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Meet the Leadership Team

Campus Minister
Name: John Szarwark
Hometown: Strongsville, OH
Degree: Associate of Arts, Theology
Why RooCatholic? “Faith-based learning.”
President
Name: Matt Lacek
Hometown: Gibsonia, PA
Major: Electrical Engineering
Why RooCatholic? “God, friends, food and fun. It’s all here and what more could I ask for?”
Spiritual Chair
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!”
Social Chair
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.”
Communications Director
Name: Jake Herron
Hometown: Ravenna, OH
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.”
Social Media Specialist
Name: Kayla Musselman
Hometown: Kent, OH
Major: Human and Social Services
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.”
Mass Coordinator
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.”
Service Coordinator
Name: Emma Jo Powers
Hometown: Marshallville, OH
Major: Early Childhood Education & Spanish
Why RooCatholic? “Fellowship! I like spending time with other Catholics who actively live out their faith.”
Meal Coordinator
Name: Ken Begley
Hometown: Maplewood, OH
Major: Political Science
Why RooCatholic? “To serve the Lord and bring His message to college students.”
Women’s Group Leader
Name: Sami Wilhelm
Hometown: North Canton, OH
Major: Financial Planning
Why RooCatholic? “It feels like a home away from home and I can feel the presence of the Holy Spirit.”
Mens Group Leader
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.”
Music Director
Name: Matt Fafrak
Hometown: Twinsburg, OH
Why RooCatholic? Leading worship is my passion.