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.
Patrica Flanagan Berring served as Liturgy Coordinator at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Canton, Ohio in the past. 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 has served on the Hamilton Forum board for years. She is presently the treasurer of the organization.
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Marilyn Welcsh is a retired teacher who has served on the board in different capacities. She is a graduate of Marquette University with a B.S.in 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 adult children.
Jim Naegeli - 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.
Judith A. Piero is a graduate of Walsh University with an Associate Degree in Pastroal Ministry and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
Graduate of Central Catholic High School. and Walsh University, retired pastoral associate of St Paul Church North Canton, widowed, mother of five grown
The Hamilton Board Members
Julie is a member of St. Michael Parish and is currently a part of the parish staff as the Director of Religion Education. 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 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 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
Dan Suvak is former Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment at Walsh University and is a volunteer, long term care ombudsman with Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging.
He and his wife Sandra are members of Christ the Servant Parish and were both active with Hope Outreach.
Rose Naegeli-Marsi serves as the Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry at St. Joseph Parish in Canton. She is a graduate of Malone University with a BA in Social Work. She holds a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry form Loyola University in New Orleans. Rose has worked at several Stark County Parishes as Director of Religious Education or Youth Ministry. She also taught at Central Catholic and St. Thomas Aquinas High Schools. Rose married her husband Gabe in Sept. 2019.