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To insure the availability of qualified, capable, competent lay ecclesial ministers to meet the leadership needs of parishes, Catholic institutions, and ministries of the Diocese of Cleveland.

To accomplish this purpose, we oversee the formation and certification of lay ecclesial ministers and contribute through presence and advocacy to the continuing education and formation of ministers in the Diocese of Cleveland.

We welcome ten new candidates that have been accepted into the Lay Ecclesial Ministry process.

Katie Anderer-DiMichele, St. Christopher Parish, Rocky River                                          Melissa DiFini, Divine Word; Kirtland                                                                                        Katie Drager, Our Lady of Guadalupe; Macedonia                                                                      Nell Ginley, Communion of Saints; Cleveland Heights                                                          Debra Kacsala, S. Cyprian; Perry                                                                                            Megan Lowes, St. Clarence Catholic Parish; North Olmstead                                          Kathleen Ott, St. Frances of De Sales; Akron                                                                        Jessica Plaspohl, St. Matthew Parish; Akron                                                                            Amy Riggle, St. Bernards, Parish; Akron                                                                            Kimberly Wolf, St. Ladislas Parish; Westlake

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