Address: 44 University Ave. Akron, OH 44308
Contact Us: akron@roocatholic.com
Office: 330.376.3585
Open Hours: 3-7pm- 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: Mary Greggila
Hometown: Oak Harbor, OH
Major: Chemistry
Why RooCatholic? I love it because it’s the one place where I truly feel that I belong and I can fully be myself.
  Name: MarySarah Menkhaus
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Major: AYA Integrated Language Arts
Why RooCatholic? RooCatholic is a community where I can receive the love of God, be formed in truth, and then sent out to proclaim this good news to the world! There is nothing else I would rather do!
  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: Nate Rellinger
Hometown: Fremont, OH
Major: Accounting
Why RooCatholic? I love the different service opportunities RooCatholic puts on.
  Name: Katie Brumbaugh
Hometown:  Brecksville, OH
Major: Chemical Engineering
Why RooCatholic? I love the community that being a member of RooCatholic provides. I know the people there will support me through just about anything and really care.
  Name: Ally Rellinger
Hometown: Fremont, OH
Major: Exercise Science
Why RooCatholic? This community is made up of people whose hearts are so set on fire with the love of Christ! Marvelous friends, and so many opportunities for spiritual growth!
  Name: Sal Valeriano
Hometown: Bellevue, PA
Major: Civil Engineering
Why RooCatholic? RooCatholic helps reorient your worldview from the daily struggles of college life to our eternal purpose and provides a strong community in which to do so. (Free food’s not bad either!)
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: Jake Asuncion
Hometown: Newark, OH
Major: Anthropology
Why RooCatholic? RooCatholic’s community is so amazing and fun! It is so awesome to be surrounded by people who are running the same race with you, which is to Heaven. These people have helped me strengthened my faith and have challenged me to grow deeper in my faith as well. It is always great time being surrounded with people who are on fire with the Holy Spirit!
  Name: Kathleen Halle
Hometown: North Royalton, OH
Major: Spanish
Why RooCatholic? Because the community is amazing, filled with joyous people who have incredible virtues and are a big inspiration in my life. Honestly, RooCatholic is what helps keep me sane and incredibly happy while in Akron and I feel so blessed to be part of a community with so much love.
   Name: Andy Udovich
Hometown: Portage Lakes, OH
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Why RooCatholic? The Holy Spirit works through RooCatholic to reach the heights of what we are created for. It’s an epic adventure.
  Name: Elise Radzialowski
Hometown: Richfield, OH
Major: Drawing/Painting Major, Illustration Minor
Why RooCatholic? There is so, so much joy in RooCatholic! These beautiful souls give me strength to live out my Catholic faith and honestly search for truth. I am continually amazed by the spiritual depth I find here, and it inspires me to delve even deeper into the richness of God.
  Name: Kyle Monnot
Hometown: Canton, OH
Major: Biology/Spanish
Why RooCatholic? College is hard enough without a group that supports you! I feel at home and at peace in the atmosphere it provides.
  Name: Sam Kochis
Hometown: Valley View, OH
Major: Early Childhood Education
Why RooCatholic? I love that within this community, there are so many different gifts brought together for the sole purpose of glorifying the Lord!
  Name: John Meyerhofer
Hometown: Leesburg, VA
Major: Polymer Science
Why RooCatholic? Because we grow and are strengthened when we have true friends to help us, in the same way that iron sharpens iron.