REVEREND EDWARD SUSZYNSKI
Fr. Ed Suszynski was ordained May 10, 2008 for service to the Diocese of Cleveland. He hails from Mentor, Ohio (pronounced "menner") where he was born and raised. His home parish is St. Bede the Venerable in Mentor. Fr. Ed entered Borromeo Seminary in the Fall of 1999 after graduating from Mentor High School. He continued on to complete his undergraduate studies at Borromeo and John Carroll University in 2003. In Fall of 2003 he began studies at St. Mary Seminary where he received his Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) just prior to ordination. Fr. Ed also received a Masters of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) from John Carroll University in 2015.
During Fr. Ed's time in the seminary he served at St. Clare in Lyndhurst, St. Malachi in Cleveland for internship, Holy Spirit in Avon Lake, and Holy Family in Stow for his deaconate year. While in the seminary Fr. Ed was blessed with the opportunity to travel to distant lands; Rome, Italy for a prilgrimage, and several mission trips; El Salvador in 2001, Uganda and Kenya in Summer of 2004, and Cambodia with Catholic Relief Services in 2007.
Since ordination, Fr. Ed has served at St. Charles in Parma from 2008-2012 where he worked with liturgy, RCIA, and the youth. He helped organize a pilgrimage to Madrid, Spain for World Youth Day 2011. Prior to serving at OLHC Fr. Ed was assigned to St. Gabriel Parish in Concord Twp. from 2012-2016 where he helped organize their first ever international mission trip for the youth group to Beliza in 2015 with Catholic Heart Workcamp. Fr. Ed is also an active member in Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) which is a three day retreat based in the Paschal Mystery and sacraments of the Church for anyone 16 years and older including adults. Fr. Ed is also a board member of Coalition with Young Adults (CYA) and a member of Young Catholic Professionals (YCP).
Some of Fr. Ed's interests include: spending time with friends, music and the arts, good coffee, microbrew beers, wine-tasting, movies, cooking, baking - especially pies, and travel. Some of Fr. Ed's favorite scripture passages include John 12:24, Matthew 5:13-16, Hebrews 12:1b-2, just to name a few and some favorite saints including Sts. John Paul II The Great, Francis, Therese of Lisieux, Teresa of Avila, Charles, Gianna Beretta Molia, and others. Lastly Fr. Ed considers himself a straight shooter and down to earth type of guy who simply seeks to grow in faith, connect with others, and be a guide wherever he is called to serve along this pilgrim journey of life.
REVEREND JAMES ROACH
SANDRA J. LYNN
A certified Pastoral Minister with a B.A. in Religious Studies and Psychology from the College of St. Teresa in Winona, Minnesota; a M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, Ohio. Ministry has included teaching bible school in the hollers of Eastern Kentucky; full time volunteer at Covenant House Crisis Shelter in New York City; worked at a home for single moms in Staten Island, New York, as well as thirty plus years of parish ministry. Sandy has served at OLHC since August 1994.
MR. MICHAEL F. JERVIS, SR.
Mike was ordained in 2001. He is retired Air Force and works for First Energy Corporation as a Computer Analyst. He holds degrees with honors from the University of Texas (BA Computer Science) and the University of Illinois (MS Computer Science). Mike has been married to Arline since 1970 and they have two married sons and six grandchildren. He has been a member of our parish since 1993.
DIRECTOR of FAITH FORMATION / YOUTH MINISTER
Lisa has lived in the Cleveland area all her life mostly in Chardon, Ohio while she attended NDCL in High School. She graduated from Muskingum College in 1992 with a BA in Communication & a minor in Business. She worked for the next twelve years in Sales & Sales Management with the Classic Auto Group and Penske Organization. While working full time she attended Lake Erie College and received her MBA in 2002. She is currently enrolled and working on her Master's Degree in Pastoral Ministry at St. Mary's Seminary located in Wickliffe, Ohio. Lisa has been married for 15 years to her husband Diehl and has three children in the Midview School systems. Lisa and her family have recently relocated from Chardon Ohio and reside in Grafton Ohio.
ASSOCIATE COORDINATOR of FAITH FORMATION
Barb has been a member of the parish since 1976, She has worked in the area of elementary education for the parish since 1989. She enjoys reading, crossword puzzles and gardening.