Our Staff

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”    1 Peter 4:10

Parish Staff Directory

A Merrick, NY native, Fr. Mark was ordained June 8, 2013. He has been at St. Cecilia Parish since July 2018. He has a young Golden Retriever named Bishop who loves to play keep away and roll over for treats.

NW Catholic 2013 Article
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Father Mark Kiszelewski

Pastor

Gail joined the Saint Cecilia Parish Staff in August of 2022. She has enjoyed two career paths in life, split between property management and church management. Gail holds two college degrees – a B.S. in Information Technology and an MBA from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute. She comes from a Protestant background but has become increasingly curious about the Catholic way of life and theology over the years, particularly interested in the deep teachings of men of God like Bishop Robert Barron and theologian Dr. Scott Hahn.
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Gail Williamson

Pastoral Assistant for Administration
Kate joined the staff in October of 2023. After a rewarding sabbatical to raise her three children, Kate has returned to the workforce to provide administrative support to St.Cecilia, which she has been a member of since 2019. When not painting and gardening, you can find Kate tirelessly walking her GSD, Roman.
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Kate O'Brien

Parish Administrative Assistant
Emily has been attending St. Cecilia since 2007. She became the Vigil Choir Director in 2020 and joined the office staff in the summer of 2021. She recently took over as our parish Music Director and holds a Bachelor of Music from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.
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Emily Neer

Pastoral Assistant for Liturgy & Music

Shannon joined the parish staff in March of 2024. She loves music, gardening, reading and, above all, spending time with her husband and two daughters.
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Shannon Dow

Pastoral Assistant for Care and Outreach
Stacy and her family have been members of St. Cecilia Parish since moving to Bainbridge Island in the spring of 2019. Stacy and her husband, Dana, have two young daughters, Emma and Ella. Stacy joined the parish staff in fall of 2021.
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Stacy Dixon

Pastoral Assistant for Faith Formation
Linda and her husband Joe, came to St. Cecilia Parish in 2014 from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They have two grown sons and a 25 lb cat. Linda joined the parish staff in 2018.
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Linda Muffoletto

Bookkeeper
Jonathan joined the parish team in 2021. He was born and raised on the island, but spent most the last decade in Los Angeles. He and his wife Lexi and their two sons have been St. Cecilia parishioners since August, 2020. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, woodworking, and building scale models with his brother—usually while singing Gregorian chant.
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Jonathan Bayley

Facilities Manager
Susan brings a rich background of experience and skills, as well as a passion for her vocation in education. A former resident of Chicago, Susan took the helm at SCCS in July 2015.
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Susan Kilbane

Principal
St. Cecilia Catholic School