Fr. Frassati Davis, O.P.
Hailing from the faraway flat plains of Omaha, Nebraska, Fr. Frassati joins the Youth Ministry team as a newly ordained Dominican, having received his priestly orders in May. After joining the Order of Preachers in 2015, he has had experiences leading youth groups, teaching adult catechesis, and educating inquiring minds in a Catholic high school setting. Fr. Frassati enjoys cloudy winters, dark roast coffee from UDF, and plates of Skyline chili. True Ohioans should have no trouble considering him to be a faithful and trustworthy Buckeye transplant.
As the Director and Co-founder of Dead Theologians Society (DTS), Eddie brings over twenty years of youth ministry experience to St. Patrick's, where his family has roots going back 125 years. The DTS apostolate often takes him to Ireland and Northern Ireland, and the missionary work he does there is very near and dear to his heart. Prior to his career in youth ministry, Eddie was a Social Worker with Catholic Social Services, Director of the Juvenile Court of Hardin County, and (in the "Big 80s") drummer for the popular rock band, The Bellows. An old hand at the bodhrán, he also plays internationally with the traditional Irish band, The Kells. He and his wife Katie have been married for 30 years, and they have two adult children, Rory and Maeve.
Sister Leonarda Zielinska, O.P.
Sister Leonarda, originally from Poland, has served in the United States as a Dominican Sister for the last seventeen years. She currently serves as the Director of Religious Education at St. Patrick's, overseeing a CCD program that serves hundreds of children from pre-schoolers through seniors in high school. Her favorite animal is Grumpy Cat and one of her favorite saints is St. Michael the Archangel (Sister definitely has friends in high places!)
Sister Felicity Wolf, O.P.
Sister Felicity joins the Core Team after moving to Columbus to work for the apostolate of the Dominican Sisters, Immaculate Conception Province. Growing up around Portland, OR, she joins the Core Team with high school teaching experience. In her lifetime, she has had many pets, including shrimp, a lizard, and a tarantula—but not all at the same time. Her top two favorite saints are St. Felicity and St. Perpetua.
AnnMarie is from Carroll, Ohio, and has been a parishioner at St. Patrick’s for over thirteen years. The fourth of five children, she was homeschooled through high school and is now in her third year at Ohio Dominican University, where she is majoring in Exercise Science. She enjoys hiking, being outside, and spending time with her family. She is a proud alum of the St. Patrick’s Youth Group and her favorite saints include St. Catherine of Siena and St. Joseph.
One of five children, with four sisters, Keene O. Marstrell III grew up in the great Ohio farm country near Dover. He is a graduate of the University of Akron, where he got his BA in Political Science and played centerfield for the Zips. In high school, Keene earned the New Philadelphia Citizen’s Award for aiding in the arrest of a criminal at-large. Since college he has worked in local government, civil service, and finance. His favorite saints are St. Joseph and St. Margaret of Castello and his favorite prayer is the Hail, Holy Queen.
Caitie is a St. Patrick’s parishioner, a niece to our own Eddie Cotter, and a licensed nurse practitioner working at Riverside Hospital. (The youth are in capable hands!) A devoted Blue Jackets and Buckeyes fan, Caitie grew up in neighboring Mt. Sterling, OH and spends a lot of time with her 150-lb Saint Bernard named Greta. St. Elizabeth of Hungary is a favorite intercessor.
Raised in a household of eight kids, Tim calls Grove City home. When he is not birdwatching, rock climbing, or owning the gaga ball court, he works as a plumber around the Columbus area. Tim has a few siblings in Youth Group, and his older sister, Maggie, is also on Core Team. Luckily, they get along well and both enjoy praying the Memorare.
Bekah, a Columbus native, is the oldest of six children. She is currently a junior at Ohio State University, where she is studying Agroecology. This past summer, Bekah worked for the USDA as a soil conservation intern. Being well-grounded herself, she enjoys baking sourdough bread, gardening, and praying the litany of trust. A couple of her favorite Saints are Bl. Chiara Luce Badano and St. Edith Stein.
An alum of St. Patrick’s Youth Ministry, Philippe now studies studio art and business administration at the University of Arizona. He is spending this year in Upper Arlington with his family, and spending his free time helping with Youth Ministry. His favorite saint is St. Patrick, and his double-jointed self proves to be helpful cooking in the kitchen and balling on the basketball court. His favorite darts partner is Eddie Cotter, whom he has fittingly nicknamed “Red Bull.”
Spouse to fellow Core Team member Rebecca, Mason enjoys everything pumpkin-flavored but dislikes rock climbing (or… maybe the other way around). A graduate of Hillsdale College, Mason has a degree in biochemistry and now works as a technician at a clinic and surgery center in Columbus. His favorite saint is St. John Bosco and his favorite prayer is Compline.
Rebecca grew up in Columbus with three sisters and now works as a Nanny. In the past year, she married fellow Core Team member Mason and graduated from Franciscan University. When she is not dishing out her highly informed and trusted opinions about the best ice cream parlor in Ohio, Rebecca enjoys studying theology for which she has a degree from Steubenville. She is devoted to the Little Flower and had a pet rat as a child (never have these two facts been combined in the same sentence.)
Maggie hails from Grove City and has six brothers and one sister. Having graduated from OSU with a Masters in Speech Language Pathology, she currently works in a school and private clinic. She loves reading, baking, and spending time with her nephews. St. Gianna, St. Thérèse, and St. Joseph are a few of her favorite saints. The Litany of Trust is one of her favorite prayers.
Ian, a seven-year veteran of the St. Pat's Youth Group, is from Powell, Ohio. The oldest of five, with three younger sisters and one younger brother, he is currently in his second year of studies at OSU, where he is pursuing a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. In his spare time he enjoys playing the guitar and watching/playing various sports. Pope John Paul II is his favorite saint.