Father John Chlebo
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Fr. John Chlebo is the pastor of St. Christopher Parish. He grew up in the West Park neighborhood of Cleveland at St. Mark Parish. Fr. John completed his seminary studies and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Cleveland in 1980. He has served as a Parochial Vicar at Ss. Cosmas and Damian in Twinsburg, St. Wenceslas in Maple Heights, St. Richard in North Olmsted and St. Anthony of Padua in Parma. Bishop Pilla appointed Fr. John as pastor of St. Christopher Parish on July 1, 1997. While pastor here, Fr. John pursued a course of continuing education and received a Doctor of Ministry Degree from St. Mary Seminary in 2003. In addition to his assignment as pastor, Fr. John currently serves as the Delegate for Senior Clergy in the diocese. In this role he coordinates programs and gatherings for diocesan senior priests and keeps in touch with them regarding their housing, care and other needs. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, dining out and playing golf.
Father Joselito Clemen
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Fr. Lito grew up in an island province of Bohol in the Philippines. He attended college seminary at Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Bohol and completed Theological Studies at Seminario Mayor de San Carlos in Cebu City.
He was ordained on July 2012 for the Diocese of Tagbilaran. After serving in different capacities and ministries for 11 years, he was given the opportunity to come to Cleveland and serve as a “loan priest” for 5 years.
Fr. Lito is a fan of NBA basketball and boxing. He loves to go on pilgrimages and excursions.
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Gayle has been a Pastoral Associate at St. Christopher since 1994. She is a Certified Lay Ecclesial Minister in the Diocese of Cleveland and has her Masters in Ministry from Ursuline College.
Gayle was the chairperson of the St. Christopher and St. Angela Merici Cluster Planning and Coordination Team and serves on the Parish Pastoral Council as the staff liaison. She works in many areas of parish ministry but her specific pastoral responsibilities include ministry with the sick and aging, the homebound, those in nursing homes and hospitals, funeral planning, the bereaved, the separated and divorced and Project Rachael, a ministry for those who seek healing after an abortion. She also authors a bi-monthly newsletter for the parish’s Ministry of Praise. Gayle serves as a procurator for those wishing to petition the tribunal for an invalidity of their marriage following a divorce.
Gayle is a sports fan, especially of basketball, baseball and football at all levels and is particularly fond of women’s basketball. She enjoys golfing during the summer.
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Logan Feldkamp spent his childhood in Mentor, Ohio as a part of Saint Bede the Venerable parish. During his time as a parishioner, Logan participated in various ministries, including PSR, RCIA, altar serving, youth group, young adult group, and the Knights of Columbus. Feeling called to full-time ministry, Logan enrolled in the Religious Studies program at Ursuline College, where he graduated from in 2019. He is currently seeking his Masters in Theological and Pastoral Studies from Ursuline College and his Lay Ministry Certification from the Diocese of Cleveland.
Logan joined the staff in 2019 as part of a ministry expansion effort at St. Christopher. His primary responsibilities include digital ministry and working with the youth and young adults of the parish. During his free time, Logan enjoys playing the guitar, reading, and cheering on Cleveland sports teams.
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Mrs. Melissa DiFini is a Certified Lay Ecclesial Minister in the Diocese of Cleveland. She and her husband, Joseph live in Chagrin Falls, Ohio and have been married for twenty-two years. They are members of Divine Word Church in Kirtland.
Melissa has served as a Parish Council member, a catechist for Children’s Liturgy of the Word, an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and Communion minister to homebound, nursing homes, and hospice houses. She served as a catechist for PSR in her parish for eight years and has a Catechist Certificate.
She currently serves in a part-time ministry position with Catholic Cemeteries Association as a Minister of Consolation and Substitute Grief Support Leader.
She is the former owner of The Colorist Salon for seventeen years and has been a hairdresser for thirty years.
Melissa answered God’s call to transition towards full-time ministry and, with her husband’s support, they took those steps, and Melissa joined the staff in 2022. Her primary responsibilities at St. Christopher Parish include Funeral and Bereavement Ministry, Ministers of Praise, Holy Communion to the sick and homebound, and Walking with Moms in Need.
Melissa and Joe enjoy time together daily, especially for walks in the park with their dog, Boomer, and going to Mass together on Sundays. They end their day reflecting on the Gospel and praying. Melissa also enjoys chai tea lattes, time with friends and family, reading, exercising, cooking, and baking.
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Sharon joined the staff in 2015 as SCS Retreat Coordinator. In 2016, her responsibilities expanded to include PSR Principal, CLOW, RCIC and Vacation Bible School. In 2017 her responsibilities were again expanded and she was named DRE. Sharon is a Certified Lay Ecclesial Minister in the Diocese of Cleveland. She and her husband Tom and their five children have been members of St. Christopher since 1996. Sharon enjoys hiking the Metro Park and spending time with family when she is not coordinating the many programs serving the people of St. Christopher.
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Terri Pastura is a native of the southwest side of Cleveland. She began her
service in the Catholic Church at the age of 16 working in the office of St.
Francis de Sales Parish in Parma. Since then, she has served the Church in the Dioceses of Cleveland, Ohio; Toledo, Ohio; Orlando, Florida; Houston, Texas; and Lansing, Michigan. Terri is a certified Lay Ecclesial Minister for the Diocese of Cleveland.
She is working on improving communications and technology use at St. Christopher and is excited to be a part of the vibrant St. Christopher Parish family.
Terri enjoys travel, photography and handcrafts.
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Eric Perusek is a local teaching-artist who has worked in an educational capacity for: Playhouse Square, Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, Karamu House, True North Cultural Arts, and the City of Cleveland. He has led classes and professional development sessions for participants ranging from pre-school students to adults. As a volunteer, he has helped plan and facilitate retreats and meetings with the “Families in Christ Jesus” youth group; a community that played a huge role in his faith formation as a teen. Currently, Eric combines his part-time work as a youth minister at St. Christopher with a full-time position in Playhouse Square’s department of community engagement and education. He holds a BA from Cleveland State University, where he double-majored in communications and dramatic arts. Eric is a lifelong Catholic who resides in Parma with his wife, Annie, and two children, Jack and Vivienne. In his spare time, he enjoys fantasy football, watching youtube debates, and learning more about Catholic apologetics.
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Joe has worked at St. Christopher since June, 2016. He received his Accounting Degree from Walsh University, an MBA from Miami University and is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive). Prior to joining St. Christopher, Joe had held a number of senior financial and management roles in Northeast Ohio.
Joe and his wife, Lydia, reside in Solon, Ohio where they are long-time members of St. Rita Parish. He sits on St. Rita’s Finance Council and has participated in a number of Parish ministries. Joe is also a Board Member of Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union.
Joe and Lydia have five adult children and several grandchildren.
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