Meet our elected officials
City Manager of St. Marys, Pennsylvania
The mayor of St. Marys, which prides itself as a community steeped in Christian values and small-town living, Lou is a community-minded and family-oriented individual with a passion to celebrate the rural way of life. Lou grew up in St. Marys and was elected to the St. Marys City Council in 2013. Lou successfully ran for mayor four years later. As mayor, Lou dedicates himself to ensuring that rural investment is front and center in everything St. Marys does. Lou is a founding trustee of the Northern Pennsylvania Regional College and a former board member for both the Penn Highlands Elk Hospital and the Elk County Catholic School System.
Board of Education, Haddam, Connecticut
Peter Sonski, a New England native, is the father of nine and grandfather of four. He holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and worked in the nation’s capital for many years. Peter’s background is in business administration and communications. He has held elected office on three different municipal boards and is currently a member of a regional board of education. Peter’s children have been educated in public, private and homeschool settings and he has traveled to or through 44 of 48 continental states, visiting numerous colleges and universities along the way.
Bethany Canzanella Warren
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Home Rule Charter Government Study Commissioner and Local Water Board
Bethany lives, works, worships, and invests in the city of Beaver Falls. Bethany’s family operates an independent coffee shop through the lens of the whole life ethic, valuing employees, local and global farmers, customers, neighbors, and family as image-bearers who deserve grace and respect. Bethany believes that no action, thought, word, or thing is outside the integrity of one’s worldview, including participation in local government and business.
Hartford, OH. Town Council Member
A long-time member of the American Solidarity Party, Mr. Zehnder earned his bachelor of arts degree from Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California, and his master’s in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. A recognized author and scholar, Mr. Zehnder is the general editor for the Catholic Textbook Project and has written four of the books in its history series. He has also authored novels on the German Reformation, and written for various publications on historical, political, and theological subjects. He and his wife, Katherine, with their children, live in Central Ohio.