Father Bob was born in Freeland, PA. and was baptized at the oldest Ruthenian Church in the US, St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church. He was ordained in 1979 and had his first assignment here at St. Therese. Later he served as the first resident pastor in Roswell, GA and also in Fort Myers, FL. He later served in Beaver Meadows, PA., and a mission church in Sheppton, PA., then in Ormond Beach, FL and a mission parish in Jacksonville, FL. In 1996 he returned to his first church. He enjoys gardening, the outdoors, the ocean, and especially walking his favorite dog, Nika.
John Magulick, Cantor
John Magulick was born in Youngstown, Ohio and attended St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church. He served as an altar boy and began cantoring at age 10. He later graduated from Youngstown State University in 1978 with a B.A. in Communications. In 1981 he moved to Florida and has attended St. Therese ever since. His wife, Lorraine, is from Niles, Ohio. They have 3 children - John Paul, Elizabeth, and Nicholas. He enjoys music and golf.
Sr. Theresa Bavol, O.S.B.M
Sister Theresa is a Basilian nun from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Province in Uniontown, PA. Her ministry in teaching concluded in Trenton, NJ, her hometown. She had been involved in the Catechetical Program instructing students in receiving the Sacraments of Penance and Holy Eucharist within her total teaching ministry. For some time she had also been involved with the East Coast Basilian Associates. Upon completion of her full-time teaching, she began Pastoral Ministry in her parish of St. Mary's in Trenton, NJ. After completing her assignment in the Northeast, she felt called to be part of St. Therese's Parish in St. Petersburg in Florida.