Administration & Staff

Most Rev. Edward M. Rice : Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
Most Rev. Edward M. RiceBishop of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
Most Rev. Edward M. Rice : Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau

Most Rev. Edward M. Rice

Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau

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Phone: (417) 866-0841

Appointed the 7th Bishop of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese in 2016.

For Bishop Rice's Curriculum Vitae - Click Here

Dr. Eugene “Gene” Aug : Interim Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Dr. Eugene “Gene” AugInterim Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Dr. Eugene “Gene” Aug : Interim Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Dr. Eugene “Gene” Aug

Interim Superintendent of Catholic Schools

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Graduated from the University of Missouri at St. Louis with a Bachelors Degree in Education and a Masters Degree in Educational Administration.  Graduated from St. Louis University with a PhD in Educational Administration.  Taught Middle School for 6 years.  Served as Principal of Immaculate Conception School in Springfield and Director of the Springfield Catholic Schools for 15 years.

Worked as a development fund-raising consultant for 17 years with a National Company headquartered in Cresskill, New Jersey.  During that time conducted approximately 50 parish, hospital,  and Catholic school capital campaigns across the country as a consultant.

Serving the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau as the Director of Development and Properties, in my 12th year.  Serving as Interim Superintendent of Catholic Schools, in my second year.

Georgiana McGriff : Director of Schools
Georgiana McGriffDirector of Schools gmcgriff@jacss.org
Georgiana McGriff : Director of Schools

Georgiana McGriff

Director of Schools

Email: gmcgriff@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-5003

Dr. Emily Yoakam : Principal St. Peter’s and McAuley
Dr. Emily YoakamPrincipal St. Peter’s and McAuley
Dr. Emily Yoakam : Principal St. Peter’s and McAuley

Dr. Emily Yoakam

Principal St. Peter’s and McAuley

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Phone: (417) 624-9320

Joanne Lown : Principal
Joanne LownPrincipal jlown@jacss.org
Joanne Lown : Principal

Joanne Lown

Principal

Email: jlown@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 623-1465

Master of Science in Elementary Education from Missouri State University in 2014

Bachelor of Science in Education

Bachelor of Arts in History

Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Golden Apple Teacher of the Year winner in 2016, a finalist in 2015 and 2016 and a nominee from 2011 through 2016.

Kathy Patton : Business Office
Kathy PattonBusiness Office kpatton@jacss.org
Kathy Patton : Business Office

Kathy Patton

Business Office

Email: kpatton@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-5003

Renee Motazedi : Business Office
Renee MotazediBusiness Office rmotazedi@jacss.org
Renee Motazedi : Business Office

Renee Motazedi

Business Office

Email: rmotazedi@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-5003

Marjorie Comer : Marketing & Development
Marjorie ComerMarketing & Development mcomer@jacss.org
Marjorie Comer : Marketing & Development

Marjorie Comer

Marketing & Development

Email: mcomer@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-9320

Marjorie Comer is the marketing coordinator of JACS. She attended a Catholic elementary school and high school in Kansas City before graduating from Rockhurst University with a BA in Communication. Her and her husband have two children. She has a weakness for ice cream and a good book.

Deb Hamilton : JACS School Counselor
Deb HamiltonJACS School Counselor dhamilton@jacss.org
Deb Hamilton : JACS School Counselor

Deb Hamilton

JACS School Counselor

Email: dhamilton@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-5605

Classes: K-12 JACS Systems Counselor

Additional Duties: McAuley HS National Honor Society Sponsor

Degrees and Certifications: BS Education, English & Physical Education Certification, 7-12 (MSU) MS Education Guidance & Counseling, K-12 (MSU)

Professional Memberships: American School Counselor Association (ASCA), Missouri Association of School Psychologists (MASP)

Favorite Saint: St. Francis of Assisi

Marla Testerman : Administrative Assistant
Marla TestermanAdministrative Assistant mtesterman@jacss.org
Marla Testerman : Administrative Assistant

Marla Testerman

Administrative Assistant

Email: mtesterman@jacss.org
Phone: (417) 624-5605

Fr. Joe Weidenbenner : Chaplain
Fr. Joe WeidenbennerChaplain
Fr. Joe Weidenbenner : Chaplain

Fr. Joe Weidenbenner

Chaplain

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Fr. Charles “Chaz” Dunn : Chaplain
Fr. Charles “Chaz” DunnChaplain
Fr. Charles “Chaz” Dunn : Chaplain

Fr. Charles “Chaz” Dunn

Chaplain

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Fr. Charles "Chaz" Dunn is the new associate pastor for St. Peter Catholic Church in Joplin and St. Ann Catholic Church in Carthage. He is also the new chaplain for the JACS system. He is from Leopold, MO, which is about thirty miles west of Cape Girardeau, MO. Fr. Chaz went to the University of Missouri-Rolla and earned a B.A. in History and also attended Southeast Missouri State University where he earned a M.A. in History before attending St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in Indiana where he earned an MDiv. He likes playing basketball, softball, volleyball, reading, creative writing, movies, board games, and video games!