Amanda has been involved in religious education for over 15 years, serving in various roles throughout the Diocese of Cleveland and the Diocese of Baltimore. She has been married to her husband Matt for 18 years and they have four children aged 16, 11, 9, and 5. A native of northeast Ohio, Amanda graduated from Chardon High School and then attended Ashland University graduating with her B.A. in Journalism and Religious Studies. Most recently Amanda completed her master’s degree in Catechesis from Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. She is also a level 1 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd facilitator and loves volunteering in this ministry. In her spare time Amanda enjoys taking walks, traveling and kayaking with her family, playing board games with her kids, frequenting the Cleveland Metroparks and reading a few chapters in a good spiritual book every day. She is very excited to serve as Pastoral Minister and work with the good people of SJA parish.