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 eyoakam@jacss.org
Dr. Emily Yoakam : Principal St. Peter’s and McAuley

Dr. Emily Yoakam

Principal St. Peter’s and McAuley

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

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Pitt State) - Master of Science in Reading (Pitt State)

Favorite Saint: St. Catherine of Sienna

Favorite Feast Day: All Souls Day

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

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Social Work – Southwest Mo State U.

Professional Memberships: Mercy Health Foundation Joplin – Board of Directors

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri – Board of Directors – President 2018 and 2019

Favorite Saint: St. Gianna Molla

Favorite Feast Day: Feast of the Guardian Angels – Oct. 2nd

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

Marjorie Comer

Marketing & Development

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

Additional Duties: REACH! Strategic Plan Coordinator

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Arts Communication - Media Track

Favorite Saint: St. Catherine of Siena

Favorite Feast Day: April 29 - Feast of St. Catherine of Siena

 

Fr. Joe Weidenbenner : St. Mary's Catholic Church's Pastor
Fr. Joe WeidenbennerSt. Mary's Catholic Church's Pastor
Fr. Joe Weidenbenner : St. Mary's Catholic Church's Pastor

Fr. Joe Weidenbenner

St. Mary's Catholic Church's Pastor

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Degrees and Certifications:
BS Accounting and Minor in Philosophy and Computer Science
MDIV – Master of Divinity St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology

Favorite Saint: St. Francis de Sales – Expert Spiritual Director

Favorite Feast: Immaculate Conception – Dec. 8

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

Fr. Charles “Chaz” Dunn

Chaplain

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Degrees and Certifications: BA History – University of MO- Rolla, MA History – SEMO, MA Catholic Philosophical Studies, M. Div. – St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

Favorite Saint(s): Peter, John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, John Chrysostom

Favorite Feast Day: Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost

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