- 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 Gregg Focht

    Deacon Gregg Focht grew up in a farming community in West Alexandria OH. His family relocated to Findlay, OH when he was ten. He graduated from Findlay High School and continued on to Ohio University in pursuit of an engineering degree.  Deacon Gregg finished his undergrad work at the University of Toledo where he obtained his Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering.  He has used that degree at UPS, Cintas, Owens Corning and currently at Hirzel Canning Company in Northwood, OH.


    Deacon Gregg and Rose were married in 1984 and have been parishioners here at St. Joan of Arc since 1993. They have two children and presently, four grandchildren.   


    Deacon Gregg grew up Lutheran (his maternal grandfather was a Lutheran minister for 43 years). It was while their children were attending St. Joan of Arc school that his desire to become Catholic began.  He converted to Catholicism in June of 2000, but his journey did not end there.  It was during, and after he attended Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) in 2003, that he began having the desire in his heart to be a deacon.  He entered formation for the diaconate in 2017 and was ordained in 2021. Upon his ordination Deacon Gregg was happy to be assigned here at St. Joan of Arc. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.



  • 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

    GSATTLER@SCHOOL.JOANOFARC.ORG


    Greg Sattler is a native of Perrysburg where he currently resides with his wife and two children (soon to be 3 in the summer of 2023). He has spent time working in both the public and Catholic Schools. Mr. Sattler's career started teaching High School Social Studies at a public school in Lima, OH (7 years) before joining Bowling Green State University as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for one year. Mr. Sattler has been an administrator at Rosary Cathedral Catholic School ( 2 years), Blessed Sacrament Parish School ( 5 years), and now serves as the Principal at St. Joan of Arc Catholic School. Mr. Sattler holds a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction as well as School Administration and Leadership. In his spare time Mr. Sattler can be found building furniture and projects in his garage as well as cheering on the OSU Buckeyes each Saturday in the Fall. Mr. Sattler and his family are members of St. Joan of Arc Parish. 


  • ANDY CARNER

    ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

    ACARNER@SCHOOL.JOANOFARC.ORG


    Andy received his undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton. He graduated from Ursuline College with a Masters in Educational Administration. Andy has spent the last 30 years in Catholic Education in three dioceses- Cleveland, Toledo and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Prior to being at St. Joan of Arc he has been a Physical Education Teacher, Asst. Principal and Principal. Andy is married and has two grown children. He enjoys spending time with my family and friends. In his spare time he attempts to play golf.

  • 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 January 1997. She has been married to Tom since 1980. She and Tom have 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 8 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 disciple 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 CoorDinator

    RFOCHT@JOANOFARC.ORG

     

    Hello everyone, My name is Rosie Focht and I am the Receptionist and Volunteer Coordinator for St Joan of Arc. My husband Gregg and I have been parishioners since 1993. In July of 2020, I was afforded the blessing of becoming part of the staff, and I am thrilled to be here. 

    Gregg and I married in 1984, and in September of 2021, he was ordained a Deacon. We have been blessed with two children, Kelsey and Brandon, and four grandchildren, (Jayden, Emerson, Peyton and Madison,) and another due in February. Fun fact, we have four grandchildren with 2 birth dates; Jayden and Emerson were born on the same day, 3 years apart, and Peyton and Madison are twins🙂. People have said many times that "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.

  • Nathan Rawlins

    Director of Family Catechesis


    nrawlins@joanofarc.org

    Hello, my name is Nathan Rawlins and I look forward to serving the families of SJA in a variety of ways. My wife and I are the proud parents of six daughters and we hold the Church at the center of our family identity. As the Director of Family Catechesis my aim is to equip, strengthen and cultivate the domestic church within our Parish. Our aim at SJA is to serve, my aim in particular is to serve our Parish families. From the bottom of my heart, I thank all of you for this opportunity.

    I earned both my Bachelors and Masters degree in Theology from Lourdes University. I also hold an Associates degree in the Liberal Arts from Owens Community College. I have instructed the Humanities at Northwest State Community College and I currently instruct Theology at Lourdes University. Additionally, I was the Religion Instructor here at St. Joan of Arc during the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school year. I enjoy outdoor chores, recreational camping and spending meaningful time with family and friends. I am excited to now be a part of the Parish team, to worship with my family at St. Joan of Arc and labor alongside you for the sake of God’s Kingdom.


  • 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.

  • Cyndy Brookover

    Bookkeeper


    cbrookover@joanofarc.org

    Cyndy is very happy to have joined the staff of St. Joan of Arc at the end of 2022 as Bookkeeper.  Her prior experience had her working with the Sisters of Notre Dame as well as Notre Dame Academy.  She is blessed to be Momma to two children, and Nan to one grandchild, with a second due the summer of 2023.


    In her free time, Cyndy loves to travel with her husband, Steve.  Most often, their travels take them to wherever son Brian, and family, are stationed as he and his wife are both in the Air Force.


    Also in her free time, Cyndy enjoys performing with area community theater organizations, including Toledo Rep, Croswell Opera House, Waterville Playshop, and for the first time, in April, will be a part of the Toledo Opera Chorus.

  • Drew Blazsik

    ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

    ATHLETICDIRECTOR@SCHOOL.JOANOFARC.ORG