Schauneille Allen was born and raised in
Milwaukee, WI and proudly can trace by Black Catholic
heritage in Wisconsin back to 1845, 3 years before WI became
a state. Her great -grandfather was in fact baptized at the
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in 1861.
She is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch
University with a Bachelor of Science in Management, a
Masters of Science degree in Religious Studies with
Certification in Urban Ministry and a graduate of the
Lincoln and Julia Valle Lay Ministry Program through the
Archdiocese. Schauneille is a Certified Facilitator for
“From Violence to Wholeness” and “Recovery From Everyday
Racisms” and an instructor of Black Catholic History in the
US and Milwaukee. She was the Editor in Chief of “The
African American Voice” a business magazine published in
Milwaukee for Milwaukee Inner City residents.
She spent 8 years as the Director of the
African American Ministry Office at the Archdiocese of
Milwaukee and a year in a dual role as a Parish Consultant
for Districts 1 in Kenosha and 11,12, 13 in Milwaukee.
In 2008 Schauneille started a Clinical
Pastoral Education (CPE) program with Wheaton Franciscan
Healthcare and within a month of starting that program was
hired at an On-Call weekend Chaplain. After completing her
first unit of CPE, she was hired as a Registry Chaplain
working at all of the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
facilities including 6 facilities in the Milwaukee area, and
2 in Racine.
She comes to the Cathedral ministry with a
strong commitment to others and has served on several boards
including: the African American World Cultural Center (AAWCC),
Project Return, Sojourner Truth House, the Executive board
of the National Black Catholic Administrators (NABCA), The
American Catholic Correctional Chaplains Association (ACCCA)
and currently serves on the Saint Clare Ministry Formation
Center Advisory Board at Cardinal Stritch University and the
Brother Booker Ash Lay Ministry Program Development team.
Schauneille’s hope is that she can assist in
some small way to enlighten and empower others to embrace
their Christian spirituality that includes outreach to
others. Ezekiel 3:14
says it best. “It lifts you up, seizes you, stirs you
and you know that the hand of the Lord is upon you”.
She comes to this ministry lifted, seized, stirred and
touched and directed by the hand of God. She prays for the
same among the parishioners and the guests we serve as we
Area of Responsibility: As the Director of Outreach Ministries,
coordinates outreach to the poor, homeless, and our Open
Staff Liaison to the Human Concerns Commission and the Open Door
Cafe Advisory Board.
Director of Outreach Ministries
Telephone: (414) 276-9814, extension 3112