Parish Pastoral Council


From November 5 through November 13, 2016 registered members of the Parish have an opportunity to choose their representatives on the St. Matthew’s Parish Pastoral Council. The Council advises and assists the Rector in developing, organizing and supporting programs, ministries and other activities to enhance the spiritual and temporal life of the Cathedral parish community.

This year, seven outstanding parishioners have been nominated as candidates for the Council. Ballots, including brief statements from the candidates, and ballot boxes will be available after Sunday Masses at the main entrance and in the North Conference Room at Hospitality receptions. You may also vote online here (en español).


St. Matthew’s Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) advises and assists the Cathedral Rector in developing activities to enhance the spiritual and temporal life of our parish community. The PPC both articulates a strategic vision for the parish and implements pieces of that vision through its committees, ministries, and programs.  

In its meetings and operations, the Council strives to balance these needs: at times, concentrating on specific tasks and, at others, advising the Rector on larger questions facing the parish. PPC members likewise balance their thinking between personal experiences, work with a particular Committee, and the larger questions faced by our community. 


The PPC is comprised of 18 voting members. An election is held each November. New council members begin their term each December. The Council includes three officers and maintains six permanent committees with their individual officers.   

Meeting Time/Place 

The PPC meets at 6:45pm on the first Monday of the month in the East Conference room. All parishioners are invited to join Council meetings, as well as assist with parish activities.    

Contacting the Council 

Parishioners are encouraged to contact the Council by email or to stop by the PPC’s monthly meetings.

Council Officers

  • Chair:  Carmen Iezzi Mezzera
  • Vice-Chair:  Krista L. Cox
  • Secretary:  Dan Evans


  • Susan Aspey
  • Patricia Boehme
  • Claudia Campos
  • Kevin Crouch
  • Dan Horning
  • Stephanie Jacobe
  • Chris Maher
  • Sarah Ruszkowski
  • Milton Seanz
  • Nicole Whitney
  • David Wills
  • Daniel Zazueta


Communications and Evangelization 

The Communications and Evangelization Committee promotes the worship, ministerial, formational, outreach, and other activities of the Cathedral to our parish community and to the general public. View more

Faith Formation

The Faith Formation Committee is concerned with Christian education and spiritual formation of the parish community. View more


The Hospitality Committee fosters Christian fellowship within the parish community and with visitors. Activities include assisting parish staff and organizations in coordinating social functions and welcoming new members to the parish community and encouraging participation in Cathedral activities. View more


The Liturgy Committee brings the parish community closer to God in the celebration of God’s presence through liturgy, including the sacraments. View more

Social Justice and Community Services

The Social Justice and Community Services Committee mobilizes the people and resources of the parish in a mission of service to the local and surrounding community. View more


The Stewardship Committee identifies and recommends strategies to encourage parishioner participation in, and financial support of, the Cathedral and its pastoral ministries and programs. View more