Board Of Directors

Board of Directors
    Bishop Michael Bransfield is the Chairman of the Board of Directors. He assumed this position on February 22, 2005 when he was installed as the 8th Bishop in the history of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. He was ordained a priest in 1971 by the late John Cardinal Krol. He received his masters degree in divinity from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, PA and a masters degree in philosophy from the Catholic University of America. Since 1980 and prior to his appointment as Bishop he had served various roles, including Director of Liturgy, Director of Finance, Executive Director and Rector all at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. He was born in Philadelphia, PA and is the third of four boys born to the late Vincent and Mary Jane (Granahan) Bransfield.
    Mr. Tom Buck joined the Board of Directors in December 2006. Tom is our Board  President. Tom has a B.S. and J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Tom is a Senior Partner with the law firm of Bailey and Wyant, P.L.L.C. and has been a Litigation attorney for over 15 years in both State and Federal cases and is a licensed attorney in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Tom cites that he is married to the “most wonderful woman in the world” and has three children. Tom is a Member of the Corpus Christi Knights of Columbus where he has served as its Advocate and a past member of the Corpus Christi Pastoral Council. He enjoys hunting, hiking, camping and fishing.
    Mrs. Karen Shilling joined the St. John’s Home Board of Directors on July 1, 2009.  Karen is our Board Vice-President / Secretary.  Karen is a graduate of West Liberty University with a B.S. in Psychology and is a licensed social worker in WV.  Her employment history includes having been an Area Coordinator with the Northern Panhandle Head Start, and having been Director of Social Services at the Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center.  Karen is currently an Account Executive with Amedisys/Tender Loving Care Home Health and Hospice.   Karen resides in St. Clairsville, OH with her husband David and son Vinnie, a student at Fairmont State College.
Mark Sengewalt              J. MARK SENGEWALT
Mark Sengewalt joined the Board of Directors in August of 2010. Mark is our Board Treasurer. He is a member of the Finance/Public Relations/Audit Review Committee. He recently retired from Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield after 31 years of service, where he served the last 15 years as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and was a member of the Board of Directors. He is a 1977 graduate of West Virginia University and earned his MBA from Wheeling College in 1980 and is a Certified Public Accountant.  

Mark resides with his wife Karen in Wheeling and they have three children, Christopher & his wife Staci, Katie & Thomas.
Mr. Jonathon Greer    Mr. Jonathon Greer joined the Board of Directors in October of 2011.  He is a member of our Finance/Public Relations/Audit Review Committee.  Jonathon is currently a commercial loan officer at BB&T Bank in Wheeling with whom he has worked for 2 years.  He was born in Lexington, KY on 1983.   He is a product of the catholic schools of Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary and Lexington Catholic High School, both in Lexington, KY. Jonathon received a BA at The University of Alabama and an MBA at The University of Kentucky.  Jonathon is a member of St. Vincent’s De Paul church.  He enjoys skiing, bocce and golf.
    Mr. Joe Ripoly rejoined the Board of Directors in July of 2008. Joe is a retired banker of 33 years. Joe is a member of our Board Finance/PR/Audit Review Committee and our Capital Campaign Ad-Hoc Committee. He is active with the Easter Seals Programs and the March of Dimes. Joe is married to Susan, his wife of over 40 years. They have one daughter, Kimberly, and three grandchildren, Jessica, Randall Joseph, and Elsa. Joe enjoys astrology, book collecting, tennis and golf.
John Wensyel    Mr. John Wensyel joined the Board of Directors in July 2010. John is a member of our Board Finance/Public Relations/Audit Review Committee. Tom has a B.S. from Shepherd University and an MBA from Wheeling Jesuit University.  John is the Senior Trust Officer at Wesbanco Trust and Investment Services.  John is married to his wife of 33 years, Mary Kay, and they have one son and one daughter. Tom cites that he enjoys Pittsburgh Steeler football, reading and travel.  He is also a 28 year member of the Wheeling Lions Club.

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