Marianne Komek is a freelance journalist whose articles have appeared in the National Catholic Register, the Catholic News Service, and The Catholic Spirit, the official newspaper for the diocese of Metuchen. She has worked as a production editor and editorial assistant for publishers in New York City. Komek also tutored remedial English and taught ESL.
She was a youth minister for teenagers at her parish, as well as serving as a catechist for them. Komek is a member of her hometown’s Friends of the Library and Women’s Club. She was also the publicity chair for The Royal Garden Club By The Bay.
Komek serves on the Board of the Guild of Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, which offers spiritual support for the emotionally troubled and mentally ill and their families and friends. She is a consecrated member of the international Apostolate of Schoenstatt.
In her spare time, Komek enjoys fresh sea breezes during walks along the bay. There she likes watching teenagers play volleyball on the sand. Komek also enjoys ballet, opera, and is an avid Green Bay Packers fan.
Her husband, Cabbar, is a professional photographer and media artist. They have a little sixteen-year-old dachshund, Pookie, who still thinks he’s a puppy, especially when he begs for treats. They can’t refuse him!