Parish Staff

St. John's Parish Staff are here to help you with your administrative and pastoral needs. Please feel free to call us at (301) 373-2281, email us at info@sjchollywood.org, or stop by if you:

- would like to register with the parish

- are new and would like a tour of the parish property

- would like to schedule an appointment with the pastor

- want to have a Mass said for a relative, friend, or acquaintance, living or deceased

- have a relative, friend, or acquaintance who is ill or in the hospital and would like to be visited

- have any question at all about St. John's Parish

Office hours are 8am - 4pm, Tuesday through Friday.

Rev. Raymond Schmidt
Pastor

Fr. Ray celebrates Mass several times each week, hears confessions, provides the sacraments of baptism, marriage, and anointing of the sick to parishioners, provides spiritual direction and pastoral care, visits the sick, hospitalized, and homebound of the parish, makes final decisions regarding the management of St. John's School and Parish, and serves in all other ways as the shepherd and spiritual father of our Catholic community at St. John's.

Rev. Eamon Dignan
Priest in Residence (Ret.)

Fr. Dignan celebrates Mass several times each week at St. John's and helps Fr. Ray by hearing confessions when Fr. Ray is unavailable. He loves to talk sports, especially football.

Deacon Ammon Ripple
Pastoral Assistant

Deacon Ammon serves the parish as a permanent deacon. He assists at Mass, visits parishioners at many local nursing homes, conducts RCIA classes for candidates and catechumens who are unable to attend the 7pm Tuesday classes, performs baptisms, organizes the Schoenstatt Family Rosary Campaign at St. John's, and uses his carpentry skills to help maintain and beautify our parish buildings.

Patricia Hayden
Administrative Assistant

Pat prepares the weekly bulletin and manages day-to-day administrative tasks in the parish office. Contact her if you have a general question about St. John's or if you would like to place an item in the bulletin or have a Mass offered for someone.

Nancy Bowling
Bookkeeper/Human Resources Representative

Nancy is our parish and school accountant as well as our Human Resources representative.  She works closely with the Pastor and school Principal to maintain fiscal integrity in the use of fundraising revenue and the sacrificial giving of St. John’s parishioners. 

Jonathan Hellerman
Director of Music Ministry

Jonathan is the Director of St. John's Music Ministry. He oversees music ministry at our parish and school, including managing the choir and cantor schedules, providing organ music for Sunday Masses and holy days of obligation, directing the 9am Sunday Choir and Youth Choir, providing training and enrichment for musicians at our parish, teaching music classes, and being available to assist as needed at wedding and funeral liturgies.

Rich Olon
Director of Religious Education/Youth Minister

Rich runs St. John’s youth ministry, the parish religious education program for grades K-12, and St. John’s Summer Program.  The opportunity to work for the Church and to be near family was too appealing to pass up and motivated Rich to make a career change and move from Philadelphia to SoMD in late 2010. Among his favorite saints are St. John Bosco, St. John Paul the Great, St. Faustina, and Venerable Fulton Sheen.  If it has to do with youth and their spiritual formation, please contact him. He’d enjoy hearing from you.

Juana Morales
Receptionist

Born and raised in Maryland. Love languages, salsa dancing, hiking and the outdoors. Worked for several churches as a missionary from DC, Philly to Italy . Recently worked for St. Rita's Catholic School and Church in Alexandria, VA and loved working and bringing together both school and religious education communities. I am glad to be back in the Catholic work environment! My favorite saint is St. Francis of Assisi and naturally my favorite place to visit in Italy. 

Diana Huber
Administrative Assistant to the Pastor

Diana assists the parish pastor with administrative duties and manages the parish facilities calendar. Contact her if you would like to make an appointment with Fr. Ray or have an event scheduled on the parish calendar. A native Californian, Diana settled in Maryland 28 years ago and has been in Hollywood since 2011, where she moved to be close to her daughter Debbie and son-in-law Patrick and grandchildren Michael, Caitlin, and Jack. She enjoys living in southern Maryland and hearing the many stories of its rich history.

Christopher Turner
Facilities and Maintenance Director

Chris works to ensure the safety, cleanliness, and good appearance of our parish and school facilities utilizing his HVAC, carpentry, plumbing, and electrical knowledge and skills. He is a long-time resident of St. Mary's County who has enjoyed doing facility maintenance and management for over 15 years. He and his wife Kristen and their three children are happy to be members of our close-knit parish and Blue Ribbon school community.