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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.

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.

Regina is a 2023 graduate of Xavier University from Westfield, Indiana. She graduated with a Major in Music Performance: Piano Concentration and a Minor in Psychology. She also studied composition, conducting, harpsichord and voice during her time at Xavier. In addition to her work at Bellarmine Chapel, she teaches piano and voice lessons at Queen City Music Studio and Tallant Music Studio, while also singing as a member of the May Festival Chorus. First working as Soprano Section Leader at Bellarmine Chapel in March of 2022, Regina is enthusiastic about serving the community through her leadership as Assistant Director of Music.
Chancellor is finishing up his degree in Music Education at Xavier. He has been singing in choirs for over 13 years now, and is passionate about inspiring a love of music in others. He grew up in Mason, Ohio, and has been involved in liturgical music ministry at St. Susanna Parish, St. Xavier High School, and Xavier University. He is thrilled to be serving the Bellarmine community in a similar capacity now, and is very excited to work with Roberta, Regina, and the rest of the Bellarmine choirs!

Olivia Castelli is a recent graduate of Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Cincinnati, OH. During her time at Xavier, she was involved in 4 p.m. Student Mass, Tuesday Night Mass, and Life After Sunday. When she is not performing her Sacristan duties, you can find her at Bellarmine Chapel volunteering with Child Care for the 9 and 11:30 a.m. Masses.

damian torres botello sj

Fr. Damian Torres-Botello, SJ

Parochial Vicar

Can assist with:
  • Sick visits
  • Parish liturgies
  • Pastoral questions
  • Pastoral emergencies

Fr. Ed Schmidt, S.J.

Assisting Priest

Can assist with:
  • Personal & spiritual conversations