Charles H. Rhoads

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1279 Home Parish: Saint Bonaventure Parish, Glenshaw

Chuck, 55, was born and raised in Philadelphia and moved to the Pittsburgh area about nine years ago for his career. He presently is the administrator of Friendship Ridge, a 589-bed nursing facility in Beaver County. Chuck and his wife, Debbie, who have been married 25 years, have two children: Charles, 24, and Victoria, 22. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Joseph University, Philadelphia, in 1979; a medical degree from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1984; and a joint M.B.A. in health and medical services administration and a M.S. in long-term care administration from Widener University, Chester, PA, in 1993. “Each steps along the way (of formation) led me to deeper prayer….I learned to listen more attentively to the Lord in my life and in my prayer,” he said. “For my part, I have tried to say my ‘yes’.”