Father Chuck Durante, Pastor
I was born and raised in Reno, attended local Catholic schools through high school. I graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, with a BA in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. I then went on to Santa Clara Law School where I earned by JD and returned to Reno to practice law for about five years before going to the seminary. I completed studies at St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park, California and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Reno in 1994. Since then I have been blessed to serve in the diocese in many ways. My first assignment was as associate pastor at Our Lady of Snows. Next, I came to St. Teresa's as associate pastor while at the same time began work in vocations for the diocese. From there I went to Bishop Manogue Catholic High School as chaplain and to start a Campus Ministry. I remained there for nine years and continued as Vocation Director for the diocese. During that time I also assisted and then became pastor at Our Lady of Wisdom University Catholic Community. In 1998 a few of us in the diocese founded the Life, Peace & Justice Commission, which I am still happy to be chairing. In 2007 I was made pastor at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community. A couple of years later the bishop appointed me as Vicar General of the diocese, a ministry that assists the bishop in the administration of the diocese. So that's my ministry life, which crosses over into my whole life. I do enjoy the outdoors and traveling a great deal. I also enjoy movies, books, swimming, and music, visiting family and friends and spending time in the quiet. I find God in all of these things. I am grateful to be pastor here and ask the Lord's continued blessings upon our good parish!
Father Hermes Binlayo, Parochial Vicar
Born in the Philippines, ordained as a priest on April 13, 2003. Moved to the Diocese of Reno in January 2009. Spent four years in East Timor, 2 1/2 yrs in the Bay area, 6 months in Reno at Our Lady of the Snows, and 5 yrs in Elko and Eureka counties.
Sr. Marie McGloin, S.A., Pastoral Associate, Senior Citizens, Hospital, Visitation of the Sick
I am Sr. Marie McGloin a Franciscan Sister of the Atonement. I came to Carson City in 1984 at the request of Fr. Jerry Hanley. My duties in the parish include hospital ministry, visitation of people who cannot come to church and are living in their own home, or a nursing home or retirement center. Also, I coordinate a variety of outreach services including a senior citizen monthly meeting with speakers who represent services for the elderly from a variety of organizations and our Christmas outreach to the needy through the parish Giving Tree program. Lastly, I help out with funeral services in the parish as well as at the local funeral homes.
Roland Fournier, Finance Associate
My wife Kathy and I moved to Carson City in December of 2004. I began working as Finance Associate in October of 2005. I’m responsible for the processing of income and expenses, the preparation of financial reports for the diocese and the parish, coordinating the procedures associated with the Catholic Services Appeal, and budget preparation. Prior to working at St. Teresa’s, I had worked in the credit union industry for 31 years.
Delia Rodriguez, Office Manager
I am glad to say that I have been on staff with St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community for five years. My husband and I are originally from Los Angeles, California. We have two children and have lived in Carson City for twenty years. My position as Office Manager has many job duties, but the one I feel is most important to me is serving the people of our parish and community. I couldn't do my job without my awesome volunteers who are all so wonderful.
Kari Anderson- DRE K – 6th, Director RCIA, Pastoral Associate Liturgy & Environment, Engaged Couple Coordinator
I have been employed with St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community for the past 18 years, working both at the school and parish offices. Currently, I am the Director of Religious Education for grades K – 6 and direct the RCIA process. Being the Pastoral Associate for Liturgy and Environment has expanded my knowledge of the liturgical celebrations and the noble simplicity of our church environment. Engaged couples contact me for assigning host couples to help prepare them for their married life. Parish ministry enriches my life and my faith and I have all of you to give thanks to for the wonderful opportunity to serve.
Terri Domitrovich, RCIA for Children, Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Hello! I am Terri Domitrovich and I joined the staff of St. Teresa’s in 2006. My husband, Joe, and I moved to Carson City from Ohio with our two youngest sons in the summer of 2000. My primary duties in the parish include preparation of children and parents in the Children’s Catechumenate program and coordinating the Liturgy of the Word for children during Sunday Masses. In addition, I teach parents preparing for the Baptism of their infants, manage the Nursery, and direct the Safe Environment Program for the Parish. I thoroughly enjoy serving the people of St. Teresa’s and appreciate the sense of welcome and generosity within our community of faith.
Grace Kengle - DRE - Middle School and High School, Youth Group Minister
Hi, I am Grace Kengle, I was born in the Philippines. I was active in youth group in high school, as well as a catechist and a member of the parish dramatic guild. I continued being involved in college as a member of Campus Ministry and Center for Social Concern and Action and as an officer of Student Catholic Action. My undergraduate degree was a Bachelor in Science and Commerce, major in Accounting, Board Passer. After ten years of enjoying my singlehood, I entered the monastic life of the Order of the Discalced Carmelite for three years. But God had a different plan for me. I, then, finished my graduate degree in Pastoral Ministry with a concentration on Family Ministry and Counseling. I worked for four years in Malate Catholic Church as an Education Consultant. I am married. I am grateful and humbled to be accepted as Coordinator of Religious Education - Middle School and High School Confirmation adn Youth Minister at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community.
Jeffrey Warnar - Maintenance
I have been a parishoner since 2006 and joined St. Teresa's staff in 2008. I really enjoy being a sponsor in RCIA and feel very blessed to work with the staff of St. Teresa's and for the parishoners.