Our Staff

Fr. George Corrigan, OFM


“My hope is that, even more than today, we all, both parish staff and parishioners, look at each other with the eyes of family, working for the greater glory of God.”

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. Salim Joseph, OFM

Parochial Vicar

"I love the fraternal spirit of Sacred Heart, and how I continue to experience God's love and Franciscan spirit in all of my pastoral duties."

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.”

Pam Ferron

Director of Parish Life & Communications

“I am so uplifted by so many people at our beautiful parish that allow Christ’s light to shine through them. I want parishioners to feel like they belong to our Sacred Heart family and to feel that same passion to engage more deeply in living their faith.”

Sean Fitzsimmons-Brown

Director of Music

“I hope to use my gift of music to help others with their gifts and to help create the most wonderful liturgies by getting people involved.”

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.”

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.”