CITI Ministries - Board of Directors
Judy Lorenz, President
Judy is originally from Moonachie, NJ where she grew up in a loving Catholic family as the youngest of five children. She moved to College Park to attend the University of Maryland and soon after, married David Lorenz, with whom she has four children and two granddaughters. Judy was a Catholic elementary school teacher for ten years and worked as Children’s Liturgy Coordinator. In 2007 she became a Program Assistant for the Bowie Senior Center.
Life’s unexpected twists led to Judy’s involvement in SNAP, Voice of the Faithful, and CITI Ministries, which provided her with a priest as she founded the Emmaus Community of Bowie. She later became a board member of CITI and was appointed president in 2011.
Patrick Journet, Vice-President
Patrick is the President of Dignity Pittsburgh and the Treatment Education Coordinator for the Shepherd Wellness
Community. By profession, Patrick is a research chemist and scientist and believes we all are called to ministry for a
community that fosters peace and justice.
Rev. Donald (Don) C. Horrigan, Ed.D., Secretary/Treasurer
Roman Catholic Priest (Cincinnati, OH 1967); parish and seminary ministry in Cincinnati; parish and Catholic school ministry in Springfield, OH. Resigned active ministry, 1974. Married to Patricia; two adult daughters. In July 2006, finished a 32 year career with the Prince George's County, MD Public School System as a science teacher, instructional supervisor, and high school principal. 2007, reactivated ministerial credentials with CITI Ministries, Inc. and established DH Ministries.
Donna Amy Podobinski, Director
While a cloistered Carmelite Nun, Donna created an outline for a supportive, inclusive spiritual community for laity/priests; for healing/rebuilding Christ’s Body, the Church. Called to the married priesthood with a Spiritan Roman Catholic priest, William Podobinski, Donna and her husband joined CITI Ministries in 1995 to help lay the foundation for the Society of Christ’s Priesthood through the universal Call for Freedom-Unity-Integrity.
Fr. Charles Schmitt, Chairman of the Board
Charlie was ordained in 1981 as member of the Conventual Franciscan Community. A teacher for many years, he taught math and was the Department Chair at Archbishop Curley High School, then was Treasurer and Business Manager at St. Hyacinth College and Seminary. After resigning from the Community in 1988, he worked in the Custom Home Building business in Delaware. He married his wife Mallory in 1992 and they started The Home Healer, a design/build home improvement company. Charlie joined CITI Ministries in 2010 and returned to active ministry. He also celebrates Mass for Dignity Washington and Dignity Northern Virginia.
David Lorenz, Director (IT director)
Born and raised in Kentucky as one of 10 children, David moved to Maryland to attend graduate school. There he met and married Judy and raised 4 children in the Catholic faith. In 1992, David was finally able to reveal to his wife and family, the sexual abuse that he suffered at the hands of a priest. Having been assured that the sexual abuse was addressed by the bishops, he settled into an uneasy relationship with the clerical Church. Following the revelations in 2002 that this was a global crisis, David and Judy were spurred to action. Their efforts at addressing the underlying issues of the sexual abuse crisis were rebuffed by the institutional Church and that lead them to become active in SNAP, CTA and, of course CITI Ministries.
Tom Brooks, Director
Tom was ordained a priest within the Redemptorist Congregation in 1971. He was Vocation Director, Associate Pastor, Seminary Director and Retreat House Director over a twenty year span as a cleric. When Tom married in 1991, He told the Pope “I was willing to continue my work.” It is now over twenty years since Tom wrote the Pope but he has never answered. So, Tom joined CITI to do whatever ministry the people would request.
Mallory Zolyan-Schmitt, Director & Business Manager
Mallory joined CITI Ministries in 2015 as Business Manager and was later asked to join the Board of Directors. Originally from Philadelphia, she has a MBA in Marketing and a long work history in marketing and media research. She is a Realtor and is also involved in the "family" business, The Home Healer, a home improvement company. Mallory is very involved in her husband's ministries.
Rev. Frank McGrath, Director Emeritus
Ordained for the Archdiocese in 1957, Fr. McGrath served in several Chicago area parishes for fifteen years, and for 25 years was a professor with the Chicago City Colleges, with assignments at the Chicago Police Academy, City-Wide and Truman Colleges.
In 1973, he was one of five Chicago priests who founded CORPUS, a national association of resigned/married priests, established to urge the utilization of an existing married priesthood and to encourage married priests to resume ministry. Within a few years it became possibly the largest association of married priests in church history.
He earned a doctorate in education from Indiana University. Now retired, he and his wife, Mary, while continuing to maintain a Chicago home, spend most of the year in Florida where he is active in local ecumenical activities– an interest begun over forty years ago when he served on the staff of Msgr. Jack Egan's Office of Urban Affairs. He is available for ministerial services upon request.
Fr. McGrath serves on the Advisory Board because he recognizes CITI as continuing the work originally designed for and begun by CORPUS. He is most supportive of CITI's lay leadership and their mission to call married priests back into ministry within our Roman Catholic Tradition.
Rev. William Podobinski, Director Emeritus
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Bill was ordained in 1973 as a member of a religious order called the Spiritans. He served as Associate Pastor and then Pastor of St. Mark the Evangelist church in central Harlem until 1979. From 1979 to 1984 he served as Treasurer of the Eastern Province of the Spiritans until he married Donna Amy Nash. He then worked in the finance department of Henderson Brothers Insurance Agency in Pittsburgh until his retirement in 2012. He and Donna became members of CITI Ministries in 1995 when our joint sacramental ministry began. Donna and Bill have been involved with Dignity Pittsburgh for over 15 years and presently serve as chaplains for this faith community.
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