About our staff...
Mrs. Pettei has been Director of Religious Education here at St. Edward the Confessor since 2012. She earned her Masters Degree in Theology from Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington. Her background includes Director of Religious Education at St. Barnabas the Apostle in Bellmore and Director of Family Ministry at Holy Name of Mary in Valley Stream. Married to her high school sweetheart for for forty years, Mrs. Pettei is a mother of five and grandmother to six.
Mrs. Russomanno, Confirmation Program Director, joined St. Edward Religious Education in August of 2018. She has worked in the Church as a Catechist and Youth Minister for ten years. Mrs. Russomanno also serves as our Parish Youth Minister and teaches grades 7 and 8 Religion at St. Edward the Confessor School. She recently finished her Masters Degree in Religious Education where she focused on adolescent education and engaging students through beauty. Mrs. Russomanno was married this past June. She and her husband live in Lindenhurst.
Mrs. Braun joined St. Edward Religious Education in late August of 2015. She has held administrative positions in Religious Education programs since 2002, starting at St. Barnabas the Apostle in Bellmore with a move to St. Kilian in Farmingdale six years later. She attended Briarcliffe College for Business and went on to earn her Associate in Arts Degree from Nassau Community College. Mrs. Braun lives in Levittown with her husband and son.