Our Staff

Fr. Stephen Mimnaugh, OFM


"The genuine warmth and welcome of our parishioners is unparalleled. And as the Living Body of Christ in our community, we go forward showing mercy and compassion to our neighbors and world."

Fr. Zachary Elliott, OFM

Parochial Vicar

“I love being in the heart of downtown Tampa. The sunshine, the warmth, the ever-changing atmosphere and comings and goings of so many new and different faces. There's always someone new to meet and connect with.”

Fr. Ron Gliatta, OFM

Parochial Vicar

Fr. Mike Jones, OFM

Parochial Vicar

"Sacred Heart is such a warm and welcoming place. Everyone is so eager to help, and they want to do it together."

Br. Henry Fulmer, OFM


"But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have." (1 Peter 3:15) It’s nice to serve in a parish where the staff and the people of God are excited about living & sharing their faith."

Ray Ferreris, Jr.


"Being assigned here at Sacred Heart – I feel like I’m home. There is so much love given freely here that it goes well with my favorite quote, 'For it is in giving that we receive.'” (St. Francis of Assisi)

Cheryl Cabrera

Administrative Assistant

“I am humbled by who I meet and what I see. Sacred Heart invites all to come and worship and all to serve and to give back.”

Jennifer Williams

Executive Assistant

Larry Cabrera

Business Manager

“I hope to contribute to the history of this parish by preserving the dreams of those who built it and to maintain and protect the architectural integrity of the church building and its magnificent stained glass.”

Barbara Ferreris

Director of Faith Formation

“I love the ability to share in this journey of faith with everyone I come into contact with. It is a privilege and a blessing to share in the faith journey of those who come to Sacred Heart.”

Maria Giral

Associate Director, Faith Formation

“My hope is to encourage our young people to have a deeper relationship with Christ and a greater love for our Catholic faith.”

Terry Greene

Associate Director of Parish Life & Communications

"Every aspect of this parish is uplifting. It's not just the beauty of the church that radiates, but the whole community. You immediately feel at home, a true sense of belonging."

Philip Jakob

Director of Music

Gail Lewis

Manager, Sacred Heart Gift & Book Store

“Sacred Heart is welcoming. There is always so much positive energy and a true sense of belonging, even new parishioners and visitors express the same.”

Susan Pjetraj

Parish Data Administrator

"At Sacred Heart, there is an undeniable commitment from the friars, staff, and parishioners to make this a special place to love and worship God, not just during Mass but in service to others through ministry."