Reverend Joseph V. Romanoski, Pastor Reverend Joseph Romanoski has been a priest of the Catholic Church for over 31 years. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 31, 1986, and served in parishes in New Jersey and South Carolina. In 2014, Father Joseph served as Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and School, in Charleston, South Carolina. He continued to support the Perpetual Adoration Chapel and maintained a Catholic elementary school. He opened a chapel in the school building with reservation of the Blessed Sacrament. Father Joseph added preschool classes to the elementary and middle school grades at Blessed Sacrament School. He was responsible for bringing a Catholic Radio recording studio to the campus. Father Joseph served on numerous committees as well as Dean of the Charleston Deanery. He was also appointed to the Advisory Council on sexual abuse as well as the Diocesan Study Team for Catholic schools in the Diocese of Charleston. Father Joseph's first assignment was at St. John Vianney in Colonia, New Jersey, his primary responsibility was the spiritual well-being of parishioners. He instituted Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults parish-wide and also started the Novena of the Divine Mercy. Father Joseph’s second assignment was at Immaculate Conception in Somerville, New Jersey. While there, he assisted with all areas of formation, being Chaplin of the school. He renovated the school chapel and began reserving the Blessed Sacrament in the school. During Father Joseph’s third assignment, he was appointed pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in South Amboy, New Jersey. He was there for 19 years. Father Joseph was responsible for the complete renovation of the church. Father Joseph also began weekly adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, continued the 40 Hours of Eucharistic Devotion, and implemented the RCIA program. Father Joseph saved the parish school from closure and kept the school open, vibrant and operational for 19 years.
Reverend Gustavo Corredor, Parochial Vicar Father Gustavo Corredor was born in Colombia on April 18, 1963. On November 23rd, 1991, at the age of 28 he was ordained a priest. He studied Philosophy and Theology at the Seminario Nacional Cristo Sacerdote in Antioquía, Colombia. He earned a bachelor degree in Bible Studies from the Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios in Bogotá, Colombia. During his second cycle of studies in the faculty of Theology offered by Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogotá, Father Gustavo earned his Licentiate of Sacred Theology (STL), a graduate degree with canonical effects in the Roman Catholic Church. Also, at The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, he studied Mass Communications and Journalism at the Center for Continuing Professional Education and Development.
The pastoral work of Father Gustavo commenced in the Diocese of Garagoa in Bogotá, Colombia. Subsequently, his ministry of the priesthood continued with assignments in the Archdiocese of Bogota in Colombia, and the Diocese of Rockford in Illinois. Afterward, Father Gustavo was assigned parochial vicar in various parish communities in the Diocese of Charleston. Most recently, he was the parish administrator of Saint Andrew Catholic Church in Barnwell, and Mission Saint Mary in Allendale. Presently, he is the Director of RadioRevive.com, an online radio for the Diocese of Charleston.
Guillermo J. Ramis, Pastoral Associate Growing up in Puerto Rico, Guillermo has always exhibited exceptional work ethic and athletic abilities from a young age. He was member of the junior and senior Swimming and Water Polo National Teams, Letterman of the Men's Swimming Varsity Team and recipient of the National Collegiate MVP award during his time at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he obtained his bachelor's degree in Organizational Studies in the year 2000.
Guillermo has spent much of his executive and managerial career in the for-profit sector as a wealth manager, investment banker and entrepreneur. He has also served and operated charitable organizations trying to touch deeper chords with his local communities – creating and managing a post-secondary program for students with learning differences for three years, administering an independent non-profit day school for four years, aiding the Tribunal of the Diocese of Charleston as case assistant for nine years, teaching catechism and the social doctrine of the Catholic Church for ten years, chairing the pastoral council for four years, and has twelve years of experience in teaching in addition to eight years of coaching swimming, water polo, soccer, basketball and volleyball.
And while his professional career has seen no shortage of talent, determination and success, Guillermo’s most precious title is that of being a husband and father. Not only is he and his lovely wife Laura the parents of six amazing children, they have also lovingly fostered nine children in South Carolina. Together, he and his wife are truly outstanding examples of living out the Catholic faith and sharing God’s love and mercy with everyone they meet. This family is never short on smiles, so don’t hesitate to throw them a smile or a wave if you see them!
Scott R. Kramer, Director of Faith Formation Scott joined the Corpus Christi staff on January 19, 2014 as the Director of Faith Formation. A native of Pittsburgh, he and his wife, Lisa and their four children moved to Lexington in 2011. Soon after attending Corpus Christi Church Scott volunteered as a seventh-grade catechist and fulfilled that role until accepting his current position. A life-long Catholic his experience at a men's weekend retreat while living in Pittsburgh profoundly impacted his spiritual life and his desire to more earnestly live out his faith. Scott also works part-time at CVS (across from the church) and enjoys spending time with his family, running and praying. He is also a big Pittsburgh sports fan!
"If you had told me before leaving Pittsburgh that I would soon be working for the Catholic Church is this role I would have had a hard time believing it. This is a dream come true to me. A dream I didn't realize I had. I am truly elated to be working for Christ and His Church." Nothing is impossible with God.
Maria E. Coller, Parish Secretary Originally from California, Maria and her family moved to South Carolina after enjoying a trip to Edisto Beach (and we can’t say we blame her!) Maria has had the unique experience of growing up in both Nicaragua and California, during which she was able to be exposed to various different languages and cultures, which ultimately help lead her to follow her passion for working in diverse and high needs educational setting. She’s also had an exciting career of having a community T.V. show in Simi Valley, California!
Her Catholic faith plays a vital role in her life, with her Italian roots contributing to her faith formation early on in her life. During her brief time visiting Italy, she recalls the special connection she felt to her faith. “Seeing nuns and priests in the city riding the bus and shopping alongside me in supermarkets helped me develop a closer relationship with the religious.
Marisa Krause, Office Assistant
Tom Jones, Director of Community Life Coming Soon!
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