Fr. Jeffrey McBeth
Favorite single activity as a priest? Weekend Masses.
Most daring adventure? Becoming a priest!
Where would you like to travel? The Holy Land.
Favorite family recipe? Mom’s chicken paprikash.
What does your prayer life look like? Liturgy of the Hours, plus Mass and personal prayer time in the chapel.
Greatest joys? Connecting with families.
First job? Bagger at a grocery store.
- I am a retired Operations Training instructor from Davis-Besse.
- I am a fan of the Doctor Who television show, which is the longest running science fiction show.
- I enjoy golfing. I’m not the best of golfers. In fact for a Christmas gift one year, my daughter presented me with a dozen golfs with the following quote “I spend more time in the trees than the squirrels.”
- I enjoy talking to people about their faith, especially over coffee and doughnuts.
Director of Religious Education
What do you really do? As Director of Religious Education, I help educate individuals of all ages. I am most involved in the Junior High Youth Group, RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults), PSR (Parish School of Religion) for grades 1-6, First Reconciliation, First Communion, adult bible studies and other adult educational programs.
Fun Fact I was in formation with the Sisters of Notre Dame in Toledo for several years. I never made final vows with them. Through spiritual direction and prayer, God led me elsewhere. I met my husband shortly after I left the community, and we have four children together. I don’t regret my time with the Sisters, and I am still close friends with several of them. I grew so much personally and spiritually during that time, and I am very grateful to the community.
Greatest Joy: My family. I am beyond blessed with my wife (Stacy), children (Nate – 16 and Lucy 12), parents, brother, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousin (yes, just one cousin) and all those who who’ve become family through marriage.
Favorite Bible Verses: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 and Philippians 4:13
Greatest Accomplishment: Winning the Clough Pike Elementary School Second Grade Spelling Bee Contest on December 18, 1984.
Fun Fact: I attended the last Cincinnati Bengals playoff victory (January 6, 1991) and the last Cincinnati Reds playoff series victory (October 5, 1995). Those are too long of droughts.
Favorite Food: Skyline Chili
Director of Engagement
Fun Fact? While attending Bowling Green State University, I worked part-time in the office of St. Thomas More University Parish and prepared meals for the priests.
Inspirational Quote? “Whatever follows “I am” is going to come looking for you.”
Favorite Childhood Memory? Growing up in Hollywood, Florida and spending weekends at the beach along with big Italian family dinners each Sunday at my grandparent’s home.
Favorite weekend activity? I enjoy spending the weekend with my family. I love watching my kids participate in various activities. I also enjoy getting together with friends and family as often as we can and reconnecting over food and memories.
Greatest Joys? My four kids Brandon, Aidan, Madelyn and Nolan who continue to make me proud. I love watching them grow as individuals.
Fun Fact My husband and I have moved 8 times in the last 22 years and have lived in 6 different states. Our 8 year stay in Huron is the longest we have ever lived in one place.
Where would you like to travel? Alaska
Favorite weekend activity? Fishing and relaxing around the house with my family.
Quote that inspires you? “Windmills do not work that way.”
Hobbies? Include scuba diving and fishing.
How did I end up here? Be careful what you pray for!
Most daring adventure? Shark feed.
joys? My grandchildren.
Best part of my job? Being able to grow in my faith and knowing my work makes a difference in the parish. I love that the operations manager position is considered a ministry. I can participate in faith building and be a part of the prayer lives of our parishioners and staff members. I also love meeting our amazing parishioners and hearing their stories. I grew up at St. Peter’s and being back here and serving the parish makes me feel very blessed.
Greatest joys? Spending time with my family. I especially love visiting my daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter out of state. My family makes the most of every minute we have together.
Favorite use of down time? Down time? What is that?! I am the head cheerleading coach at Norwalk High School. I love the relationships I build with these young women, and I am proud of the program I have developed. It is another area of my life where I am blessed. I love that I am making an impact in their lives and they certainly make an impact in my life too!