Dcn. John Mezydlo
Deacon John lived in Arizona from 2000-2006 and moved back in July of 2019. He was ordained as a Permanent Deacon by the Most Reverend Bishop Jerome Listecki in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee on September 6th 2014. He now serves on staff at St. Rose / GSM as the Stewardship / Discipleship Coordinator. Married for the past 41 years to his wife Rita, who is also active in the parish community, they have one son, John Robert married to Heather and two beautiful twins four year old granddaughters, Elly and Jordyn. He is a former Rotary president in both Oconomowoc and Lake Mills Wisconsin and has served on many civic boards and organizations. His family hales from the great state of Wisconsin.
Paul and family arrived in Anthem in 2000 and are original members of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Parish. He is a native of Phoenix and served on active duty in the U.S. Army for 20 years before assuming a position as the director of transportation and safety for Tempe Elementary School District, a position he held for 21 years. He is the founder and CEO of Gauge Precision Consulting and is a licensed real estate agent in Arizona.
He has been a sacristan in the parish, co-chaired the current capital campaign with his wife Sung Hae and oversees safety and security on behalf of our parish campus.
Paul and his wife have three sons and three granddaughters.
I was originally from Pennsylvania and moved to North Scottsdale in 2001 when I retired from my business as a landscape contractor. At that time I was a parishioner of Our Lady of Joy, then St Gabriel when it was built. Moved to Anthem in 2008 and joined St. Rose when it still was in the school building. I have been married 55 years and have three children and five grandchildren. I have been active in the Parish serving as Fall Festival Chairman, Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator of the Knights of Columbus, and multiple other fundraisers for the Parish.
Mary Serke and her husband Malcolm Smith moved from Los Angeles to Anthem in Spring of 2003. They immediately became parishioners of Good Shepherd Mission/St. Rose communities.
For over 10 years, Mary volunteered for the parish, via the RE middle school and preschool programs. These programs introduced her to other parishioners who became her “St. Rose Family”. For over six years she regularly met in the homes of those “families” for a Thursday night Bible study. She and her husband have led a Small Christian Community (SCC) group for five years.
Mary and Malcolm have two teenagers, Maxwell and Ella. Maxwell is a freshman at ASU studying Business Law Ella is a Junior at Notre Dame Prep High School in Scottsdale Arizona. The Serke-Smith children have spent their entire lives in the St. Rose parish.
Due to their involvement with the parish, in 2018 the Serke-Smith family had the opportunity to go on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, with Fr. Bing and fellow parishioners.
Mary looks forward to continuing to serve St. Rose Parish.
Anna has called Phoenix home since 1990, after moving here from Charleston, SC. She moved to Anthem in 2000 and has been a member of the St. Rose community since before its inception, when Mass was first held in one of the small meeting rooms at the Anthem Community Center.
In addition to the Parish Development Council, she is co-chair of the Greeting Ministry, works the annual Oktoberfest, is an active member of a Small Christian Community group, and has been a member of the RCIA team in previous years. She has also served for several years on a local charter school board with a micro-society charter.
Anna has an engineering degree from ASU and a marketing degree from NAU. She has worked for American Express for 23 years. In her free time, she spends as much of her time as possible outdoors.
Brian Woods has been married to Susie for 48 years. They have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Residents of Arizona since 1979 and in Anthem since 2000. They joined St.Rose when the masses were held in the Anthem Community Center.
Brian graduated from The University of Tennessee with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He retired from Intel Corporation after 27 years working in facilities maintenance, engineering and construction.