FAQ-MINUS Archdiocesan Ecumenical Commission


Reverend Joseph Weber

Recently appointed pastor of Saint John Bosco Church in Maryland Heights, Missouri, Father Weber has been intimately involved with Eumenical and Interfaith programs in Saint Louis and beyond. A member of the Priest-Rabbi dialogue for over thirty years, he finds Interfaith Dialogue to be very important especially during the current situation in our community and country. A bi-ritual priest, he also serves as the Administrator of the Saint Louis Byzantine (Ruthenian) Mission for the Eparchy of Parma, Ohio.



Jewel Jacobs

Is a parishioner at St. Theresa and Bridget parish and involved in multiple ministries in her parish. She volunteers with healing ministries at the Archdiocesan Catholic Renewal center. She is a retired administrator of St. Louis community college and was an elder at the USCCB listening session with bishops on racism.


Sr. Mary Kathleen Ronan, R.S.M., S.T.D.

Is a Sister of Mercy and the Director of the Lay Formation Program for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. She first entered into ecumenical matters when working on her thesis at the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo. In addition, Sister has had many opportunities to engage in dialogue with persons of various Christian communions and of other faiths.


Mary Lovee Varni

Is Senior Program Manager for the Respect Life Apostolate. She is a member of St. Francis of Assisi parish in Oakville and has volunteered in music ministry at various parishes in the Washington deanery. A daughter of two Catholic converts, she has a heart for reaching across the “religious aisle” to find common ground and collaborate on common issues.

Ex Officio

James Fowlkes-Comninellis, Coordinator

Ramona Neumann, Administrative & Resources Associate

Monsignor Dennis Stehly, Moderator of the Curia

F. Javier Orozco, OFS, PhD, Executive Director

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