The Advisory Board is tasked with determining the long-term viability of Centering Space, identifying the funding needed to continue the ministry in collaboration with the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, and identifying the resources and staffing needed to maintain and expand the ministry. They meet regularly offering guidance, advice and support.

Tim Walters

Tim Walters is a former community organizer and current advocate for the homeless. He founded and for three years managed the Metanoia Project, a seasonal homeless shelter located at St. Malachi Parish. The father of eight and grandfather of 23 (or maybe 24), currently serves as Chairman of the Centering Space Board of Advisors.

Mary Timko

Mary Timko has served as Senior Chaplain for Lutheran Hospital Spiritual Care Department since 2015 and has been actively involved at Centering Space since she finished her Masters in Theology studies at Barry University. Her Clinical Pastoral Education Internship and Residency were completed at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center from 2009 to 2012. She is currently a member of the Centering Space Board of Advisors Finance Committee.

Gerry Stylski

Gerry Stylski spent 45 years in ministry in the Lutheran Church, participating in evangelism, Altar Guild and the Women’s Group, as well as serving as Youth Director. Working with her husband, who recently retired from parish ministry, she listened to, prayed for and loved the church family they served. Gerry has four children and seven grandchildren, ages six to 15. She serves on the Centering Space Board of Advisors Fundraising and Development Committee.

Rev. Delmarshae Sledge

Delmarshae Sledge is an ordained minister and spiritual director. Locally, she has served as Director of Faith Formation at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ and as Minister of Worship at South Euclid United Church of Christ. From 2007 to 2012, she was a residential member of a neo-monastic community operating a retreat house, where she served as Administrator/Associate Pastor. Del serves on the Centering Space Board of Advisors Finance Committee.

Brian Sinchak

Brian Sinchak
Brian serves as President of Lakewood Catholic Academy. He is passionate about educational innovation and is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences including a regional TEDx conference. His leadership in education has earned recognition by Today’s Catholic Teacher magazine and the National Catholic Education Association where he serves on the advisory committee for marketing and communications.Brian received his Master’s degree in educational administration from John Carroll University. He and his wife Mandy have one son, Nathan.

Michael Reiling

Mike Reiling is a retired high school theology teacher and retreat leader, who leads adult spirituality programs at a number of places, including Centering Space. His specialty is providing programs around the thought and vision of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin S.J. Mike is also a Tai Chi practice leader at several recreation centers.

Mary Beth Marquard, HM

Mary Beth Marquard, HM
Mary Beth is a Certified Pastoral Minister for the Cleveland Catholic Diocese. She has served in many capacities, including Co-director of the House of Prayer in Richfield, Pastoral Minister in Cleveland Parishes, alcohol and drug addiction therapist for Glenbeigh and Recovery Resources and consultant to Cleveland Catholic Diocese for annulments. She earned her Bachelor of Education at St. John’s College and her Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Services from John Carroll University.

Mark Laskey

Mark Laskey is Executive Director of Chaplain Partnership, a 103-year-old nonprofit ministry that supplies chaplains to hospitals and other health care institutions across our region. He is a graduate of John Carroll University and holds a postgraduate certificate in Labor Relations from Cleveland State University. He currently serves as Secretary on Centering Space’s Advisory Board and also sits on its Public Relations/Outreach Committee

Cheryl Keehner, CSA

Cheryl Keehner, a Sister of Charity of St. Augustine (CSA), is a certified pastoral minister for the diocese of Cleveland. A member of the Board of Advisors at Centering Space, she currently serves on the Program Committee. Sister Cheryl leads prayer regularly and has developed programs for the Institute of Learners in Retirement (ILR) at Baldwin Wallace. To support her ministry, she has studied spirituality, liturgy, pastoral counseling and spiritual direction.

Syndie Eardly

Syndie Eardly is a Corporate Marketing Writer for North American Title Group. She has been actively involved at Centering Space since she graduated from the Ignatian Spirituality Institute at John Carroll University in 2010 and served on the Core Circle for six years. She is currently Vice Chair of the Centering Space Board of Advisors and serves on the Public Relations/Outreach Committee.

Anne Butts

Anne C. Butts
Anne is a retired hospice chaplain. Previously, she worked in campus ministry, sales, and education as an English teacher. A member of St. Peter Church in Cleveland, Anne and her husband Bert live in Avon Lake and enjoy spending time with their two daughters and two grandchildren. She also enjoys reading, journaling, walking and gardening.