Staff Reporting Flowchart

Ministry Staff Liaison Flowchart


Deacon Ralph Gutman

Deacon Ralph is married to Mary and they have 5 children and 13 grandchildren. He was ordained in 2013 and is the youngest of four children. He attended Patterson Co-op High School and then the University of Cincinnati where he studied engineering.

Deacon Chris Rauch

Deacon Chris and his wife Joanie have 4 children and 10 grandchildren. He has worked as a parish business manager since 1994.
He began working as the business manager at St. Francis of Assisi on January 1, 2014. Chris was ordained in April of 2013.

Sylvia Carmody

Sylvia Carmody is her 5th year here at St. Francis of Assisi Parish. She coordinates the Elementary Faith Formation Program, Sacramental formation for First Reconciliation and First Communion, Liturgy of the Word with Children and staff liaison for Vacation Bible Camp. Along with her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education she has earned an Associate in Religious Education Certificate from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati while at St. Francis of Assisi.
She brings the experience of working with youth in a variety of areas since her early twenties: Homemaker, Early Childhood Coordinator for Religious Education, Child Care Provider, Coordinator of Family Faith Formation, actively involved with the start of a Jr. High Youth Ministry program, led a Sr. High Youth Ministry one year, coached at the elementary age level a variety of sports programs within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Youth Organization, and in the past was actively involved with Girl Scouts.
Through daily prayer she continues to try follow God’s will in her life and attends courses offered by the diocese for further spiritual growth. She has been married to her husband, Jerry, for 35 years. They are now empty nesters and first time grandparents.

Marty McClain

Marty began working at St. Francis in December, 2009. He is currently the Coordinator of Senior High Youth Ministry, is the Coordinator of Confirmation Ministry and the staff liaison to our Young Adult Ministry. Marty and his wife Joanne live in West Chester, and together they have 6 adult children. Youth Ministry is Marty’s second career. Prior to pursuing a career in youth ministry, he spent 25 years in civil engineering as a Professional Land Surveyor.

Heidi Petre

Having a creative background in graphic design, Heidi has shared her skills to produce the 2016 Pictorial Directory and the beautifully designed signage for all the meeting rooms.  She is currently serving as the Bookkeeper for St. Francis of Assisi.