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Fr. John Geaney, CSP


Excutive Director

John Geaney, CSP is Executive Director of the Catholic Information Center and Rector of the Cathedral of St. Andrew. Born and raised in Malden, MA. Father Geaney was ordained a Paulist Father in 1964, and holds an MA in Theology from St. Paul's College, Washington, DC and an MA in Communications from UCLA. Fr. G has focused his apostolic life on communications, serving as a long time radio host and an award winning producer of several types of adult and children's television programming, talk shows, documentaries, and commercials. Fr. Geaney comes to Grand Rapids from Memphis, TN, where he served eight years as Pastor of St. Augustine Church. Previously, he was Priest Director of Catholic Relief Services, and President of Paulist Communications. Fr. G was also Director of Communications for the Archdiocese of Baltimore and a Chaplain at the University Catholic Center at UCLA. Father Geaney has a rich background in telecommunications work, an area of expertise that he will explore with us at the CIC as we launch into a deeper use of media. He has a heart for social justice and rich pastoral experience in parish settings.

 

Phone: 616.459.7267

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Fr. Bernie Campbell, CSP


Fr. Bernard J Campbell CSP comes to us from his most recent assignment as pastor of Holy Spirit-Newman Hall, Berkeley. In his 46 years of ministry he has spent about thirty-three years at campuses such as MIT, Clemson, University of Texas at Austin, University of California at Berkeley and at San Diego.  No stranger to the Middle West, he spent three years on missions out of Minneapolis, making it to Traverse City years ago and a brief stop at the old Information Center on Ionia Street.

 

Phone: 616.459.7267 ext. 1808

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Fr. Marcos Zamora, CSP




 

Fr. Marcos is Associate Pastor of the Cathedral of St. Andrew and a presenter for the Catholic Information Center. He entered the Paulist community in 1984 and was ordained a Paulist Priest in 1990 after earning an M.A. in Theology from Catholic University in Washington D.C. He served in New York City for 17 years, first as an Associate at the Church of the Good Shepherd and St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Manhattan, then as Pastor to the Church of the Good Shepherd. Most recently Fr. Marcos served as Associate Pastor to the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Knoxville, TN. As a Paulist he has enjoyed working among Hispanics, the Irish and Eastern Europeans. His special interests and studies include Santeria and Voodoo, Christianity and the Fall of the Roman Empire, as well as Christianity and Greek Philosophy.

 

Phone: 616.456.1454

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Fr. Joachim Lally, CSP


After ten years as a Benedictine Monk, Fr. Joachim joined the Paulist Fathers in 1972. In addition to his theological studies, he has an M.S. in Counseling and is a certified presenter of Centering Prayer. He has served in parishes, Newman centers and information centers, specializing in a variety of ministries with African Americans and Hispanics. He has traveled extensively in the Dominican Republic, participating in and leading over thirty evangelization, construction, and medical missions as well as founding and directing a Spanish language total immersion program in Santo Domingo, from 1985-1995.

 

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Kelly McLaughlin


Director of Communications & Public Relations
 
Kelly's primary focus will be promoting and expanding the reach and impact of the CIC's evangelization and educational content. She will be responsible for communication strategy, branding, and messaging across various media outlets. Kelly has her BA in Communications from Michigan State University and formerly worked in customer relations at Steelcase.
 
 

Phone: 616.459.7267 ext. 1809

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Irene Strom, M.A.T.


Director of Programming
 

Irene brings with her over 35 years of experience in business operations and was instrumental in the Catholic Information Center's move from its previous location on Ionia St. to its present location at 360 Division S. Irene received her Bacheolor's degree in Education and her Masters degree in the Art in Education (MAT) from Aquinas College. She is responsible for the development, execution and follow up for all CIC educational programming and special events. Irene will be contacting local and national speakers to provide for continuing adult faith formation education in Grand Rapids. She will be working with local Catholic parishes to determine their adult educational needs through the "On The Road" program. Irene is also responsible for designing CIC print material used for marketing and publicity. She oversees the use of technology at the CIC and the maintenance of facilities. 

 

Phone: 616.459.7267  ext. 1801

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Karen Kozlowski


Administrative Assistant

Karen joins the CIC team after being a caregiver and volunteer the last several years.  She is responsible for hospitality, database management, scheduling and calendar systems, social media updating, and coordinating materials and information for meetings, events and presentations.   She is married and has one son, who is a freshman in high school this year.  She and her family enjoy long bike rides, boating and attending baseball games.


Phone 616.459.7267 ext 1803

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Lisa Martin


Receptionist
 
 

Phone: 616.459.7267 ext. 1803

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