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(Rev. Msgr.) Robert J. Jaskot, (Fr. Rob), Pastor of St. Francis-St. Mary/Holy Family
Father Rob is originally from New Jersey. He graduated from Mount St. Mary’s College in 1989 with a degree in Business and Finance and Economics. He worked in Baltimore for three years with an international shipping company before entering the priestly formation program for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. In that program he did one year of studies at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, and then was appointed to the North American College to study in Rome. He received his Bachelor in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian in 1995, and later received the Licentiate in Sacred Theology specializing in Dogmatic Theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm in 1998. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Baltimore in 1998. His first full-time assignment was at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Frederick, Maryland. From 2002 until 2008 he served as Priest Secretary to Cardinal William H. Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore. From 2005 until 2008 he also served as Chancellor of the Archdiocese. In 2008 he was named Director of the Archdiocesan Office for Worship.  Archbishop O’Brien appointed him Pastor of Holy Family Catholic Community in spring, 2010 and he began on August 21, 2010.  pastor@hfccmd.org
 

Deacon George Sisson, Permanent Deacon
George retired in 2008 after more than 16 years as a senior attorney with Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Before joining DLA, George spent 21 years as an officer in the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps including assignments as a staff judge advocate, senior trial and defense counsel, claims settlement authority, and as an instructor in legal subjects. George holds a BS in Political Science from Xavier University, a JD from Valparaiso University School of Law, and a LLM in Labor Law (with Highest Honors) from the National Law Center, George Washington University.  George and his wife Dinah have been active in various ministries throughout their adult lives including RCIA, small group leader, social justice, right to life, sacramental preparation, and Knight of Columbus. George was ordained a permanent deacon in May 2007. He and Dinah have four children and one grandchild and reside near Middletown. gsisson@hfccmd.org

 

Karen Nelson, Director of Mission
Members of Holy Family since 2013, Karen, her husband and seven children moved to the area from Montgomery County. Karen was born and raised in Annapolis and attended and graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University. She was a stay-at-home mom for over 15 years before returning to the work force as a Financial Specialist at the Arc of Frederick County. She is very excited to be joining the staff at Holy Family.
knelson@hfccmd.org

 

Ed Haynes, Director of Youth Catechesis

 

 

 

Caroline Rohr, Director of Youth Formation, Grades 7-12 and Young Adults
Caroline was born and raised in Houston, Texas and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a B.A. in Catechetics and Theology. She has been working in ministry since she was a teenager including Catholic summer camps, mission trips, sacramental programs, etc.  Youth ministry is something she has always felt God calling her to do.  Caroline currently lives in Hagerstown with her husband, Michael, and daughter, Sophia. She loves being a part of Holy Family parish and staff!  crohr@hfccmd.org

 

Katy Hylton, Director of Music
Katy joined our music ministry on July 1, 2014, after serving as Director of Choral Music at Blair Academy, an independent high school in Northern New Jersey, where she conducted four choirs, directed musicals, gave private voice lessons, and taught cross curricular courses in music and religious studies. She earned her master's degree in choral conducting at the Eastman School of Music (in her home town of Rochester, NY) and completed her undergraduate work in music composition and theory at Hofstra University. She is delighted to be joining the staff at Holy Family!  khylton@hfccmd.org

Laurel Swencki, Director of Alpha
In December of 2015, Laurel and her husband relocated to Frederick, Maryland from their home state of Wisconsin in order to be closer to their children and grandchildren.  She was a Credit Union manager for 17 years and received her degree in Communications and Theology from Concordia University in Wisconsin.  Laurel was an active volunteer and lay minister in her home parish.  She served as Secretary and Chair of the Pastoral Council for three different terms.   She was appointed to re-establish and chair the Stewardship Committee.   Her ministries included lectoring, Liturgy Committee and singing in the Parish and Archdiocesan Choir.  In 2014 she was appointed by the Pastor as the Parish Delegate to the Archdiocesan Synod which was focused on Evangelization. She is also a professed secular Franciscan.  Reading and exploring her beautiful new home state with family keeps her busy in her free time.

Carolyn Kilonsky, Discipleship Groups


Sharon Augustiny, Outreach
Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Sharon relocated to the Washington D.C. area in 1072.  She began her career with the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company (subsequently Bell Atlantic and then Verizon), first as a service representative, then moving into Information Technology as a computer programmer, then as a systems analyst, and finally assuming the position of IT Project Manager.  After retiring from Verizon, she relocated to Jefferson, and became a member of Holy Family Catholic Community in March of 2016.  In her current volunteer position, Sharon is excited to be involved in a project aimed at welcoming back former parishioners who have left the church as well as extending a warm welcome to Catholics and non-Catholics in our area who have never registered or attended Holy Family.
 

Terry Kirby, Director of Mission Support
Terry was born and raised in Cumberland Maryland. He and his wife Lynne raised their family in Perry Hall Maryland where they were active in St. Joseph’s Fullerton Church. Terry has spent 36 years in bank operations, management and systems management. He was responsible for personnel, budgets, planning, systems, and the success of multiple banking departments. Terry and Lynne have been members of Holy Family since 1997.  Terry has served both the Adult Formation and Finance Committees. He is currently an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and a member of the Pastoral Council.  
tkirby@hfccmd.org

Faye Williams, Director of St. Francis-St. Mary
Faye is a native of Frederick County, Maryland and has been a member of St. Francis-St. Mary since early childhood.  She and Herman, her husband, have two sons and five grandchildren.  In the corporate world, Faye was a human resources manager (working in recruiting and human resources both locally and regionally) for a large public accounting firm earning her PHR certification.  She began her employment with St. Francis-St. Mary in 2003 and volunteers as a cantor, choir director and liturgy committee member.  She is looking forward to  working with the pastorate.

Sarah Blackburn, Director of Finance

Liz Parrotte, Associate Director of Communications/Screening Coodinator
Members of Holy Family since 1994, Liz, and her husband and three daughters moved to the area in 1994 from Rockaway, New Jersey.  Liz was born and raised in Wappingers Falls, New York.  She was a Quality Assurance Manager for Fairchild Semiconductor in NY and moved to Columbia, Maryland in 1985 to work at Allied Signal Aerospace where she met her huband.  She became a stay-at-home mom and volunteered for various ministries including the administrative aspects of the Religious Education program.  Liz joined the staff at Holy Family in 2001.  lparrotte@hfccmd.org

Linda Berry, Director of Clergy Support
A life long Marylander and graduate of the University of Maryland, Linda moved to Middletown in 1991. Leaving her job as a senior computer programmer/analyst to raise her four children, Linda has been involved in various ministries here at Holy Family and an active school volunteer. She is supportive of her husband’s business and has enjoyed her return to the work force. She spends her off time relaxing in the family motor home and watching her husband and sons drag race.  lberry@hfccmd.org


Kathy Hofer, Volunteer Coordinator/Liturgy Support

 

 Erin Breeden, Faith Formation Support
Erin was born and raised in Frederick, MD. She has been actively involved in church ministry through music and Youth Ministry since becoming a Catholic in 2001. She graduated from Mount St. Mary's University in 2011 with a B.A. in Theology. She worked for six years for the South Washington County Pastorate of St. James Boonsboro, St. Augustine Williamsport, and St. Joseph Halfway doing Youth Ministry, RCIA, Music Ministry, and Liturgy. She currently lives in Hagerstown with her husband. She is very excited to be joining Holy Family!  ebreeden@hfccmd.org

John Leasure, Custodian

Jake Breczinski, Custodian