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 9:30am - 4:30pm, 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. Ryan Braam
Parochial Vicar

Fr. Braam grew up in the county, attended St. Mary's Ryken H.S. and worked St. John's Summer Program back in 2014 and 2015. He was ordained to priesthood in June 2022 and assigned to St. John's as his first assignment.

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.

Anya Naegele
Finance Manager

Anya is a familiar face to many in our community. She and her family are parishioners and send their children to St. John's School and the Summer Program.  Her husband Ryan helps out with adult theology studies.  Anya has extensive experience in the financial world including time working for Little Flower School. 
 

Joseph Brown
Secretary
Deacon Ken Scheiber
Pastoral Assistant
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.

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.

Jackie Cannon
HR Manager

Jackie started as our human resources manager in the spring of 2022.  She handles all staffing matters including onboarding new hires, processing payroll and other staffing matters.

Lidia Bradley
Parish Receptionist

Lidia's is the pleasant and helpful voice on the other end of the phone when you call the parish office.  She and her husband Guy and their children have been parishioners for years and their children have attended St. John's School.  Lidia enjoys returning home to Spain to visit her family when the opportunity presents itself.

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.

Pat Cannon
Facilities and Maintenance Director

Pat works to ensure the safety, cleanliness, and good appearance of our parish and school facilities utilizing his skills and experience in the building and contracting world. Pat is a long-time parishioner of St. John's.  He and his wife Jackie have two children and a grandchild.