Becky Hardt

Office Manager

Joel Bradshaw

Care Pastor

Karen Knautz

Bridge Kids Director

John Knautz

Connections Pastor

Junior Ziegler

Bridge Kids Pastor

Jesse Winchester

Executive Pastor, Worship Pastor

Stacey Hilliar

Community Pastor

Raef Soliman

Executive Pastor Campuses

Robert Moris

Excutive Pastor

Staff OLD

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Parish Pastoral Director of Parish Societies
Ms. Maria Batres has been with Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary for over 18 years.

Phone: 718-739-0241
Email: mbatres@pbvmrcc.org

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Parish Pastoral Director of Community Outreach
Maria is in charge of all Community Outreach events, including our Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry Programs. She also handles all rentals of Parish Halls for private events.

Phone: 347-319-0908
Email: mmendez@pbvmrcc.org

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Parish Pastoral Director of Faith Formation; DRE
Ms. Madar is in charge of our Religious Education Program for Children and Adults. She is also responsible of our Tutoring Program on Saturday Afternoon and oversees our Safe Environment Program. She is a well-experienced Catholic educator.

Phone: 718-739-2003
Email: bmadar@pbvmrcc.org

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Parish Pastoral Director of Family Ministry
In addition to being the Director of Family Ministry, Mr. Pretzantzin is also a Lector and a minister in the Baptism ministry. He is married and has two children.

Phone: 718-739-0241
Email: jpretzantzin@pbvmrcc.org

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Parish Pastoral Director of Youth Ministry
Mr. Rodriguez’s message and hope for the young people he serves is that they are set on fire by the Holy Spirit and that they fulfill their God given purpose. He is currently pursuing a Master’s in Theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary and College. He is married. Mr. Rodriguez is also involved in Music ministry

Phone: 718-739-0241 Ext. 205
Email: grodriguez@pbvmrcc.org

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Parish Pastoral Director of Vocations and Missionary Activities Ministry
Ms. Sepúlveda is responsible for promoting the Vocations Ministry in our Parish, as well as the Missionary Activities. She is the mother of Daniel. She was born in Columbia and migrated to the U.S. over thirty years ago. She has been involved in parish activities for over ten years. She is currently focusing on strengthening the Vocations Ministry and Missionary activities. In addition, she is active in the Cursillistas.

Phone: 347-455-3855
Email: csepulveda@pbvmrcc.org

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Parish Pastoral Director of Liturgy
Ms. Sookdeo is also an Adjunct Lecturer at York College She holds a B.S. in Psychology (York College), a Master’s in English Literature (Queens College), and a Master’s in Theology (St. John’s University).

Phone: 718-739-0241
Email: fsookdeo@pbvmrcc.org

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Parish Secretary
Ms. Tzunun is the leader of the Jóvenes de Valor. She is also a coordinator in the Baptism Ministry. In addition, she is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s in Business Administration at Queens Borough Community, CUNY.

Phone: 718-739-0241
Email: tzunun@pbvmrcc.org

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Bookkeeper and HHRR Coordinator
Mr. Gonzalez holds a B.A in mathematics with a concentration in economics from Queens College, CUNY. He also has an Associate in Physics from College of Technology, CUNY. In addition, he holds QuickBooks certifications for Churches and business.

Phone: 718-739-0241 Ext. 213
Email: wgonzalez@pbvmrcc.org

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Music Director
Mr. Valencia has 27 years of experience working in churches as an organist and choir conductor He is an accomplished accompanist for vocal and instrumental soloists and ensembles. Mr. Valencia studied at the Ohio State University, School of Music with a full scholarship. While he was a student he received several awards and recognition. He has performed in several U.S. cities. In addition, he performed in more than 100 collaboration artist projects in the tri-state area. Mr. Valencia is a co-founder of the Jackson Heights Community Chorus.

Phone: 718-739-0241
Email: jvalencia@pbvmrcc.org

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Director of the Flea Market
Señora Calle has been with the Parish since 1970 serving those in need.

Phone: 718-739-0241
Email: acalle@pbvmrcc.org

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Sacristan
Rosmira has serving serving as the Main Sacristan for our Parish for the last 10 years. She loves serving and making herself available to help out. She is an expert in Church decoration.

Phone: 718-739-0241
Email: rmontoya@pbvmrcc.org

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Assistant to the DRE
Mr. Ajche is an active member of the parish. He assists in the Youth Ministry and attended World Youth Day 2016. He is also a school aide with the Board of Education.

Phone: 718-739-2003
Email: bajche@pbvmrcc.org

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Administrative Assistant
Ms. Acuña is also a leader in the Youth Ministry, the Director of our Parish’s summer camp and a Catechist. She currently attends Queens Borough Community College pursuing a degree in Special Education. She also participated in World Youth Day 2016.

Phone: 718-739-0241
Email: jacuna@pbvmrcc.org

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Administrative Assistant
Mr. Bravo is a leader in Youth Ministry, serving in retreats and youth groups. He is currently pursuing a B.S. in Psychology at York College. He attended World Youth Day 2016.

Phone: 718-739-0241
Email: dbravo@pbvmrcc.org

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Administrative Assistant
She was an Altar Server and participated in World Youth Day 2016. Ms. Guzman attends Baruch College, CUNY, majoring in Marketing Analytics with a minor in Graphics communications.

Phone: 718-739-0241
Email: aguzman@pbvmrcc.org

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Administrative Assistant
Ms. Andrea Paz is a Delegate of the Jornada group. She is an Altar server and member of the Hospitality Ministry. She currently attends Hillcrest High School