About Our Staff

Deacon Vito S. Piazza, Sr.


Deacon Vito Piazza, Sr.

Deacon Vito S. Piazza, Sr.

Vito is the Director of Saint Mary’s Spiritual Center and Historic Site. His responsibilities at Saint Mary’s include: direction of docents, curating  museum exhibits, development of historical and spiritual programming, facilitation of retreats and days of reflection, and maintenance of the historical buildings and property. He earned a B.A in Religious Studies with minors in Latin American Studies and Philosophy from Notre Dame of Maryland University. He holds two masters degrees from Saint Mary’s Seminary & University Ecumenical Institute of Theology, an M.A. in Theology and an M.A. in Church Ministries with a concentration in Pastoral Care.

Blaine Carvalho

Administrative Assistant

Blaine Carvalho

Blaine Carvalho joined as administrative assistant of St. Mary’s Spiritual Center and Historic Site in early April 2014. Prior to his appointment to this position, Blaine was briefly involved in the construction/restoration field but his formal training was gained from his nine years working for the Republic of Estonia Embassy in Washington, DC. He holds dual B.S. degrees in Business Management and Communications from Bryant University in Rhode Island and was a member of the U.S. Peace Corps in the Republic of Estonia following his graduation from the university.

Francis T. Gollery

Visitor Center Associate

Francis “Fritz” Gollery

Francis Gollery is the Visitor Center Associate, giving tours and providing information about the Mother Seton House, the Seminary Chapel, and other parts of the historic site at Paca Street. Francis, who goes by the nickname “Fritz,” has worked for 20 years in nursing home and rehabilitation settings. He attended St. Mary’s Seminary on Paca Street from 1957 to 1959. He earned a B.A. degree there with an emphasis in urban renewal in Baltimore City. He earned an M.S. degree in Pastoral Counseling and has served as both a counselor and chaplain in the public and private sector.

Board Members:

Very Rev. John C. Kemper, P.S.S.
Deacon Vito S. Piazza, Sr.
Mr. Jeffrey Buchheit
Sr. Suzanne Delaney, I.H.M.
Ms. Carolyn Troy Donohue
Sr. Mary Reginald Gerdes, O.S.P.
Rev. Donald Grzymski, O.F.M. Conv.
Mr. Jeremy Neal Joseph
Sr. Rosa Lee Kramer, D.C.
Rev. Leo Larrivee, P.S.S.
Ms. Ann Lesini, M.B.A.
Rev. Daniel Moore, P.S.S.

Adjunct Staff/Spiritual Directors:

Mrs. Jacqueline Antkowiak
Mr. Francis T. Gollery M.S.
Father Paul Henry M.A.
Sr. Pamela Jablon, S.S.N.D.
Very Rev. John C. Kemper, P.S.S.
Rev. Gerald McBrearity, P.S.S.
Rev. John McMurry, P.S.S.
Deacon Vito S. Piazza, Sr., M.A.