The Pastoral Council has the responsibility for ongoing pastoral planning to maintain the integrity of the parish mission and the goals and objectives related to it, by serving in an advisory capacity, having a consultive voice only, to the Pastor and acting as the unifying instrument within the local parish community. The Pastoral Council assists the Pastor in his leadership responsibility of planning, organizing, initiating, measuring results, promoting, coordinating and reviewing the evangelism, worship, word, community, service, stewardship and leadership within the parish. The Pastoral Council offers a means through which parishioners may actively participate in matters which concern the good of the parish. In addition, and more importantly, it is intended to aid the Pastor in building a true Christian community through administration, both spiritual and temporal.
Thomas Ringkamp - Chairman -Education: M.S. in Systems Management, Florida Institute of Technology
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Villanova University
-Work Experience: Retired. Aerospace Engineer, Head of Design, Construction and Facility Management worldwide for three Fortune 500 corporations.
President and owner of COR-REP Construction Corp., NYC.
-Personal: Married to Mary Jane Ringkamp. Four children (3 sons, 1 daughter)
& 10 grandchildren. Chairman of St. Patrick Goal Committee, volunteer for selected parish hall projects & member of Strategic Planning Committee.
Denise McNeill -Member -Education: A.S. in Computer Science
-Work Experience: CFO – Florida Pension Resource Center
-Personal: Married to Jim McNeill – 2 children, Amber and Sean
Member of St Patrick Education Ministry – taught children’s’ Liturgy in 2002 presently teach first grade religious education. Parent volunteer for St Patrick youth group in 2004 & 2005. Community involvement including, Board Secretary for William T. Dwyer Band Boosters, Girl Scout troop Cookie Mom”, Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, PTO Secretary, Habitat for Humanity volunteer, and parent volunteer with Children’s Liturgy at Holy Name of Jesus Church, WPB.
David R. “Smokey” Stover- member David has been married to Ann O’Brien for 36 years. They have three daughters; Erin, Colleen and Sarah and two grandsons, Charlie and Sam Chady of Knoxville, TN. They have a third grandchild expected in Jan 2012. David is a year round resident of North Palm Beach and has been a Saint Patrick Parishioner since 2004. David serves as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector at the 8:00 AM Sunday Mass, and is a member of our Saint Patrick Choir. David was born and raised in Miami, Arizona, a small copper mining town in east central Arizona. He graduated from the U. S. Air Force Academy in 1972 then served on active duty for 12 years and 3 years with the Air Force Reserve. His primary duty was as a C-141 Pilot at McGurie AFB, NJ and Altus AFB, OK. David attained the rank of Major. After separating from the Air Force, he began a 29 year career with American Airlines as a pilot, retiring in January 2008. During his career at American, he was based in New York, Washington, Chicago, Nashville, and Miami. While at American, he was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Allied Pilots Association and also served on the Financial Audit Committee. David’s vision for Saint Patrick Church: To maintain and expand the current environment and worship experience. To maintain and expand the history and story of Saint Patrick Parrish highlighting the ministries of this vibrant Faith Community. To foster the growth of Saint Patrick Parrish and build upon the foundation that has been given to us.
Glenn Galtere- member
Glenn currently serves as Eucharistic Minister and provides a counseling ministry for bereavement at St. Patrick Church. Glenn's professional life began in the Marine Corps where he earned several outstanding awards, then went on to become a flight instructor and charter pilot. Since 1961 Glenn has dedicated his life to numerous good works throughout the world, initially answering God's call to serve as a Methodist missionary, pastor and teacher in the Caribbean and Southern Africa. He has served as minister, spiritual director and chaplain to various programs throughout the community. Glenn's personal objective it to continue to fulfill the calling God has given to him and to use his gifts for the benefit of the Church.
Tracy Butler- Member Tracy C. Butler serves as a Lector and Greeter at St. Patrick and has been as member of the parish since 2006. Her husband, Don, is a member of the Knights of Columbus and also serves as a Greeter. Her son, Casey, is an Altar Server, Greeter and a member of the Youth Choir. In her professional life, Tracy serves as the Director of Education for the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and oversees its' comprehensive arts education program. Kravis Center education initiatives serve nearly 100,000 children and adults in the Palm Beach County community each year through curriculum-based performances, after school workshops and residencies, adult education lecture series and classes, professional development workshops for teachers, student performance programs and summer performing arts intensives. Before joining the Kravis Center team in 1999, Tracy worked for Walt Disney Theatrical Productions, Serino Coyne Advertising Agency and the Life Gallery of Photography all based in New York City. Ms. Butler graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA degree in Theater Arts Management and a minor in Marketing and Public Relations from Ithaca College.
Paul M. Duffley- Member Married 52 years, six children and eight grandchildren, My wife Maggie and I were raised in the Boston area and have lived in a number of states during my career with Pepsico. We have been residents of Florida and members of St. Patrick church for the last ten years. I serve as a greeter and a pastoral care minister and served in addition to volunteering at parishes in Connecticut and Illinois. My early education by the nuns of Notre Dame order and later by the Jesuits have shaped my faith and understanding of God's message to serve and give back the faith to others that are searching for a stronger faith.