Parish Staff Mission:
To serve the Pastor and parochial vicar of Corpus Christi Parish by providing a collaborative environment conducive for the day-to-day business of the parish, ensuring that the faithful of the community receive the sacraments and opportunities to grow in faith. Staff members exercise prudence and thoughtfulness in financial matters; preserve parish records and documentation; maintain the campus buildings and grounds; and coordinate efforts with volunteers for parish events, from daily Masses to annual celebrations. Each staff member serves with joy and gladness as ultimately serving God.
Fr. Reynaldo Clutario Biography
Fr. Reynaldo Clutario Jr., was born on July 24, 1967, in Tiwi, Albay, Philippines.
In 1980, he graduated elementary education and in 1984, graduated secondary education. In 1988, he graduated from Our Lady of the Angels Franciscan College Seminary, Quezon City, Philippines, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies, with a minor in philosophy and sociology. In 1993, he completed his master’s degree in Theology (Cand) at St. Vincent de Paul Theological Seminary, Tandang Sra Quezon City, Philippines.
Ordained to the Priesthood at the age of 25 on July 16, 1993, at Holy Cross Parish, Novaliches, Quezon City Philippines. For him priesthood is Christ’s gift to the Church. It is his joy to be that gift and to be an instrument of Jesus’ love and mercy in administering the sacraments to many people who are lost and to people who need to experience the love of God and his forgiveness. Though unworthy he is to be Alter Christus, yet he believes at what St. Theresa of Calcutta said: “God does not call those who are qualified, he qualifies those who are called.”
His first assignment was to serve as a Formator or (Priest In-charge) of the SOLT College seminarians in Naga City, and at the same time he was assigned as Chaplain of Bicol Medical Hospital of the same place for two years and also as the Parish Administrator to a Quasi-Parish of St. Anthony de Padua. His first Parochial Assignment as Assistant Parish Priest was in Holy Cross Parish in Manila for 2 years. A meaningful ministry as the Pastor was devoted to the Parishioners of St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Camarines Sur from 1997 up to 2002. In 2003, he became again a Pastor of the Parish of Holy Family Parish in the province of Sorsogon where he served for three years. Aside from being a Pastor, he became a member of the (SOLT Asian Regional Council), second assistant to the Superior of the religious order (SOLT) from 2000 to 2003.
He is grateful that God has been given him the grace of good health; happy disposition in life coupled with a sense of direction and special charism and personal power that draw people together in unity and solidarity in his twelve years ministry in the Philippines.
In June 2005, he came to the United States of America having a Religious Working Visa and served in the Diocese of Phoenix, assigned to St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, Sun City for one year. After that year, the Bishop of Phoenix appointed him to be the Pastor of two medium size parishes: St. Frances Cabrini Church in Camp Verde, Arizona, and St. Joseph Parish at Mayer, Arizona. He served there as Pastor for six years and became a permanent resident of America. After 8 years, he became a Citizen of the United States of America in October 2013.
In July 2012, He was assigned as Parochial Vicar to the parishes of St. Francis of Assisi in Flagstaff, Arizona, and Cristo Rey Parish in Grand Canyon. He served there for three fruitful years. There he experienced how to work in the hospital (Flagstaff Medical Center) as volunteer chaplain with a little exposure at the prison ministry.
In July 2015, he was assigned as Parochial Vicar at Corpus Christi Parish, Phoenix, Arizona. In October of 2016, he was incardinated to be a Diocesan Priest of the Diocese of Phoenix.
In May 2020, Father Rey was appointed Temporary Parochial Administrator and in July 2021, he was installed as pastor.
We love having Father Rey with us at Corpus Christi, as he always reminds us: BE HAPPY!
Fr. Scott Sperry Biography
I was ordained as a priest in 2014. I've served at several parishes, and as a chaplain at a couple of high schools, a university, and Americare Hospice. The priesthood has given me great joy and is so much more than serving different parishes and ministries. I am very excited for my newest assignment as the Parochial Vicar of Corpus Christi Catholic Church.
My life as a priest is always held in balance by God’s continual call and my desire to be holy and a missionary disciple for Him. Priests pray the Liturgy of the Hours five times a day. I love to celebrate Mass every day and hear confessions as much as I can. I am looking forward to keeping you all and your intentions in my prayers during these days together. May we increase in devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Our Lady of the Rosary and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the Wisdom of the Divinely Inspired Word of God. God bless you all!
Dcn. Christopher Kellogg
Steve Mandarino Biography
I am very blessed to have served as the Parish Manager since 2011. I primarily manage parish finances, accounting, human resources, IT, and corporate matters, as well as coordinate all building and improvement projects. I have a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA. I like to think of myself as the Pastor’s “right-hand man” and attend all Pastoral and Finance Council meetings. I also work with Deacon Dennis to coordinate the Men of St. Joseph men’s ministry. I have been married for 10 years to my wonderful wife, Jaime, and we have three young kids: Luke (9), Lily (6), and Michael (5).
Carol Pavlak Biography
As a native New Yorker, born in a close Italian family, only God could have gotten me to leave my home and move to the desert! And so, He did… and I am forever grateful for these 19 years in Arizona! I’ve worked with the disabled, counseled women in a pregnancy crisis, was co-chair of Corpus Christi’s Respect Life Ministry and have been the office manager for more than 11 years. My husband, Jim, is a fabulous cook, so dinner time is my favorite time of the day!
Christi Deg Biography
I have been the Bulletin Editor since 2007 and the Content Facilitator for our parish magazine from its beginning in 2018. I am also on our parish's social media team. My husband, John, is also on staff here. We were married on the feast of St. Thérèse in 2005 and now have 6 children. In addition to working here, I am a member of St. Gerard Circle and the Coffee Break Women's Bible Study group. I enjoy watching science fiction shows, playing board games, and baking.
Matthew Henry Biography
I have been in the parish for 11 years, 10 as music director and 1 in my newly expanded role as Director of Music and Liturgy. My hobbies include playing board games and fishing.
Kathleen Foley Biography
I have been a member of Corpus Christi since February 2017 and joined the staff in May 2017 as the receptionist to answer the phone, greet visitors, and support the staff. In March 2018, my role expanded as the Parishioner Engagement Coordinator, focusing on communications and helping parishioners grow in their faith. In July 2021, I became the Director of Mission Advancement. Promoting the mission of the Church and encouraging all of our parishioners to be the Body of Christ - Becoming Disciples is my passion! I am blessed to work at Corpus Christi and it is my mission to serve with a smile. My husband, teenage daughter and I live in Chandler with our big spoiled doggy.
Barbara Manning Biography
I have been a parishioner of Corpus Christi since moving to Ahwatukee in 1991. I was originally a volunteer in the gift shop and later became the Gift Shop Manager nearly 16 years ago. I am also very involved in the planning of many of the Parish events such as the Parish Picnic, the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and various receptions held in the Parish Center, including the Parish Feast Day receptions. My husband, Steve, and I have a son and a daughter and 2 grandchildren. I love spending time with my family and reading.
Nancy Krappitz Biography
I have been a member of Corpus Christi for over 20 years. A job transfer brought us to Arizona from Maryland in late 1997. I have been married for 32 years to my husband Kevin.
As a blended family we have five children as well as 6 grandchildren living in South Carolina, Maryland, Tennessee and California. I am a professed member of the Secular Franciscans, a Eucharistic Minister and I also volunteer in various other ministries at Corpus Christi. A favorite quote of mine from Joyce Coronel of the Catholic Sun is “The love of God isn’t virtual-it’s real and it’s in Person at every Mass, waiting for us”!
Ken Doering Biography
Corpus Christi had been my parents’ parish since the mid-80s, long before my family (wife, Dee Dee, daughter, Brandelyn, son, Graham, and I) came to live in Phoenix in 2000. While here at the Parish, I helped fix a few things here and there and was asked what I was doing the rest of my life. HA! So “The Handyman Ken” became a staff member. I love our Parish, its surroundings, the staff and of course, all of our parishioners. The work here is endless, as anyone would expect it to be when called the House of God. We strive to make each day count towards the safety, structural and mechanical functions of our buildings and grounds as well as unleashing the beauty of our parish.
Dr. Lenny Kelley, Ed.D.
Director of Faith Formation
Linda McCormack Biography
My family and I have been members of Corpus Christi for more than 26 years. My husband, Mark Porter, serves as a lector. Our two boys, Liam and Brendan, went through the CE program, received their sacraments here, and also served in ministry. I have been a Catechist for the past 14 years, I serve as a Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Altar Guild Captain, Gift Shop volunteer scheduler and volunteer, and participate in the Adoration ministry. I love to read, quilt and travel.
Grace Rivera Biography
I’m a Phoenix native and joy-filled Cradle Catholic. As a teen, youth group was where I met some of my lifelong friends and grew in my understanding and love for Catholicism. After high school I spent a year of my life as a NET Missionary in Australia, (mate) where my faith was ignited! I attended Benedictine University in Mesa where I studied my two loves - Theology and Fine Arts. My husband Daniel and I were married in 2017 and we welcomed our adorable and squishy son Ezekiel Cruz into the world in March 2020. My love languages are baking desserts and houseplants.