Jennie Picha is the Director of Advancement and serves on the school's Leadership Team. Picha joined the Advancement Team at St. John Vianney High School as the Director of Annual Giving after seven years at Ursuline Academy, where she worked as the Event Coordinator and then as the school’s Director of Advancement. During her time at Ursuline she oversaw the Advancement and Admissions Departments, played a key role in the Capital Campaign and served as a member of the school’s Administrative Team. Under her leadership, Ursuline saw a substantial increase in annual fund revenue and parent and alumni participation in their advancement efforts. Picha and her husband, Kevin, have three sons — Kellen, a 2018 Vianney grad, and Luke, a member of Vianney's Class of 2021, and Nate. 

Kelly Mueller serves as the Director of Events at St. John Vianney High School and is a member of the school's Advancement Committee. She is responsible for all aspects of the school's advancement events including the Night of the Griffin auction, Hall of Fame Banquet, President's Reception, and Grandparent's Mass. Kelly is responsible for securing event sponsorships, item donations, volunteers and overseeing event logistics.  She graduated from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. Kelly is married to Tom and they have 2 daughters, Mya and Alex.

Ellen Hugge serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Advancement Office, working with all members of the Advancement Team to ensure the success of the office. Ellen has more than 10 years experience in non-profit fundraising and grant writing. Prior to this experience, she worked in Sales and Marketing, for May Marchandising, Ikon Office Solutions and KTRS Radio. Ellen has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri. She is married to her husband, Dan, and they have three children: Colin, Caroline and Jane. 

Mike Mantia '92 is the Director of Alumni Relations at St. John Vianney High School, returning to Vianney as a member of the Advancement team in May, 2019. Mantia has been a huge promotor of Vianney and stayed involved over the years. He comes back to Vianney after working at Epworth for the past 13 years. He works with our class captains, Alumni Association and is an integral part of Vianney's work to engage alumni with the community. Mike and his wife Sharon have a son, Vincent, in the Class of 2022, as well as a daughter, Sophia, in the Class of 2023 at Ursuline and a son, Dominic, who is in elementary school.

Brendan Keller '13 is the Director of Community Engagement, joining the Advancement team in October 2019. Brendan earned his Masters degree in accounting at Mizzou and worked at PwC before returning to Vianney. Brendan works with the Advancement team to reach out to current families, alumni, and other constituents to increase participation and financial support to St. John Vianney High School.