Meet The FEST Team

Intern Spotlight: Luka Viskovic

Hi everyone! My name is Luka and I’m a current sophomore at the University of Dayton studying Computer Information Systems. I am a parishioner at St. Justin Martyr in Eastlake, Ohio and at St. Paul Croatian Church in Cleveland, Ohio. I first attended The FEST in 2014 and my absolute favorite part is when we all come together for Mass at the end of a fun-filled day. I look forward to working with the team to bring an exciting new FEST this year to you all!

Father Bob Stec

Fr. Bob is a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland. He has had the privilege of leading and coordinating The FEST team since its beginning in 2000. He believes that The FEST is a great way for us to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and to celebrate our Catholic faith. In addition to his work with The FEST, he is the Pastor of Saint Ambrose Parish in Brunswick, OH (www.StAmbrose.us) and leads a mission community in the Dominican Republic (www.MissionPossible.us).

Jake Bihari

Jake has worked on The FEST team since 2007, and is Father Bob’s right hand man. And if you know anything about Hurricane Stec, you know Jake‘s job is always moving at a fast pace! Jake helps to handle all of the ins and outs of The FEST, and loves that faith brings so many people together. When he’s not dominating FEST world, you can find him in the mission field in the Dominican Republic. Jake graduated from Ursuline College in 2014 and is passionate about continuing mission work, serving others and making a difference in the world. Jake is fluent in Spanish, English and #hashtag.

Caitlin O’Neill

Caitlin has been attending the FEST since 2005 and loves seeing everyone come together to celebrate their shared faith. She helps with various areas of The FEST including the raffle, vendors, and day-to-day tasks. When she’s not working for the FEST, Caitlin works at Saint Ambrose Parish in Youth & Young Adult Ministry and Adult Faith Formation. Caitlin graduated from Mercyhurst University in 2014 and loves soccer, service, country music, and spending time with family and friends.

Helen Lanzarotta

Helen has been attending the FEST for ten years and has been part of the team for 3 years. She assists with the Liturgy and is responsible for the Art and Environment of The FEST Mass.  She is currently employed at St. Ambrose in Music Ministry.  Her interests include playing golf when she has a chance; loves the theater and going to plays and musicals; enjoys working with children, helping them to grow in their faith through music and PSR programs.  Her favorite thing about The FEST is the variety of popular bands and the feeling of looking out into the crowd and seeing thousands of people all coming together at Mass…priceless!

Louise Formica

Louis serves as an Activity Coordinator and a vital member of the FEST Core Team. Her interests include photography, anything outdoors/organizing and helping with different events for others. Louise’s favorite thing about The FEST is helping new teens, families and groups get involved with The FEST to be able to share their gifts and talents for the love of God!

Christie Cereshko

Formerly and forever known as “Denk”, Christie’s job for The FEST is to design all the awesome graphics, website and literature for the event. Everything you see or read about The FEST, Christie has put together. When she’s not designing out of this world graphics for The FEST, you can probably find her riding elephants or feeding tigers in Thailand. She has an adventurous spirit, love for the outdoors and great care and love for others.

Luka Viskovic

Hi everyone! My name is Luka and I’m a current sophomore at the University of Dayton studying Computer Information Systems. I am a parishioner at St. Justin Martyr in Eastlake, Ohio and at St. Paul Croatian Church in Cleveland, Ohio. I first attended The FEST in 2014 and my absolute favorite part is when we all come together for Mass at the end of a fun-filled day. I look forward to working with the team to bring an exciting new FEST this year to you all!

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