Mater Christi School

35 Hurst Avenue
Albany, NY  12208
Phone: 518.489.3111
Fax: 518.489.5865

Mater Christi School Board

Founded in 1973, the Mater Christi School Board provides advice and counsel in strategic planning, policy formation, institutional advancement, and financial planning and management.

The board consists of at least 9 but no more than 12 members who serve for three-year terms.  Members are comprised of parents of children in the school as well as members of the Mater Christi parish community.

School Board Officers:          Ex Officio:  
President: Carolyn Ustin   Pastor: Fr. James Ebert
Co-Vice-President: Steven Doellefeld   Parochial Vicar: Fr. Kyle Eads
Co-Vice-President: Kyle Ordway   Principal:  Sr. Deborah Timmis, CSJ
Secretary:  Sabrina Viglucci   


Much of the work of our School Board is accomplished by its standing committees.  Anyone is invited to share their time and talents by working on a School Board Committee.  Committee members need not be Board members. 

Finance Committee:

  • Prepares the budget in cooperation with the school principal and pastor.
  • Presents the budget to the School Board and monitors its progress monthly.
  • Prepares long range financial plan in consultation with pastor and school principal.
  • Oversees the Investment Subcommittee.


Investment Subcommittee: Members shall consits of the Finance Committee chairperson and two other members as chosen by the president.  The Investment Subcommittee shall advise the Board and report to the Board at the regularly scheduled monthly meetings in May and November of each year.  This report shall review past investments and present income and assets and make recommendations regarding future investments, use of income, and principal and policy issues of the various funds.

Development Committee:  The goal of development is the advancement of the school, in mission, enrollment, recognition and revenue building.  The committee coordinates and oversees the work of the Revenue Raising and Advancement committees and helps in establishing roles and goals each year for the overall development program.

Revenue Raising Committee:  This committee shall be responsible for investigating, planning and coordinating all revenue raising activities related to the operating budget of the school.  This includes fundraising events/programs.  The committee members may chair specific events or programs, or seek members of the school, parish, or community to chair an event or program.

Advancement Committee:  This committee shall be responsible for promoting awareness of the mission and benefits of the school and increasing enrollment through the development of marketing strategies.  Implemention of strategies will be coordinated with the development chair and principal.

Facility Committee:  This committee will be responsible for monitoring and input of facilities portion of the Strategic Plan and assisting with any facility issues and capital projects needed for the school.  They will work closely with the principal and parish representatives for the smooth completion of such projects and will report on project status to the full board when appropriate.

A schedule of board meetings is published each September.  Regularly scheduled meetings are held in the school library at 7 P.M. and are open to members of the parish and parents of the children attending the school.

Meeting dates for the 2019-2020 school year:

September 17, 2019   December 17, 2019    April 21, 2020
October 16, 2019 January 21, 2020 May 19, 2020  

November 19, 2019

February 25, 2020

June 16, 2020