Pastoral Council

The pastoral care of a parish is primarily entrusted by the bishop to the pastor with the cooperation of parochial vicars and deacons. The Pastoral Council assists the pastor in fostering pastoral activity, especially by writing pastoral plans. These plans explain what we hope to accomplish in terms of pastoral activity. The pastoral plan is to the Pastoral Council what the parish budget is to the Finance Council.

Sarah Martine Belfi

Acting Chair • Term ends 2022

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 minister of Communion. 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.

Karena Rosa

Secretary • Term ends 2024

Karena Rosa became a member of Christ the King Church 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 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.

Joe McElroy

Term ends 2023

Joe McElroy has been served on the Pastoral Council 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 the Finance Committee for Haddonfield First Night.

Jennifer McHugh-Barker

Term ends 2024

Jennifer McHugh-Barker joined Christ the King Church when she moved to Haddonfield with her husband Bruce in 2003. She is a mom to three children and serves as a lector for the parish as well as an evening co-coordinator of the women’s Bible study group Walking With Purpose. She grew up in Philadelphia where she attended Nazareth Academy and La Salle University. She received her medical doctorate from Penn State University and did her pediatric residency at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Jennifer is a pediatrician at Advocare Laurel Pediatrics in Washington Township, NJ.

Mike Przybylski

Term ends 2022

Originally from just outside Buffalo, NY, 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.

Matthew Smith

Term ends 2023

Matthew Smith became a member of Christ the King Church shortly after moving to Haddonfield in 2001.  Originally from Connecticut, Matt graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, where he met his wife, Tara. They are now a family of four with daughters Riley (a lector at Christ the King) and Ciara. Matt is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law.  After practicing law in Philadelphia and serving as an assistant United States attorney in New Jersey for more than eight years, Matt now works as an in-house lawyer at TD Bank in Mount Laurel.

Theresa-Rose Woodward

Trustee Term ends 2024

Theresa-Rose Woodward is a lifelong member of Christ the King Church who is honored to serve on the Pastoral Council. After graduating from Christ the King Regional School and Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, she went on to pursue a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She also holds a bachelor of science degree in pharmaceutical and health care studies with a minor in humanities. Theresa-Rose works as a board certified geriatric clinical pharmacist for CareKinesis in Moorestown. She is most recognized as a member of the Christ the King music ministry serving as both cantor for Masses and special events and in the newly re-formed handbell ensemble. Theresa-Rose is a lover of books, the color pink and Phillies baseball.

Hank Zaleski

Term ends 2022

Hank Zaleski is married to MaryAnn. They have three children, Derek, Trevor and Mike. All three boys graduated from Christ the King School and Haddonfield High School. The family moved to Haddonfield and joined the parish in 1997 when Hank’s job transfer brought them to the area. Both MaryAnn and Hank were born and raised in Sayreville, NJ, attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick and worked for DuPont. Hank received his bachelor of science in chemical engineering degree in 1979 and immediately started with DuPont, where he remained until his retirement in 2015. During his career he held a variety of technical, supervisory and human resources positions. MaryAnn and Hank are now empty nesters enjoying gardening, bowling, and visiting their children.

Recently Elected Members

The members below were elected at the May 2022 discernment meeting for three-year terms. They will be seated at the Fall 2022 pastoral council organizational meeting.

Jennifer Coelho

Term ends 2025

Jennifer Coelho and her husband Chris joined Christ the King Parish in 2008 after moving from Philadelphia. She is a native beach lover from Monmouth County. After graduating from The College of New Jersey, she had a variety of jobs, including director of alumni relations at TCNJ and volunteer coordinator at the Greater Philadelphia Food Bank. A volunteer year with FrancisCorps in Syracuse, N.Y. helped form her spirituality. She is blessed with three sons and all the extracurriculars that presents. Currently, she is elbow-deep in her calling as a potter, teacher and studio
manager at Markeim Arts Center.

Colleen Hirst

Term ends 2025

Colleen Hirst became a member of Christ the King Parish after moving to Haddonfield in 2014 with her husband and two daughters. Colleen graduated from Paul VI High School
and received her bachelor degree from Rutgers University. Colleen is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law. After completing a judicial clerkship, Colleen began practice in the area of civil litigation and is an attorney for Tenaglia & Hunt in Marlton. Along with being a member of the Pastoral Council, Colleen serves as a small group leader for Walking with Purpose. Colleen also serves as president of the Women’s Board Committee of The Cooper Foundation.

John Kearney

Term ends 2025

John B. Kearney has been a member of Christ the King Parish since 1978. He and his wife Ann live in Cherry Hill after raising five children in Haddonfield, all of whom graduated from Christ the King School. John is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He was a trial lawyer in New
Jersey and Pennsylvania for 40 years and was selected in 2020 as Professional Lawyer of the Year by the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey and the New Jersey State Bar Association. John is a volunteer professor at Esperanza College in North Philadelphia, where he teaches courses in public speaking and restorative justice. He is a member of the board of the Camden Center for Law and Social Justice and active in the Delaware Valley/South Jersey chapter of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps.