As Campus Ministers, Deacon Pat and Ms. Lanzola focus on maintaining a Eucharistic centered faith community among the students and faculty at Elyria Catholic. Working closely with the "Peer Ministry" team (student spiritual leaders of the school), they ensure that every student has opportunities to "Live the Gospel Message" through prayer, retreats, and reconciliation, as well as social justice initiatives and community outreach activities.
Deacon Pat has been ministering to teens in the parish and school environment for over 30 years. He has directed hundreds of retreat experiences of all kinds including pilgrimages, and taking a team of teens to Colorado for World Youth Day, joining almost 500,000 other teens. He was also blessed to Deacon for Pope John Paul II at the closing liturgy.
Deacon Humphrey's primary focus is ministering to teens but is also very active in other forms of sacramental ministry including marriage preparation, Confirmation formation, RCIA presentations and is a regular Adult Religious Education presenter.