LAC adds four new board members.

June 17, 2021

LAC adds four new board members.

LUDINGTON — Ludington Area Catholic School board of education recently added four new members. The new members will join the current members in assisting principal Jan Bigalke, and pastor, Rev. Wayne Wheeler in making decisions, reviewing the strategic plan, creating policy,  and assisting in the school’s vision for future planning and progress.

“I am very excited to have these talented supporters join our team,” said Bigalke.  “I am looking forward to their expertise and guidance as we move in new directions all for the benefit of our students.”

Susan Boes. Boes is an active community leader and has been involved with LAC for many years.  She and her husband, Richard, have six children and five grandchildren who attended LAC.  “We are very proud of Ludington Area Catholic and see over and over the benefits of a Catholic education.”

Boes was instrumental in starting the music program at LAC and has directed the contemporary choir for about 20 years. She is a previous member of the LAC Board of Education and served as school board president.

Additionally, she serves as the Vice Regent of the Catholic Daughters and chair of the Mason County Republicans.

Christine Lamb. Lamb serves as vice president, Ludington Market Manager at West Shore Bank. She has been very active in the Mason County community as a member of the executive board of the United Way of Mason County and an event committee member for the  Ludington Spectrum Hospital gala.  She and her husband, Adam, have a 5-year -old daughter who will be entering LAC this fall.  “When Adam and I considered the best possible options for our daughter we chose LAC because of the teaching philosophies that surround religious core values and virtues.  We are looking forward to the small class sizes and the opportunity for our daughter to grow in her faith.”

Kelly Parker. Parker works at the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce as an administrative assistant.  She has a business degree and owns Nader’s Motel & Suites with her husband, Michael. Kelly and Michael have a 7-year-old son who is a student at LAC. In 2018, Parker was named to the chamber’s Future Five in recognition of her contributions in the business community.   “We love LAC because of their virtue driven programs and strong sense of community.

Joy Reisterer. After relocating to Ludington in 2006, Resiterer was called to the Catholic faith and welcomed into the family of St. Simon Church.  She has been actively involved at LAC in the home and school association as well as various other committees.

The mother of four children, she has a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and helped design and implement an evidence based school wellness program that promoted fitness and health education for LAC Faith Inspired Trek (FIT) Club. The program was then adopted by Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital and rebranded as Win with Wellness Fit Club for 14 schools in three counties. Her past involvement in MOPS and WSPFS allowed her to help promote the family as the building blocks to the community.

“I view the family and home as a primary source of education and training.  LAC provides a bigger family for the community.”   Joy and her husband, Andy said they are firm believers in the LAC mission. They have a daughter in third grade and a son in sixth grade at LAC.