Meet Our President
M. Colleen Gerke is director of the Family Life Office for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
She is a graduate of the College of Mount St. Joseph with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and Special Education and after earning a Master of Arts in Religious Studies with certification in Lay Pastoral Ministry from the Athenaeum of Ohio.
She and her husband, Deacon John Gerke, have been involved in marriage preparation since 1982. Her previous volunteer activities include Catholic Engaged Encounter, Birthright (housing unwed mothers) and baptism preparation. In 2001 she received the Pentecost Award from the Archdiocese for her work in developing sacramental preparation programs that involve the whole family.