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LEADERSHIP

PARISH STAFF
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Mr. Kenny Arrington, Director of Music

Kenny joined St. Raymond in 2013 after serving various Churches in the Philadelphia region. Kenny is a music teacher in the Philadelphia School System and founded the Philadelphia Catholic Mass Choir that sang for Pope Francis during his visit to Philadelphia.

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Deacon Bill Bradley

Deacon Bill was ordained a Deacon in 2013 and has served at St. Raymond (where he and his wife Cindy have worshipped since 1973) since ordination. Deacon Bill retired from a career in Financial Services and previously served as the Director of the Office of Black Catholics for the Archdiocese. 

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Ms. Araminta Brown, Pastoral Associate for Discipleship

Minta, a native of Germantown and a convert to the faith while her son was attending a Catholic School, has worshipped at St. Raymond for many years. She joined our staff in 2016 after retiring from a career in accounting.

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Ms. Arleen Daniels, Pastoral Associate for Rel. Education & Social Ministry

Arleen joined the staff in 2012 after serving as a catechist for many years. She spent many years in Human Resources at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Ms. Richara Krajewski, Pastoral Associate, Discipleship and Youth Ministry

Richara, a native of North Jersey and a convert to the Catholic Faith, joined the Parish Staff in 2016 after years working in education and in service to women in crisis.

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Mr. Lou Tonelli, Parish Business Manager

Lou, a Mount Airy native, joined the Parish Staff in 2008. He spent a career in managing various businesses before serving Saint Raymond and another parish in this capacity.

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Ms. Brandi Whitehead Rose, Office Manager

Brandi, whose family have been connected to St. Raymond for generations, joined the Parish Staff in 2019. Her joy brightens every phone call and visit to our office.

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Father Christopher M. Walsh, Pastor

Father Chris was ordained a priest in 1999 and has served as Pastor since 2008. Prior to St. Raymond, he served at Archbishop Wood High School and Our Lady of Ransom Church. Prior to priesthood, he worked in mental health.

DISCIPLESHIP TEAM

Deacon Bill Bradley, Deacon Bill has served as Deacon at the Parish since 2013.

Ms. Araminta Brown, Minta directs our efforts in forming disciples through small groups and other outreach events.

Mr. Komlavi Ekouevi, Komlavi works in software development, leads a small group with his wife and has great passion in studying the Catholic Faith.

Mr. Carl Kelley, Carl is a retired Philadelphia Firefighter and adult convert to the faith whose great love for Scripture and ministry to the men of our parish is a blessing for us all.

Ms. Richara Krajewski, Richara directs our efforts in forming young people and families as disciples.

Mr. Ken Morris, Ken works at PGW, leads a small group and is passionate about praying with and for others.

Father Christopher M. Walsh, Fr. Chris has been Pastor since 2008.

Ms. Joanne Wells, Joanne is a IT Professional who serves on our Parish Choir and brings her desire for excellence alive in our parish liturgies.

Ms. Shondel Younge, Shondel works for the City of Philadelphia, has a passion for excellence and uses her creativity to raise the bar at St. Raymond.

STEWARDSHIP TEAM

Deacon Bill Bradley, Deacon Bill has served as Deacon at the Parish since 2013. 

Ms. Cynthia Brown, Cynthia retired from a career in fundraising and ably assists the parish in being good stewards of our financial resources.

Ms. Arleen Daniels, Arleen has been a Pastoral Associate at the Parish since 2012. 

Mr. Emery Matthews, Emery is a Real Estate Developer who provides expertise with our property maintenance and enhancements.

Mrs. Dawn Chism Simms, Dawn is an attorney for the School District of Philadelphia and offers her wise counsel to the Team for the good of the parish community.

Ms. Barbara Sweat, Barbara is a Human Resources Consultant and Trainer who guides the parish in developing our greatest asset, our members.

Mr. Lou Tonelli, Business Manager Lou has served as our Business Manager since 2008.

Father Christopher M. Walsh, Fr. Chris has been Pastor since 2008.