Rose Mary Gordyan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies, and a Certificate in Pastoral Ministry, completing her field experience in hospital chaplaincy and evangelization. She has accumulated 53 Master level semester hours in Theology. In her 40 years of church ministry, she is a leader in catechetics, sacramental programs and youth ministry, as well as adult faith formation and ministry with the bereaved and divorced members of the wider community. Her pastoral ministry experience included presiding at funeral services and directing retreats in biblical studies and women’s spirituality. In addition, Rose served as Campus Minister for Marycrest, a home for homeless and delinquent women and girls in Cleveland.
Throughout her years in church ministry, her husband, Ken, was by her side supporting her call to ordained ministry by providing space in their home for her studies, and willingly typed all her papers. Now deceased, Rose feels his spiritual support, as well as the respect of her two sons, as she answers her call to priesthood.