Fr. Steve Breck - Bio Page Pic [2947576]Fr. Steve Breck



Bishop Lennon appointed Fr. Steve Breck to serve as pastor of St. Mary Magdalene which commenced on May 2, 2016.

Fr. Steve Breck was ordained a priest on May 20th, 2000.  Prior to coming to Saint Mary Magdalene, Fr. Steve served as a parochial vicar at Saint John Neumann, Saint Charles Borromeo, Saint Raphael, and Saint Hilary Parish.  Fr. Steve’s home parish is Saint Francis Xavier in Medina.   He feels extremely blessed to have had Fr. Mark Hollis as pastor and both Fr. Ron Wearsch and Fr. Stephen Kaminski as parochial vicars at Saint Francis Xavier. 

Fr. Steve’s parents come from the Fleet Avenue Neighborhood. Both of his parents are deceased. Fr. Steve is the youngest of seven.  He has four older brothers and two older sisters.  Most of his siblings live in Northeast Ohio. One brother lives near Indianapolis and another brother, Mark, went home to God in the Spring of 2013. Fr. Steve enjoys being a member of the parish family of Saint Mary Magdalene and is very happy to serve as Pastor.



Mrs. Mary Hrich

Director of Liturgy and Music


Mary started part time at SMM in 1999, and moved to full time in 2009.

Her ministry includes:

  • Directing Liturgical & Music Ministry
  • Composing media for communications, including emails, newsletters, worship aids, electronic bulletin board, etc.
  • Assisting with administration of the parish website
  • Providing workshops, speaking engagements, and musical support as requested by the Diocese of Cleveland, the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, and the American Guild of Organists
  • Co-Founder of Sustaining the Journey, a ministry resource for Churches, Ministers, and Liturgical Musicians across Northern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania
  • Board Member of the Cleveland Chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) www,

Mary has been serving the Diocese of Cleveland as a musician and liturgical minister since 1984. She graduated with honors from John Carroll University with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Theology.

Beers,-Mary-LouMrs. Mary Lou Beers

Sacramental Preparation and Bereavement Ministry


Mary Lou has been part of the SMM community for her entire adult life.

Her ministry includes:

  • Helping to prepare candidates for Confirmation & Eucharist
  • Meeting with funeral families to assist them with planning and to offer grief support
  • Coordinating Bereavement ministry, outreach to the sick and homebound, and birthday and special occasion greeting cards
  • Serving as retreat speaker and providing catechesis and support for faith formation across the Diocese of Cleveland

Mary Lou has dedicated her life to the parish and to the greater Church – both with her husband Jim, and since his passing several years ago. A degreed teacher, Mary Lou is a nationally recognized inspirational and educational speaker.

Mrs. Jessica SinkovicJess Sinkovic

Families in Faith Principal


Jessica and her husband Jason were married at St. Mary Magdalene in June 2016. So inspired by the preparation process for the sacrament of marriage, Jessica participated in the RCIA program, and became Catholic at the Easter Vigil in 2017. She joined the Families in Faith program as PSR Principal shortly after.

Jessica is also a special education teacher. She received her teaching degree from Lake Erie
College and furthered her education in Educational Administration at Ursuline College. She is passionate about teaching children, especially about our faith. Jessica also serves the parish as a Lector and member of the Festival Committee.

Administrative Staff

Rosemarie SislerRosemarie Sisler

Parish Secretary


Rosemarie was baptized at St. Mary Magdalene’s but moved away as a child. She returned in 2008 with her husband Jim and daughter Mandi. As a family, they frequently volunteer to support Parish activities.  Rosemarie and Jim have been running the annual Parish festival since 2019. Rosemarie and Mandi have served as Altar Servers since 2014. The Sisler family enjoys worshipping together and have found an extended family in the St. Mary Magdalene community.

Rosemarie looks forward to serving the Parish in her new role as Parish Secretary.

Arndt,-JimJim Arndt

Business Manager


Jim and his wife Eve have been members of SMM since 1978.  Jim has a Business Degree from Cleveland State University and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace.  He was a member of SMM Finance Council for 18 years. Jim has served as St. Mary Magdalene's Business Manager since 2008.

Coletta-DiCelloColetta DiCello

Bulletin Editor and School Liaison


Coletta and her husband John have been parishioners at St. Mary Magdalene for over 45 years, moving to Willowick in January, 1976. She feels very blessed that together with John they have four children, two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law and 12 grandchildren.  Three of her children and their families belong to SMM, while the fourth lives in New York City.

Coletta has been an employee of SMM since 1984.  She began her career in the 1984-85 school year, working in the school office.  As time went on and the school closed, she transitioned to working in the parish office.  Her focus is as the bulletin editor, the school liaison with area Catholic schools and SMM families enrolled in those schools, and assisting the Parish Secretary in the everyday operation of the parish office.

Ban,-TonyTony Ban

Maintenance Manager