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.

The Polish Cultural Institute and Museum is owned entirely as a corporation gifted to its board of directors. While board members are all volunteers, the Institute does employ a small staff to run the daily affairs of the museum. The Board meets monthly, keeps minutes, and periodically elects new members. It meets and proceeds under Roberts Rules of Order.


  • President:
  • Vice President: John Wagenaar (President pro tempore)
  • Treasurer: Peter Kleinschmidt
  • Secretary: Jon Masyga


  • Rev. Paul Breza
  • Mary Drury
  • Tim Breza
  • Chuck Kernlner
  • Steve Zolondek
  • Adam Pingot
  • Denise Cichosz
  • Paul Hunziker