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Meet the Faculty and Staff

Reverend Scott W. Jabo

Vocation Director, Diocese of Erie

Rector, St. Mark Seminary

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Raised in Warren, PA, Father Scott Jabo was ordained a Catholic priest for the Diocese of Erie in 1990. He received his M.Div. and S.T.B. degrees from St. Mary’s Seminary and University (Baltimore) and a M.Ed. from Duquesne University (Pittsburgh). After 29 years of involvement in high school ministry, including 20 years as head of school, Fr. Jabo began his assignment as Vice-Rector of St. Mark Seminary in 2020. He was additionally assigned as Vocation Director for the Diocese of Erie in 2021. In 2022, Fr. Jabo was appointed as Rector of St. Mark Seminary and Director of Seminarians, while continuing as Vocation Director for priestly vocations. He is also chaplain to the Serra Club of Erie and moderator of St. Mark Seminary Auxiliary and weekend sacramental assistant at St. James Church in Erie. He is on the Board of Trustees for Gannon University and the Boards of Directors for the Erie Catholic School System and Harborcreek Youth Services. Fr. Jabo is a Fourth Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus and serves as chaplain for the Retired Pennsylvania State Police, Troop E.

Reverend David M. Renne

Vice-Rector, St. Mark Seminary

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Raised in Punxsutawney, PA, Fr. David attended St. Mark Seminary and Gannon University, graduating with a B.A. in English in 2009. He was assigned to St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, PA where he earned his M.Div. and M.A. degrees. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2013 by Bishop Lawrence Persico. After serving four years as parochial vicar at Our Lady of Peace Parish in Erie, Fr David was sent for further studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. There he completed his S.T.L. in 2019 and is currently completing his S.T.D. in Systematic Theology. He serves as vice-rector of St. Mark Seminary and teaches at Gannon University.

Reverend Christopher J. Singer

Resident Spiritual Director, St. Mark Seminary

Sister Margaret Ann Andrako, OSBM

Administrative Assistant to St. Mark Seminary

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Sr. Margaret Ann Andrako, OSBM is a member of the Order of St. Basil the Great, a Byzantine Catholic order founded by St. Basil the Great in the 4th century. After traveling to Egypt and meeting and studying ascetic hermits who dwelt in the caves of the desert, Basil returned to his native land, Cappadocia, Turkey where he withdrew with companions to live on the banks of a river. They divided their time between prayer, meditation on Holy Scripture and manual labor. Basil favored life in community rather than the eremitical life, for he believed that in the common life one could more perfectly fulfill the commandment to love God and one’s neighbor. The mission of the Sisters of the Order who serve in 13 countries is to be a praying, healing and life-giving presence of Christ to all.

Sr. Margaret Ann’s ministry has included teaching in parish schools, working in diocesan Religious Education offices in Pittsburgh and Passaic, NJ, organizational work in California, serving as the Director of the House of Prayer, as Assistant Provincial/Councilor, as administrative assistant at the Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA., and as administrative assistant at Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh. Sr. Margaret Ann holds a M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Dayton in Dayton, OH.