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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.

Four new lay ecclesial ministers are certified by Bishop Daniel Thomas


Bishop Daniel Thomas, apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Cleveland, presided at the certification Mass for four new lay ecclesial ministers on Jan. 28 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

The new ministers are(as pictured above with Bishop Daniel Thomas) Jacqueline Krejcik, Milka Katic, Pam Anthony and Shawn Witmer.  

Krejcik is a member of St. Malachi Parish, Cleveland. Her ministry includes serving as spiritual development coordinator, member of Samaritan Ministries and a presenter in semiannual addiction awareness workshop, Ecumenical Care of Creation outreach facilitator, member of parish pastoral council and liturgy committee, Eucharistic minister and sacristan at St. Malachi and spiritual and retreat director.

Katic is a member of Divine Word Parish, Kirtland. Her ministry includes serving as coordinator of confirmation preparation for teens and adults at St. John Cathedral, catechist for children and pastoral care minister at Divine Word.

Anthony is a member of St. Mary Magdalene Parish, Willowick. Her ministry includes work as a Stephen minister and trainer for Stephen ministry, pastoral care minister, RCIA team member at St. Mary Magdalene and RCIA coordinator for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Wickliffe.

Witmer is a member of Our Lady of the Lake Parish. His ministry includes serving as a pastoral associate/parish catechetical leader, coordinator of PSR and sacramental preparation, RCIA coordinator and member of the Newman Foundation of Northeast Ohio board of directors.

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