Father Roland Bunda, Pastor of St. Anthony Church
Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Anthony Schools,
Welcome to St. Anthony Catholic Community of Wailuku, Maui, Hawai‘i. Our mission statement emphasizes that “We, the Saint Anthony of Padua Church, participate in the mission of the Diocese of Honolulu bringing Christ to the world. We are a community of faith that lives and promotes a vibrant family spirit in the Marianist tradition, Catholic spirituality, and service to the people of God on Maui.”
In collaboration with the Hawaii Catholic Schools we affirm the three aspects of Catholic education: Inspiration, Education and Faith. Our Church community seeks to develop stewardship as a way of life, being disciples of Christ through increased communication, education and evangelization. We encourage parishioners to deepen their relationship with Christ, and to express this conversion through their gifts of time, talent and treasure to the parish community.
As stewards of education and faith, St. Anthony has a long tradition and legacy of Catholic education. The parish was founded in 1846 and the school was established in 1848. We are proud to continue this long standing tradition of formation in faith, providing an integral quality education within a learning and safe environment, and adapting changes that enhance 21st century education for service, justice and peace.
We are proud and honored to collaborate with you in your child’s educational, spiritual and religious formation. Let us continue to pray and support our students in their endeavor to develop and grow in their God-given talents as they participate in our school and parish.
May the Father, Son and Holy Spirit be glorified in all places through the Immaculate Virgin Mary.
Fr. Roland Bunda, S.M.
Pastor of St. Anthony Church
Betsey Gunderson, Head of School
Ms. Gunderson has over 35 years of experience working within the Catholic Diocese in Hawai‘i. In addition to SAS, she worked at Maryknoll School on Oahu for 12 years where she helped lead the school as Principal for 10 years, served as Vice-Principal, Director of Curriculum, and taught high school Religion and Social Studies. She also worked at Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu.
Ms. Gunderson is a graduate of Maryknoll School where she attended from kindergarten through 12th grade. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. She then continued on to get a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from South Dakota State University (SDSU).
As a graduate assistant at SDSU, she worked on a national department of education grant to study the effectiveness of staff development programs and has co-authored three articles as a result of that research.
She has served for two terms on the Diocesan Board of Education and three years on the Superintendent’s Advisory Group. She presently serves on the Augustine Educational Foundation Board, and is a member of St. Joseph’s parish.
Ms. Gunderson is the proud parent of five children, three of whom graduated from Catholic schools (Maryknoll and Sacred Hearts Academy). She has eight grandchildren. Her father’s family is from Maui and her brother graduated from SAS.
Patricia L. Rickard, Principal
Patricia L. Rickard has been a teacher and administrator at St. Anthony School for over 26 years.
Her teaching experience in Hawaii Catholic schools spans over 45 years and includes St. Anthony on Oahu and St. Joseph School in Hilo.
Mrs. Rickard was born and raised on Oahu. She graduated from Star of the Sea High School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Hawaii (UH) at Manoa with a minor in History. She did post-graduate work at UH Hilo, UH Manoa, and Chaminade University.
Mrs. Rickard feels so very BLESSED! She and her husband Joseph recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They have three wonderful children and five beautiful grandchildren. She enjoys watching her grandchildren participate in sports and school activities. She truly treasures her family.
Linda Keizer, Grade School Principal
Mrs. Linda Keizer has a rich history in Catholic education. Her grandparents went to Catholic schools; her parents went to Catholic schools; and she was raised in those same Catholic schools. She went to Jordan Catholic School and then Alleman High School in Rock Island, IL and then continued at a Catholic university in Iowa.
After her college freshman year, she moved to Missouri and finished her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education at Central Missouri State University. Her first teaching assignment was at St. Joseph’s School in Missouri as a third grade teacher. Throughout these past 28 years she has worked in six different states-Missouri, Louisiana, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, and Hawaii. In addition, she has been an energetic teacher in each of those grades-Preschool through 8th grade.
In 2009 she completed her master’s degree in Educational Administration from Capella University and became the principal of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy-a PK-8 Catholic grade school in East Moline, IL. Moving to Hawaii in the fall of 2014, she first set foot on St. Anthony’s campus as a substitute teacher. Mrs. Keizer fell in love with the school from the start. She is excited to be the new principal of the grade school. With her experience with consolidations in the past, she looks forward to being a part of the positive transition to a one school model. She believes this community is surrounded by a rich history, committed members, and love abounding. Together the future is limitless!
Carlene Santos, Preschool Director
Mrs. Carlene Santos has been an integral part of St. Anthony’s Preschool program for over 30 years, where she began her career in early childhood education in 1983.
Born and raised on Maui, Mrs. Santos’ commitment to incorporating values into traditional education stems from her own personal experiences. A proud graduate of St. Anthony High School herself, Mrs. Santos has experienced the power of a Catholic school education since Kindergarten.
She attended the University of Hawaii Maui Campus where she earned Associate Degrees in Arts, Science (Human Services), Early Childhood Education and a Child Development Associate Credential.
She is married with two children. She loves to spend her days off going to the movies, out to eat, and shopping with her family, including her mother and grandson. She and her husband are also dedicated to supporting their church and spend free time volunteering for events and special projects.
GRADE SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Len Inokuma, Board President– President of ACM Consultants, Real Estate Appraiser
- Anna Foust, PTG President – Emergency Management Director of Civil Defense, County of Maui
- Randy Leval- retired police officer-self employed security
- Brandon Segal – Prosecuting Attorney, County of Maui
- Carlene Santos – St. Anthony Preschool Director
- Eldon Mattos – Maui Soda
- Herman Andaya – Chief of Staff, County of Maui
- Father Roland Bunda – Pastor, St. Anthony Parish
- Val Delos Santos -Duarte – St. Anthony School, 2nd Grade Teacher
- Linda Keizer – St. Anthony Grade School Principal
MIDDLE – HIGH SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Catherine Nobriga-Kim (1974) – Board Chair, Nominating Committee
- Patrick K. Wong – Vice Chair, Policy & Planning Committee
- Betsey Gunderson – Head of School, St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School, Ex-Officio
- Stephanie Hall (1968) – Board Secretary, Mission Advancement Committee
- Alfred Arensdorf, M.D. – Member Emeritus
- Fr. George Cerniglia – Marianist Representative,
- Sister Roselani Enomoto, CSJ (1955) – Mission Advancement Committee
- Alvin Imada (1972)
- Eldon Mattos – Building & Grounds Committee
- Daniel Ornellas (1988) – Policy & Planning Committee
- Michael Rockers, Ed.D. – Superintendent, Hawaii Catholic Schools, Ex-Officio
- Charlene Schulenburg (1979) – Development Committee
- Roy Silva (1974) – Facilities Committee
- Robert Spenser (1977) – Mission Advancement Committee
- Msgr Terrence Watanabe (1969) – Vicar Forane, Maui, Finance Committee, Ex-Officio