Interim Rector - The Rev. Allen W. Farabee

I came to St. Catherine’s when my wife and I retired from Buffalo, NY and returned to Florida, settling in Wesley Chapel near our grandchildren.  For several years I assisted the rector on Sundays. Now I have been called to serve as Interim Rector while St. Catherine’s undertakes to call a new rector.  I am a native of Florida and have served in parishes in Dade County, Ft. Lauderdale, Wisconsin, Illinois, Connecticut and Buffalo, NY.  In my last years of active service I was the Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo.  After my retirement in 2004 I served as interim rector for several parishes in Western New York. I also practiced law as an immigration attorney.  I started out in life to be an opera singer, so now, in retirement, I play the French horn in the Wesley Chapel Wind Ensemble and swim laps in the pool to keep aging at bay!  Welcome to St. Catherine’s Church.

The Rev. Allen W. Farabee

Parish Staff

Director of Christian Formation - Rachel Rubottom

Rachel Rubottom began as the part time Director of Christian Formation in mid September 2016.  She oversees the Christian Formation classes and events for children and youth, including Nursery, Children’s chapel, Sunday School, and The Journey to Adulthood Program.

Interim Director of Music - Linda Ruescher

Linda Ruescher is our Interim Director of Music. She works with the rector on the music for services, directs our choir, and plays the organ and piano during the services.

Office Staff

Parish Administrator - Diana Grupposo

Diana Grupposo schedules the facility use calendars, takes care of parish records, prepares the weekly worship bulletin, the monthly Wheel, and all other printed materials for St. Catherine’s. She also assists with the Website update.

Financial Secretary - Brenda Menendez

Brenda handles the parish financial records working with the parish Treasurer.



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