Parish Pastoral Council

Mission Statement

“To engage and inspire our community to do the work of Christ.


Greetings from the Parish Pastoral Council at St. Thomas Aquinas!

Top Left: Lia Armistead, Father Fernando Molina Restrepo, Mimi Madrid, Father Jaime River, Alex Miniel, Jeff Cardell

Bottom Left: Sandra Long, Stephen Sheahan, Carlos Balcazar, Aileen Nicholas, Diane Kucia, Jim Kucia, Rico Regnier

Not Pictured: Phill Cranmer, Ed Gallagher, Jean Mense

Our mission is to engage and inspire our community to do the work of Christ. We are a consultative group of parish volunteers, led by our Pastor, charged with prayerfully discerning parish needs, setting pastoral priorities, and empowering people to participate in the mission of Christ. We work closely with the finance council to make solid recommendations to our Pastor, Father Fernando Molina Restrepo.

We have been working on the Strategic Plan created a couple of years ago. One common theme in that plan, created from your input, was a need to develop better communication across several areas. To make us more accessible to you, we have an email address and invite you to send us any questions or thoughts that arise. We will get back to you within 48 hours. We look forward to hearing from you! Our email address is [email protected].

Current Pastoral Council Members:
  • Lia Armistead - Secretary
  • Carlos Balcazar
  • Jeff Cardell
  • Phill Cranmer
  • Ed Gallagher
  • Diane Kucia
  • Jim Kucia
  • Sandra Long
  • Mimi Madrid - Chair
  • Jean Mense 
  • Alex Miniel
  • Rico Regnier
  • Stephen Sheahan
  • Father Fernando Molina Restrepo - Pastor

Council Meeting Summaries

PPC Resources: 

Please contact [email protected] with your constructive feedback and ideas to move our Parish Community forward. Please contact the Council at least 3 days in advance of our monthly meeting (2nd Tuesday of each month) if you would like to speak at the meeting.

PPC By-Laws

For questions and more information, please call the parish office 770-475-4501