The St. Columbkille Parish Pastoral Council
Michael Kiss has been a member of St. Columbkille Parish his entire life, receiving the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist, Confirmation, and Marriage. He grew up in Hankey Farms and now lives in Walden Woods with his wife Alicia, and daughter Caroline. He also looks forward to meeting the members of the parish with the goal of providing a vision and future for St. Columbkille.
Chris Grecko is an Eighth Grade Catechist preparing the Parish Youth for the Sacrament of Confirmation and facilitates the "Passion & Purpose" events for the High School youth of the parish, helping our High School Youth discover "the-best-version-of-themselves.” He is a District Manager for Nucor Building Systems and has worked in the building construction products industry for the past 30-years. Jennifer and Chris have one daughter, Jocelyn, who is also active within the Parish. In addition, Jennifer and Chris are recipients of the “Manifesting the Kingdom Award” by the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
An active member of St. Columbkille Parish for the past eight years, Linda Diffendal is currently a lector and campaign secretary for The Campaign for the Church Alive!, and a former CCD and Vacation Bible School teacher. Linda holds a B.S. in public relations/journalism from Kent State University and is head of LMD Communications. A former West Allegheny School District board member, Linda continues her work as an ardent children’s education advocate. She is the mother of two children: a college freshman and seventh grader. Linda and her family live in North Fayette Township.
Amber Mundis has been a member of the parish for nine years. She has been a catechist for seven years and enjoys working with the eighth grade confirmation classes. Amber is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College and the University of Pittsburgh. She works for the Social Security Administration as a manager. Amber lives in Imperial with her husband Shawn and their two boxers, Loki and Enzo.
Paul Miller has been a member of the parish for the last 21 years. He and his wife Eileen have three grown children, Alison, Michael and Beth, all of whom attended West Allegheny schools and Religious Education classes at St. Columbkille. Paul was a member of the former Parish Council, serving on the Maintenance committee. Paul currently serves as a Eucharistic Minister and member of the Garden Committee.
Bill Stout and his family have been active parishioners since 1996. His wife Lyndy is a Eucharistic minister and his four children are altar servers. Bill is a lector and has participated in various roles over the years. He is employed at Aetna and manages their national reimbursement operations team. As a Pastoral Council member, Bill looks forward to the honor of serving his fellow parishioners.
Timothy P. Cassell, age 63, and his wife Victoria live in Clinton, PA, and have been members of the parish for more than forty years. They have four children, Tammy, Robert, Patrick, and James, and 11 grandchildren. A Vietnam War veteran, Tim served as a helicopter crew chief and a paratrooper. Tim is a graduate of Gulf Coast College and Florida State University, with a degree in Law Enforcement Science. He is currently the Director of Maintenance at Bishop Canevin High School.
"It is the task of the Pastoral Council to keep before the faithful of the parish their baptismal commitment to make Jesus' Mission the Mission of the parish." - One Body, One Mission
Tammy Wilt is a life long member of St. Columbkille. Married to Truman for 24 years, they have 2 children. She is an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and a member of the parish Worship Committee. Tammy has worked as a pediatric nurse for 26 years.
Jennifer Grecko and her husband Chris (above) have been active parishioners since joining 15 years ago. Jennifer served on the former Parish Council and has been instrumental in the transition to a Parish Pastoral Council. She is the founder and the leader for the Welcome Ministry Program at St. Columbkille, and has coordinated many parish events and activities; from the Parish Picnics to the 100th Anniversary Celebration of St. Columbkille Parish. She recently chaired the Parish's Our Campaign for the Church Alive!, and Chris assisted her in that campaign. She is a recovery room nurse for the Western PA Surgery Center and has been a registered nurse for the past 32 years.
One Body, One Mission