Meet Our Staff
Father JCP Sullivan
Education: M.A Philosophy and Theology, the Josephenum
I was born in Columbus and grew up on the far Eastside near Reynoldsburg, in Saint Pius X Parish. After attending Columbus Public School and graduating from Walnut Ridge High School, my studies continued at The Ohio State University and Ohio Dominican College, where the Dominican Sisters were very influential in the discernment of my vocation to priestly ministry. After college, Bishop Griffin sent me to The Catholic University of American in Washington, D.C. to study Theology in preparation for the Priesthood in the Diocese of Columbus.I was ordained a Priest by Bishop Griffin in June 1991. My ministry experiences have included high school chaplain, Parochial Vicar, Catholic Chaplain at Children’s Hospital in Columbus, and Parish Priest. I have served on several diocesan boards and committees and been elected by the priests to represent them on the Diocesan priests’ Personnel Board. I have 20 years of experience as Parish Priest: at Saint Colman of Cloyne in Washington Court House, Saint Francis de Sales in Newark, and now at Saint Thomas Aquinas.
Dr. Christopher Urbiel
Education: B. Music., Central Michigan University M.A. and D.M.A., University of MichiganChristopher Urbiel is a native of the Detroit area and has served churches and cemeteries in Michigan and Ohio since graduating from high school. He plays the organ and directs the choir at St. Thomas Aquinas, while assisting with liturgical ministries. He serves the Diocese of Columbus Full-time as family Service Advisor of Holy Cross Cemetery in Pataskala. Christopher and his wife Sharon have been residents of central Ohio since 2014.
Education:A.A.B Zane State CollegeKeri Dailey is a native of the New Philadelphia area and a graduate of Zane State College, where she completed her Associate of Applied Business degree in Administration. She comes to us with extensive knowledge in computers, communication, and customer service. Keri and her husband Duke reside in Nashport, Ohio and have a daughter Sierra, who attends Bishop Fenwick.
Director of Finance, Facilities, & Cemeteries
Education: B.S. in Engineering from The Ohio State University and his MBA in Finance from Xavier UniversityMr. Michael Morris is a native of the Zanesville area. Mr. Morris has served in technical and management positions with Honeywell, Schneider Electric, Johnson Controls and Constellation Energy. Mike is a 29-year member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church. He is married to Amy Morris; a Speech Pathologist in the Zanesville area and they have two daughters.
Director of Faith Formation/Youth Ministry
Education: B.A in Religious Studies and Earth Sciences from Laurentain University. Masters in Organizational Development and Leadership Sciences from Saint Joseph’sRob Rodgers immigrated to America in 2001 to serve as a Missionary for NET Ministries after a profound conversion to the Catholic faith while living in London, England. . Currently he works full-time at Genesis as the Director of Patient Support; before coming to America he had a long career in Hospitality management holding leadership positions at The Ritz’s London before leaving for America. Saint Thomas Aquinas has been his Parish since coming to Zanesville 18 years ago – he is married to Bernadette Rodgers for 17 years and they have 10 ten children.
Custodial, Grounds & Cemetery Caretaker