- Meet the Staff -

  • Msgr. Marvin Borger

    Pastor

    MBORGER@JOANOFARC.ORG


    Monsignor Marv Borger became pastor of Saint Joan of Arc Parish on January 8, 2021.  Ordained in 1991, Monsignor Borger has served in the Diocese of Toledo in various parish and diocesan assignments.  He is originally from St. Henry, Ohio, which is in Mercer County.  Monsignor Borger holds degrees from Saint Meinrad Seminary, Indiana, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, and Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio, where he earned a degree in electrical engineering.  Prior to entering the seminary in 1985, he worked as an engineer for Marathon Oil Company, Findlay, Ohio.  Monsignor Borger is a veteran of the US Navy, having served on active duty as a chaplain in 2002-2005.

     

    Monsignor Borger has a personal devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  He enjoys reading, especially history and theology.  He has a led a number of pilgrimages to Europe and the Holy Land.  A very memorable pilgrimage was to France and included visits to important sites connected with Saint Joan of Arc, such as Orleans and Rouen.  He also enjoys watching baseball and football; his favorite teams include the Browns, Indians, Reds, and Buckeyes.

     

    Here are Monsignor Borger pastoral assignments:

     

    2021-present        Pastor, Saint Joan of Arc Parish

     

    2015-2021            Vicar for Clergy, Diocese of Toledo

     

    2007-2015            Pastor, Saint Rose Parish, Perrysburg

     

    2006-2007            Chancellor, Diocese of Toledo

     

    2002-2005            Active Duty, US Navy Chaplain

     

    1999-2002            Associate Pastor, Saint Rose Parish, Perrysburg

     

    1997-1999            Canon Law studies, Catholic University of America

     

    1991-1997            Associate Pastor, Saint Wendelin Parish, Fostoria



  • 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. 

  • Joanne Root

    PARISH MANAGER


    jroot@joanofarc.org

    I have worked 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.

  • Gregory Sattler

    SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

  • ANDY CARNER

    ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL


    ACARNER@SCHOOL.JOANOFARC.ORG

  • 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.


  • CATHY BURLINGAME

    pastoral associate for formation and discipleship

    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.  

  • 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.

    My husband Gregg, and I have been parishioners here for 28 years, and over a year ago, I was afforded the Blessing of becoming part of the staff, which I am thrilled to be here. I have been married to Gregg for 37 years and he is currently in Deacon Formation, Ordination will be on Sept. 18th, 2021.


    We have been Blessed with 2 children, now adults 🙂 Kelsey is 33 and married to our " son in love " ( not law, that sounds too cold ) Kyle. We have a grandson Jayden, and twin granddaughters Peyton Merie and Madison Rose.


    Brandon is 29 and has been married for 3 years to Ashley, our daughter in love. We welcomed their first child, our granddaughter, Emerson Ann on Sept. 30th, 2020, and she shares the same birthday as Jayden. Four grandchildren with 2 birthdates 🙂 People have said many times " Being a Grandparent is the Best ", Gregg and I agree 100 %.  I feel so blessed to be here at St Joan of Arc with the opportunity to work in God's house.


  • 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.

  • Drew Blazsik

    ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

    ATHLETICDIRECTOR@SCHOOL.JOANOFARC.ORG