Meet our Auction Chair Couples

Meet our 2022 Chair Couples
Posted on 03/30/2022
Our Heelan Auction chair couples for our April 6 "Field of Dreams" Heelan Auction represent schools in our Bishop Heelan School System and include an alumni couple for the first time.

Kris and Angela Aldrich: Heelan High School

Kris is the Base Engineer and Commander of the Civil Engineering Squadron of the 185th Iowa Air National Guard. Angie is a physician at Siouxland Obstetrics and Gynecology.  They are the proud parents of Kelsey, 2011 Heelan grad, Morgan (and husband Cody Potts,) 2013 Heelan grads; Carter, a senior and Jaycee, a sophomore. Kris and Angie are long-time members of Sacred Heart Parish and have been involved in numerous parish activities.
 
Chris (’85) and Cathleen McGowan: Holy Cross School
Cathleen met Chris when they were college freshmen at St. John’s and St. Ben’s in Minnesota. After a career as a Registered Dietitian and Pharmaceutical Sales Rep, Cathleen turned her attention to raising their six children and volunteering in our Catholic schools and community. After serving in the military and earning a law degree, Chris has spent the last two decades with the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce / The Siouxland Initiative. They are the proud parents of two Bishop Heelan graduates, three Heelan students, and a fourth grader at Blessed Sacrament.
 
Brad and Jean Mollet: Sacred Heart
Brad Mollet’s life started when he met Jean, and he has convinced her to keep him around for over 30 years. They work together in a small family-owned construction company and a bee keeping operation. Together they have collaborated on the design and construction of 6 amazing children, with Jean doing the heavy lifting: They are the parents of Heelan grads Fisher, 2012; Noah, 2013; and Eli, 2018; along with Sam, a senior; Ian, a junior; and Dara, a 7th grader at Sacred Heart.  
 
Josh and Jenny Nichols: Mater Dei School
Josh is an insurance agent with the Hoffman Insurance Agency, where he has worked for 18 years. Jenny has taught social studies at Bishop Heelan High School for five years, and previously taught at Mater Dei. Their children are McKenna, an 8th grader and Carson, a 6th grader at Mater Dei. Like many parents, they enjoy watching their kids in all of their activities year-round and love supporting the Heelan Crusaders!

John and Lisa Tritz: Heelan High Alumni
John ’81 and Lisa (Pyle) Tritz ’80 met at a “local establishment” after Heelan. Today they are the parents of 3 daughters and grandparents of 2 at Mater Dei and 2 at home. John is a long-time Fed Ex driver. Lisa works part-time for Bishop Heelan Administration after previously serving on the faculty of Immaculate Conception and Western Iowa Tech Community College. John served on the first BHCS school board and both have served on Catholic school and parish committees. John also coached in the Catholic School Grade School League for 20 years and served as an assistant coach for Heelan’s 2001 State Baseball Championship team.  

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