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Staff and Leadership

Say hello to the leadership team at St. Catharine Church

Clergy

Father Dan Dury - Pastor

Father Dury was ordained a priest for the Catholic Diocese of Columbus in 2010 and became pastor of St. Catharine in 2013. He previously served at St. Paul in Westerville and the Perry County Consortium of parishes. He loves fishing, traveling and watching movies.


Father Wm. Thomas Kessler - In residence

Father Kessler has been in residence at St. Catharine since retiring from active ministry in July of 2018. He most previously served as the pastor of St. Bernadette in Lancaster.


Deacon Christopher Reis - Permanent Deacon

Deacon Reis was ordained a permanent deacon for the Diocese of Columbus in 2012. He is married to his wife, Lisa, and together they have six children and 12 grandchildren. He loves seeing faith come alive in the lives of others, and enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and biking and swimming.


Deacon Augustine Ampofo - Transitional Deacon Intern

Deacon Augustine Aristotle Twumasi Ampofo joins St. Catharine from Ghana, West Africa and the Archdiocese of Kumasi, Ghana. He spent his final two years of seminary formation and education at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Worthington, and was set to return to Ghana to be ordained as a priest, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic he is unable to return home. He was the first candidate ever to be ordained by Bishop Robert Brennan, and prior to joining us he was assigned as a deacon to St. Anthony Parish in Columbus. He is the last of five children. Deacon Augustine enjoys reading, praying, and exercising, and he loves Our Lady, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the Blessed Sacrament.


Parish Staff

Mike Denz - Director of Adult Faith Formation

Mike joined the St. Catharine staff in 2020. He currently serves as the Director of Adult Faith Formation. Mike is married to his wife, Sue, and together they have one daughter. Mike loves Star Wars, Christmas, and board games.


Contact Mike if you have questions about:

  • Becoming Catholic
  • The Alpha Course
  • Connect Groups
  • Getting a child baptized
  • Getting married

Sue Denz - Administrative Assistant

Sue joined the St. Catharine staff in 2020. She currently serves as the Administrative Assistant. Sue is married to her husband, Mike, and together they have one daughter. Sue enjoys sewing, watching HGTV, and she loves the Sacred Heart of Jesus.


Christy Deberson - Preschool Director

Christy joined the St. Catharine staff in 2017. She currently serves as the Preschool Director. Christy is married to Thomas and together they have two children. Christy loves to be outside and spend time with her family.


PJ Keiffer - Athletic Director

PJ joined the St. Catharine staff in 2016. He currently serves as the Athletic Director. PJ is married to his wife, Kristina, and together they have four children, Quinn, Reese, Jude, and Ellis. They also are foster parents to many wonderful children that God brings into their lives. PJ loves Notre Dame football, the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians.


Tim Magree - Director of Children's Faith Formation

Tim joined the St. Catharine staff in 2017. He currently serves as both the director of Children's Faith Formation and the St. Catharine School Music teacher. Tim is married to his wife, Rachel, and together they have two beautiful girls. Tim loves spending time with his family, playing music, hiking and climbing.


Contact Tim if you have questions about:

  • The PSR Program on Sunday mornings
  • First Communion
  • First Confession
  • Confirmation

Youth Ministry Team

Bridget Starrs, Nick Jung, Dorothy Allwein, Marybeth Conway, Brendan O'Rourke

The Damascus Youth Ministry Team joined St. Catharine in 2020. Damascus is located in Centerburg, Ohio and is the home of Catholic Youth Summer Camp.


Brendan O'Rourke - Director of Communications & Associate Director of Music

Brendan joined the St. Catharine staff in 2014, where he served as Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry. In 2020 he assumed the role of Director of Communications and Associate Director of Music. He is also the Adoration Chapel Coordinator. Brendan loves Jesus, Pope St. John Paul II, the Columbus Blue Jackets, and reading.


Contact Brendan if you have questions about:

  • Youth Ministry
  • Digital Media (Website, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube)
  • The Eucharistic Adoration Chapel



Joy Seipp - Director of Liturgical Music

Joy joined the St. Catharine staff in 2007. She currently serves as the Director of Liturgical Music. Joy comes from an entire family of musicians, whose Father was a band director, so it was only natural for them all to have a love for music. She feels incredibly blessed to be at St Catharine and loves what she does.


Contact Joy if you have questions about:

  • Music at Mass

Beth Sisson - Business Manager

Beth joined the St. Catharine staff in 2015. She currently serves as the Business Administrator. Beth is married to her husband, Bob, and together they have three children, Tiffany, Allison and Bobby. Beth loves to watch family movies and crochet.


Contact Beth if you have questions about:

  • Giving and finances at St. Catharine
  • Parish Center rental



Mark Watts - School Principal

Mark joined the St. Catharine staff in 2020. He currently serves as the School Principal.  Mark is married to his wife Nikki and together they have three daughters. He previously served as the principal at St. Mary Magdalene School. He is originally from Pittsburgh and is a USMC veteran. Mark loves spending time with his family, exercising, and reading.


Contact Mark if you have any questions about:

  • School Enrollment 



Chuck Schafhausen - Director of Maintenance

Chuck joined the St. Catharine staff in 2020. He currently serves as the Director of Maintenance.


Michael Hammond - Assistant Music Director

Mike joined the St. Catharine staff in 2016. He currently serves as our Assistant Music Director and Principal Organist.