Parish Council

The mission of the Parish Council at Our Lady of Peace Church is to assist and advise Father Walt in the difficult task of running the administrative functions of the church, facility and grounds.

Members are elected for 1 three year term. Sounds like a lot, but it is one evening meeting each month during the school year. Meetings last about an hour, seldom longer. The June meeting each year is an end of year, quick meeting, with a group picnic, and a “Welcome” evening for new members.

So it is not a difficult obligation. You will learn a LOT about your church and how it functions. Members may volunteer to stay for a second three year term, but then must leave for one three year cycle.

For the openings in the spring of 2020, there is one definite opening, and one member may decide to stay. The election process is very easy. If you volunteer for a term, and there are no other volunteers, then YOU ARE IN! A minimum of one opening this year, but maybe more.

If you are interested, we would love you to join. Speak to any Parish Council Member, or inquire at the rectory office. We will begin looking in April 2020, and hope to complete the process by May.

Permanent Members

Fr. Walt Szczesny, Pastor

Deacon Art Sullivan (Non Voting)

Tom Friedman, Trustee

Lew Wargo Sr., Trustee

Elected Representatives

* Denotes final term

Karen Abt (2017-20), PC Secretary

Mark Baron (2018-21)

Kathleen Cole, (2019-22)

M.L Verdi-Korte (2017-20) *

Gary Mong (2019-22)

Bonnie Morgante (2018-21) PC Vice President

Tom Nikiel (2019-22)*

Frank Rivett, Sr. (2018-21)

Christine Schuster (2019-22)*, PC President

Stephanie Stevens (2018-21)

Judy Walkowiak (2019-22)

Ministry Representatives

(non Voting)

Karen Abt, Youth Ministry

Kathleen Cole, Vicariate

Tim Creenan, Ministry Volunteers

Catherine Karda, Altar & Rosary Society

Tom Nikiel Knights of Columbus

Anne Marie Ratzel, Religious Ed. Coordinator

Bill Schuster, Holy Name Society