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Our Team

Bob Kloos (he/him/his) - Pastor/Administrator

Most of what Bob has learned about life, ministry, and the arts, he learned from the very people he set out to serve. He believes the Spirit speaks through everyone and abides in everything. Listening carefully, therefore, and paying attention, will likely lead the way.


In 1988, Bob was one of five co-founders of Beacon Street performing arts in ministry, an effort to proclaim the Good News using the performing arts. Bob was the artistic director and sole performer for the last ten years before Beacon Street surrendered to another calling. In September of 2017, Bob was called and named pastor and administrator of the Community of Saint Peter, an intentional Eucharistic community “preserving and renewing a living tradition.”

Besides his career with Beacon Street, Bob enjoyed post-graduate studies at Saint Mary Seminary in Cleveland and seventeen years of service in parish and campus ministry for the Diocese of Cleveland. He was raised in Willoughby OH by two fine parents, so his success was assured.


Most importantly, Bob married Jean and together they had two great kids, David and Sarah, who have taught Bob all he knows about being a dad.

Reverend Susi Kawolics - Administrative Assistant

Reverend Susi Kawolics recently retired from Federated Church United Church of Christ in Chagrin Falls after 8 years as their Associate Pastor.  She is on the board as Treasurer of the Cleveland Ecumenical Institute of Religious Studies (CEIRS), and serves as the Chair of the Steering Committee for the Northeast Ohio School of Ministry (NEOSOM).  She has a certification as a Labyrinth facilitator through Veriditas (

Susi was raised Methodist, then converted to Catholicism.  Susi received her Master’s degree in Ministry from Ursuline College in Pepper Pike and was certified as a lay ecclesial minister for the Cleveland Diocese of the Catholic Church in 1999. She became a licensed minister in the United Church of Christ denomination in 2008 and was ordained in 2014.


She has lived her whole life in Cleveland and has been married to her husband Rich, another native Clevelander, for 36 years. They have two daughters, Kailey and Kiran.

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Matthew Dolan (he/him/his)- Director of Music
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Matthew Dolan is an active pianist, composer, arranger, conductor and music director with 20 years experience and over 65 stage productions to his credit. Matthew grew up in Tallmadge, Ohio. He has studied the piano actively for 30 years.


Matthew attended the University of Akron School of Music where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Theory and Composition, and a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting. He has spent 11 years in professional music ministry, before joining the Community of St. Peter.


In addition to his sacred work, Matthew is also an active music director for the theatre, having worked at many local professional theaters including Blank Canvas Theatre, 

Near West Theatre, Beck Center for the Arts, Dobama Theater, The Cleveland Play House, Cain Park, and many others - both locally and across the United States. He has also worked in this capacity at Cleveland State University, the University of Akron, Cuyahoga Community College, Lakeland Community College, and Oberlin College. As a composer, Matthew’s original work has been heard on the podcasts “Generative Spirits” and “Beyond the Habit,” as well as on Cleveland's NBC affiliate, Channel 3 News. As an arranger, Matthew’s work spans a wide variety of genres, and has been performed by high school, collegiate, and community ensembles across the northeast Ohio region. He serves as accompanist for the Vocal Music Departments of St. Ignatius High School and Cleveland Heights High School. Matthew also is a proud member of the Greenhouse Ensemble.  

Martha Ligas (she/her/hers) - Pastoral Minister

Martha has spent the better part of her life learning to understand what the Holy Spirit sounds like. Discerning this Voice has led her through B.A.’s in Psychology and Sociology from one Jesuit university, a M.A. in Theology and Ministry from another, and a Certification in Spiritual Direction from a third. It’s led her through various ministries on multiple continents, from leading immersions in Honduras to teaching English in Rwanda. It’s led her to and through retreat direction, volunteer coordination, and five years of teaching high school theology.

Most recently, the Spirit has sent her to the Community of Saint Peter, where she has been excited to hang her hat as a pastoral minister since August 2021. 

Martha has been fed by this Community since she first discovered it in 2018 and is tickled that the Spirit decided to call her here next.

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