Board of Directors and Staff

The Polish Cultural Institute and Museum incorporated under the laws of the State of Minnesota on October 19, 1979. The services of our incorporating lawyer, David Davenport, were provided as a gift by Michael Pehler. In addition to the Rev. Paul Breza, the original incorporators were Alice Breza, Angie Peterson, Jo Caldwell, Marianne (Rice) Morrison, and Sheila and Dennis Daly.

As a Corporation, the Polish Cultural Institute and Museum is a owned by its members. The members are represented by a volunteer Board of Directors who in turn employ a mostly part-time staff to run the daily affairs of the museum. The Board meets monthly and keeps minutes. It meets and proceeds under Roberts Rules of Order.


  • Chuck Kernler – Chair
  • John Wagenaar – Vice Chair
  • Rev. Paul Breza
  • Tim Breza
  • Denise Cichosz – Treasurer
  • Carol Dennis
  • Mary Drury
  • Tom Ezdon
  • Paul Hunziker
  • Joan McGill – Secretary
  • Steve Zolondek