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Parish Pastoral Council



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

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On Council Since: 2017
In Parish Since: 2010

Dan Durbin

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On Council Since: 2018
In Parish Since: 1974

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



Parish Representatives


On Council Since: 2018
In Parish Since: 1983


Alison Barberic

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On Council Since: 2019
In Parish Since: 2018


Daniel Brady

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On Council Since: 2019
In Parish Since: 1992

I have been a member of St. Raphael Parish since 1990.  I live in Bay Village. I am widowed and have an adult married son.

Peter Comodeca

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On Council Since: 2018
In Parish Since: 2015

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

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On Council Since: 2019
In Parish Since: 2016

My wife Bonnie and I have been happily married for 51 years.  We have three adult daughters and 11 grandchildren who all live within five miles of us.   For most of our married life we have lived in Westlake.  In 2008 we moved close to St. Raphael Church. I have been retired since 2000.  Before retirement, I worked for myself in the internet/healthcare industry.  Currently, I enjoy doing handyman work around the home, playing occasional golf, and helping relatives and friends when they have problems or questions.  I am a Eucharistic Minister and teach 8th grade PSR. I also write, on occasion, articles for the monthly St. Raphael newsletter.

Mike Manco

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On Council Since: 2018
In Parish Since: 2004


Jennifer Meyer

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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

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On Council Since: 2019
In Parish Since: 2008


Brigid Perkins

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On Council Since: 2019
In Parish Since: 2004


Laura Rankin

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On Council Since: 2018
In Parish Since: 2017


Beth Sweeney

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On Council Since: 2019
In Parish Since: 2010

My husband, Nate, and I live in Westlake with our three daughters, Annabelle, Amelia and Sabrina.  Annabelle and Amelia are in 5th and 3rd grade at St. Raphael and Sabrina is in preschool.  In addition to Parish Council, I serve as the Secretary on St. Raphael's Home and School Board.  I am also the Bay Village Girl Scout Service Unit Director, St. Raphael Girl Scout Coordinator and Troop Leader to my daughters' Junior and Brownie troops.  I also enjoy volunteering in the girls' classrooms and coaching both girls' volleyball teams and assisting with the SRS cross country team.  While I love being a stay-at-home mom, I am lucky to be able to be the Sunday morning and Monday evening secretary in the Parish Office.  St. Raphael Church is my happy place and my family is very blessed to be a part of the this community.

Sara Seybold

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On Council Since: 2019
In Parish Since: 2017


Jon Sminchak

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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

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