My name is John Brady, and I represent the Finance Council on the St. Edith's Parish Council. Over the past 40 years that my wife Denise and I have called St. Edith our home, I have participated in most of the parish committees, commission, councils, and other groups. I especially like working with the Finance Council and Parish Council, as it enables me to contribute my knowledge and experience in accounting and information technology. Besides being a great opportunity to give back, I really enjoy being with the bright, friendly, talented and just all-around great people that are involved in our parish groups. Much like our parish, they are welcoming, open minded, and devoted to building the best Catholic community we can create together. They provide me with the spiritual example that I know that I need to be a vibrant Christian. Our parish has helped me on my spiritual journey to be close to Jesus, so I consider myself privileged to part of this great effort and plan to continue to be actively engaged in the future.