LCA Ambassadors

We invite you to connect with our student, parent and alumni Ambassadors and learn why they love LCA! They’ll provide first-hand experience and feedback on what it’s like to be a member of the LCA community.

Each Ambassador’s contact information is provided in their profile below. Feel free to reach out to them to engage in further conversation. When you contact them, you can expect a response typically within 24-48 hours.

Contact LCA’s Office of Admissions at 216-521-0559 ext. 3026 or via chat if you need assistance.

  • Tim Austin, Parent Ambassador

    Children in Grades: 8th and Graduated

    Email Address:

    Phone Number: 216-403-0012

    City: Westlake

    Why Do You Love LCA? I am honored to be a part of this community. It is more than a school and more than an educational institution. LCA is a family. A family that teaches humility, spirituality, generosity, courtesy and many other life building blocks. They teach these characteristics daily while educating youth for the next level of their education. My family is forever grateful for the introduction to LCA.

  • Wendy Jarchow

    Wendy Jarchow, Parent Ambassador

    Children in Grades: 2nd and 3rd

    Email Address:

    Phone Number: 312-515-9033

    City: Lakewood

    Why Do You Love LCA? We love LCA for many reasons, but a few include . . . the leadership. The teachers. The philosophy on educating the whole person – mind, body, and spirit.  The campus. The sense of community.  The most important is that the sum of these and many others equates to the love of school our children experience.  We know this sets them up for success.

  • Joseph and Kristin Kalinowski

    Joseph and Kristin Kalinowski, Parents Ambassador

    Children in Grades: Graduated

    Email Address:

    Phone Number: 216-536-0630

    City: Lakewood

    Why Do You Love LCA?  As parents, we want the absolute best for our children in every aspect of their lives and that is why we chose Lakewood Catholic Academy for our daughters’ education. LCA offered such a wonderful experience for our kids, from the educational aspect to helping strengthen their moral fortitude that makes them the strong young ladies that they are today. We are very blessed to have been part of the Lakewood Catholic Academy family.

  • Katherine Wensink

    Katherine Wensink, Parent Ambassador

    Children in Grades: 4th and 7th

    Email Address:

    Phone Number: 216-287-9869

    City: Bay Village

    Why Do You Love LCA? I love LCA for a number of reasons including: The love, students are encouraged to be kind to all, not just their friends, truly living like Christ; the education, wherever students are on the academic spectrum, they are met with challenges and support; the active involvement in Lakewood and Cleveland; the encouragement of the arts; a healthy lunch everyday in the school’s dining program.

  • Cormac Nolan

    Cormac Nolan, Alumni Ambassador

    Email Address:

    High School: St. Ignatius

    College/University: Washington University in St. Louis

    Why Do You Love LCA? I love LCA because of its flawless combination of a welcoming community, an environment that pushes you to grow, and a wholehearted, enthusiastic adoption of new ideas and teaching techniques. They say hindsight is 20/20 and looking back I can clearly see that LCA put me miles ahead as I started my high school journey.

  • Chloe Becker, Alumni Ambassador

    Email Address:

    High School: Magnificat

    College/University: Harvard University

    Why Do You Love LCA? Not only did LCA provide me with a strong educational foundation, but most importantly expanded my perception of what it means to be a student. I learned that memorized knowledge is not most valuable, but adaptability, critical creative thinking, independence, and collaboration are. I still have connections with my classmates and teachers, and will never forget how LCA’s strong community helped me feel supported as I developed my identity.

  • Liam McGuire

    Liam McGuire, Alumni Ambassador

    Email Address:

    College: Emory University

    Why Do You Love LCA? LCA is the first place that gave me the opportunity to explore all my interests, and provided me with the resources and mentors to do so. I had incredible teachers who stoked my love for learning and pushed my intellectual boundaries, making the transition to high school so much easier. I met close friends that I still stay in touch with regularly while we’re hundreds of miles apart. My coaches on cross country and track teams gave me a space to explore my athletic pursuits, so much so that I have carried that specific passion into college NCAA competition. LCA allowed me to develop my mind, spirit, and body in a way very few schools could have, and for that I will always be thankful.

  • Taylor Peura

    Taylor Peura, Alumni Ambassador

    Email Address:

    High School: Magnificat

    Why Do You Love LCA?  I love LCA because of all the opportunities that it gave me and the ability to grow in my faith. My favorite part was being a House Leader for Sabedoria. I had the chance to spread my love for my school and faith with everyone in my house. In my 9 years at LCA, I learned a lot about myself and myself as a student. The IB program helped me to more deeply understand difficult concepts, which made the transition from grade school to high school a lot easier. Lastly, I loved the opportunities I had to improve my public speaking through communications class and Toastmasters. My experience at LCA was the best!

  • Charbel Nakhle

    Charbel Nakhle, Alumni Ambassador

    Email Address:

    High School: St. Ignatius

    Why Do You Love LCA? I love LCA because it made me the person I am today. It got me ready for high school and for my future. LCA made me a better version of myself. Most importantly, it taught me to put God and others before myself.

  • Joey Scarpitti, Alumni Ambassador

    Email Address:

    High School: St. Edward

    What Are You Involved with at LCA? At LCA, I am involved with numerous extracurricular activities:  CYO basketball, Ski Club, LCA Ambassador, Brain Brawl, Math Competition, Power of the Pen, Speranza House Leader, and Junior Model United Nations.

    Why Do You Love LCA? I love LCA for three main reasons. First, I appreciate the faculty and staff. My teachers and administrators are people that I consider to be educators and mentors. They care deeply for me and my classmates. They encourage us to grow academically and spiritually.  Another reason I love LCA is because of all the opportunities that this school provides me. Last year, in 7th grade, I was fortunate enough to travel to New York City for “We Day”, and Atlanta for the “Amazing Shake Competition.” This year, in 8th grade, I have already been to New York City for my second “We Day”, and I will be traveling with my 8th-grade class to Washington D.C. in April. Finally, another reason I love LCA is because of the friendships that I have made. I have gained relationships that will last for the rest of my life. LCA has been a gift to my family and me and is a major part of my life.