Staff Directory

Cristo Rey Columbus

Joe Patrick

President

Mr. Patrick has worked in Public Accounting for nearly 40 years and is very familiar with the Columbus business and charitable community. He has been involved in many organizations, including:
• The Catholic Foundation
• Women’s Care Center
• Recreation Unlimited
• Hands on Central Ohio
• Medigold
Mr. Patrick is excited to work with the talented faculty and staff at Cristo Rey Columbus High School and continue the tradition of preparing the next generation of community leaders.

Madeleine Abels
Madeleine Abels

Dean of Students

Mrs. Abels holds a Bachelor’s degree in Adolescent to Young Adult Education with a concentration in Language Arts from the University of Dayton and a Master’s degree in Education with a focus in English as a second language from Muskingum University. Her passion is helping students connect to literature and the art of the written or spoken word.
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Brigid Arace

Executive Assistant to the President and Chief Operating Officer

Mrs. Arace is a native of Connecticut and has lived in central Ohio for the past 22 years. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Central Connecticut State University. Prior to joining Cristo Rey, she worked in Admissions at Columbus School for Girls and the Columbus College of Art & Design. Brigid has also taught in a Catholic elementary school in Connecticut and worked on behalf of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of Hartford. She can be reached at 614-223-9261, ext. 039.

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Meghan Devring
Meghan Devring

Admissions Director

Ms. Devring is an experienced Director of Admissions, having spent 15+ years working in non-profit and education.  She has a passion for introducing our wonderful school to new students and their families. Meghan can be reached by phone at (614) 223-9261 x008. 
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Shelby Fischer
Shelby Fischer

Assistant Principal

Mrs. Fischer holds a MS in Education. With nearly 20 years in the profession, including roles as teacher and administrator, she leads students and teachers with a balance of compassion and accountability. She believes in setting high expectations for herself and others.
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Patricia Galan*
Patricia Galan*

Professional Work-Study Program Coordinator

Originally from Guatemala City, Ms. Galan had a degree in Spanish and Educational Studies from Denison University. She has spent the last ten years in Maryland where she graduated from Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School. As an alumna of the program, Ms. Galan is thrilled to come back to the Cristo Rey Network and continue to support its mission with the Professional Work-Study Program. Email

Anthony Holt
Anthony Holt

Professional Work-Study Program Remote Coordinator

Mr. Holt holds a BA in Political Science and Psychology. He has previously worked as a Project Specialist for a non-profit educational consulting company, and served as a Mental Health Case Manager, working with adolescents with severe mental illness. Mr. Holt is a member of The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and is currently the Chair of the Native American Alumni Board of Notre Dame. He coaches Esports, varsity wrestling, and is an assistant coah for track & field.

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Elizabeth James*
Elizabeth James*

Enrollment Coordinator

Ms. James has worked in education since 2007, including a job readiness program at Catholic Social Services and a decade of teaching at Columbus State.  She holds a BA from Wheeling Jesuit College and an MA in public administration from Ohio University.  Ms. James has been a champion of the Cristo Rey model since its inception and joined the team in 2022 as Enrollment Coordinator.  She is typically on campus Mondays and Wednesdays and can be reached anytime in English or Spanish.
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Jeff King
Jeff King

Facilities Director

Mr. King attended The Ohio State University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. He served as a project manager for commercial general contracting firms in Columbus for 16 years,and then built his own general contracting business for 20 years until he joined Cristo Rey Columbus.  Mr. King has a daughter and son and enjoys numerous sports and volunteering.
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Liliana Landauer*
Liliana Landauer*

Assistant Director of Admissions

Mrs. Landauer brings ten years of experience in Catholic School administration to the Admissions team at Cristo Rey Columbus. She holds a B.A. from The Ohio State University and is a native English and Spanish speaker. She enjoys being able to work closely with students and parents as they begin their path of educational success at Cristo Rey Columbus.

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Somers Martin
Somers Martin

Professional Work-Study Program Director of Sales

Ms. Martin is the Professional Work Study Program Director of Sales whose primary responsibility includes relationship building with current and future partners of Cristo Rey Columbus. This work combines her passions for business and education to help grow the Columbus workforce while forming strong outcomes for Cristo Rey Columbus studentsSomers can be reached by phone at 614-223-9261 x 005.
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Emily McBride*
Emily McBride*

Operations Assistant

Ms. McBride holds a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Bryn Mawr College. Before becoming part of the Cristo Rey Family she served as Operations Manager for an ESL school in Buenos Aires. She has enjoyed working with students of diverse backgrounds as a teacher and administrator.

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Carly Miller
Carly Miller

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Miller was born and raised in Columbus and earned her Bachelor’s at Swarthmore College in PA and her J.D. from Ohio State. In this, her second career, she’s thrilled to be working with and inspired by the incredible students, faculty and staff of Cristo Rey Columbus. She can be reached by phone at (614) 223-9261 x011.
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Rachel Miller
Rachel Miller

Professional Work-Study Program Coordinator

Ms. Miller studied at Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and has always followed her two major career interests: writing and working with students. Rachel is energized about her role, and is grateful for the unique opportunity to work alongside the school’s awesome students and business partners.
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Joni Molnar
Joni Molnar

Bookkeeper

Ms. Molnar joined Cristo Rey Columbus in January 2014 serving as the Executive Assistant to the President and Bookkeeper and manager of the school’s participation in State and Federal programs.  Away from school, Joni loves family time and spending time at their home in northern Michigan.
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Kristin Mutchler
Kristin Mutchler

Professional Work-Study Program Director of Operations

Ms. Mutchler holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy from Boston University, and Master’s degree in Educational Theatre from New York University, and a law degree from The Ohio State University.  Her passion is helping students discover their passions and problems they want to solve in the world!
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Andre' Nash, Jr.
Andre' Nash, Jr.

Athletic Director

Mr. Nash attended Muskingum University, where he earned his Bachelors and Master’s Degree in education. Mr. Nash has been a coach at the High School and the collegiate levels and loves the life lessons that students gain through sports and being a part of a team. Mr. Nash is married with two sons.
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Ryan Michelle Pettit
Ryan Michelle Pettit

Principal

Mrs. Pettit has over 17 years teaching experience. She earned her bachelor’s in Mathematics Education from Asbury University and her Masters in Education from Baker University. She is currently pursuing another Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Notre Dame.
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Kelly Rausch-Davis
Kelly Rausch-Davis

Instructional Coach

Mrs. Rausch-Davis has a degree in Integrated Mathematics from the University of Dayton and a Masters of Education from the University of Notre Dame.  After teaching mathematics for 7 years at Cristo Rey she is looking forward to filling the new role of Instructional Coach.  As Instructional Coach, she hopes to provide all teachers with non-evaluative support to better engage students in their learning.

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Ed Reik
Ed Reik

Accountant

Mr. Reik holds a BSBA degree from The Ohio State University and is a CPA.  He started his career with Price Waterhouse and then worked over 30 years for JPMorgan Chase in the mortgage banking business where he served as Controller and VP Financial Analysis Manager. He joined Cristo Rey in 2017 and is honored to be part of this great staff.
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Linda Silva
Linda Silva

Director of Advancement

Ms. Silva is a fundraising, advancement specialist, working in her field for over 20 years.  She believes in the power of building a culture of philanthropy with stakeholders and creating excitement around the possibility of greater impact. Linda can be reached by phone at 614-223-9261 x 010.
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Sarah Solarte*
Sarah Solarte*

Office Manager/Academic Assistant

Mrs. Solarte graduated from Ball State University with a major in Spanish.  After spending a total of 7 years in Venezuela and Costa Rica working with a non-profit organization, she returned to Ohio with her family.  Sarah can be reached by phone at 614-223-9261 x004.

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Sonia Sprayberry*
Sonia Sprayberry*

Professional Work-Study Program Coordinator

Ms. Sprayberry has grown up in Columbus, and has a background in Education. She loves working with young people, which brought her to Cristo Rey. Prior to joining the team, she worked at local schools in various capacities and spent a few years at Boys & Girls Club of Columbus. Sonia is thrilled to be at Cristo Rey to help students achieve their full potential.
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Lynn Truitt
Lynn Truitt

Marketing & Operations Director

Ms. Truitt is a Columbus native and earned her Bachelor’s in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame. She brings over 14 years of event planning, project management, and business development experience to her role, including 2 years as an outside consultant for various Cristo Rey events and projects. Lynn can be reached by phone at 614-223-9261 x023
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Ciera Weisbeck
Ciera Weisbeck

School Nurse

Ms. Weisbeck graduated from Chamberlain University with her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She is currently working on her Master’s Degree through Ashland University. Her working experience includes working for Nationwide Children’s Hospital for the past 6 years in Primary Care. She has a passion for working with young people and is excited about her role here at Cristo Rey. She can be reached by phone at 614-223-9261 x 030.

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