I became the Director of Pro Life in August
of 2004. My work in ministry began as a parish volunteer. I held
several roles including liturgical, administrative, spiritual, and social
service in this volunteer capacity. Professionally, I worked in the banking
industry for fifteen years prior to committing to full time ministry.
In 2001, I received a Master of Art in Ministry from Ursuline College in
Pepper Pike, Ohio.
Prior to joining Catholic Charities, I was
a pastoral minister at St. Augustine Church in the Tremont area of
Cleveland. St. Augustine Church is also the Center for Disability Ministry
for the Diocese of Cleveland (another office of Catholic Charities) and
home of the St. Augustine Hunger Center. In my role as pastoral minister, I
worked for the dignity of life of poor and disabled persons in direct
ministry role. I was also very involved in the liturgical life and adult
faith formation of the parish.
Currently, I am a one person office; so you
might ask why do I say "Who We Are." Even though I am the only person
working directly for the Pro Life Office, I am part of a larger office
within Catholic Charities called Parish and Community Ministries. Pro Life
has the wonderful assistance and support of all the parish ministries
supported by Catholic Charities like Youth & Young Adult Ministry and CYO, Marriage and Family and
Disability Ministry and Services.
Finally, "Who We Are" includes all the
wonderful and supportive people in the diocese who work in collaboration
to promote life and bring about the Kingdom of God where all life is