human resources


Human Resources and Benefits

The office administers benefit programs for the employees and priests of the parishes, schools, and institutions of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester. These benefits include health, dental, term life, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D), long term disability (LTD), (403)b lay retirement, and Section 125 benefits.


Employee Benefits COVID-19 Resources

For employees enrolled in the Diocese of Winona-Rochester Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Minnesota health plans, the following benefits are available:

Learn to Live

Learn to Live offers free, 100% confidential online programs for: stress, anxiety, worry, depression, etc.. It is available to employees and family members (13 years and older) who are a part of the DOW-R health plan.

Doctor On Demand

Online care without leaving your home through Doctor on Demand. Please note, this is free until April 13, 2020. Because of high number of calls, it may take longer than normal to access medical help.

Retirement Plan Support

For employees enrolled participating in the Diocese of Winona-Rochester 403(b) retirement plan, Lincoln Financial is able to answer questions and provide personal support for the employee's retirement plan. For contact information, click the link below:


Employment with Diocese of Winona-Rochester Information

Please note that each program section may contain summaries, plans, and other information.  Forms used for the program are listed at the end of each section.

Performance Management

First Report of Injury

Workers Compensation

Other Information

Dave Fricke

Director of Human Resources

55 W. Sanborn Street
PO Box 588
Winona, MN 55987
Phone number: 507-454-4643 x250

Julia Sandsness

Employee Benefits Coordinator

55 W. Sanborn Street
PO Box 588
Winona, MN 55987
Phone number: 507-454-4643 x268