Parish Staff  
Rev. Joe Jenkins - Pastor  

Although born in LaPlata, MD, Father Joe's family moved from Issue to Forestville in PG County when he was a young boy and he grew up in Mount Calvary Parish.  The family continued to grow and Father Joe would be one of five boys and two girls.  He graduated from Suitland High School in 1978.  Accepted into the seminary, he spent his freshman year at St. Francis Seminary and College (now University) in Loretto, PA, where he studied with the Franciscan TOR’s.  The seminary closed that year, and he was transferred to the Seminary of St. Pius X in Erlanger, KY.  He loved the structure and rules there and earned 159 credit hours (largely in History and English) with a degree in Philosophy.  St. Pius X closed its doors a year after his departure.  Then he was sent to Theological College at the Catholic University of America where he studied Theology.  He was ordained a deacon in 1985 and a priest on May 17, 1986.  He has worked in numerous parishes:

1983-1984         Mount Calvary in Forestville, MD  (as a seminarian/janitorial work)

1984-1985         Mary, Mother of God in Chinatown, NW DC   (as a seminarian/sick calls) 

1985-1986         St. Ann in Tenleytown, NW DC  (as a deacon)

1986-1993         St. Ann in Tenleytown, NW DC  (as a parochial vicar)

1993-1998         St. Mary of the Assumption in Upper Marlboro, MD  (as a parochial vicar)

1998-1999         St. Peter in Waldorf, MD  (as a parochial vicar)

1999-2000         St. Thomas More in SE, DC  (as pastor)

2000-2007         Church of the Holy Spirit in Forestville, MD  (as pastor)

2007-present      Holy Family Church in Mitchellville, MD  (as pastor)     

Email: Father Joe

Pamela Rozanski - Director of Religious Education of Children, RCIA and Youth Ministry

Pam has been the Director of Religious Education since June of 1998. Prior to coming to Holy Family, she was the DRE at Ascension parish in Bowie for 5 years. She began her church service as a catechist at St. Peter's in Olney and has taught religion for over 18 years.

She is a certified Master Catechist through the Archdiocese of Washington and is currently in charge of all programs relating to children, youth and the RCIA.

Other interests include: spending time with her husband and children (she has four), scouting (she has been a Cub Scout Leader and Girl Scout Leader), computers, reading, outdoor activities (camping, fishing, recreational sports) cooking, music and crafts.

Email: Pam Rozanski

Carol Wolfe - Director of Music  

Carol Wolfe-Ralph, pianist, organist and choir director, has over twenty years church experience, working with children, collegiates and adults.  She has directed both vocal and handbell choirs.   She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Maryland.  Since her arrival in February of 2007, Carol is beginning to make plans which will include expanding the adult choir, reviving the childrens’ choir, and perhaps an annual gala concert, which will involve all willing members of the parish.

In addition to her duties at Holy Family, Carol serves as President of Maryland State Music Teachers Association.  She also runs the Strathmore Mansion Recital Series for the Friday Morning Music Club.  She is a Treasurer for Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity, and Adjunct Professor for both Goucher College and the Washington Bible College.  In addition, she teaches approximately thirty private piano students out of her home.  For the past twenty-five summers, Carol has been involved in musical theatre at Glen Echo.  She has directed countless shows, both as stage director and musical director.  Carol performs several times a year (on piano) in various venues.  She is, however, looking eagerly to the day when Holy Family will get a real live organ! 

Her love of music is her hobby, but she does enjoy going to the gym to relieve the stress!  She lives in Bowie (since 1987), with her husband, John, three children, Andrea (who helps her with the children’s choir), Bobby and Caroline, and her 3 cats, and 80-lb. Labrador, Lily.

She is happy to be at Holy Family . . . finally home!  She wants to eventually meet all of its members!

Any concerns or comments can always be addressed via in person or email.

Ilene DeSimone - Adminstrative Assistant  

A longtime parishioner and mother of two wonderful kids, Ilene has been the full time Admin Assistant since 1997. The office couldn't run without her.

Her kids keep her busy, especially since Joe began high school and Jenn went off to college. Hobbies include painting, and crafts. Music interests include contemporary Christian music along with a bit of country.

Email: Ilene DeSimone

Questions or concerns? Contact us via email or the parish office at 301.249.2266