atholic Passion Ministries was founded by Deacon Adrian Marchi, Ph.D. and Suzy Kelly. Both Deacon Adrian and Suzy are passionate Catholics heavily involved in their Parish community who believe in the awesome power of the fullness of the faith to transform people’s lives.
uzy and Deacon Adrian are committed to bring people to a closer relationship with the Lord by providing them with ways to help them find the joy that only Jesus can bring. They are tireless in their efforts to provide awareness of the beauty of the Catholic faith. They would like every Catholic to love and live the faith throughout their entire life and for all eternity.
drian Marchi, Ph.D. is a Deacon incardinated in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Catholic Community Foundation for the Diocese. He is the Chief Operating Officer of Jo-Kell Inc., an electrical supply and engineering company. Deacon Adrian was born in Argentina and grew up in a Jewish environment. He attended the RCIA program at St. Cecilia’s in Iselin, NJ, and was baptized into the faith in 1990. Throughout the years, he has been a speaker for teens and adults on the faith, a leader of Scripture share, Men’s Ministry, Life in the Spirit Seminar, Bible studies, Leadership in Christ Workshop, a home-based prayer group, Diocesan Hispanic Ministry, trainer for the New Roman Missal, and founder and leader of a Men’s breakfast, as well as a Catechist, Youth Minister, RCIA Sponsor, VP of Parish Council, and more.
- Adrian is a certified Spiritual Director.
- Adrian has a Ph.D. in Business Administration, a Master of Arts in Theology, and has earned a CPA from Catholic University.
- Adrian has been married to Robin for 23 years. Robin and Adrian have three children: Adrian Jr., Olivia, and Mary.
uzy Kelly is the Chief Executive Officer of Jo-Kell Inc., an electrical supply and engineering company. Suzy also serves as an elected official on Chesapeake City Council. A Catholic since birth, Suzy has actively served in many aspects of parish ministry including parish council, liturgy, RCIA, and adult and teen faith formation. Suzy is recognized as a leader in the community because of her business achievements and her contributions to the community at large. The mother of four children, Suzy and her husband Marty have been married for 39 years and now enjoy the blessing of six grandchildren.
Reverend Mr. Adrian and Suzy