- Meet the Staff -

  • Fr. Hertzfeld, STD



    "My first priority is to serve God and neighbor as a parish priest - this is full time work!  However, for recreation I love the outdoors - hiking, biking, canoeing.  These things I like to do with my many family members. I have a great devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Blessed Virgin Mary."

    A native of rural Northwest Ohio, Father Hertzfeld is proud to be one of eight children. After completing his Bachelor of Arts at the Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1997, he formally began his studies for the priesthood and was ordained in 2002.

    His previous assignments include:

    2002 - 2005: Associate Pastor at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Findlay, Ohio. 

    2005 - 2008: Graduate studies, completing a Doctorate in Moral Theology

    2008 - 2010: Vocations Director for the Diocese of Toledo

    2010 - 2011: Service to the Holy See

    2011 - Current: Pastor at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Parish

  • Fr. mammen

    Parochial vicar


    Fr.  Mammen comes to St. Joan of Arc from the southern part of India, Kerala.  Fr. Mammen joined St. Aloysius Minor Seminary at Thiruvananthapuram on June 18, 1998.  He was ordained a priest on March 21, 2009 and celebrated his first Holy Mass on March 24, 2009. 

    His previous assignments include:

    2009 - 2010: Associate Pastor at Malankara Catholic Parish at Balaramapuran

    2010 - 2012: Pastor at St. Mary Parish, Vandannoor

    2010 - 2012: Local Manager at St. Mary Central School, Vandannoor

    2012 - 2017: Pastor at St. Xavier Parish, Pathanapuram

    2017: Pastor at St. George Parish, Chempanaruvi

    2018 - Current: Parochial Vicar of St. Joan of Arc Parish, Toledo, OH and St. Richard, Swanton, OH

    Priestly Motto: "Love Wins" 

  • Kay Asmus

    Parish Secretary


    Kay has a degree as a medical assistant but has worked as a church secretary since 1983. She has been married to Tom since 1980 . She has 4 children, 7 grand-children, and 4 great-grandchild. During her free time she likes to garden and read. Kay is also a charter member of St. John XXIII parish where she is an usher, a member of a small faith group and one of their garden angels.

  • Sr. M. valerie schneider, s.n.d.



    Sister M. Valerie Schneider is a Sister of Notre Dame and the pastoral associate. Her ministry involves overseeing some parish events and groups along with assisting in liturgical music and preparation.  Having received master degrees in English and Theology from the University of Notre Dame, she has taught at St. John High School in Delphos, Notre Dame Academy, and Lourdes University. Sister was the liturgist/musician at St. Richard Catholic Church in Swanton, Ohio, while working at Lial Renewal Center in Whitehouse, Ohio.  Sister enjoys reading and writing. She is happy to be working in such a vibrant parish. Let her know how she can serve you.

  • Kevin Foos

    Director of Music & Liturgy


    Kevin has been the Director of Liturgy and Music at St. Joan of Arc since August 1, 2013. In those years he has strived to continue the musical excellence at our various liturgical experiences here at St. Joan of Arc. Kevin was born and raised in South Toledo attending Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School and E. L. Bowsher High School. He received his Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Toledo in 2005 and has also worked towards a Masters in Educational Leadership at the University of Dayton.  

    Kevin’s performance record stretches from the University of Toledo Department of Music & Dance, Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theater for Handel’s Messiah, 3 appearances with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York. More recently, on Fm91 for a live performance of selections from Handel’s Messiah in conjunction with Alumni Sings for Alma Mater Concert in April 2015 at the University of Toledo.

    Now residing in Holland, OH since 2017, Kevin and his wife Jennifer have two beautiful children, Ethan and Olivia. Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and friends at his parents cottage on Pleasant Lake near Coldwater, Michigan when he’s not on the organ bench.

  • Cathy Burlingame

    Coordinator of R.C.I.A. 


    Cathy and her husband Alan have been members of St. Joan of Arc since moving to the area in 1997.  Cathy's degree in education has served her not only as Catholic school teacher but also in the many areas of ministry that she has been a part of over the years.  Early on at St. Joan of Arc she worked to promote family life activities and faith formation for the youth of our parish.  Cathy started Children's Liturgy of the Word and served as a teacher and the coordinator of ECRE (Early Childhood Religious Education.)  Cathy spent 10 years as the volunteer director for Vacation Bible School here at St. Joan of Arc and for the past 5 years has coordinated the funeral luncheons with the help of the Sunshine Committee.  She has also been a long term substitute teaching assistant at the school, served on School Advisory Board and served as Director of Religious Education for two years.  

    Cathy loves to entertain and enjoys being in the kitchen whether it's cooking or baking.  She often shares her culinary talents with others!  To fill up her free time she likes to volunteer, read, spend time in the great outdoors, take photographs and she especially loves to travel.   


    Coordinator of Religious Education


    Terri is married with one son.  She and her family love sports and particularly enjoy attending Captains baseball games; a team outside of Cleveland that her son works for. Terri loves to read and generally has more than one book going at a time: reading for inspiration, education, and sometimes pure escapism.  Music (all kinds) is something that Terri would find hard to do without. She and her husband try to take advantage of the many musical events that the Toledo area has to offer.  She has even been able to get him to appreciate the opera!  As for a favorite food, Terri is an adventurous eater.......she enjoys eating at her favorite Greek restaurant when they travel to Chicago. 




    Randy is married to Linda with two sons, Tom and Jim. He has Master's degrees from both Ohio State University and the University of Toledo. Randy and Linda travel frequently to Columbus to visit their sons as well as to attend OSU football and basketball games. They are actively involved in the St. Thomas More Newman Center at OSU as well as the OSU President's Club. Their favorite vacation spots are California (with the first stop always being an In-N-Out Burger!), Myrtle Beach, and for very special occasions, Maui.

    During his spare time, Randy likes to read, garden, ride his bicycle and exercise at the health club.


    Director of operations/accountant

  • Jane Friesner

    Project and compliance accountant


    Jane and her husband, Todd, have been active members of the St. Joan of Arc community since 1990. 

    Jane was most recently a member of the Finance Council and has 14 years of experience in public accounting. At St. Joan of Arc, Jane has been a Girl Scout Leader, FAMILIA Facilitator, Engaged Couples Leader, and was appointed to the Stewardship Core Team.

    She is passionate about her family and prayer! She also enjoys all water sports and being outdoors. When the weather doesn’t cooperate, she can be found cooking for family and friends.




    Jennifer was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. She and her family have been part of the SJA community for eighteen years. She is an alumna of St. Ursula Academy and Lourdes University. Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

    She began her Catholic education ministry eighteen years ago right here at SJA. Jennifer enjoyed twelve years of teaching our SJA 3rd graders before stepping in to serve as school principal. She feels blessed to work with amazing students, faculty, and staff each day. Jennifer believes a great Catholic education sets a strong foundation for life. Through her two wonderful kids, she and her husband, Greg, have witnessed firsthand the top-notch education our SJA students receive. Her daughter, Miranda, an SJA and SUA alumna, is currently studying at the University of Findlay. Her son, Caiden, is a current sophomore at St. Francis de Sales. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with family, read, and travel.

  • Kris Witker

    Assistant Principal


    Kris has been teaching in Catholic schools for 13 years. He truly believes that there is no better job than one working with kids. While he does not himself have any children, he views the nearly 500 students attending our school as God's gift to him.

    After hours, Kris enjoys coaching volleyball at Anthony Wayne High School and is a committee member of Sal's Pals - a local charity committed to finding a cure of Cystic Fibrosis. He also enjoys cooking and baking for friends and family.