The Hamilton Forum
Phone: 330-649-1231

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About The Hamilton Forum
The Hamilton Forum was formed in 2000 by a group of lay people who felt that the Stark County area should have a place where Catholic speakers could be presented. 

Pat Berring
Patrica Flanagan Berring is Liturgy Coordinator at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Canton, Ohio. Prior to joining the staff at St. Michael's Pat was a teacher and a volunteer in the community.

Pat is a graduate of Notre Dame College in Cleveland, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Arts. She has done graduate work in Liturgy, Liturgical Arts and Scripture at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

Judy Cerny
Judy has served on the Hamilton Forum board for  years. She is presently the treasurer of the organization.
PO Box 2191
North Canton, Ohio 44720
Marilyn Welcsh is a retired teacher who has served on the board in different capacities and is now secretary.  She is a graduate of Marquette University with a mathematics and education and Kent State University with a M.A. in instructional technology. She  was married to the late Thomas Welcsh. She has six children.
Marilyn Welcsh
Jim Naefeli currently serves as Campus Minister and Theology teacher at Central Catholic High School in Canton. He has been adjunct Theology professor at Walsh University and has taught numerous courses for the Department of Religious Education of the Diocese of Youngstown. He has also served as the girls soccer coach at CCHS. He has a BS degree in Theology from LaSalle University in Philadelphia and a MA in Religious Studies from Providence College in Rhode Island. Jim serves a President of the Hamilton Forum board.
Jim Naegeli
Judy Piero
Judith A. Piero is a graduate of Walsh University with an Associate Degree in Pastroal Ministry and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) from Akron General Hospital. She served as a Pastoral Associate at St. Paul Church in North Canton, OH. She served as Chair of the Diocesan Women's Commission and was active in Bereaved Ministry.
The Hamilton Board Members
Julie Sutton
Julie is a member of St. Michael Parish and is currently a part of the parish staff as the coordinator of the Parish School of Religion. She holds a Master’s Degree in theology from Walsh University. She is also a physical therapist and has a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy from Marquette University. She has been married to her husband John since 1993 years and they have three children.
Trey Wackerly
Trey is married to wife Rachel, and is a life resident of Canton. He is a graduate of McKinley High School, and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, where he earned a degree in Mortuary Science and Embalming Applied Science.
He is a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, and serves as a church usher. He also is a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association, the Knights of Columbus, Canton Council #341, where he served as Grand Knight, the Catholic Men's Luncheon, where he served as president, and the Hamilton Forum.
Roberta Muoio
Roberta Muoio currently serves as parish minister at St. Anthony/All Saints in Canton. She has a B.A. in Communications from John Carroll University and a M.A. from The University of Dayton. She has previously worked at Amate House in Chicago as Program Recruitment Coordinator and St. Joan of Arc Parish in Streetsboro, Ohio
Pattie Cordello
​Pattie Condello currently serves as Parish Leader for Holy Family in Navarre and Brewster. She has worked in the Diocese the past 11 years, formerly as RCIA Coordinator, Pastoral Care/Bereavement Minister and Parish Life Minister for St. Anthony/All Saints in Canton. She is trained Chaplain through the Cleveland Clinic with four Clinical Pastoral Education units. Pattie has three daughters and lives in Canton with her sister.