Originally from Kansas City, MO, Fr. Damian received his Masters in Divinity from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, his Masters in Social Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago, and earned his Bachelors of Arts in Theatre from Saint Mary College in Leavenworth, KS. He has worked in the field of theater for over three decades, concentrating on amplifying marginalized and oppressed voices. Fr. Damian’s multiplex of knowledge and experience has garnered competency in organizational leadership, social justice advocacy, and effectiveness in developing, shaping, and maintaining inspirational, transformational, and sacred spaces.
Kathy serves our community by providing accounting services and sacramental record-keeping. She is a native of Cincinnati and has been a member of Bellarmine for over 30 years. During this time, she has volunteered in numerous roles: Catechist in the Montessori program and First Communion and First Reconciliation sacramental preparation, acolyte and eucharistic minister, office volunteer, and a few others. Kathy enjoys genealogy, gardening, camping, and spending time with family and friends.
Lindsay has lived in Cincinnati for the past two years, but is originally from the small town of Tiffin in Northwest Ohio. She received her MA in Theological Studies from the University of Dayton in 2021, where she worked as a graduate student in the Center for Social Concern. Lindsay is a lover of books and coffee. She also enjoys visiting local parks, being outside, and breathing in fresh air.
Mary is a Michigan native who has lived in Northern Kentucky for over 30 years. Her professional background is in financial analysis. Her grandchildren give her the most joy, and she loves spending time with family and friends, gardening, and the outdoors.
Tim has been a part of the Bellarmine Chapel community since 2015, helping foster our parish’s sustainability, social justice, and service opportunities. He is a licensed social worker and serves as Adjunct Faculty in Xavier University’s Social Work and Theology Departments. He loves gardening and exploring the world with his wife and two curious children.
Pam began her work at Bellarmine with Children’s Faith Formation. She enjoys using her career in the arts to creatively plan programs, materials, and events that connect parishioners to their faith and each other. She and her husband Matt are Cincinnati natives and have three children who grew up in the parish.
Michelle serves our parish community by offering our youth and young adults their own space to explore their faith and put their faith into action. She is a proud native of Cleveland but has lived in the greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky area since 2018. She recently worked on the youth ministry retreat team as an Ignite Intern at the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford. Michelle finds joy in giving people the space to be who they are and watching them grow in wisdom and hope. She loves to read, exercise, eat good food, and spend time with family and friends.
In addition to serving as Bellarmine Chapel’s Director of Music, Roberta Whitely also serves Xavier University as their Assistant Director of Liturgy and Music. As a collaborative pianist, she has devoted much of her career to liturgical music, choral conducting, and chamber music. Roberta is very excited to have the opportunity to create collaborative programs between Bellarmine Chapel and Xavier University, offering both institutions a chance to work together and combine efforts towards collaborative programs and liturgies.
Richard is a Xavier University alumnus from the Music Performance program, and a current graduate student pursuing his MBA at Xavier. Growing up in a musical family with his two sisters, Richard was introduced to liturgical music early on and has not put it down since. Here at Bellarmine, he hopes to continue building bridges between Bellarmine Chapel and Xavier’s students to pray together in song.
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Originally from Louisville, Todd has cared for the pastoral needs of several churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. He became a member of Bellarmine Chapel Parish in 2016. Since then, he facilitated the Training for Spiritual Companionship program, led The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, and taught Adult Formation sessions on Christian prayer and meditation. He now supports our community by attending to our members’ and their families’ pastoral care needs. He and his wife Cynthia have three adult children and a growing family of grandchildren.
Katie Aldrich is a current Xavier University student from Atlanta, GA studying Social Work. During her years at Xavier, she has been involved in 10 pm student Mass, Tuesday Night Mass, and Xavier students’ Bible Study.
Fr. Damian Torres-Botello, SJ
Can assist with:
- Sick visits
- Parish liturgies
- Pastoral questions
- Pastoral emergencies
Fr. Ed Schmidt, S.J.
Can assist with:
- Personal & spiritual conversations