PARISH COUNCIL

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

PC Constitution By-laws January 2020

MEETING MINUTES

2021
Parish Council_1_20-21

2020
Parish_Council_11-11-20
Parish_Council_9-16-20
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

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.

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.

 

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.