Board of Directors

The Bishop Kelley Board of Directors constitutes the policy making body of Bishop Kelley High School. The Board of Directors is comprised of no less than 5 and no more than 25 voting members and a few ex-officio members. Members are representative of the various constituencies of the Bishop Kelley community, including parishes, alumni, current parents, past parents, friends and benefactors, and pastors. Members are appointed by the Bishop based upon the recommendations made by the Governance Committee. Board members serve a three-year term and may be renewed for one or two additional terms. The Board conducts five regular meetings and holds special sessions as necessary. Standing committees of the Board are the Executive Committee, Budget, Finance and Audit Committee, Advancement Committee, Governance Committee, and the Catholic Mission Committee.  The duties of the Board are to:

  1. To oversee the management of Bishop Kelley High School consistent with the objectives of the Diocese and the school.
  2. Establish policies that reflect the school’s mission and ensure that these policies are made available to parents, students, faculty, and staff.
  3. Establish criteria for and to evaluate the progress of the school.
  4. Plan for future directions and development.
  5. Approve the budget and financial policies.
  6. In the event of a vacancy in the position of President of the school, select and recommend to the Bishop the appointment of a new President.
  7. Articulate the educational mission of the school.
  8. Oversee the maintenance of the physical plant.

2018-2019 Meeting Schedule

Dates TBD.

  1. All meetings are scheduled on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
  2. We will meet in the meeting room in the Stephenson Family Library/Media Center.
  3. A light dinner is provided at all meetings.
  4. Committee meetings take place at designated times between Board of Director meetings. Committee chairs will contact members individually. Committees are welcome to begin meeting before the August meeting.

Bishop Kelley High School Board of Directors 2018-2019


  • Most Reverend David A. Konderla, Bishop of Tulsa – Chairman
  • Mrs. Deb Thalken - Vice-Chairman
  • Mr. Jim Pohlman – Superintendent, Catholic Schools
  • Mrs. Sharon Anthamatten
  • Mr. Darryl Christner
  • Mr. Tom Flanagan '97
  • Mr. Harrison Garlick – Chancellor of the Diocese of Tulsa
  • Rev. Matthew Gerlach '88 – Pastor Representative
  • Mrs. Adriana Gonzalez
  • Rev. Elkin Gonzalez  – Vicar General of the Diocese of Tulsa
  • Mr. Robert Leikam '02
  • Mr. Richard Little
  • Mr. Steven Plaisance- Board Treasurer
  • Mrs. Jeanne Smith
  • Mr. Sid Swinson '73 – Board Secretary
  • Mrs. Lisa Swords
  • Mr. J. Thomas

Ex-Officio Members

  • Rev. Gary Kastl – President
  • Mr. Jim Franz – Principal