Parish Pastoral Council

 

Chair

On Council Since: 2013
In Parish Since: 2003


My wife Patty and I have one daughter.  She is a student at St. Raphael School.  We have been on the lay formation board for both Brian DeLaat and Andrew Hoover.  We were involved in Pre-Cana for almost 10 years.

Rey Rivera

(216) 403-0714
imanrivera3131@yahoo.com

Vice-Chair

 

On Council Since: 2014
In Parish Since: 2010


I have been married to my wife, Karen, for over 16 years.  We have been blessed with a daughter Katie who attends St. Raphael School.  I spend my working time in public education.  My free time is spent with family, serving on church council, being a trustee with The Bay Village Foundation, chairing the Citizens Advisory Committee, playing golf on the St. Raphael’s Men’s Golf League, and helping coach athletics.

Kelly Sommers

(440) 522-8014
kelly.karensommers@att.net

Secretary

 

On Council Since: 2018
In Parish Since:

I am happily married to a cute lady named Sue, for over 46 years now.  For the last 45 years we have lived in Bay Village, where we have been attending St. Raphael's Church.  We have 3 adult married sons, who each have children of their own.  A decision to retire was made 2.5 years ago and I am happy not getting up before 5:00 AM to drive to work every morning.    Before retirement, I worked for 43 years as an electrical engineer.  Currently, enjoyment is found by doing handyman work around the home, and helping relatives and friends when they have problems or questions.  One day a week is spent volunteering at Habitat for Humanity, working to help organize, clean, and test electrical equipment, or to help refinish furniture.  It is fun, but walking around all day on cement makes me enjoy resting in the evening in a comfortable chair.

Mike Partridge

(440) 440-835-2677
strparishcouncilsecretary@gmail.com

 

Parish Representatives

 

On Council Since: 2015
In Parish Since: 2007

My husband, Trevor, and I live in Bay Village with our daughters, Gigi and Rosie.  Gigi and Rosie are in the 3rd and 1st grades at St. Raphael School.  In addition to being a member of Parish Council, I enjoy serving as scout leader for two St. Raphael Girl Scout troops and room mother for Gigi’s 3rd grade class. I also had the opportunity to teach preschool PSR for four years.  I am employed at Summa Health, serving as Director of Development Communications and Donor Relations for the Summa Foundation.

Jennifer Dixon

(216) 403-5350
jenniferjdixon@gmail.com

 

On Council Since: 2016
In Parish Since: 1971

For better than 40 years, I have been a Bay Village resident and a proud member of St. Raphael.  Over that time, I have been privileged to have served both a three-year term on the Parish Pastoral Council, ending in 1998, and able to increase my faithfulness as a Eucharistic Minister.  I feel privileged to again return to Parish Pastoral Council in 2016.  During time of difficulty, St. Raphael has been a warm and prayerful hand in my life.  Since 2002, I have been a Bay Village Councilman (Ward 1).  Additionally, I work as a Funeral Associate where my past devotion as a Eucharistic Minister may be called upon.  I enjoy being fortunate to give time and service to Church and community.

David L. Tadych

(440) 835-1815
tadychward1@yahoo.com


On Council Since: 2017
In Parish Since: 2010

My wife, Joy, and I joined St. Raphael Parish soon after we moved to Bay Village in 2004. We have three sons, Jordan (9), Joshua (8) and John (5), who attend Birchwood School of Hawken and St. Raphael PSR. I enjoyed the opportunity to teach Sunday Preschool Religion for about 3 years.

Greg Gordon

(440) 289-3691
cybirdoc@gmail.com


On Council Since: 2018
In Parish Since: 1997

My husband Eric and I live in Westlake.  Our three children went K-8 at St. Raphael.

Eileen M. Mikkelsen

(440) 835-3894
emikkelsen@wowway.com


On Council Since: 2018
In Parish Since: 1983

 

Alison Barberic

(440) 547-6965
alison.barberic@gmail.com


On Council Since: 2010
In Parish Since: 2002

Wayne lives in Bay Village with his wife, Jeanne, and has two daughters: Wendy & Kristie.  He worked as a Regional Sales Director at MassMutual for 30 years, and is a founding trustee of the Bay Village Education Foundation.  He is also an affiliate of the Bay Alumni Foundation, Bay Village Historical Foundation, Central Reserve Life Foundation, and a member of Delta Theta Phi (Law fraternity).

Wayne Reese

(440) 871-6223
war1138@aol.com


On Council Since: 2017
In Parish Since:

 

Dan Durbin

(440) 228-9001
danielr.durbin@energizer.com


On Council Since: 2018
In Parish Since:

Rich Croll and his wife Sue reside in Westlake and have been parishioners for 5 years. "We were drawn to the parish due to the high quality of clergy and staff and have enjoyed our time at the parish. Serving as a Council member is an honor that will hopefully allow me to grow in my faith as well as provide service to the parish community." Rich has spent 30 years in the Information Systems Industry and he and his wife have two children and four grandsons. Rich participates in the St Raphael men’s golf league and fries fish with the parish each Lent.

Rich Croll

(440) 665-9273
rich.croll@acsiapartners.net


On Council Since: 2017
In Parish Since: 2009

I was raised in a staunch Catholic family and attended 12 years of Catholic school in Michigan. So my faith is deep rooted and very important to me. My career brought me to Cleveland in 1988 and some years later, married and bought a home in Bay Village. Once we transferred to St. Raphael, we felt a strong connection to the parish and wanted to become involved. With my husband, Mark serving on Parish Council for the last six years and currently in his last year as Chair of the Council, I've had the pleasure of helping to volunteer at several parish events, the Lenten Fish Fry's, donut sales, Church picnic and Pastoral receptions. Mark and I try to set an example for what it means to be good stewards of the Church — to be a part of our parish community and to be an active part of the parish. In our own small way we want to give back to the Lord and to the Church for the many blessings we have received both as individuals and as a couple.

Therese Gamble

(440-552-0748
tmsgamble@gmail.com


On Council Since: 2017
In Parish Since:

 

Kristen Lang

(440) 360-7116
kristenlang66@gmail.com


On Council Since: 2018
In Parish Since: 2004

 

Jennifer Meyer

(440-590-0458
jennifer.m.meyer@gmail.com


On Council Since: 2017
In Parish Since: 1986

Married to Andy Kereky, have been in the parish for over 30 years, actively involved for many years in Social Concerns, Home and School, Youth Ministry, prior parish council member in the 1990’s, Women’s Guild Book club, Pre-Cana, and Fish Fry volunteer.  Four children, five grandchildren, District Manager with Social Security Administration.

Cathy Stanton Kereky

(440) 871-2076
cmstanton390@gmail.com


On Council Since: 2018
In Parish Since:

 

Beth Sweeney


brownsweeney1@hotmail.com


On Council Since: 2018
In Parish Since: 2010

I’m a lucky Dad of three beautiful rascals - Chloe (8), Lincoln (5), and Harrison (3).  I married up to my wife Kateri.  We were both brought up in strong Catholic families.  I’m a lawyer and own my own law firm with my brother, Adam, called Vincent Esquire.  We have an office in Westlake.  Was a member of Bay Village City Council for 4 years and enjoyed adding productive ideas to the discussion.  Looking forward to contributing helpful ideas to Council.

Paul Vincent

(330) 671-0323
paul@vincentesq.com