Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council is composed of the pastor, the pastoral team and nine parishioners. The council provides consultation, recommendations and assistance to the pastor in planning and facilitating the operation and spiritual growth of the parish. It interacts with parishioners to identify their needs and represent their ideas. It works to deepen parishioners' relationships with God and the church. Membership is open to parishioners who are actively involved in the life of the parish. Members are selected by lottery to a three-year term. This is done for one-third of the council each May from names that have been submitted and contacted.

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Fr. Jim Dever

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Ordained in 1973, Father James Dever is in his fourth year as pastor of Christ the King Church. He is a member of the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales, a religious community whose headquarters are in Wilmington, Delaware. For the seven years before his arrival at Christ the King Parish, Father Dever served as University Minister at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. In addition, Father Dever has served as a high school teacher, youth minister, hospital chaplain and college chaplain [TCNJ] and pastor as well as seven years in Provincial Administration as Vocation Director and Director of Personnel. He completed his undergraduate education at DeSales University and achieved his Master’s in English from Villanova University. Additionally, he has pursued other graduate learning at LaSalle University [Religious Education] and the University of Pennsylvania [Human Sexual Behavior]. He is honored to serve as Pastor to such an amazing and wonderful congregation.

Fr. Joe DiMauro, OSFS

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Hello, my name is Father Joe, I was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, the eldest of five children.  I attended Salesianum School where I met the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales.  I attended the University of Delaware, completed a Bachelor’s degree in Biology.  I entered the Oblates, taught Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Theology, and Math and directed plays and musicals at several Catholic secondary schools, was principal of two high schools, an instructor at Temple University, Holy Family College, Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales, and Chestnut Hill College, and an assistant professor of education and dean of students at DeSales University.  I completed my Masters of Arts in Biology from Villanova University and in Theology from DeSales School of Theology, and my Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Temple University.  I am a coordinating and presenting priest in Worldwide Marriage Encounter.  I have conducted many retreats for elementary, secondary, college students, adults, religious, and married couples.  I presented several parish missions and educational workshops.  Finally, after 40 years in the education ministry, I am your parochial vicar.  It seems to agree with me, thanks be to God!  I am an avid sports fan especially high school and college sports, a frustrated golfer, beach bum, and a retired skier.  I enjoy the theater and motion pictures.  Every once in a while I take a trip somewhere with others.

Rafael Haciski

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Rafael Haciski lives in Haddonfield with his wife, Christina, and daughters, Halina, Julia and Patricia. He joined the Parish Pastoral Council in 2013 and serves as a lector. Rafael works as a commercial insurance broker and risk management consultant for The Graham Company in Philadelphia. Prior to joining The Graham Company, Rafael was a trial attorney at Duane Morris, where he represented Fortune 500 companies in products liability litigation matters. Rafael is a graduate of Oberlin College and Rutgers-Camden Law School. He serves as the mayor’s designee on the Haddonfield Planning Board. He is a member of the Corporate Advisory Board for the Mann Music Center. In his spare time, Rafael enjoys camping and long distance running.

Sarah Martine Belfi

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Sarah N. Martine has been a member of Christ the King Parish since she and her family moved to Haddonfield in 2010. Originally from Vineland, Sarah graduated from Vineland Senior High School. She then attended Villanova University, where she was a Eucharistic minister. Sarah is also a graduate of Villanova University School of Law. Sarah began her practice as a family law attorney at a firm in Haddonfield eight years ago. She is now a partner in her own firm, Martine, Galemba & Katz Scanlon, P.A. located in Voorhees, where she continues to practice in all aspects of family law. Along with being a member of the Parish Pastoral Council, she is an active member of the Bar Associations for various counties in southern New Jersey. Sarah’s favorite job, however, is mom to her 3-year-old daughter, Lyla.

Joe McElroy

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Joe McElroy has been Parish Pastoral Council vice chairman since 2011. He attended Marist College. After college, he served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He is a former floor broker who worked on the floors of the New York, American and Philadelphia Stock Exchanges. After leaving the financial world, Joe concentrated on printing as a profession. He and his wife, Marge Hutchinson, have four grown children. Joe has been a parishioner, choir member and song leader for more than 30 years. He was a facilitator/presenter with Marge in marriage preparation for the Camden Diocese. He is a member of the Haddonfield Lions Club, Post 38 of the American Legion in Haddonfield and Finance Committee for Haddonfield First Night.

Carol Pisani

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Carol Pisani joined the staff of Christ the King Parish as Pastoral Associate in September, 2015. Previous to that, she served for 16 years as Special Assistant to the President for Mission and Values and Director of the De Paul Center for Mission and Ministry at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ. Carol holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Caldwell College, and a Master of Science in Church Management from Villanova University. She is the mother of two children and lives with her husband Roger in Mount Holly, NJ. As a member of the Pastoral Council of Christ the King Parish, Carol serves as its Recording Secretary. In her spare time, she serves as a cantor, enjoys anything music, the arts, meditation, reading and cooking. She and her husband are the co-founders of the Institute for Liturgical and Spiritual Formation as well as Sacred Doorways, through which they provide training workshops and retreat programs in the area of spirituality.

Mike Przybylski

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Originally from just outside Buffalo, N.Y., Mike Przybylski came to the Delaware Valley to study engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating, Mike took a job as a mechanical engineer with architectural/engineering consulting firm Ballinger in Center City Philadelphia, where he stayed for 17 years. He joined Miller-Remick of Cherry Hill in May 2012 as a project manager/senior mechanical engineer shortly after moving to Haddonfield with his wife, Teresa, and daughter, Anna. Mike enjoys spending time with his wife watching their daughter grow up.

Karena Rosa

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Karena Rosa became a member of Christ the King Parish after moving to Haddonfield in August 2013. She relocated from Philadelphia with her husband, Anthony, and two children, Zachary and Evangeline. She is a New Jersey native, growing up in northern Burlington County. She received her bachelor’s degree at Rutgers University in New Brunswick and subsequently moved to Philadelphia, where she earned her medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine. She did her residency training in emergency medicine at Cooper University Hospital in Camden and works as a physician in the Emergency Department at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, Pa.

Bob Tulini

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Bob Tulini has been Parish Pastoral Council chairman since 2011. He is a parish trustee and lectors coordinator. He is a lifelong member of Christ the King Parish and graduated from Christ the King Regional School, Paul VI High School, Fordham University and Temple University. He is a communications professor at Rowan University and Camden County College and a liturgical ministries trainer for the Diocese of Camden. He was an editor at the Courier-Post.