Pastoral Team

Rev. Joel Wilson

Permanent Deacons
Fernando Linka

Ronald Meyers



Business Manager
Marianne Linka

Rectory Office Manager/Pastoral Associate
Theresa McCloskey

Pastoral Associate
Sue Obuckowski 

Communications, Bulletin & Social Media
Shanon Bianco

Religious Education (PREP aka CCD)
Family Faith Formation

Director of Faith Formation
John Klarmann

PREP Assistant
Sue Obuchowski

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Fr. Joel Wilson - Pastor

Born and raised in New Jersey, my life has also been full of adventures and travel. From the tip of South America, to eastern Hungary, I love to experience new cultures, foods and traditions, but the people are the best part. The priesthood has been my greatest adventure. Since 2009, I have enjoyed introducing our Faith to others as we deepen our love for the Lord. I have taught in the seminary and sometimes I instruct the men in formation for the diaconate. I love to teach and share our Faith. The outdoors rejuvenates me, whether cycling, backpacking, walking in the woods or just gardening in the backyard. I look forward to sharing the journey with you and to transforming our little corner of the world into the Kingdom of God!

Contact Father Wilson Here!



Deacon Ron Meyers

Raised as a believer in Jesus Christ but not Catholic, I made the decision to become Catholic when I was 20 years old. After joining OLPH in 1985, I became involved in different ministries including lector and Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion. In my thirties, I felt called to the Diaconate, was ordained in 1999 and have served our community since. I enjoy seeing our parishioners not only at Mass but when walking around town. I have been married to Eileen for 40 years and have 1 son, Steven. Eileen and I enjoy traveling, walks and spending time with each other.

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Deacon Fred Linka

My journey in the Catholic Faith was influenced by my mother, Hilda. She was born in Uruguay where I was also born. I came to the United States when I was less than a year old and was influenced by how hard my parents worked to become citizens of the United States.I have been married to Marianne for over 34 years and Maple Shade is the farthest north we are allowed to live.  Marianne and I became members of the OLPH Parish Family when my oldest daughter, Mary, started school here. Marianne and I fell in love with OLPH and all of the people here. Both of my daughters, Mary and Heather, attended OLPH. Marianne and I became involved with many of the activities that were going on in the Parish. I started getting involved with different ministries and knew I was receiving a call when I was asked to cover a Eucharistic Minister position at Mass. When I told the person I was not serving in that ministry I was told they thought I had been. I started my journey with Bishop John M. Smith and was the first Diaconate class ordained by Bishop David M. O'Connell in 2010. I love coming to Mass and the different activities in the parish and being with all of the people here. I look forward to more years of sharing my faith with others.

Marianne Linka

Marianne Linka, Business Manager

Serving as Father's right hand in finance, operations and management. Marianne comes to  us with a BA in Computer Science from Rutgers University and a MS in Church Management from Villanova University.   A longtime member, she brings valuable experience from working in banking and insurance in her early career and serving in the Diocese of Camden as Director of MIS, Director of Business Solutions, and ending her over 20 year tenure there as  Director of Cemeteries. The Linka family joined the parish as their daughters, Mary and then Heather, entered grade school at OLPH.  Marianne volunteered in several capacities throughout the years and supported her husband, Fred through his discernment and eventual diaconate ordination.


Theresa Mieliwocki McCloskey - Parish Secretary

I have been a parishioner at OLPH all my life. My husband and I were married here in 1973 and my children and I attended OLPH school. I have worked in the Parish or School since 1992, first as a kindergarten aide, hot lunch program coordinator, school secretary and currently as the Parish Secretary. My late husband Ed and I have three daughters. I love dogs and currently have a Cavapoo named Teddy. I have deep feelings for our school and parish. It’s my home away from home. What is most enjoyable about working in the rectory is that each day is different. Probably because I’m the first one here and things pop up. For instance, I am showing the man where all of the fire extinguishers are to be updated or I’m showing workman to the boiler room where they might find the heaters. Being here for over thirty years makes me familiar with the buildings. Sometimes people come for a mass card and end up talking to me. It seems they needed to talk and I’m glad I’m here. It is a joy to be here! Eventually, I do get around to doing the usual stuff.


John Klarmann - Director of Faith Formation

My job is to take care of the parish's formation from “womb to tomb” (Fr. Joel, Sep. 2020). Primarily I’m working with our Parish Religious Education Program and our Faith Sharing Small Groups. My family and I joined OLPH Fall of 2020. I’m pursuing my M.A. in Theology at the Augustine Institute. I’ve been married for five years to my wonderful wife and we have an amazing son who you’ll probably hear at Mass from time to time. I enjoy board games, sports (watching and playing), and outdoor adventures. I can’t wait to welcome you to our parish family!


Sue Obuchowski - Pastoral Associate & PREP

I have worked in the parish or school since 2004 in Marketing, Religious Education Assistant, Substitute Teacher, Elective Biology Dissection Teacher and Bulletin Coordinator. Currently, I am still the Religious Education Assistant, Bulletin Coordinator and I help out in the rectory as needed. My mom, my children and I all attended OLPH School. In 1992 my husband John and I were married at OLPH and we have one daughter and two sons. I am a die-hard Minnesota Viking Fan, I love spending time with my family (2-legged & 4-legged) and vacationing in Vermont. Meeting all the parishioners at the Rectory really makes me see how truly special our Parish is.


Shanon Bianco - Communications, Design & Social Media

My three children attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School where we made forever family friends beginning in 2013. I was the Technology Teacher and Coordinator at the school briefly in 2019. I also attended R.C.I.A. and was confirmed in April 2020. After relapsing with Leukemia, and undergoing a Stem Cell Transplant, I thank our parish and town for their prayers, kindness, and an un-ending love. I create artwork, photographs, designs and marketing materials for our Parish. I have a BA in Visual Arts, an AS Degree in Studio Art, and a Small Business Marketing Certificate. My husband and I have three kids and two dogs which keep us very busy. We love parks, the beach, boardwalks, camping, baseball, pizza and donuts!

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Joanne Dinunzio - Music Director

As a lifelong parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, it has been my pleasure to lead and serve in the Music Ministry.  While attending OLPH School, I became a musician in our ministry and continued throughout college and now lead the ministry as Director of Music. It has been one of my greatest joys to serve the people of our Parish with both children and adults as they make sacraments, celebrate weddings and honor those that have entered eternal life.  In a world with so much noise, our ministry seeks to engage people in a prayerful experience where they can pray through the music as the body of Christ.  “Where words fail, music speaks, heals and inspires.”

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Bob Leonchuck - Facility Custodian and Building Maintenance