Following an extensive search, Saint Francis Seraph Ministries Board of Directors has named Mary Pat Raupach, Ed.D. as the organization’s new executive director.
A seasoned nonprofit professional with extensive service to the community, Raupach started her new position on December 1. She succeeds Chris Schuermann, who has led Saint Francis Seraph Ministries for seven years and will retire at the end of 2021.
Raupach comes to SFSM from Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, where she was director of workforce development and supports. In this role, she oversaw the work of her department and served as the relationship manager for 20 community partner organizations and nonprofit agencies.
“Mary Pat is a strong team leader with an extensive background in nonprofit management and relationship building,” said Tom Gruber, chair of the SFSM Board of Directors. “Her wide variety of experience, education and professional skills will serve our community well, as we head into winter facing increased homelessness and food insecurity at this particular point in the pandemic,” he added.
Raupach has been a tireless advocate for community building and workforce development. Her volunteer and civic work also includes Bethany House Services, Cincinnati Works, Junior Achievement and Partnership Against the Trafficking of Humans. She holds a doctoral degree in education from the University of Cincinnati.