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Staff Member Uses God-given Tools to Help

  Jim Battle
  CUA staffer Jim Battle (right) with Rev. Jerry Trancone and the new stove at the Center for Deaf Ministries.

Name: Jim Battle

Title: Assistant director of facilities, maintenance, and operations

Service: Replaced dishwasher and redid plumbing

Where: Center for Deaf Ministries of the Archdiocese of Washington, Landover Hills, Md.

Why: " It all began with my catering the center’s Annual Thank You Party, and now I’m in my 15th year. Father Jerry Trancone, director of the center, found out I am a jack-of-many trades; I have cooked numerous meals, opened locked safes, replaced a kitchen stove from residential to commercial, and now the latest — replaced the 1956 dish sanitizer with a 2011 dishwasher!

"For them, it saves money; for me, it is a great sense of satisfaction that I can use my God-given tools to help the Church."

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