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Meet the Advancement Team

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Mrs. Teresa Hartman

Director of Advancement

Welcome to the Advancement Office!

My name is Teresa Hartman and I am the Director of Advancement for OMPHelp School. I am a graduate of OMPH School, Lancaster Catholic High School and I received my degree from the Culinary Institute of America. I spent most of my career working in industry and as a business owner. I believe in Catholic education and I have experienced first-hand the power it has in my life. I am grateful for the opportunity to bring my skills to work in building the Advancement Program at OMPH School!

 

“As Christ has His work, we too have ours; as He rejoiced to do His work, we must rejoice in ours also.” — St. John Neumann

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Mrs. Jennifer Francis

Director of Enrollment and Marketing

My name is Jen Francis and I serve as the Director of Enrollment and Marketing at OMPH School. I attended a Catholic grade school and high school, both located in Easton, PA. I’m a graduate of Clemson University in South Carolina (Go Tigers!) with a degree in Marketing. Prior to OMPH School, I led sales and marketing efforts for the Media Theatre, the New Holland Recreation Center, and the Wilmington Blue Rocks Baseball Team. I’ve been blessed to work at OMPH School for the past seven years in various roles.  My husband and I have two children, both of whom graduated from OMPH School and now attend Lancaster Catholic High School. I’m excited to share my love of OMPH with you as you start your journey at our amazing school!

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Fr. John Murray, C.Ss.R.

Pastor

OMPH Parish

I am from Flushing, Queens, NYC., where I attended Catholic parochial school and public high school. I entered the Redemptorist Seminary in Suffield, Ct. in 1985 and was ordained a priest at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC in 1994.I began my ministry as a Redemptorist missionary working in the foreign missions on a beautiful island country called Dominica in the West Indies. I have served the last fifteen years of my Redemptorist life in what was formerly called, the Vice Province of Richmond - better known as the ‘south.’ I look forward to being back up in the ‘north.’ My parishioners here in South Carolina tell me I’m going to have to trade my sandals in for a pair of shoes (and socks).A few personal things about me - I come from three generations of police officers in NYC. I almost became a NY State Trooper, but God had other plans. Although I am from Flushing, Queens - the home of the NY Mets - I am a die hard NY Yankee fan. What are my hobbies? I enjoy hiking, kayaking and photography. In the outdoors I experience God in all his beauty and grandeur. From what I hear the rivers and lakes of Lancaster county are magnificent - I can’t wait!I received the phone call from my superior that I was transferred to the Church of Our Mother of Perpetual Help on the day of my mother’s funeral. I could see my mother smiling as I received the news. Since I first laid eyes on the icon in 1984, the role of Mary as our spiritual mother has taken on special significance in my life. Now I will have the privilege of serving the community of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.I look forward to meeting you and working with you as fellow disciples of the Lord Jesus.

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Fr. Jim Szobonya, C.Ss.R.

Associate Pastor

OMPH Parish

Hello, I’m Father Jim Szobonya. I was born in Manville, New Jersey. In 1987 I graduated from Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. I worked for 11 years as a public accountant with the last six years in my own practice. I entered the seminary in January 1999. In May 2005,

I graduated from Washington Theological Union in Washington, DC with a Masters Degree in Divinity. In September 2005, I took my permanent vows into the Redemptorist Order and was ordained a priest on May 6, 2006 at the Immaculate Conception Basilica in Washington, D.C. In July 2006 I received my first assignment at St. Martin of Tours in Bethpage, New York where I was the Director of Religious Education for over 1400 kids and 900 families. This is where I began to learn to use props for my teachings and homilies. In 2011, I was appointed Pastor at St. Gerard Church in Lima, Ohio and happily witnessed the growth of both the school and parish.