Parish Staff Directory

(click on a name below to email a staff person)
Fr. Dave Ghiorso



Fr. Samuel Musiimenta

Parochial Vicar



Deacon Rich Foley

Adult Faith Formation Coordinator

Rich was ordained a deacon in 2006.  His first ministry was at the St. Vincent de Paul Wellness Center in the Mission District.  He served a Archdiocesan Director of Deacon Formation from 2010-2015 and was assigned to St. Matthias Parish in 2011.  

Rich has enjoyed a career of almost 50 years in public education as a middle school teacher, elementary principal, district superintendent, county curriculum director and, most recently adjunct professor of education  at NDNU.  He received his doctorate in education from the University of San Francisco in 1986.   Rich enjoys traveling and being Granpa to two adorable grandsons.  My life has been and continues to be a life of service to others—family, friends, parishioners and those in need.  

Deacon David Rolandelli

RCIA Coordinator



Sabrina Harper

Pastoral Associate
Children/Youth Faith Formation Coordinator

Sabrina has been a member of St. Matthias’ staff since 1999 and has held many different positions serving the parish community. Currently, she is the Pastoral Associate and coordinates faith formation for families with children kindergarten through high school, Confirmation and First Communion preparation, and office administration.

She was born and raised in Redwood City, in fact, so was her mother, grandfather, and great-grandfather. She attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel school, Notre Dame High School in Belmont, then Sequoia High.

Lisa Bamford

Administrative Assistant

In August, 2015 I joined the St. Matthias Staff as Receptionist.  You can find me in the Rectory four days a week, handling Mass requests, logging your donations, managing supplies for the Church and Hall, and generally helping Sabrina, Rich, and our priests in whatever way I can.  I am also part of the Family Support Group.  

On the personal side, I have lived here in Redwood City with my husband, Jon,  and three children for 25 years. My previous career was as a Marriage and Family Therapist; and prior to that I was in corporate Organizational Development.  Happily, for ten years I was home with my children full-time.  

I am enjoying getting to know our parishioners!  Please call or come by the Rectory if there is anything I can help you with.

Melanie Dresbach

Music Director


Rosemary Juarez

Preschool Director