- Meet the Staff -

  • Kay Asmus

    Parish Secretary


    Kay has a degree as a medical assistant but has worked for 31 years as a church secretary (17 at St. Joan of Arc). She has been married to Tom for 35 years. She has 4 children, 6 grand-children, and 1 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.

  • Fr. Adam Hertzfeld



    "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. Francis Mariadas


    Fr. Francis Mariadas, SAC, is a Pallottine Priest and was ordained on May 3rd 2012. "Send me O Lord, here I am" (Is 6:8), is his priestly motto.  He served as an associate pastor from 2012 to 2015 at St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Mumbai, India.

    He loves to play soccer and to read crime novels.

  • 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 West Toledo since 2006, 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.

  • Sr. Elaine Marie Clement, S.N.D.

    Director of R.C.I.A. & Adult education


    Sr. Elaine Marie Clement was born and raised in Toledo. She is a Sister of Notre Dame and has been a teacher, principal and D.R.E. and now directs the R.C.I.A. and adult education programs here at St. Joan of Arc. During her free time, Sister Elaine likes to crochet, read, and play guitar.


    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.



  • 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.


    Director of operations/accountant

  • Norm McGhee