Providence Academy Parent Association

PAPA eBulletin Announcements

A Recap of PAPA in 2020-2021!

Hard to believe that we have come to the end of the 2020/2021 school year – below is a recap of the service PAPA has provided to our community during this most interesting year! We were fortunate to have lots of volunteers for the opportunities to support the school...

Updates from the April 26th PAPA Open Meeting

Thank you to all who attended the PAPA Open Meeting on April 26th – it was great to connect with new families at Providence as well as see familiar faces!  The two main purposes of our annual open meeting are soliciting nominations for the PAPA positions and...

New Parent Connection Opportunity

The PAPA would like to invite you to be a resource for parents new to our PA family.  What better way to help integrate a new family into our PA community and build on our PA foundation than to be a part of our New Parent Connection program.  What is...

Last Call for Gala Tickets!

Today is the last day to RSVP for our 20th Annual Gala! The Gala will be held on Saturday, May 1, here at Providence Academy. Tickets and Sponsorships can be purchased online. And, be sure to preview the Live Auction items and start placing bids on Silent Auction...

Raffle Tickets On Sale This Week

The 50/50 Split-the-Pot Raffle drawing will be held on May 1, 2021 at our annual Gala - but you need not be present to win. Tickets are $100 each, and a total of 100 tickets will be offered for sale, with proceeds supporting our 2021 Gala. If all 100 tickets are...

The 2020-21 PAPA Executive Committee

Mrs. Diane Beauchamp, President

Mrs. Diane Beauchamp brings over 30 years of corporate experience, as well as that of a mother of five, to her role as President of PAPA. She grew up in the Minneapolis area but spent most of her career near Washington DC. She, her husband David, and their youngest children were relocated back to Minnesota four years ago and were delighted to discover Providence Academy. Diane and her David currently have children in fourth, eighth, and twelfth grades.

Mrs. Debbie Larson, Vice President

Mrs. Debbie Larson currently serves as the PAPA Vice President. She is mother to current fourth grader Lexie Larson. Debbie moved to the Twin Cities from Texas over 20 years ago after graduating from Baylor University and starting her career at Sirius in their corporate headquarters. Debbie and her husband, Michael, joined the Providence community when Lexie started Pre-K.

Mrs. Lizzie Hilberg, Vice President - Upper School

Mrs. Lizzie Hilberg serves as the Vice President of the Upper School. She and her husband, Chris, have four children, all of whom have attended Providence since pre-kindergarten: Amelia (10th), Bennett (eighth), William (sixth), and Henry (third). Since attending Carleton College in Northfield, Lizzie, a native of Los Angeles, and Chris, who hails from Maryland, have called Minnesota home, and enjoy raising their family in such an active, faith-filled community. Lizzie brings a background as a magazine editor and writer, and over 10 years of volunteer experience at Providence, to her job as upper school representative.

Mrs. Jennifer Tomashcko, Vice President - Middle School

Mrs. Jennifer Tomaschko serves as the Vice-President of the Middle School for PAPA. She and her husband, Dan, have 5 children, ages 9-22, who have attended Providence Academy. Two of their children are proud graduates of PA and continue to use the virtues and skills that were instilled upon them at PA as they continue their education through college and the military. Jennifer is Minnesota born and raised having grown up in Prior Lake. She studied International Business and German at NDSU (Go Bison!) and received her M.A. in Professional Psychology at the University of St. Thomas.

Jennifer brings to PA a background in the business and mental health fields, as well as over 17 years of volunteer experience in Catholic Schools. Currently, she loves her two jobs at PA as a Substitute Teacher and as a First Grade Aide. She enjoys early morning walks while praying the rosary, exercise, gardening, watching her kids in all their various activities and summer vacations with the family. Jennifer looks forward to this new opportunity to be even more engaged with the PA family!

Mrs. Terra Otto, Vice President - Lower School (Grades Pre-K - 2)

Mrs. Terra Otto serves as the Lower School Vice President for Pre-K through second grade.  She and her husband, Drake, have a daughter, Elory, who is in first grade at Providence.  They also have a 3 year old son, DJ.  Terra graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked in corporate sales for over 10 years before making the shift to stay home with Elory and DJ.  She now does part-time consulting and stays busy with her children’s schools and activities.  In her free time, she likes to spend time with family and friends, travel, try new restaurants, and stay active.  She is very grateful to be a part of the PA community and is looking forward to giving back to the school this year by serving on the PAPA board.

Mrs. Dani Johansen, Vice President - Lower School (Grades 3 - 5)

Mrs. Dani Johansen serves as the Lower School Vice President for third through fifth grades. She is a proud Providence Academy alumna (’06), wife to Erik, and mom to Wilson (sixth grade), Mabel (K), and Dora (three years old). After Providence, Dani graduated from University of St. Thomas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing Management. Since then, she has worked in several sales and commercial roles in power generation and mass communication industries, leading to her current commercial role at Cargill. In her free time, you can find her spending time with family on the boat in the summer or snowmobiling in the winter.

Mrs. Angie Mahoney, Secretary

Mrs. Angie Mahoney currently serves as the Secretary of PAPA.  She and her husband, Mark, have 2 children at Providence Academy in twelfth and ninth grades, as well as a 2019 PA graduate.  After graduating from St. Mary’s University, Angie worked in the Information Technology (IT) industry until she gave it all up to be a stay-at-home mom.  She has volunteered and worked in Catholic schools for the last 14 years and loves her present jobs at PA as a Substitute Teacher and Assistant Track and Field Coach.  In her free time, Angie enjoys scrapbooking, running and leading one of the Cana groups at Providence.

Mrs. Nkechi Anyamele, Treasurer

Mrs. Nkechi Anyamele currently serves as the PAPA Treasurer. She is mother to current seventh grader Awele. Nkechi and her husband, Sam, moved to the twin cities 17 years ago.

Wanting to give back to the PA community, Nkechi decided to put her skills as a member of Non-Profit boards and an IT Audit Manager to good use here.