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Ryan Verity has been appointed Business Manager for St. Mary Parish. For the past five years, Verity has served as St. Mary’s youth minister, creating two vibrant youth groups for high school and middle school and establishing the youth room in the Parish Center. He was also instrumental in sending three teenagers from the parish to Poland for World Youth Day during the summer of 2016.  In addition, Verity helped develop the annual Chowder Chase 5K Run, served as co-chairperson of the parish picnic and designed a successful overnight retreat for confirmation candidates, have done for over 650 teens.

“My biggest accomplishment, I hope, was being a good role model and teacher to our young church,” Verity said.

A native of Western New York and former student at St. Mary School, Verity worked in family-owned restaurants since age 14 and became general manager for Burger King and Taco Bueno at the age of 20.Verity holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Business Administration from Medaille College.

“My main objective, as it always has been, is to keep our parish vibrant, engaging, and welcoming for the generations to come,” Verity said. “I will work diligently with our wonderful staff to accomplish that goal. I am very blessed to be able to work at the same place I grew up in.”