About the AOH

Rev. William J. Kelly, S.J. Division & Hibernian Foundation

The AOH is the premiere organization in Milwaukee for Catholic men of Irish heritage to contribute to the local community while having a great time doing it!   

Each year the Brothers of the AOH participate in Milwaukee's two St. Patrick's Day parades, host a VIP Suite at the Miller Oasis during Irish Fest, serve as ushers during the Irish Fest Mass, hold the annual Taste of Ireland event in September with 500 of their closest friends, and have monthly meetings to learn about good Irish stuff while raising a pint or two.   

Milwaukee's Rev. William J. Kelly, S.J. Division, has raised over $300,000 in the past three decades, including over $150,000 in the past five years alone at the Taste of Ireland event,  for Catholic education and other local charities in Milwaukee.   

About the AOH National Organization:  The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) is the oldest Catholic Irish-American fraternal organization in America, dedicated to the principles of Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity.  Founded in New York City in 1836, the AOH now has thousands of members nationwide.  

Division Leadership: 

President: Chris Kellenberger

1st Vice-President: Shannon Burns

2nd Vice-President: Max Locher

Treasurer: Bob Mikush

Membership Secretary: Mike Finley

Sentinel: Corey Webster

Immediate Past President: Shawn Lundie

Chaplain: Father Michael Maher, S.J. 


Complementing our AOH Division is the Hibernian Foundation. The foundation is the charitable arm of the Division and is a registered 501(c)3. The foundation board is made up of past Division Presidents dedicated to advancing the mission of the AOH.

Hibernian Foundation Board:

Tom Callen

James Dwyer

Sean Phlelan

Ed Shanley
Doug Smith

Roger Walsh

Shawn Lundie

Who is Father Kelly?

Our Division is named after Rev. William J. Kelly, a Jesuit priest, former Chaplain for the Marquette University Men's Basketball team, AOH Brother, and wonderful man. 

The AOH Milwaukee Division was officially named in his honor in December of 2015 after he concluded nearly 30 years of service as the Division's Chaplain. 

Membership Application

AOH Membership Application (pdf)