Catholic Schools Welcome New Leaders

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FAITH New Hires 2024

As featured in the June issue of FAITH Grand Rapids Magazine. 

MRS. COLLIENE WILLISON is the incoming principal of St. Mary Catholic School in Big Rapids for the 2024-25 academic year. With 26 years of dedicated service in education, she currently excels as a middle school reading and math interventionist at Lakeview Community Schools. Colliene’s commitment to our Catholic faith and education is evident. She says, “The position as principal will allow me to merge the two and help build strong academics and spiritual cohesiveness based on our Catholic beliefs.” Colliene resides in Lakeview with her husband Dan and their two daughters, Jennie and Molly.


The St. John Vianney (SJV) Catholic School community in Wyoming will welcome MRS. JENNA MASTELLONE as its new principal beginning July 1. She is a proud alumna, current parishioner and school parent at SJV. Jenna presently leads the World Languages Department at Catholic Central High School, Grand Rapids. “[Her] foreign language skills will be an asset to our school families and parish community. I am confident that Mrs. Mastellone will be a servant leader in fulfilling our school mission statement as we educate compassionate, knowledgeable students to follow the path of Jesus Christ,” says Father John Vallier, SJV’s pastor. With dedication to collaboration and support, Jenna pledges to uphold the school's cherished traditions while embracing innovative opportunities for growth. Jenna resides in Wyoming with her husband and children.


MRS. JENNIFER FELLINGER is the incoming president of Muskegon Catholic Central (MCC). She brings a wealth of experience including 15 years of Christian educational leadership and, most recently, served as vice president of strategic initiatives at Hope College. The impact of Jennifer's leadership has spanned several areas, including: student success, enrollment and retention; student health and wellness; faith formation; athletics; planning and strategy, and marketing/communications. Jennifer says, “I’m energized by the unique opportunities for faith formation at the PK-12 level, where children learn, grow and develop their relationship with God. Most inspiring to me is MCC’s commitment to its mission: to educate each student in spirit, mind and body by fostering personal excellence within the Catholic tradition.” Jennifer and her husband, Steve, have two children, Quinton and Killian.