ABOUT US (NOT)
The RCIA team is made up of clergy, church staff and lay volunteers who have a passion for RCIA's mission. Many of us have been through the RCIA process ourselves and are therefore uniquely aware of the anxieties people have when trying to decide if RCIA is right for them. Be assured that the RCIA team is not here to push you in any particular direction, but instead to help you take the next steps in your faith journey, wherever they may lead.
In short, it is not about us...it is about you.
Rebecca Miklos is the Director of Religious Education. Becky was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area and moved to Florida in 1992. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master in Religion and Religious Education from the Catholic University of America. Becky became the Director of Religious Education at St. Peter in January 2008. She is a single mom of two teenage daughters, Sarah and Eva. Becky loves the vibrant, Catholic community of St. Peter Parish and is thrilled to be able to contribute to its growing vitality and authenticity by leading children and families to an ever deeper understanding of their Catholic faith.
Deacon John Collins
Deacon John Collins was born in Silver Creek, NY, a small town south of Buffalo. He has an undergraduate degree from Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA. and an MBA from SUNY Binghamton, NY. Deacon John is retired and lives with his wife, Judy, in Jupiter. Between them, they have four children, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Deacon John studied for the Diaconate at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL. He received his Masters in Theological Studies and was ordained on September 6, 2014. “As Catholics, we should continually strive to serve the Lord and to make the link between the Gospel proclaimed and the Gospel applied, a living reality.”
Richard Giardino was born in the Bronx, NY. He has a bachelor’s degree in History from New College of Florida and a law degree from Nova University. Richard is a practicing lawyer in West Palm Beach. He resides with his wife, Pauline, and their three daughters in Jupiter. Richard is a Catholic convert and went through St. Peter’s RCIA Program in 2014. Having gone through the RCIA process, Richard has developed a deep affection for the program and seeks to help others experience its life changing impact.
Earl Webb is a 20 year member of St Peter Parish and a convert to Catholicism who made his leap of faith at a time when RCIA was not fully instituted within the Church. He has been an RCIA team member for a number of years, and hopes to return soon as a Catechist in the Religious Education Program at St Peter. Earl is a native of Florida, a graduate of FSU and, after a term of service in the US Army, had a 32 year career as a local and Federal law enforcement officer. He and his spouse of 53 years, Carole, have raised five children and are blessed with eleven grandchildren, all of whom live in Florida. Earl gains strength and understanding from being allowed to walk with others on a journey towards a relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus.
Sherri DiSalvo grew up in Grand Forks, ND, where she earned an Associate of Arts degree from the University of North Dakota. She lived in Ardmore, PA for several years, and worked for the American College of Underwriters in Bryn Mawr, PA. She moved to Florida in 1970 and is retired from Florida Power and Light Company after 26 years of service. Sherri and her husband, Carl, live in Jupiter. Sherri joined St. Peter when it was first formed in 1987, where she began attending bible study classes. She has been an RCIA team member for many years. Sherri experiences a deep sense of satisfaction from helping RCIA participants on their journey of faith, which she says also enhances her on-going journey.