Parish Council

Please feel free to contact the Parish Council at parishcouncil@holyspiritpalmyra.com.

2020 PC Solicitation for Nomination Form

PC Constitution By-laws January 2020

MEETING MINUTES

2020
Parish Council 3-11-20
Parish Council 1-15-20

2019
Parish Council 9-18-19
Parish Council 5-2-19
Parish Council 2-7-19

2018
Parish Council 5-17-18
Parish Council 4-8-18

Thank You to Our Outgoing Parish Council Members!

On July 1, the following members will rotate off of the Council after fulfilling their three-year terms. We are deeply grateful and appreciative of their faithful service.

Elizabeth Hensil:  Elizabeth served as Council Chairperson from 2017-2019 and co-chair of the Holy Spirit Festival. She has been a member of Holy Spirit for 13 years. She resides in Palmyra with her husband, Kevin, and their two daughters, Claudia and Norah.

Robert (Bob) Kemmery:  Bob has been a member of Holy Spirit Catholic church; Parish Council from 2017-2020, Catechist for our Parish Religious Education Program; a church usher; and Knights of Columbus Council 10502. He is married to Cathrin. He volunteers at the Hershey Theatre and AACA Museum in Hershey.

Tina Kowalski:  Tina served on Parish Council since 2017. She has been a parishioner of Holy Spirit Catholic Church since 2001. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and the Group Fitness Director at Paramount Sports Complex. She oversees our Shine Faith and Fitness Exercise Ministry and our Sparkling Hearts team. She is also a Eucharistic Minister and is a member of the Adoration Chapel Committee. Tina resides in Palmyra with her husband, Rich, and their three boys, Richie, Ryan, and Reece.

Donna Ward:  Donna has been a member of Holy Spirit Church since October 1999.  She served on Parish Council from 2017-2020 and has previously been a member of Holy Spirit Finance Committee. She is the Business Manager at an active, community driven church in Hummelstown. She is happily married to her loving husband Glenn for nearly 40 years and have three wonderful children, Maureen, Amy, and Thomas, as well as two beautiful grandchildren, James and Josephine.

Meet our new 2020/21 Parish Council Members!

We’re blessed to introduce our three new Parish Council members, selected during our January parish-wide election. Lisa, Carla and Susan will join the existing members of Parish Council on July 1, 2020. The Council members join Father Anthony and Janet Parks in facilitating communication among the parishioners, the staff and the Diocese.

Carla Christy Gallo: Carla lives in Palmyra with her husband Rob and her two children, Robby (8) and Grace (7). She is a trained surgical oncologist and worked as a breast cancer surgeon before “retiring” to be an at-home mom. She has been a member of Holy Spirit for nine years and taught 6th grade PREP with Rob. Carla is a member of the newly formed Health and Wellness Ministry.

Susan Kelly-Dreiss: Susan and her husband, Joe Dreiss, have been members of the Holy Spirit parish for 14 years; both have happily served as volunteers during that time. Susan is a member of Blessed is She, the Benevolence Committee and a Fish Fry volunteer. During the past year, Susan has served as a Coordinator for the new Women’s Ministry Network. Susan and Joe live in Hershey.

2020/21 Parish Council Members

Fr. Anthony Dill, Pastor

Janet Parks, Parish Manager (ex-officio)

Kathleen (Kate) Reed, Council Chairperson:  Kate and her husband, Jim, live in Palmyra. Kate has been a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church for over 20 years. During that time, she and Jim served as a marriage preparation interfaith mentor couple; Kate taught 3rd and 4th grade PREP for five years; and served on an adjunct committee assessing fund-raising options for the new church. Kate has served on our Parish Council since 2017; she is also currently a member of our Women’s Ministry Network, Decorating Committee, and Sparkling Hearts team.

Ron Lay, Council Vice Chairperson:  Ron recently retired from his position as a pharmacist at Hershey Medical Center. He and his wife, Kathryn, have been married for 33 years and have three daughters, Emily, Amy and Christine. They also have a five-year old Shih-Tzu, Archie. Kathy works as an RN at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon. Ron has been involved with Holy Spirit, serving on the Finance Council, the Parish Council, as a lector, and volunteering at the festivals. He recently became a member of our Knights of Columbus Council. They  have traveled a good bit and have visited many of the National Parks. They enjoy skiing in the winter.

Jeff Pallozzi, Council Secretary:  Jeff has been a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church since 2014, a member of Parish Council since 2018, and secretary since 2019. He and his wife Krissy were married in a small town in southwestern PA in July 2004 and have two young boys, Brice(11) and Colin(6). Jeff can be seen volunteering around the community as a coach for the PARPC basketball/track programs, Hershey flag football, and PCBA baseball. Krissy’s volunteer activities include Holy Spirit vacation bible school, Caring Cupboard, and PASD volunteer events. Outside of church, Jeff is an Operational Risk Officer for a digital banking firm. His hobbies include reading, exercising, and just about any outdoor activity with the family.

John Ciardullo:  John has been a member of Holy Spirit Church since 2005 and a member of the Parish Council since 2019.  He and his wife Eileen were married at Holy Spirit in October, 2006, and have enjoyed being part of the parish together in so many ways.  John has been part of the Lenten Fish Fry since 2006 and has been given the unofficial title of the “Fish Fry Captain” since taking that over in 2018.  John and Eileen can be seen volunteering around the parish as catechists, helpers at summer festival, lector and extraordinary minister. Outside of Holy Spirit, he is a Mechanical Engineer and is the father of two children, Renee (22), an Art Teacher in Hagerstown MD, and Andrew (19), a sophomore at Millersville University.

Patrick (Pat) DiNunzio: Pat is a retired truck driver. He has been a Parish Council member since 2017.  Married for 45 years, he and his wife and have three grown children and one granddaughter. Pat has been a  parish member for 40 years, a Knights of Columbus officer, and an active volunteer for numerous ministries in the church.

Marc Frailey (ex officio):  Marc attends the Parish Council meetings in his role as Chairman of the Church’s Finance Council. He has been a member of Holy Spirit Church since 2006 and a member of the finance council since 2017. He and his wife, Lindsey, were married in Ohio in July, 2006, and have three young children, Eloise (9), Payton (8), and Graydon (4).  Marc and Lindsey can be seen volunteering around the community as coaches for PARPC basketball, PCBA baseball, as well as volunteering for various church functions. Outside of church, Marc has worked at The Hershey Company for eight years in the finance department. Marc and his family enjoy playing sports, hiking, swimming, and going to the beach in the summer.