Deborah (Debbie) Field – Parish Engagement
My Goal and Role: To be a source of help and support to not only my fellow parish staff team, but also a point of contact to our hundreds of Incarnation volunteers. Without their involvement in the various parish ministries, where would the parish be? In addition, I am a strong advocate of process focused solutions as they support successful outcomes. As a result, I expect to develop processes and procedures which will improve the staff’s effectiveness toward each other and the parish.
If you are a parish volunteer and need help with a problem or just want to talk.
If you want to be more involved in parish activities.
If you have an idea for a parish ministry which will encourage parish involvement as well as promote our core values of reaching out with both hands and jumping in with both feet.
Professionally: I began working for General Motors in 1976 in the mailroom as a student. In 1978, I was hired as a Human Resources associate. After 45 years and through sales/transitions to Delphi Corporation, and now currently with BWI Group, I am now Manager, Talent Acquisition, Development and Employee Relations. I’d like to be available to those around me who may need guidance with Human Resources questions or need guidance with unique HR situations. My prayer is that will Jesus guide me in transitioning from a corporate world to a more spiritual application as Parish Engagement Coordinator, with the use of my skills, experiences and abilities to make our wonderful parish even better.
Who am I away from the Parish? I like to garden at my home and have been permitted the opportunity to also be a gardener at Incarnation, responsible for the areas around the entrance to the church and the bell tower. I have a passion to learn all I can about the historical events of WWII and the those who gave their lives so I can be free. And finally, every day, I attempt to find 30 minutes and go for a drive through Kettering, Oakwood and Centerville, listening to selective music from 40’s through the 70’s, taking time to appreciate what happened that day and be thankful I’ve been given the gift of my dream job of working for my parish. My goal is to “make a difference” or at least try.
My favorite saint: I have two. 1) St. Francis. Among other things, he founded the Franciscan orders. The Franciscan sisters taught me through the eight grades in elementary school and I am the person I am today because of their kind and caring way of teaching us to love Jesus. 2) Saint John Paul II. I am of Polish heritage and will never forget the day Saint John Paul II was voted by the papal conclave as Pope. Such pride in a community in Old North Dayton, you have never seen. His life was a precious gift to the world.
Molli Glowacki, Coordinator of Religious Education
As CRE I coordinate the parish religious education program (PREP) for children in Early Childhood (3-, 4-, and 5-year olds) through Junior High. This includes sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation, First Holy Eucharist and Confirmation.
A little about me: I am a ‘cradle Catholic’ who enjoys rediscovering the richness and beauty of our faith through the eyes of our children. Our family has enjoyed living in Ohio, the Upper Pennisula of Michigan and Kentucky, and we are glad to be back in Ohio again. When I have free time I enjoy hiking with our children and practicing the art of sacred lettering.
Favorite Saint: Saint Monica
Favorite Bible Verse: “Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. -Romans 12:2
Joe Roalef – Coordinator of Religious Education Assistant
Bio: As CRE assistant, I conduct the registration of the PREP students, keep track of attendance, and support the CRE in areas related to the teachers and students in the PREP program.
A Little About Me: I was born and raised in Dayton (go Flyers!), and currently live in Centerville. I have worked as a CRE, youth minister, and/or teacher the past 40+ years. I like to write booklets for young people, especially on lives of the Saints, the Holy Eucharist, and miracles.
Favorite Saints: Our Blessed Mother Mary, St. Joseph, St. John Bosco, and St. Dominic Savio (and many more).
Favorite Bible Verse: “Do not let your hearts be troubled… In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be. John 14:1-4
Jose Martinez – Pastoral Associate
Contact me for: Life-long Faith Formation- Faith enrichment Studies, Women’s Spiritual Enrichment, Mom’s Enrichment Studies (Mom’s in Prayer), That Man Is You!, Welcoming Ministry- Ushers/Greeters, Bereavement Ministry- Funerals: (Readings, Hymnals, Guidelines), GriefShare, Marriage Enrichment, Respect Life, Sacrament- Marriage
A bit about me: I was born and raised in Washington State in a small farming town no one would know. This is where I met my wife Joelle who came to finish her studies at Washington State University. We have been married 3 years and we have a beautiful Son named Josef. I am first and foremost a son of God given the vocation to take care of a family as a husband and a father. My marriage and family are precious to me and are the only treasures I hold onto in this world. I currently attend Franciscan University of Steubenville online where are study both theology and philosophy. I love the Catholic faith and I love to share it with others. I enjoy passing on the knowledge I have gained through studies to other but enjoy most sharing the experiences of the love of Christ revealed to me. I believe the Sacraments are the greatest gift we could ever receive in this life, especially the most blessed sacrament of the Eucharist. The Church and all her teachings and authority are the fundamentals of my life, with Christ as the Cornerstone.
Favorite Saints: Saint Joseph and Saint Augustine
Favorite quote: You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you. – St. Augustine
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. – St. Augustine
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. John 15:5
Sarah Seckt -Business Manager
Bio: I am the Parish Business Manager, who is an administrator in support of the Pastor’s responsibilities to the parish. As administrator, I am a steward of the physical, financial and personnel resources of the parish. I joined the parish team in July of this year. I am excited to work for the parish and the community, and for the opportunity to add opportunities for my own growth of faith.
A Little About Me: I am originally from Sandusky (Cedar Point) and moved to Centerville in 2010 with my husband, Justin, and our two younger children. Justin and I have been married since 1998 and have four children. I have a bachelor’s degree in accounting and bring with me experience from my work as an auditor with the State of Ohio, and as the Director of Accounting from Greene County Auditor’s office. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family whether it be camping, kayaking, floating along while others fish, or even binge watching Netflix.
Favorite Saint: Mother Teresa
Favorite Bible Verse: “Be still and know that I am God!” Psalm 46:11
Favorite Inspirational Quote: “The most important thing, is to keep the most important thing, the most important thing.”