Pastor: Fr. Tim Nadolski
Fr. Tim grew up in Sandy Springs and attended St. Jude for elementary and middle school and St. Pius X for high school. After one year at Berry College, he entered the seminary at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, OH. He spent seven years there, earning a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a master’s in divinity. He was ordained to the priesthood in June 2015.
At the end of June 2020, Fr. Tim finished his Masters of Ecclesial Administration and Management from the Catholic University of America.
Fr. Tim comes to St. Clare to begin his first pastorate after time as a parochial vicar at St. Joseph in Dalton and St. Joseph in Athens and the administrator for St. Toribio Romo in Chatsworth.
Fr. Tim enjoys traveling, aviation, movies, watching baseball, trying to play golf and spending time with his my three cats: Francis, Anthony, and… Clare. Seriously, those are their names.
Deacon/Clergy: Deacon Tom Ryan
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, Deacon Tom attended Maryland University and was hired by IBM in various customer and network support-related positions. IBM moved Deacon Tom and family to Atlanta in 1986. He and his wife Ann have four children.
Deacon Tom was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate on February 8, 2008, while a parishioner of St. Catherine of Siena, Kennesaw. It was through comments and encouragement from parishioners at St. Catherine’s and, most importantly, Adoration time spent before the Lord that he felt the calling to do more in serving the Catholic Church. Further calling to join St. Clare came from learning her feast day; Deacon Tom and Ann were married on the feast day of St. Clare of Assisi, August 11, 1979!
Deacon Tom retired from IBM after 41 years of service. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, especially his four can’t-do-anything-wrong granddaughters, as well as golfing, camping, scouting, outdoor activities and music…and Dad jokes.
Deacon/Clergy: Deacon Igor Ponce
Deacon Igor was born in Puebla, Mexico and has been married to his wife Renee for 12 years. They five children, Danielle, Jennifer, Sophia, Igor and Omar. The Ponces have one grandson, Wesley here in Georgia.
Deacon Igor earned a doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the National University of Mexico; Mexico City and practiced veterinary medicine in Mexico for 25 years. He has been working as a veterinary technician for the last 10 years, the first 6 of those years was as an animal control officer in Marietta.
Deacon Igor became a US citizen in 2012 and has been working with the various communities teaching a preparation Citizenship class that has helped over 100 immigrants become US citizens. His hobbies include gardening, reading books and he enjoys playing his guitar and other musical instruments. His dedication and devotion to St. Clare of Assisi is one of spiritual and service commitment.