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Leadership Team

Jeb Myers

 

Jeb Myers 
President

Mr. Myers is a graduate of St. John’s University, MN. He served students and their families in inner-city Camden, New Jersey and on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, MT, as teacher, coach and principal before becoming our first assistant principal for Academics. He became principal in January of 2010, was named interim president in September 2014, and later named president in March 2015.  When he’s not at school, he enjoys running and spending time with his wife and four children.

 

 

Tim Kosiek

 

Tim Kosiek 
Chief Operating Officer

Before returning to professional practice as a CPA, Mr. Kosiek served as the Director of Business Activities during the opening year at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. Following that initial year, he served as a member of the Board of Directors for nine years, including three years as the Board Chair. Mr. Kosiek's commitment to Catholic education was formed at St. John's University and St. Ignatius College Prep (Chicago). Tim and his wife, Millie, reside in Minneapolis and are parents of three and grandparents of five. Tim is an active cyclist and golfer.

 

 

Rob Carpentier

 

Robert Carpentier 
Activities Director

Mr. Carpentier was raised in the New York City area and moved to Minnesota in 1991. He has been in education for 25 years, teaching and coaching middle and high school students. Rob holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history and political science from Valparaiso University and a Juris Doctor earned at William Mitchell College of Law. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, reading, golfing and engaging with his own children.  The role of Activities Director provides him with new and exciting opportunities to interact with students and provide mentoring, which are two primary reasons he entered the field of education.

 

 

Jessica Cass
Marketing and Communications Manager

Ms. Cass built her first website in 1999 and has been passionate about mass communication and technology ever since. As a high school student, Ms. Cass helped create and manage her local area school district’s first website. She went on to earn her degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota, while working full-time as a web designer, and as a deejay and fundraiser at Radio K (KUOM 770 AM). Prior to joining the Cristo Rey community in 2009, she was a member of the Advancement team at Benilde-St. Margaret’s, where she helped the school launch an annual online registration process and modernize its fundraising and communications efforts. Ms. Cass resides in Minneapolis and enjoys reading, live music and traveling.

 

Steve

 

Steve Crandall
Vice President for Advancement

Mr. Crandall comes to Cristo Rey Jesuit High School with 24 years of experience as a fundraising professional. He recently worked with CaringBridge and Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), where he played a leadership role on the major gifts team that successfully raised more than $75 million dollars for MPR’s recent Inspired by You Campaign. Mr. Crandall also brings successful Capital Campaign fundraising experience in Higher Education with the College of Saint Benedict, St. Bonaventure University and was part of successful Advancement teams at St. Cloud State University and Hill-Murray School. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from the University of Wisconsin – Steven's Point.

Raquel Gudiel

 

Raquel Gudiel-Diaz

Director of College Counseling

Ms. Gudiel-Diaz is passionate about higher education and college access work. She started her career at Cristo Rey as the Graduate Support Coordinator, supporting alumni in college retention and persistence. She left Cristo Rey to gain experience as an advisor for Career and Technical Educational programs at Century College. She was on the founding team at Hiawatha Collegiate High School where she developed the College Exploration Program and taught the Early College Seminar course. Ms. Gudiel-Diaz rejoined the Cristo Rey staff in 2017 as the Director of College Counseling, where she supports students and families through the college process.  Ms. Gudiel-Diaz enjoys cooking, traveling and visiting her family in Los Angeles, California in her spare time.

 

Brittany Gundale

 

Brittany Gundale
Accounting Director

Ms. Gundale graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in Accounting and minor in Business Administration. Drawn to the non-profit industry, she immediately started working for a CPA firm, CliftonLarsonAllen, as an auditor solely devoted to the public sector. During her six years at CLA, Ms. Gundale worked with countless organizations ranging from small social service clients to multi-billion dollar universities. In addition, she gained experience in the audit, tax, consulting, and outsourcing service lines and is a Certified Public Accountant. Having a love to serve non-profits, she helped a non-profit start-up with organizational filings. Outside of work, Ms. Gundale loves to backpack on the Superior Hiking Trail, attend ballet classes, bike around the Chain of Lakes and read.

 

Erin Healy
Principal

Ms. Healy has been a part of the Cristo Rey community since 2008 when she was hired to teach 9th grade English. She has also served as Dean of Student Achievement for grades 9, 10, and 11 between 2011-2017, and most recently as Dean of Curriculum. Before Cristo Rey, Ms. Healy taught in schools in North Saint Paul and Denver, Colorado. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of St. Thomas and her Masters in Education is from the University of Notre Dame. She lives in St. Louis Park with her husband and three children.

 

kesiah

 

Kesiah Kolbow
Director, Corporate Work Study Program

Ms. Kolbow has over 10 years of experience writing and delivering programs designed to build community and promote equity, access and STEM opportunities in schools across the United States. Recognizing a passion for working in education, she joined the Cristo Rey community in 2014 as a member of the Corporate Work Study Program. She quickly was connected with the Cristo Rey Network National Corporate Work Study Program team, which developed the College and Career Readiness curriculum, providing a structure and roadmap for teaching students 21st century business skills. Kesiah looks forward to using her education from the University of St. Thomas to invest in Cristo Rey’s success.

 

Mel McCaa
Director, Human Resources

Ms. McCaa is a Human Resources leader, and served as Global HR Director at Silicon Graphics, as well as other high tech companies, before coming to Cristo Rey. She has served on many boards, including Florida A&M (Industry Cluster), National Society of Black Engineers (board of Corporate Affiliates), Cray Research (Grants to Education) and Union Gospel Mission. She is a graduate of Augsburg University and holds a certificate in Increasing Workforce Performance, a Mini Master in Project Management and Mini MBA for nonprofits from the University of St. Thomas. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and enjoys spending time with family, serving others and sports.

Myriam Vigil

 

Myriam Vigil
Director of Admissions

Ms. Vigil joined Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in August 2009 as admissions coordinator. She became assistant director of admissions in 2011 before becoming director of admissions in 2015. Previously she worked in San Diego, CA, her hometown, as a Case Manager working with under-resourced families. Ms. Vigil is a graduate of National University School of Business and also attended San Diego State University. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two children.

 

 

 

 

Matthew Von Ende
General Manager

Mr. Von Ende has worked for many years in non-profit information technology and facilities management, principally with our partner organization, Urban Ventures. He joined Cristo Rey Jesuit H.S. in 2007 and became General Manager in 2009. He is married and is the proud foster parent of a Cristo Rey Jesuit graduate.