Office of Catholic Schools/Resources


About Us

The alliance of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids includes 26 elementary schools and five high schools. To learn about our individual schools, scholarships and enrolling, click the button below.

Resources on this page include information about our mission and vision, our “Catholic Schools: Bridging Faith and Future” strategic plan, our board, policies and reports, and links to board member materials, our educational technology site, and GRACEAC athletics.

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We are an alliance of Catholic schools where Christ illuminates learning and life.



An alliance of Catholic schools expanding outstanding educational ministry.

Catholic Schools: Bridging Faith and Future

“Catholic Schools: Bridging Faith and Future” is our strategic plan for Catholic school vitality. This five-year plan guides us as we live out our mission in pursuit of our vision.

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Diocesan Catholic School Board

Our Diocesan Catholic School Board includes laypeople, religious and clergy members who share their expertise in education, theology, business and inclusion to guide our Office of Catholic Schools.

Board meeting agendas & minutes
  • Meeting Minutes

  • Meeting Agendas

John Vande Guchte

  • Board Chair
  • Finance Committee

Andrew Blum

  • Development Committee

Rev. Tom Cavera

  • Mission Effectiveness Committee

Rosa Fraga

Admissions Committee

Sue Haas-Williams

Vice Chair

Phil May

  • Mission Effectiveness Committee

Sterling Morse


Rev. Godfrey Onyekwere

Mission Effectiveness Committee

Sister Rosita Schiller

Mission Effectiveness Committee

Dave Sipka

  • Development Committee

Leah Wareck

  • Marketing Committee

School Board Training, Strategic Planning & Governance

Find resources here
  • School Board Training

  • Strategic Planning Resources

  • Governance Model Types and Descriptions