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Our Team


Rochester Catholic is an initative of the Rochester parishes seeking to connect young adults to Christ and His Church. Our staff is a mixture of paid and volunteer coordinators representing all the parishes in the city. Contact any one of them for more information about getting involved in a parish and to see what's going on for young adults in the local Catholic Church.

Zach Rawson
Pax Christi

Zach is originally from the Twin Cities, but like many left town for college. In his second year at the University of Minnesota Duluth he met somebody who loves Jesus more than anything or anybody and the encounter changed his life. The following year he transferred to the University of Saint Thomas for it's Catholic Studies program and is currently putting that experience to work as the Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry at Pax Christi in Northwest Rochester. Zach is married to Suzanne, a pediatric nurse at St. Mary's, and they have two energetic and crazy, but beautiful, little girls named Sydney and Juliette. Zach loves to read, throw a Frisbee, and sit around campfires on cool fall nights. Steer clear of Zach whenever the Wild, Twins, or Patriots lose.

RCYA Core Team

Jenny Vondrashek
Vice President
Nathin Voeller

Name: Jenny Vondrashek
Role: Vice President 
Parish: Holy Spirit
RCYA group experience: Retreat Team, Blessed Chiara Women's Small Group Leader 
Things I like: Animals, Crafting, Disney, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Singing in the car, and Volleyball

-Name: Nathin Voeller
-Role: Communications Manager
-Parish: St. Francis
-RCYA groups: Board Game Night, Fersatti Fraternity
-Things I like: Photography, Hiking, Watching Sports, Reading, and Twins Baseball

Tim Zappa
Mission Coordinator


-Name: Tim Zappa
-Role: President/Mission Coordinator
-Parish: Pax Christi
-RCYA groups: Board Game Night, Fersatti Fraternity, Morning Prayer Group, Inklings Book Club, Catechism Study 
-Things I like: Hiking,Reading, Exercise, Botany, and History

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