Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Dobie has been with the office since 1995. He has worked in ministry in Houston, TX, Silver Spring, MD and in Columbus. He has an undergraduate Degree in Education, a Masters in Family Systems Counseling, and a Doctorate in Ministry with a focus on leadership development. Dobie is a former member of the United States Olympic Committee and served as the Board Chair for the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry and National CYO Sports. He received the NFCYM National Excellence in Training Award and has written many articles and resources for religious education, youth ministry, sports, and family life. He and his wife Lisa volunteer in their parish and with refugees in their community. Dobie started the Strongsville Youth Commission and is also a certified CYO coach.
Phone: 216.334.1261 x32
Mark has been with the office since 1987. Mark has served the office in numerous capacities which have included: 2008 NCCYM Host Coordinator; NCYC Pilgrimage Coordinator; Youth in the City (teen service work camp) Coordinator; Diocesan Youth Leadership Training Coordinator; National & Ohio Young Adult Conference Coordinator, NEO Theology on Tap Leadership Team, Diocesan Young Adult Softball Tournament Coordinator and Board Member of C-YA (Coalition with Young Adults). He currently serves parishes with consultations, trainings and resources to help build and enhance parish-based youth & young adult ministries. He also developed and maintains the YYAM website. He has a BS Degree in Psychology from John Carroll University and is a graduate of the Catholic Charities Health and Human Services Executive Leadership Program. Mark has been an active member of Toastmasters International and has attained the rank of Advanced Toastmaster. He is a member of NACYML and the Knights of Columbus.
Phone: 216.334.1261 x25
Mary Jo began working for CYO in 1979. She is the bookkeeper for the office. Some of her duties include: preparing deposits, processing bills for payment, budget preparation, accounts receivable, and financial record keeping. Mary Jo enjoys her work and being of service, in her own way, to many young people and their families. She is married and has two daughters.
Phone: 216.334.1261 x23
Rosalind started working for CYO in 1988 in Avon Lake and has been with us for over 23 years. She is Administrative Assistant support to our athletic and youth and young adult ministry programs. Her current responsibilities include Sportsmanship Award Program, and youth and young adult ministry tasks. Roz has one son, two daughters, and 5 grandchildren.
Phone: 216.334.1261 x10