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Rev. Linda Grimaldi

The Rev. Linda Grimaldi, senior pastor of the Branch of Faith Church, has written for the Newsletter since its founding, usually for the “Living by the Word” section.  Pastor Linda is a mom to three and a grandma and great-grandma to many more.  She enjoys reading the Word and spending time with her family.

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Donna Macellaro

Donna is a homeschooling mother of five children, including TCKM staff members Ryan and Joanna.  Her brother is editor Joey Macellaro, and her mom is typist Paulette Macellaro.  She has served as a proofreading editor of the Newsletter since its founding, and also serves as a writer.  In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano and working on her computer.

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Joanna Macellaro

Joanna has served as a staff writer and illustrator with the Newsletter since 2003.  Her mom, Donna, and brother, Ryan, also volunteer.  In her spare time, Joanna enjoys dancing and reading.

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Joey Macellaro

Joey founded TCKM in 1997 after publishing a monthly newsletter for the children of the Branch of Faith Church for two years.  He continues to edit the Newsletter and write many of the articles featured in each issue.  His mom, Paulette, is our typing assistant, and his sister, Donna, is a member of the staff.  Joey enjoys computers, gardening, and record collecting.

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Paulette Macellaro

Paulette has served as TCKM's typing assistant since its founding, transcribing manuscripts into a word processor and performing other secretarial work.  She is also the editor's mother, as well as staff writer Donna Macellaro's mother and Ryan and Joanna's grandmother.  She enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.

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Ryan Macellaro

Ryan has served as a staff writer with the Newsletter since 2004 after several guest-writing projects.  His mom, Donna, and sister, Joanna, also work for us.  Ryan has an interest in all things nautical and hopes to one day work on a ship.

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Joshua Palmeri

Josh has been writing as a member of our staff since 2001.  In addition to the columns “TCKM’s Holidays” and “Joke Korner,” Josh also writes other articles.  Josh's mom, Laura, is also a member of our staff.  In his spare time, Josh likes to tinker with computers.

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Laura Palmeri

Laura has been an important part of the Newsletter staff since 1999, when she began writing “Laura's Recipe File.”  Laura loves to cook, and is a wife to Jerry and mother to Joshua and Matthew.

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Rev. Tony Polzella

Pastor Tony is a pastor at the Branch of Faith Church, publisher of TCKM.  He has written for us since we were founded.  Tony is a father of three, two of whom also work for the Newsletter.

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Chris Polzella

Chris has been writing the “SportsBreak” column for TCKM since 1999.  He is one of three sons of the Rev. Tony Polzella, pastor of the Branch of Faith Church, and his wife Doreen.  Chris enjoys watching and playing baseball and working in youth ministry.

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Michael Polzella

Michael has served as our assistant editor since 2002, previously serving as a guest writer since 1999.  He is the son of Pastor Tony and Doreen Polzella and brother of Chris and Anthony, and is in charge of the tape ministry at the Branch of Faith Church.  When he isn't in school or working on the Newsletter, Michael enjoys creating computer graphics.

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Victoria Sacino

Victoria has been a member of our staff since 2004 and frequently writes and illustrates for he Newsletter.  She loves music and spending time with her family.

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CURRENT EVENTS

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FOR THE YOUTH

FUN AND GAMES

IN THE SCHOOLHOUSE

LIVING BY THE WORD

RECOMMENDATIONS

RESPONSE

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E-MAIL CLUB

TCKM BY MAIL

PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

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