Staff Member: Ellen Cherne
My name is Ellen Cherne and I am currently the Business Manager for our cluster of parishes. I had always felt a calling to be involved in parish life in some way, so when the opportunity presented itself in May of 2005, I applied and was hired as a bookkeeper. I decided to leave my position in Nov. 2006 until the end of 2009 to be the full-time care taker for my mother who suffered from Alzheimer’s. During that time I had to learn a lot about humility and the suffering associated with this devastating disease! What a blessing it was to be able to take care of my mother! A decision I will never regret! In 2010, I was asked to take on the position of Business Manager.
I grew up on a dairy farm just outside of Bluffton MN. I attended Catholic School until the 7th grade when the school closed and graduated from Wadena High School.
I am so thankful for my husband of 40 years, Ron, and our 5 children and 23 grandchildren. They are all wonderful blessings in our lives.