President: Chelsie Roby Chelsie is a San Jose native who grew up in Almaden, graduating from Leland High School and California State University Long Beach. She became a member of the Saint Christopher Parish in 2013 when she went through the RCIA program to receive her baptismal, reconciliation and confirmation sacraments. She and her husband, Matt, have two boys: Hudson (9) in 3rd grade and Auston (5) who will be joining the Kindergarten class this fall. Prior to covid, Chelsie volunteered at both school and parish events. She especially enjoyed the Antique Show where she would run activities in the kids crafts room and coordinate desserts for the dining room. Chelsie currently works at a preschool in San Jose where she manages their marketing and coordinates events throughout the year. She is excited to bring back some of the traditional events at St. Chris as well as launch some new ones! She can’t wait to welcome new Ladies' Guild members and be a part of such an amazing group of women!
Vice President: Crystal Riggins Crystal has been a parishioner at St. Christopher Church since 2005 and, in 2008, she became involved with Ladies' Guild. Previously, she has served as Ladies' Guild Secretary, Benefit Auction Chair, Fundraising Chair, and Publicity Chair. Her husband, John Fernandez, is a St. Chris alumni and their daughters, Francesca and Antonia, currently attend St. Chris. This year, Crystal is most excited just to have events again and get the community back together.
Treasurer: Erin Doyle A native of San Jose, I met my husband Ben when we were both in high school and volunteered with the Santa Clara Junior Theatre (now the Roberta Jones Junior Theatre) - but it took us nearly 20 years to finally get married! We both left the Bay Area for college (I went to business school in Portland while we went to flight school in Arizona), but many years later we made our way to the Bay Area and reconnected. We currently live in Campbell and have a 6th grader (Paxton) at St. Christopher (Paxton was baptized at St. Chris in 2010). I've been a CPA for over 10 years and currently work as a Financial Controller at Truebeck Construction in San Mateo. I'm very excited to be part of the Ladies' Guild team this year.
Secretary: Amy Giachetti Amy and her husband Steve have been members of St. Christopher Parish since 2005 and Amy has been involved with Ladies' Guild since 2014 when her older daughter started Kindergarten at the school. Now both daughters currently attend St. Chris (8th & 5th grades). Since joining the St. Christopher community she's served as a room parent numerous times, co-chaired Antique Show (2017) and Benefit Auction (2018), and served on the board as webmaster for the past few years.
Parliamentarian: Courtney Budziak Courtney has lived in San Jose since childhood and is a proud St. Christopher, Presentation and Loyola Marymount alum. She has supported the Ladies' Guild in various roles, including Chair of the 2019 and 2020 Antique Shows. She also co-chaired the Western Welcome for two years and has served as secretary and vice president of the Ladies' Guild. Courtney and her husband, Max, married in 2006 at St. Christopher Church and have two beautiful daughters. Simone is in eighth grade and Sydney in fifth. Courtney is a full-time working mom employed as a Senior Customer Success Manager at Trace3 in Campbell.
Advisor: Silvana Gentzkow Silvana is a San Jose native, who grew up in the Rose Garden neighborhood and attended St Clare and St. Francis High School. It was this Catholic foundation that compelled her and her husband Joe (Bellarmine '01), to join the St. Christopher community in 2011. Since then, Silvana has served in various roles within the parish and school, including festival booth chair, festival auction co-chair, kindergarten room parent, and Ladies' Guild social chair. Silvana and Joe have four children: Jack and Sofia (10), Bobby (7), and Emma (5). One of her passions outside of her family is working with new teachers. She currently works as an instructional coach for Rocketship Education. Silvana is excited to bring her innovative ideas, love for the St. Christopher community, and strong worth ethic to her role.
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