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This is by no means a complete listing of our membership, but those who have stated they would like their information to be made public.

Send the following in an email to cca@ccappal.org
Name:
Email address:
Company/Ministry:
Website:
describe your work/service:
What are your interests in Appalachia:

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CONNECTICUT

Joanne Dobransky
Shelton, CT
dobranskyjoanne@gmail.com

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
FLORIDA
GEORGIA
ILLINOIS

INDIANA

Jason Muhlenkamp
St. Meinrad, IN
jmuhlenkamp@glenmary.org

Ray Dombrowski
Crown Pt., IN

Julia Rose
Nashville, IN
roseyj71@hotmail.com

 

LOUISIANA
MASSACHUSETTS
MINNESOTA
MISSOURI
MISSISSIPPI

NEW JERSEY

John & Lynn Carroll
Wall, NJ
JCINCE1@yahoo.com

RHODE ISLAND
SOUTH CAROLINA
TEXAS
WISCONSIN

KENTUCKY

Fr. John Rausch, Glenmary
Stanton, KY
jsrausch@bellsouth.net
Glenmary, writer, columnist for diocesan papers

Sr. Robbie Pentecost, OSF –
Lancaster, KY
rpentecost@chrisap.org
Fundraiser for Christian Appalachian Project

Sr. Ann Quinn, OSF
Campton, KY
amqosf@gmail.com
CCA Board member, Pastoral Associate for Good Shepherd Parish

Sr. Mary Going, OSB
Martin, KY
maryeg53@yahoo.com
Legal Aid, Community of Mt. Tabor

 

Sharon Colton & Bob Hampton
Evarts, KY
sharoncolton@bellsouth.net
www.cloverforkclinic.org
Family Physician, Clover Fork clinic
rural health, traditional music

Joan Braune
Lexington, KY
standinsolidarity@yahoo.com
Doctoral candidate in philosophy at University of Kentucky
Working on organizing “Occupy, Catholics” movement in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street on economic justice issues, serve on board of Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice, support anti-war and anti-MTR activism, parishioner at the UK Newman Center

Donna & Don Becher
Park Hills, KY
2bechers@gmail.com

Fr. Bill Poole
Lexington, KY
wgpoole2@insightbb.com

Jerry Hardt
Louisville, KY
jhardt@insightbb.com

Srs. Sarah Neale & Maritia Smith, SSND
Sandy Hook, KY
sarahsplace@mvtc.com

Fr. Al Fritsch
Ravenna, KY
alfritsch@earthhealing.info

George Partridge
Nicholasville, KY
gjpartridge@windstream.net

Cora LePorin
Mt. Vernon, KY

Nancy Ryan
Berea, KY
nancyryan2007@windstream.net

Joan Wilson, SCN
Nazareth, KY
jwilson@scnazarethky.org

MARYLAND

William J. Collinge
Emmitsburg, MD
Knott Professor of Theology
Mount St. Mary’s University
collinge@msmary.edu

MICHIGAN

John Guinn
Detroit, MI (born and raised in Charleston, WV)
scarpia@comcast.net
Music Professor, Wayne State University, Music Minister, St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Grosse Pointe Park, MI, Strip top mining in Appalachia, financial and prayer support

Sr. Fran Bartos
Adrian, MI
fbartos@adriandominicans.org

 

MISSISSIPPI

Mary Morrison
Long Beach, MS
mgmorrison@cableone.net

NORTH CAROLINA

Mary Herr
Whittier, NC
maryherr@dnet.net
Volunteer with Cherokee community groups and co-facilitator of Cherokee Spirituality Retreat, assisting community groups and non-profit organizations.
Cherokee and Native American spirituality and environmental issues

Rachael Bliss
Asheville, NC
rachael_bliss@yahoo.com
http://peoplepowergranny.blogspot.com
VISTA volunteer with Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry
Circles program, working to eliminate poverty one family at a time by developing relationships across class lines.
Interests: Environment, social justice, economic justice

Sr. Terry Martin, CND
Hayesville, NC
tbmartincnd@frontier.com
Community outreach for Charlotte Diocese
Teacher for GED and ESL classes
Interests: peace and justice issues, especially for the marginalized and undocumented persons.

Julie McElmurry
Lexington, NC
julie@fransicanpassages.org
www.franciscanpassages.org
Director and Presenter for Franciscan Passages
I create and lead retreats and presentations related to Francis of Assisi and focus on his writings and applying them to our lives today.
Interests: Grew up outside of Cherokee, NC and would like to find opportunities to offer my retreats and presentations in Appalachian communities.

Marie Martino
Hickory, NC
martino@charter.net
St. Aloysius Catholic Church
Community Life Commission member, Coordinator of Eucharistic Ministers to parish shut-ins. I also do mission trips that work with the poor and others in need with home repairs.  Once a year I serve at St. Francis Inn soup kitchen in Philadelphia. I train and work with volunteers who take communion to others.
Interests: environment, cycle of poverty in Appalachia, outreach

Claudie Burchfield
Charlotte, NC
cmburchfield@charlottediocese.org
www.cssnc.org/oeo
Director of OEO/CSS (Office of Economic Opportunity/Catholic Social Services)
Supporting sustainable development, family empowerment, and economic justice in far western North Carolina
Interests:I love the people – the strength, determination and humbleness.  I wish to see them draw closer to God and the plans that He has for their lives, utilizing their existing resources, talents and potential to change our area, the region and the world.

Jean Marie Luce
Asheville, NC
jeanmarieluce@hotmail.com
Member of FOCIS
I am interested in facilitating retreats for elders.
I have spent most of my adult living in Appalachia.  I love its mountains, culture, music and people.

Cathy & David Tilly
Almond, NC
mctilly123@aol.com
davidtilly123@aol.com
Faith Formation at local parish

Barney & Jan Offerman
Charlotte, NC
janbarn@earthlink.net

Paul & Marie Martino
Hickory, NC
martino@charter.net

Phillip Bisesi
Black Mountain, NC
bisesihome@aconsultingengineer.com

Scott Temple
Kings Mountain, NC
scotttemple1@hotmail.com
http://www.quickbloom.com

Quickbloom Productions, LLC – Fine Art Videography to help promote businesses, events, organizations and environmental movement.
Interests in Appalachia: The preservation of natural places and culture; to create a video narrative of passion and purpose for those people who have spiritual drive.

Barbara Kingston
Hendersonville, NC

Kathy Johnson
Raleigh, NC
johnsonka922@gmail.com

Frank Busteed
Maggie Valley, NC
carolbusteed@aol.com

Caryl M. Richardson
Asheville, NC
richardsoncaryl3@gmail.com

John & Terry Hash
Black Mountain, NC
jhash1@charter.net
terez58@aol.com

 

NEW YORK

John M. Lee
New York, NY
jmlee@cpprov.org
www.bishopmolloy.org
Retreat Director, Bishop Molloy Retreat House, Jamaica, NY (NYC); Keeping alive my memory of Appalachia and WV especially; Administering a major retreat house and leading the retreat team

Sr. Mary Keane, Sr. Loretta Scully
Brentwood, NY
rettaraycsj@aol.com

Bob Waters & Susan Dicarlo
Batavia, NY

OHIO

Greg Kremer
Athens, OH
kremer@ohio.edu

www.ohio.edu/people/kremer/
Ohio University Mechanical Engineering Professor, energy and the environment, persons with disabilities, homelessness, health care, poverty, Director of the “Designing to Make A Difference” Program that partners engineering students with individuals in Appalachia with physical, mental or economic challenges.  Student teams design and deliver assist/adaptive/appropriate technology solutions.

Sr. Jane Omlor, OSF
Tiffin, OH
jfclay1@yahoo.com

Frank Hare
Amesville, OH
haregrank@frontier.com

Marie Dietrich
Westlake, OH

PENNSYLVANIA

Roy Sarver
ssvdp@winbeam.com
www.StVincentDePaulUniontown.org
Executive Director
Mission is to provide help and hope to those in need
Serve the poor of Fayette County PA

Arlene Seeber
Wyomissing, PA
a_seeber@msn.com

Br. Michael Lonsway
Laverock, PA
mlonswayfc@aol.com

TENNESSEE

Marcus Keyes & Glenda Struss-Keyes
commonjustice@aol.com
former CCA Board member, former Director of the Glenmary Home Missioners Commission on Justice, Member of Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center

VIRGINIA

Jeri Whitely
Bristol, VA
jwhitely@aol.com
Committee member on HFFF: www.asdevelop.org
President of St. Anne Council of Catholic Women: www.NCCW.org

Sr. Jackie Hanrahan, CND
jackiehcnd@yahoo.com
Director of Center for Ecology & Faith,

Susan Hedges – Co-Director of Center for Ecology & Faith

Sr. Beth Davies, CSJ –
St. Charles, VA
aec_beth@yahoo.com

Kathy Schmidt
kschmitt123@yahoo.com
www.ncea.org
National Catholic Educational Association, Religious Ed, Catholic social teaching, scripture, Making connections between folks in Appalachia and those outside the region.

Catherine Rumschlag
Abingdon, VA
crumschlag@embarqmail.com

Kristen Schenk
Charlottesville, VA
kristens@incarnationparish.org
Company/Ministry: Church of the Incarnation
Website: incarnationparish.org
I work as the Coordinator of Justice & Charity at our parish–a job that encompasses a number of justice, charity, and formation/education ministries/programs ranging from immigration reform, direct outreach, and environmental justice to Habitat for Humanity, consistent pro-life efforts, and interfaith community organizing.  It’s a varied role but one that tries to encompass as much of the church’s social mission and the life and message of Jesus as possible and to convey this to our parish community.

Being from Louisville, KY, I learned a bit about Appalachia from a young age.  With our parish, my family visited Prestonsburg, KY, at least once a year and worked with the Piarist Fathers there.  Over the years, I’ve developed a great interest in eastern KY and the Appalachian region–a place with splendid beauty yet crushing poverty and environmental degradation.  I would love to spend an extended period of time working in this region in the future.

I’m also involved with Social Action Summer Institute, CCUSA Parish Social Ministry, Haiti twinning, a number of local groups and organizations

Greg & Mary Jan Pudhorodsky
Charlottesville, VA
pudfam@gmail.com

Joan Wages
Floyd, VA
jmgw42@yahoo.com

Dene Peterson
Abingdon, VA

 

WEST VIRGINIA

Jeannie Kirkhope
Spencer, WV
CCA Co-Coordinator cca@ccappal.org
www.ccappal.org
Director of Appalachian Catholic Workerjeannie@acwfarm.com
www.acwfarm.com

Arnie & Kathy Simonse
Pineville, WV
arnoldsimonse@aol.com

Brian & Kathleen DeRouen
Alderson, WV
brianderouen@hotmail.com
www.aldersonhospitalityhouse.org
Directors of Alderson Hospitality House

Moira Reilly
Talcott, WV
moira.reilly@gmail.com
caretaker at Bethlehem Farm
www.bethlehemfarm.net

Bethlehem FarmEric & Collen Fitts, Directors
Pence Springs, WV
caretakers@bethlehemfarm.net
www.bethlehemfarm.net

Brian O’Donnell, S.J..
Wheeling, WV
bpodsj@hotmail.com
www.catholicconferencewv.org
Executive Secretary of Catholic Conference of WV, health issues, poverty issues, environmental issues, representing interests of Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston to WV legislature and agencies

Michael Vincent
Cool Ridge, WV
bandvs@gmail.com

Sr. Patricia Taube, OSF
Huntington, WV
sisdove50@gmail.com

Carl & Louise Long
Parkersburg, WV
chatelong@gmail.com

Sr. Monica Schieber
Wayne, WV
moschnat@aol.com

Sr. Gretchen Shaffer, Sr. Kathy O’Hagen
Kermit, WV
gretchent1@juno.com
kathoh@juno.com
http://www.biglaurel.org/

Richard Stonestreet
Charleston, WV
rockpath@suddenlink.net

Rose Hart
Glen Dale, WV
rhart1703@aol.com

Dan & Jeannette Van Belleghem
Harpers Ferry, WV
dvanbell@citilink.net

Frank & Josie Cuda
Elkins, WV
fandjcuda@frontiernet.net

Cindy Rank
Rock Cave, WV
clrank2@gmail.com

Michael Iafrate
Wheeling, WV
CCA Co-Coordinator
Doctoral student in theology
Singer-songwriter
michael.iafrate@gmail.com
https://utoronto.academia.edu/michaeliafrate

Mary Pat Peck
Charleston, WV
mpeck@frontier.com

 

WISCONSIN

Leann Herda, sssf
Milwaukee, WI

WYOMING

Marya Grathwohl, OSF
Dayton, WY
earthope@ven.com

 

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