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Centro Católico del Espíritu Santo

Ximena Capinegro ph. 404-303-9927 x10 Born in Bogota Colombia, Ximena Capinegro attended University of Sabana where she received her degree in Business Administration. Ximena moved to the United States in 2001 where she began tutoring Spanish to both adults and children.

Ximena is Centro Católico del Espíritu Santo’s Facilities Manager. She is responsible for coordinating Masses,...
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Martha Manrique ph. (404) 303-9927 x14 Martha Manrique served as an educator at Solidarity School. She was born in Colombia, South America where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in education, specializing in Spanish education. Ms. Manrique has 20 years of teaching experience and also took time from her career to raise her three children. Since her...
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Liturgy and Adult Enrichment Department

Dr. Albert Ahlstrom Director of Music ph. 404-252-4513 x249 Dr. Albert Ahlstrom is the Director of Music here at Holy Spirit. Albert is our organist for all our weddings, all of the Masses on the weekend, except the Sunday 5:30 P.M. Mass, and he directs our Traditional Choir. We are blessed at Holy Spirit with a beautiful church with...
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Todd Coury Director of Adult Education ph. (404) 252-4513 x234 Todd has worked in the evangelization and faith formation of children and adults at the parochial level since 2004. Most recently, he was the Coordinator of Adult Education and Christian Initiation at Saint Brigid in Johns Creek.

Todd has a Bachelor’s degree in Theology, but prior to working...
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Dr. David King Director of RCIA and Adult Education Coordinator ph. (404) 252-4513 x246 Dr. David King manages both the Sunday morning Adult Education classes and the RCIA program. He is an Associate Professor of English and Film Studies at Kennesaw State University, where he has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level for over twenty years. Dr. King is also an adjunct graduate...
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Phil Niverson Coordinator, Holy Spirit Contemporary Music ph. 404-252-4513 x235 Phil Niverson has been the Music Leader for the 5:30 Sunday Mass for almost a year. He plans the music, plays guitar, sings and leads the choir for Mass. As Music Leader he tries to select music that reflects the theme of the liturgy as well as contemporary music that...
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Catherine McNeal Director of Young Adult Ministry ph. (404) 252-4513 After receiving her nursing degree from Florida State University, she spent a year volunteering as a nurse in South Sudan as a Salesian Lay Missionary. When she returned to the States in 2016, she moved to Atlanta to start a job as a pediatric nurse at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta....
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Operations Department

Jackie Bohling Director of Operations and Stewardship ph. 404-252-4513 x224 Mrs. Jackie Bohling serves Director of Operations and Stewardship for the parish. Jackie has previous experience as an Executive Assistant at the Holiday Inn Worldwide corporate headquarters located in Atlanta. She and her husband, Jeff have three children: Lauren, Emma and Jack, all of whom attend Holy Spirit...
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Samantha Zavala Administrative Assistant to Operations ph. (404) 252-4513 x228 Samantha Zavala comes to Holy Spirit with three years as a receptionist, administrative assistant and office manager at a local IT company plus an additional four years experience as a customer information operator at MARTA. She has a background in Administration, Office Management, and Customer Service. Samantha is a graduate...
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Cheryl Veilleux Receptionist ph. (404) 252-4513 Cheryl’s life-long service in parishes in several states spans that of Catechist, Director of Religious Education, Adult Education, RCIA, and Pastoral Associate, and includes the training of liturgical ministers and developing programs of Small Christian Communities and Catholics Come Home. Her work experience also included legal secretary and administrative assistant...
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Religious Education

Allison Adair Director, Religious Education ph. 404-252-4513 x217 Allison Adair joined Holy Spirit as our Director of Religious Education in November 2014. No stranger to Holy Spirit. Allison and her family have been parishioners her since 1999. Prior to her appointment as DRE, Allison served on the Religious Education board, chaired the Children’s Liturgy Ministry, and co-Chaired the...
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Jessica Garcia Middle School Youth Minister ph. (404) 252-4513 Jessica Garcia is our Middle School Youth Minister serving the Anchor program for grades 5 and 6 and the EDGE program for grades 7 and 8. She and her family have been parishioners since she was a child. Jessica attended Holy Spirit Prep and Ave Maria University in South Florida...
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Sara Gillingham Manager of Youth Ministry ph. (404) 252-4513 Sara Gillingham joins Holy Spirit this month as the Manager of High School Youth Ministry.
Sara is originally from Portland, ME and has been living in Georgia for a year now. Prior to joining the staff at Holy Spirit, she served as a full-time Life Teen missionary at Camp Hidden...
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Heather Kerutis Family Outreach Coordinator ph. (404) 252-4513 Heather Kerutis joins Holy Spirit as the new Family Outreach Coordinator. With a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Loyola University, she is currently pursuing a Masters of Theology from Spring Hill College. As a mother of three, two of whom attend Holy Spirit Prep, it has been Heather’s passion to...
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Julie Ravry Administrative Assistant to Religious Education ph. (404) 252-4513 Julie has Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Nursing and has worked in the medical field for many years. Born in Atlanta, she returned to live here in 1995, and has been a member of Holy Spirit parish for 18 years. Julie is devoted to her husband and two children and...
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Jeff Simpson Director of Children's Choir ph. (404) 252-4513 Jeff Simpson joins Holy Spirit as the Director of Children’s Choir. Jeff has 20 years of experience as a music director at several area parishes including leading the children’s
music programs. With a Master’s of Music Degree from University of South Florida in Tampa, Jeff has studied several different instruments as well...
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Stewardship and Communications

Kate Allen-Cotterman Director of Volunteers ph. (404) 252-4513 As Holy Spirit’s Director of Volunteers, Kate Allen meets with new parishioners, coordinates Stewardship Dinners and oversees all aspects of the the Ministry Fair. Kate has been a parishioner since moving to Atlanta in 2005. She has served as a Stephen Minister and volunteered with the St. Vincent de Paul...
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Marcia Palcher Coordinator of Stewardship ph. 404-252-4513 x225 A Holy Spirit parishioner for 21 years, Philadelphia native Marcia Palcher is the Stewardship Coordinator. Marcia has worked in the Stewardship Department since its inception 14 years ago. She set up the new parishioner visitation program that continues to this day. She created the guidelines for Holy Spirit's Ministry Program,...
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Kim Schulman Director of Communications ph. 404-252-4513 x220 A long-time parishioner, Kim Schulman is Holy Spirit's Coordinator of Communications. She oversees the parish website as well as all of Holy Spirit's publications, including weekly newsletter and bulletin. Kim has a Bachelor's degree in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia and received her Master's degree in...
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Marianna Sobrero Administrative Assistant to Stewardship ph. (404) 252-4513 Marianna joins Holy Spirit with over 20 years experience as an office manager. A native of Argentina, Marian recently moved to Atlanta from Florida. She is married and has one son.
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