St. Meinrad names new VP for development


Benedictine Father Kurt Stasiak, Archabbot of St. Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, has announced the appointment of Duane Schaefer as vice president for development succeeding Michael Ziemianski, who died suddenly June 25.

Duane Schaefer

Schaefer brings to the development office a 20-year association with St. Meinrad and a wealth of experience. In January 2000, he joined the Development Office staff as the associate director of annual giving. He assumed the position of director of annual giving in October of 2002. Since July 2007, he has served as director of development. The new appointment became effective July 1.

The Vice President for Development serves as the chief advancement officer for St. Meinrad Archabbey, and its Seminary and School of Theology. Schaefer will be
responsible for overseeing, evaluating and strengthening St. Meinrad’s ongoing programs in fundraising, alumni relations and communications.

Schaefer and his wife Marcia live in Georgetown, Indiana.