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Contact Us and Meet the Board

Letters and Documents can be sent to:

CMYSA
PO Box 651
St. Cloud, MN 56302

Questions for particular programs can be directed towards:

Director of Rec: Chris Schueller 
Phone: 320-253-5936
Email: Chris@cmysa.org

Director of Travel: Lissa Staples
Phone: 320-223-4594
Email: Lissa@cmysa.org

MEET OUR BOARD

Our board consists of volunteers within our community who have a commitment and passion for youth soccer. They volunteer their time and energy to the betterment of player development and personal growth.


Peter Bauer ~ Board President

Peter Bauer joined the board for his first term in 2016.  He has 4 daughters, 3 of which currently play for CMYSA  (a 5th year player on the U14 travel team, a 1st year player on the U9 travel team, and a 6 year old who enjoyed her first rec season this summer. ) Peter is a Senior Software Engineering Manager with Code42 in MSP and is attending school at Bemidji State University to receive his MBA.  He brings several years’ experience in both organizing and volunteering at large and small scale fundraising events for local charities and has served in several leadership positions within other non-profit organizations. 

Peter Bauer

Board President 2017-2018, Board Member 2016-2018

Andy Pearson

Andy Pearson joined the board in 2009 and served as Board Chair for many years.  Andy has three children who play Travel Soccer. He is a District Court Judge and resides in St. Cloud.  Andy has volunteered as a Rec and Travel Coach. He became involved with the Board because he wanted his children to have a great experience playing soccer. He continues to focus on making soccer a fun and rewarding experience which is affordable to all kids. He also wants CMYSA soccer to teach kids life lessons.

Andy Pearson

Board Member 2017-2019

Troy Kockler

Troy Kockler lives in Waite Park and joined the board in 2017. He works as a Strategic Account Manager for Fastenal. Troy’s three children are all soccer enthusiasts. His oldest son has been involved with CMYSA for 6 years and his daughter has participated in the recreation program for 2 years. His youngest son will begin playing recreation league this spring. Troy has volunteered for the travel program and fundraising committee, and has been involved in various capacities since his son began with the travel program. His motivation for becoming a board member is to make the CMYSA program stronger and increase the program’s presence in Central Minnesota. He wants to develop the Star of the North Tournament into a premier soccer opportunity for youth soccer players in Minnesota.

Troy Kockler

Board Member 2017-2019

Thomas Lopez

Thomas Lopez joined the board in 2017. He resides in St Cloud and works as an attorney. Tom has three daughters, two of whom are involved in CMYSA soccer. Tom wants to contribute to CMYSA to help the organization continue to provide the excellent opportunities to youngsters in our community. He has a personal interest in doing this on behalf of his daughters who he hopes continue to appreciate the sport. Tom has experience working on various Boards and has worked with community organizations in the past.

Thomas Lopez

Board Member 2017-2019

Cindy Oksa

Cindy Oksa joined the board in 2017 for her first term. 

She is employed with CentraCare as a Certified Medical Assistant. 

Her daughter started soccer with CMYSA in 2013 in the Rec Program. Her daughter fell in love with soccer and it became a source of happiness for the entire family.  In recent seasons Cindy has volunteered as a team manager for her daughter's teams. 

Cindy's daughter's love for the game is what drives her to want other children to have the same opportunities. She believes that soccer is a sport for the entire family. She looks forward to helping the club grow. 

Cindy Oksa

Board Secretary 2017-2018, Board Member 2017-2019

Kazimir Gazdzik

Kaz Photo

Kazimir Gazdzik lives in St Cloud and joined the board in 2016. He is a teacher of Social Studies at Technical High School. Kaz’s three children have all been involved in soccer - two are travel players and one played rec soccer. He has volunteered as a coach for three years. Kaz’s motivation for becoming a board member was to maintain and improve access to the beautiful game of soccer. He hopes that CMYSA players of all abilities can learn from, and about, the game and life lessons.

Kazimir Gazdzik

Board Member 2016-2018

Andy Jacobs

Andy Jacobs joined the CMYSA Board for his first term in 2016.  Andy comes from a soccer family and has played soccer since age five, playing in CMYSA Rec & Travel leagues, High School, and club level College.  He has a wife (Angie) of 15 years and a son (10 years old) who plays travel and a daughter (4 years old) who has peaked interest in playing soccer also.  Andy has coaching experience with junior high schools, Rec and Travel leagues, past SCSU club soccer President, and two years coaching CMYSA U10 Boys Travel team.  He was born, raised and currently lives in St. Cloud.  Andy is a Senior Partner and Wealth Management Advisor with Jacobs Financial.  He has experience as a board member with Central MN March of Dimes and has served on various charitable and community organizations.  Andy has a passion for the game of soccer and his community.  He would like to help boys and girls have the opportunity to play the game of soccer and improve their skills, confidence, have fun, and make life long friendships along the way. 

Andy Jacobs

Board Member 2016-2018

James Stockman

James Stockman joins the board for his first term with the club.  He and his wife of 19 years have a son (age 10) who currently plays travel soccer and a daughter (age 8) who he hopes will begin her soccer career soon.  James works for LexisNexis Risk Solutions as an IT Operations Manager and hopes to use his years of project management and organizational skills to help with fundraising and tournament coordination.  His passions include golfing, hunting, fishing, and volunteering at the school his children attend.  He is dedicated to giving back to the club that has afforded his son a great opportunity to play one of the best sports in the world.

James Stockman

Board Member 2017-2019

John Meuers

John Meuers previously served on the CMYSA Board of Directors and after taking a few years off returned to the Board in 2015. John is an attorney with the Rinke Noonan Law Firm. John currently serves on the Board of Directors for Anna Marie’s Alliance. John has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center, the Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange, and the Board of Trustees for the Great River Regional Library System overseeing 32 libraries throughout central Minnesota.

A native of Robbinsdale, Minnesota, John graduated from Bemidji State University with a degree in Political Science. He received his law degree from the University of Minnesota. John has three adult daughters, two of whom played CMYSA soccer through their school years. John volunteered as a coach and assistant coach throughout those years. In addition to soccer, John’s interests include reading, traveling, hiking, canoeing and spending time with his family.

John Meuers

Board Member 2017-2019

If you are interested in joining the CMYSA board, please contact Peter Bauer, Peter@cmysa.org

MEET OUR DIRECTORS

Our directors are in charge of team registrations/formation, uniform ordering, curriculum development, coaches' education, scheduling of trainers, fundraising, develop/scheduling of off-season training, maintaining CMYSA financials, MYSA rep, and field maintenance.

Emily Willaert

Emily Willaert has been the DOC for CMYSA since October of 2015. Also, she is the Assistant Women's Soccer Coach for the College of St. Benedict and has been a Minnesota ODP coach since 2010. Prior to this, she played at the College of St. Benedict and was a 2 time MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention Player and 1 time MIAC All-Conference Player and Team Captain. She has a BA in psychology and an MS in exercise physiology and biomechanics. She currently holds her US Soccer Federation C-license.

Emily Willaert

Director of Coaching


Chris Schueller

Chris has been CMYSA's Rec Director since August of 2015. Both of her children participated in the rec program. One child is currently in the travel program, so she knows both sides of CMYSA. Chris has also volunteered as a travel manager and worked at SCSU. She has a BS degree in General Business from SCSU.  

Chris Schueller

Chris Schueller

Director of Recreation Program

Phone: 320-253-5936

Lissa Staples

Lissa has worked as the Travel Director since October 2016. Her two children started in the Rec program when they were 5 years old. They are now starting their sixth year in the travel program. Lissa has volunteered as team manager and chaired the CMYSA Golf Tournament. She has a BA in psychology and communication from University of Arizona and an MA in Higher Education Administration from Stanford University.

Lissa Staples

Lissa Staples

Director of Travel Program

Phone: 320-223-4594