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Our Staff

Fr. Dave Korth


For 24 years, Fr. Dave has been a priest in the Catholic Church. He was ordained in 1992 after attending Conception Seminary College and St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, University of St.Thomas Master of Divinity. For the past 13 years, Fr. Dave has made a huge impact with the people of the St. Augustine Indian Mission. His first two years he spent as the Pastor and the next eleven years as the Director of the Mission. Fr. Dave is from Randolph, Nebraska and is the youngest of 7 children. “I’ am excited about the opportunity to help change the lives of the CUES students for the better.”

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John Haske

Executive Director

John was raised in Omaha and attended St. Pius X grade school, Creighton Prep High School, and the University of Notre Dame. John’s 15 years of experience fundraising  for Catholic schools across the country, both as a development director and as a consultant, will serve CUES well as it begins its next chapter.

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Richard Boler


Born and raised in Omaha, Richard attended Mary Our Queen, and graduated from Elkhorn Mount Michael High School.  He earned a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.  The first twenty five years of his career were in commercial insurance, most recently as Senior Vice President for a national insurance broker.

Vernetta Kosalka, M.S.

Events Coordinator

Vernetta was born and raised in Charleston, SC. She attended St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church and graduated from Burke High School in Charleston, SC and moved to Omaha, NE in 1999 to attend and  graduate from College of Saint Mary 03’ Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Computer Information Management and later obtained her Master of Science in Organizational Leadership 07’. Vernetta’s 14 years of Hospitality and Event Management experience in the Greater Omaha area, will serve CUES well as it continues to thrive.

Susan Gerding

Database Administrator

Susan has been with CUES since 2009 as the Database Administrator, keeping track of donor biographical information and donations. She previously worked for UNO for 33 years. The last 20 of those years she worked for the UNO Alumni Association tracking graduates with all biographical and donation information. Susan has an extensive work background with non-profits and work experience with complex database software. She was born in Omaha but spent three years in Michigan and two years in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Nicole Zickefoose

Grants Director

Before joining CUES, Nicole worked for CSG International as a Senior Documentation Manager and at Metro Community College as an Adjunct English Instructor. She volunteers as the President of the Community Club at her eldest son’s school and also serves on the Leadership Council of the Autism Society of Nebraska – Omaha Chapter. Nicole is from Sheffield, Iowa and moved to Omaha in 2000 to begin her MA program at UNO. She received her BA in English from Iowa State University.