Rev. Harry J. Tasto
Fr. Harry has retired. We will announce our new Pastor when they are appointed by the Archbishop.
Julie directs the daily business operations of the parish and supervises the parish center
volunteers. Along with the pastor, she works with the Parish Council and Finance Committee
and she supports our Pastoral Care Ministers. Julie has been on staff since 2008.
Pastoral Associate-Faith Formation
Bill oversees the faith formation, sacramental preparation and social outreach programs for the
parish. He is directly involved in leading adult faith formation and spiritual enrichment
programs, which includes a weekly column in the parish bulletin. Bill joined the STA staff in
Pastoral Associate-Liturgist/Music Director
Mary directs the parish choirs and coordinates the music, ministers and ritual for all our
liturgical events. She collaborates with all ministry areas to provide quality worship that forms
and supports our parish mission. Mary began working at STA in 1989.
Coordinator of Faith Formation with Children
Cheryl coordinates all aspects of our children's faith formation programs, which comprise Seeds (ages 3-5) and Liturgy of the Word with Children (ages 6 and older) on Sunday mornings and Faith Formation for All (grades K-8) on Wednesday evenings. Cheryl has been on staff since 2006.
Coordinator of Sacramental Preparation
Martina organizes the parish sacramental preparation programs for children, including First Reconciliation and First Eucharist for 2nd grade and confirmation for grades 9 and 10. Martina began working at St. Thomas in 2010.
Liturgical Accompanist and Office Admin
Dottie leads the assembly to full and active participation in the sung prayer of the liturgy. She
also accompanies the choir and plans instrumental music for weddings and other liturgical
events. Dottie has played piano and organ at St. Thomas since 2004.
Andy provides the necessary custodial and maintenance duties for our facilities, keeping the
buildings and grounds clean and safe. He is available afternoons and evenings to assist in the
needs and safety of staff and parishioners. Andy has served St. Thomas since 1995.
Youth Minister Intern
Andrew Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Andrew leads the jr. high youth of St. Thomas the Apostle and Christ the King in Venture.
He oversees the JV Peer Ministers and is in charge of after-school and summer evening
drop-ins and a yearly all night lock-in. Andrew has been with Venture since 2012.
Ann supervises the nursery on Sunday mornings during Mass, along with the help of parents
and youth volunteers. Ann joined the St. Thomas staff in 2011.