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 Parish Staff

​​Our staff members are an integral part of the day-to-day management of our parish.  No job is too small or too big for our staff.   They are here to serve the needs of our parish family. The Parish Office and Office of Spiritual & Faith Formation are open daily.

 Pastor

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Rev. Anthony W. Ditto, Pastor

Fr. Tony came to St. John the Baptist in March of 2012 to be our shepherd. Fr. Tony is formerly from Connellsville, PA, with his home parish being St. Rita. Fr. Tony was ordained to the priesthood in May of 1990. He has served as a Parochial Vicar at St. Mary, Uniontown, St. Edward, Herminie, and St. Barbara, Harrison City. He has served as a Pastor at Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mt. Pleasant, St. Patrick, Brady's Bend, St. Raymond of the Mountains, Donegal and in his current assignment here at St. John the Baptist, Perryopolis.


 Director of Faith Formation

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Cheryl Hall
 
Cheryl (or Cheri) lives in Irwin with her husband of 26 years Keith adn their three children: ALex, Zach and Sami.   Her and her family are active members of her home parish, St. Edward in Herminie.   Cheryl has recently completed her Certificate in Pastoral Ministry at Seton Hill University.     
 
As the Director of  Faith Formation, Cheryl is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of initial and on-going education and faith formation programs of children, youth, adults and families.   

    • Collaborates with Fr. Tony and Parish Staff in realizing the education and spiritual needs goals of the Parish and the Diocese of Greensburg.Provides curriculum design and development for catechesis on all levels.
    • Implements and directs the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process, as well as guidance to helpers.
    • Recruit leaders and catechists for all formation programs and provide training.
    • Provide Sacramental Preparation: Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist, Confirmation, and Marriage.
    • Create catechetical activity calendar.
    • Train and provide resources liturgical ministers.
    • To reflect the vision of the Universal Church through this office.

 Business Manager

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Adel​le Slebodnik 
 
Adelle is a life long parishioner and neighbor of St. John the Baptist.  She, her husband Larry and son Dylan still reside in Perryopolis.   Adelle assumed her duties at her home Parish in 2013.
 
As the Business Manager, Adelle is responsible for the general management of parish business, financial legal and operations matters.  She collaborates with Fr. Tony, Parish Staff, Finance Council, and Pastoral Council in implementing the Mission of the Parish and overseeing the needs of the Parish.  She also supervises the Parish Maintenance and Support Staff.  Adelle also assists with Pastoral Ministry needs of the Parish.
  • Assists parishioners and visitors will all requests and needs.
  • Oversees Plant Managementand Parish Office Management.
  • Oversees all three Cemetery locations
  • Obtain and prepare bids for all work to be completed.
  • Oversees all Human Resource issues, including payroll and benefits.
  • Manages all Financial Records, prepares and maintains annual budgets, prepares annual reports, and administer payments.
  • Oversees Money Counting Teams, collection posting and posting of all receivables.
  • Maintains the Parish Census.
  • Coordinates all Parish communication - Bulletin, Website and Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube)
  • Assist Parish Groups as requested.
  • Coordinates scheduling of weddings, funerals and burials, baptisms and other liturgical celebrations.
  • Maintains, schedules and organizes Mass Book, Flower Memorials and Sanctuary Candle Memorials.​

 Music Ministry Staff

Music Ministry Members prepare the music to our liturgical celebrations and assist at liturgies by leading us in song and worship.

 Director of Music Ministry




  • ​Coordinates music for all liturgical celebrations.
  • Coordinates training for all music personnel.
  • Evaluates the music and liturgy programs in collaboration with Fr. Tony and Parish Staff.
  • Recruits members for music ministries.
  • Participates in Staff Meetings and planning sessions.
  • Coordinates Cantors for required Masses and Liturgical Celebrations.
  • Directs the Parish Choir.

 Organists

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Cynthia (Cindy) Gilligan
  • ​Provide music accompaniment at Masses and Liturgical Celebrations.
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Veronica (Verne) Kniha
  • ​Provide music accompaniment at Masses and Liturgical Celebrations.
  • Acts as consultant to parishioners for planning weddings and funerals.
  • Directs the Parish Memorial Choir.

 Buildings, Maintenance & Cemetery Support Staff

​These staff members assist with the daily upkeep and maintenance of all of our facilities at the parish and cemeteries.
Tina Mahallick
  • ​​Cleans the Parish Rectory and Office space.
  • Cleans the Church.
  • Monitors, cleans and maintains graves at St. Hedwig Cemeteries located in Brier Hill and Smock.