups in the parish. We have helped with the Catholic college ministry in Mount Vernon in the past. I work as a project manager Ariel and my wife stays home with our 4 beautiful children ages 6, 4, 2, and 2 months.
Curtis Adams

Years of Service - 2

Curtis is an alumni of St. Vincent de Paul school and has been a parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul church his whole life. You can usually catch him with his wife, Brooke, and 5 kids at the noon mass on Sundays. All of his kids attend St. Vincent de Paul School - Preschool through 6th grade.  He is an active member of Knights of Columbus serving as the council treasurer. He is also a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Finance Committee. He is the Director of the IS department at Knox Community Hospital and is often called on for IT advice for both church and school functions.
Kerry Rouhier

Years of Service - 2

My husband Matt and I have been members of St. Vincent de Paul Church since 2010. We have two children, a daughter not quite old enough for school yet, and a son who is a 5th grader at St Vincent's who participates in many of the school's athletic and extracurricular activities.
Ashley Phillippi

First Year

I am a proud alumni of St. Vincent de Paul school, and have been a member of St. Vincent de Paul parish for 30 years. My husband Zach and I have three children, two of which attend St. Vincent de Paul school. I am honored to serve our school and parish community as a member of the School Advisory Board! 
Brandon Bell

First Year

My wife Krystle and I have been members of St. Vincent De Paul since 2008. We usually attend 4:30pm mass on Saturdays. We have seven children, one graduated from St. Vincent de Paul School, four currently attending and two yet to start. I am a Lector and Eucharistic Minister and an active 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. I enjoy volunteering and attending parish and school events.

Thank you to all of our advisory board members for their time and efforts
towards the success & growth of St. Vincent de Paul School!

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