Our Mother of Sorrows – Parish Council
About Our Parish Council:
Faith and Baptism call each Catholic to his or her unique role in the Church and in the world. The role of membership on the Parish Council is a call to exercise servant leadership. The 12 council members have a vested interest in the life and development of the parish and want to help the pastor. Our Pastoral Council is not a group of experts in catechesis, liturgy, pastoral care or education. The Council’s primary gift is practical wisdom.
Meetings are open to all parishioners. Parishioners seeking Council consideration of a matter will submit it to the officers for their decision to include it on an Agenda. Presenters seeking council action will be considered at the next meeting.
Meet Our Council Members:
Very Rev. Fr. William G. Coffas (Pastor) – Fr.William.Coffas@dor.org
Fr. William G. Coffas, the son of William and Carol Coffas, grew up in Irondequoit and was a member of St. Ambrose Parish, now Peace of Christ. He has three sisters. On June 12, 2004, he was ordained a priest in his home parish of St. Ambrose. Fr. Coffas first served three years as parochial vicar at the Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick Parish in Tioga County and was then assigned to Our Lady of Peace in Geneva, New York for three years. In May of 2010, Fr. Coffas was named the Rector of Becket Hall, a house of discernment for men considering joining the seminary. At the same time, he served as a priest for St. Thomas More and Our Lady Queen of Peace in Brighton. Fr. Coffas was also elected to the Priest Personnel Board and appointed by The Most Rev. Salvatore R. Matano to the Presbyteral Council for the Diocese of Rochester. In the spring of 2015, Bishop Matano named Fr. Coffas the pastor of Our Mother of Sorrows in Greece, New York. In August of 2016, Fr. Coffas was made a member of the College of Consultors for the Diocese of Rochester. Fr. Coffas also serves as a member for the Clinical Pastoral Education Board at Rochester General Hospital. Father Bill enjoys cooking and spending time with family and friends. In his down time, he also enjoys exercising at the gym or walking along Lake Ontario. Fr. Bill also likes to spend time appreciating various works of art.
Rolf Miller (Chair) email@example.com
Born in NYC, Rolf moved to Rochester, NY to pursue graduate studies in Economics at the University of Rochester. Although frequently traveling across the U.S. and abroad as an IT consultant, he is proud to call Rochester home with his daughter and two grandchildren. Rolf served in the U. S. Army NATO, discharged honorably after six years of service. In his community, Rolf put his career on hold for two years while working at the Villa of Hope in Rochester. As a volunteer at AIDS Rochester, he met many personal challenges performing advocacy and support services for people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Rolf has been a parishioner at Mother of Sorrows for 16 years, completing the RCIA process. As a member of the council, Rolf hopes to apply his servant leadership and consensus building approach to tasks which contribute to the vitality of Our Mother of Sorrows Church.
Lynda Donovan – Council Secretary – firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Mother of Sorrows parish has been my home parish for many years. This is where I made my first Holy Communion and Confirmation, so many family and neighborhood activities centered on parish gatherings.
I am a teaching assistant at Hilton High School, along with being president of the Hilton Central School Employee Association. I volunteer my time with the Lake Shore Fire Dept. Auxiliary. I am a part-time travel agent.
I have been married for 39 years and we have a 29 year old son who now resides in Ottawa Canada.
Our Mother of Sorrows church and my Catholic faith are important to me and to my family. The church on the hill is my spiritual home. I feel being on parish council is my opportunity to give back and share my time and talents with my church.
Jennifer Bradt – JTiefel1018@yahoo.com
Jennifer Bradt and her husband Don have three beautiful children, Joey, Sofia, and Madison Mary. Jennifer previously worked in the dental field for 12 years and this year finally made the decision to become a stay at home mom to be able to spend more time with her children. Jennifer and her family became parish members at Our Mother of Sorrows in 2014. Jennifer is beyond happy to finally find a parish that makes her feel like family and proud to serve her parish any way possible! This is Jennifer’s first year on parish council and she was thrilled to have the opportunity to be on parish council and grow closer with her faith!
Dorina Hayes – email@example.com
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dorina moved to Rochester, NY after both her parents left the Airforce to purse a career at Kodak. Only having one sister who currently lives in Georgia with her husband and one daughter, Dorina looks forward to visits from her sibling. Dorina lost her dad to cancer in 2011, and her mom lives in Hilton with her stepfather. She keeps busy with her seven children ages, 18,15,12,10,8,5, and 3 years old. Her 18 yr. old daughter Marie, attends RIT in the NTID program. The rest of her children she enjoys homeschooling. Dorina also works part-time for Monroe County as Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. In her spare time she is on the board of the Catholic Mom’s of Rochester, What’s Next Sorority for teen moms, and currently on The Mother Of Sorrows Parish Council. The Hayes family works together to gather up food donated from the MOS parishioners to take to their local food cabinet.. Currently, a pro-life speaker, she has given numerous of talks at schools, churches, and fundraisers for the Silent No More Organization. This mom is extremely proud and excited to now be able to start a Pro-life Chapter at her parish. Dorina and her family feel at home at Mother of Sorrows and blessed to be part of this blossoming community.
Jakob Gaetano – Youth Representative – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jakob Gaetano is a junior at Greece Arcadia, plays sports including Cross Country and Track and Field. He also plays 4 instruments including Harp, Piano, Guitar and Ukulele. An alter server for 9 years, Jakob is now a youth representative on the parish council and has been a member of the Parish his entire life
Grace Hubbel – email@example.com
Grace Hubbel is a homeschooled freshman in high school and has been a parishioner at Our Mother of Sorrows for three years. She is very much in love with the parish, and enjoys every moment spent there. She also loves reading, soccer, and playing the ukulele.
Greg Hubbel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Hubbel and his beautiful wife Stephanie have 9 living children ranging from 27 to 11. Greg has worked for Eastman Kodak, and Kodak Alaris as a system engineer for nearly 30yrs. He and his wife are natives of Toledo, Ohio. Their family is very happy to be at Our Mother of Sorrows after returning this past year. They are excited to be involved in this vibrant and growing parish!
Mary Jo Trenkner – Mary.Jo.Trenkner@dor.org
Mary Jo and her husband Tom live in Greece and enjoy being part of the community. Mary Jo has a son, Brian, who is 28 years old and an employee of Lidestri Industries. Following a 33-year career at Thomson Reuters, Mary Jo decided to take an early retirement so she could spend more time pursuing her personal interests. In a desire to become closer to her faith, she applied for the position of Parish Secretary and was hired in June 2015. Her favorite part of the job is interacting with people, working with committees, and helping wherever she can.
Brett Granville – email@example.com
Laurel Reisinger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Laurel moved to Rochester, NY spring of 2019 and recently got married to Nicholas Reisinger. She has her Masters in Product Innovation with her career focused on creating/building networks and programs to help healthcare organizations better communicate patient data and information. Laurel enjoyed being an active parish member at her prior church and is looking forward to contributing to Our Mother of Sorrows Church and learning more about the parish through the parish council. She also hopes this opportunity will help to strengthen her faith and help to grow the faith her and her husband share together, who is also on the parish council.
Nicholas Reisinger email@example.com
Nick Reisinger is a pharmacist at a local retail chain in Irondequoit, NY on a mission to promote health and wellness in his community. Nick is a hometown boy growing up in Greece, attending Mother of Sorrows school and Aquinas Institute. He received his B.A. from the University of Rochester and his PharmD from Albany College of Pharmacy. After 12 years and living in 4 different states, Nick returned home in 2014 and to Our Mother of Sorrows Church. Nick is excited to be on the parish counsel and in continuing to move forward in his faith. He currently resides in Hilton, NY with his wife Laurel.
Marc Boeh firstname.lastname@example.org