Our Staff

Fr. Mike Jones, OFM


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

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. Steve Kluge, OFM

Parochial Vicar

"Remember who you are...Saints of God!" The community at Sacred Heart is welcoming, warm, and always ready to help.

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)

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.”

Rob Boelke

Director of Communications

"The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the houses. But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock. (Matthew 7:25) So much of what informs our Faith can be found in Chapter 7 of Matthew, and I attempt to practice that scripture every day alongside the robust parish family here at Sacred Heart."

Barbara Ferreris

Director of Faith Formation

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.”

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.”

Vicky McCarthy

Event, Hospitality, and Outreach Manager