Bob Kloos - 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.
Ceste Stanly - Music Director
Ceste Stanly has a B.S. in Music Education from Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee & an M.A. in Music Education-Kodaly from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Miss Stanly has taught music to students for 16 years. She also teaches piano and voice at Baldwin Wallace Community Arts School as well as teaching other piano and voice students (ages 7-75) throughout Cuyahoga County.
She has sung shape note music with the Potomac River Sacred Harp Singers. She previously played in the Three Rivers Dulcimer Society in Tri-cities, WA, sang with Choralis, The Washington Kantorei, Arundel Vocal Arts Society, and Fine Arts Chorale of Kansas City. She has sung at DAR Constitution Hall with the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters and played flute at the Capitol with the United States Navy Band. She also has sung solos with a variety of community bands as well as small jazz bands. She has taught music in every setting imaginable from Christian schools to public schools to homeschool co-ops to summer camps to adult church choirs and children's church choirs.
Her favorite singer of all time is Frank Sinatra, and she has a special place in her heart for Fred Astaire, classic Broadway shows, old movies, jazz, and anything vintage World War II.
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 (www.veriditas.org).
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.