Staff Member: Claudia Couchene
I joined the staff of St. Bernard as Parish Secretary in May 2011. Prior to this position I was a Customer Service representative in special projects at Reiman Publications (Readers Digest) for 15 years. Before that I worked at Geiser’s Potato Chip Company (“Be wiser buy Geiser’s”) for 20 years, starting in the packaging factory and ending in accounts receivable and receptionist. After Geiser’s was bought out by Borden’s the production plant was closed and later the offices were also closed.
I was born in Escanaba, Michigan and my mom, 2 sisters, and brother and I moved to Milwaukee after the death of my dad when I was 13. I currently live in the house my grandparents had built in the early 50’s on Milwaukee’s south side. I went to Pulaski High School and have been an active parish member of Blessed Sacrament for many years. I love working at St. Bernard and feel very at home here, mostly because of many of the members I have come to know and care about.