Faith Formation Staff


       To contact a staff member via email, please email [email protected]

       To contact a staff member via telephone, please call the appropriate number below.       

Office Hours:

Saturday:  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday:  None
Monday:  4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday:  11:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday:  11:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Thursday:  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday:  9:00 AM to 8:00 PM


Dennis Castillo, Director of  Family Ministry

Dennis has been Director of Family Ministry since 2021.  He has previously served in the ministries Director of Religious Education, RCIA Coordinator, Church History professor, and ministry formation at Catholic Health.  The father of three grown children, he and his wife Kathy live in North Buffalo.

Email: [email protected]          Phone: 716-675-3714 x 133

Grace Bobak, Director of Youth Ministry

Email: [email protected]           Phone: 716-675-3714  x 131


Emily Updike, Administrative Assistant for the Youth and Family Ministry Department 


Email: [email protected]            

Jennifer Frost, Youth and Family Ministry Assistant 

Jennifer joined the Youth & Family Ministry staff in August 2018.  In her role here, she will be working with the Edge program and the primary level and Family Faith programs.  Growing up Jennifer attended Our Lady Help of Christian’s school in Cheektowaga and Holy Angels Academy. She attended Mass with her family, enjoying a nice breakfast afterwards where they would reflect and converse over what happened at Mass or even the songs they enjoyed hearing! In her role at Queen of Heaven, Jennifer hopes to help young people to know how important the memories you build with your family are, and how to draw a connection between real life experiences and the scriptures.  As a participant in a 500+ mile bike ride from NYC to Niagara Falls benefiting cancer research, Jennifer reflected on how much she has to be grateful for. Each day she rode with fighters, survivors and supporters and the one thing they all had in common was their faith.  Jennifer is very excited to help our parish youth live out their faith and become closer to Jesus Christ.  Jennifer currently works at Citi as an Operations Manager and was married at The Q in October 2017. She resides in South Buffalo with her husband Ryan. You can often find her trying out a new restaurant & scoping out the local consignment shops!  Family time is key and she believes a Sunday well spent brings a week of content!

Email: [email protected]           Phone: 716-675-3714 x 121