- Meet the Staff -

  • Fr. Hertzfeld, STD

    Pastor

    AHERTZFELD@JOANOFARC.ORG


    "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

  • Deacon Larry Lottier

    Deacon Larry has been a member of SJA from the beginning in 1978 – moving here from St. Patrick of Heatherdowns. Larry is a native of Chicago and moved here from Ft. Lauderale to take a job with Dana Corporation as Dean of Dana University Business School in 1974. Prior to joining Dana, Larry was with United Airlines Education Training Centerin Chicago for 13 years. He is a graduate of the University of Detroit.

    Larry and Sue were married in April 1981 at Gesu. Sue is a native Toledoan and a graduate of Notre Dame Academy. She holds a degree in Sign Language from Sinclair College in Dayton and continues to minister to the Deaf Community in the diocese. Their daughter Erin graduated from Lourdes University with her teaching license and degrees in World History and Literature.

    As long time members of SJA, Sue and Larry were a part of the Core Group which facilitated bringing the RENEW program to the parish. They were also on numerous Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) teams for over 15 years.

    Larry was ordained to the Diaconate by Bishop Hoffman in May 1994. He served on the Deacon Personnel Board and was an instructor on the Deacon Formation Program staff. His ministry, in addition to the parish, has been with the jail ministry and with the Pastoral/Spiritual Care at St. Vincent/Mercy Medical Center.

  • Deacon Stan Przybylek

     Deacon Stanley Eugene Francis Przybylek, 04/21/1935, of Toledo, Ohio was ordained in 1988 at Regina Coeli Parish and came to St. Joan of Arc in 1993. Now in Senior Status. After his wife Patrica passed he received Papal approval and married Viqui Lantz.  He continues to minister in the Parish when able.


  • Deacon Ed Maher

    I was born in Uniontown, PA in 1951.  I grew up in the Pittsburgh area.  My father worked for the G.C. Murphy Company, and we moved around quite a bit.  In 1965, when I was a sophomore in high school, my father was transferred to LeRoy, N.Y. I moved from suburban Pittsburgh to a village of 8,000 in Western New York.  I met my wife, Loretta in high school.  She was my first date.  We dated for a short time in high school.  Then we reconnected a few years later when we were in college. 


    I graduated from St. Bonaventure in May of 1972 with a BS in Economics.  I was in Army ROTC at St. Bonaventure, and I went on active duty as an Armor Officer in September of that year.  Loretta and I got married in December of 1972.  At the time she was finishing her last year in the nursing program at Brockport State University.  I spent 20 years in the military, including two 3-year assignments in Germany.  In 1984 I was assigned to ROTC duty at Bowling Green State University.  We really enjoyed our time in Bowling Green and decided we would retire there.  We have 2 children, Ed Jr. and Laura, and 4 grandchildren. 


    After retiring from the Army, I went into the investment business.  I became a Certified Financial Planner, and in 1994 I initiated what is now Citizens Wealth Management Group.  I retired from financial services in May of 2020. 


    We were members of St. Thomas More Parish in Bowling Green when I entered the deacon training program in 2006.  I was ordained in 2011.  I was initially assigned to St. Thomas More, and in 2014 I was transferred to St. Joan of Arc.  We have really enjoyed being members of this parish. 

  • Kyle Ink

    Seminarian


  • Joanne Root

    PARISH MANAGER

    Joanne Root, Parish Manager- I have worked here at St. Joan of Arc in various positions and job duties since I started part time doing the payroll in the fall of 1994.  My full time work began January 1995 as the bookkeeper, to the accountant; I was the housekeeper for a while also while doing the accounting, Operations Manager and now the Parish Manager. St. Joan of Arc Parish is an important part of my life and is not just a job but part of me and my family. I am blessed with 6 children and 15 beautiful grandchildren.  My grade school age grandchildren attend school here at St. Joan of Arc therefore, I have this tremendous blessing to be able to see each of them every day.  Family is my hobby.

  • Gabriel Jakubisin

    SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

    GJAKUBISIN@SCHOOL.JOANOFARC.ORG


    "Although my wife and I have a passion for Catholic education, our primary vocation is to each other and then to our children. I'm a child of God first, a husband second, a father third, and then a Catholic educator. In these four relationships -- my faith, my marriage, my parenthood, and my role in Catholic education -- are my greatest joys."


    Gabriel serves as Principal at St. Joan of Arc School.  A native of Fairview Park, OH (on the west side of Cleveland), he met his wife Lauren while they were both Theology students at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. Upon graduation, he moved to Toledo to teach high school theology. Through a distance program, he received a Master of Arts in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2017. In July of 2020, he received a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Notre Dame. He is most proud, however, of his three children, Johanna, Lucille, and Gabriel Jr. As a hobby, he is slowly learning Italian and Chinese, but the family hobby is playing board games together.


    Gabriel and his family are very fond of the Benedictine tradition. They became a Novice Oblate Family at St. Vincent Archabbey in 2018 and, God willing, will become fully professed Oblates in 2021. They find this Benedictine charism to be a powerful one in their spiritual growth as a family. Gabriel is also a proud member of the local chapter of the Knights of Columbus.

  • Kevin Foos

    Director of Sacred Liturgy & Music

    KFOOS@JOANOFARC.ORG

     

    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 degree 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 Long Lake near Coldwater, Michigan when he’s not on the organ bench.

     

  • Kay Asmus

    Executive Secretary

    KASMUS@JOANOFARC.ORG


    Kay has a degree as a medical assistant but has worked as a church secretary since 1983 and at St. Joan of Arc since 1997. She has been married to Tom since 1980. She and Tom have 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. 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.


  • Rosie Focht

    Receptionist & Volunteer Coorinator 

    RFOCHT@JOANOFARC.ORG

     

    Hello Everyone, My name is Rosie Focht and I am the Receptionist/Volunteer Coordinator for St. Joan of Arc.

    We have been parishioners here for 25 years, and just recently I became part of the staff, which I am thrilled about.

    I have been married to Gregg for 36 years and he is currently in Deacon formation. We have been Blessed with 2 children, now adults 😊.  Kelsey is 32 and we have a sweet grandson Jayden, who melts our heart. Kelsey has met a wonderful man and Kyle will be joining our family in August.

    Brandon is 28, and has been married for almost 2 years to Ashley our “Daughter in Love”, ( not Law, to me that sounds cold ) and they are expecting their first baby in October.

    I feel so Blessed to be here at St Joan of Arc and have the opportunity to work in Gods house.

  • CATHY BURLINGAME

    COORDINATOR OF RCIA

    CBURLINGAME@JOANOFARC.ORG

     

    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.  

  • TERRI LAFOLLETTE

    COORDINATOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

    TLAFOLLETTE@JOANOFARC.ORG

     

    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. 

  • JIM BERGER

    ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

    ATHLETICDIRECTOR@SCHOOL.JOANOFARC.ORG

  • JANE FRIESNER

    COMPLIANCE OFFICER

     

    JFRIESNER@JOANOFARC.ORG

     

    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.