June Family of the Month

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community and the Knights of Columbus Council #6125 are proud to announce that Ronnie and Schonda Rodriguez are the Family of the Month for June 2024.

Ronnie was born in Cuba and grew up in Miami, while Schonda grew up in Cedar Hill, Missouri. After graduating from college, each was hired by NASA. They both worked at the Kennedy Space Center, which is where they met. They married in 1996 and were parishioners of St. Mary’s in Rockledge until 2018.

Ronnie and Schonda have three grown children: Rebekah, Joseph, and Nicolas, all of whom went to school at St. Mary’s. Rebekah lives in Madison, Wisconsin and does research at the University of Wisconsin. Joseph lives and works locally. Nicolas is attending Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers.

Ronnie and Schonda Rodriguez joined St. John’s in the fall of 2018. “We are very grateful for the opportunity to worship with and serve this wonderful community,” says Ronnie.

Schonda became a staff member at St. John’s early in 2021. She is responsible for the middle school and high school youth ministry programs. “I am so proud of St. John’s kids,” says Schonda. “They bring me joy.”

Both Ronnie and Schonda serve the community as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Ministers of the Word, as well as through a variety of other ministries and activities.

Ronnie works with the youth and families of St. John’s as the lead catechist for one of the parishes two confirmation preparation teams. In addition, he assists with the Anchored in Faith middle school program. Ronnie also completed a term as a member of the Parish Council.

Schonda’s volunteer activities include helping with the Art & Environment and Gratia Plena ministries. She served on the liturgy committee for the past two International Festivals. She has been involved in a number of parish celebrations, including of Word of God Sunday and the Feast of Divine Mercy, and she is one of the voices in the Stations of the Crib program and in videos found on the “Resources” section of the parish website.

Thank you, Ronnie and Schonda, for your commitment and your dedicated service to St. John’s. You are a blessing to the parish.