Address: 44 University Ave. Akron, OH 44308
Contact Us: akron@roocatholic.com
Office: 330.208.0703
Open Hours: 4-8pm- Mon, Tues, Thurs (during the school year)

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Meet the Leadership Team!

 john Name: John Szarwark
Hometown: Strongsville, OH
Major: Associate of Arts-Theology
Why RooCatholic? Faith based learning
 mat Name: Matt Fafrak
Hometown: Twinsburg, OH
Major: Wrestling and Football
Why RooCatholic? Leading worship is my passion.
Website:  mattfafrak.com
Name: Jake Herron
Hometown: Ravenna
Major: Communications
Why RooCatholic? The truly awesome experience of being in the presence of God alongside fellow young Catholics who want nothing but the best for you and will continuously lift you up.
Name: Helena Carlson
Hometown: Wadsworth, OH
Major: Nursing
Why RooCatholic? It’s a community of virtue striving towards heaven together. Not only do we learn, pray and have fun together, but the friends I have made at RooCatholic have encouraged me and been there for me through my best and worst times. It’s a family I never knew I needed.
Name: Sami Wilhelm
Hometown: North Canton
Major: Financial Planning
Why RooCatholic? It felt like a home away from home and i could feel the presencec of the holy spirit.
Name: Matt Lacek
Hometown: Gibsonia, PA
Major: Electrical Engineering
Why RooCatholic? God, friends, food, and fun…its all here and what more could I ask for?
Name: Kayla Musselman
Hometown: Kent, OH
Major: Human and Social Services (Stark State)
Why RooCatholic? Community! Even though I’m at Stark State College, I felt very welcomed and loved. The community is very supportive, encouraging, and there are truly great people here. The friends that I have made here at RooCatholic have helped me get through some hard times and are for sure lifelong friends. Its truly a place to belong.
Name: Kate Bischof
Hometown: Strongsville, OH
Major: Chemical Engineering
Why RooCatholic? I enjoy the openness and the sense of community that is fostered through RooCatholic and I wanted to be able to be a part of ensuring the continuation of RooCatholic.
  Name: Amanda O’Reilly
Hometown: Parkman, OH
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Why RooCatholic? RooCatholic is truly a community that encourages and supports each persons’ relationship with Jesus.
Name: Emma Jo Powers
Hometown: Marshallville, Ohio
Major: Early Childhood Education & Spanish
Why RooCatholic? Fellowship! I like spending time with other Catholics who actively live out their faith.
Name: Julia Baumann
Hometown: Westerville, OH
Major: Business Administration
Why RooCatholic? I love the community that RooCatholic creates. It is an amazing way to meet new people and grow closer to God and my fellow Zips!
Name: Tyler Kraft
Hometown: Brunswick, OH
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Why RooCatholic? I love RooCatholic because all of the great friends I have met and the ways they have challenged me to be the best version of myself.
Name: Ken Begley
Hometown: Maplewood, Ohio
Major: Political Science
Why RooCatholic? To service the Lord and bring His message to college students