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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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