Staff

Staff Bio:

Welcome to St. Augustine! We are glad you are here. My name is Frankline Fernando Thumma.

I was born March 16, 1979 in India where I grew up with my parents, Rayappa & Agnes Thumma and four siblings. I knew I wanted to be a priest at the age of 8. And when I attended school I took on my father’s name “Rayappa”. I was ordained as a priest February 17, 2007 and served as a Precious Blood Priest in India.

I was transferred to the United States in 2016, serving a parish in Oakland, CA. The Precious Blood had an opening here in Minster and after visiting this beautiful community, I responded with a generous "Yes!" I hope you are as excited about being part of this vibrant and amazing parish as I am.

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Rev. Frankline Rayappa, C.PP.S.

Pastor 419-628-2614 pastor@staugie.com

Staff Bio:

Welcome to St. Augustine! We are glad you are here. My name is Frankline Fernando Thumma.

I was born March 16, 1979 in India where I grew up with my parents, Rayappa & Agnes Thumma and four siblings. I knew I wanted to be a priest at the age of 8. And when I attended school I took on my father’s name “Rayappa”. I was ordained as a priest February 17, 2007 and served as a Precious Blood Priest in India.

I was transferred to the United States in 2016, serving a parish in Oakland, CA. The Precious Blood had an opening here in Minster and after visiting this beautiful community, I responded with a generous "Yes!" I hope you are as excited about being part of this vibrant and amazing parish as I am.

Rev. Frankline Rayappa, C.PP.S. Pastor
419-628-2614
pastor@staugie.com
Deacon Roger Klosterman

Rev. Roger Klosterman

Deacon 419-628-2614 rogk1@roadrunner.com View bio

Staff Bio:

I have served our cluster (St Augustine and St Joseph’s parishes) since my ordination as Deacon in April of 2007. I am still working full time as a sales representative, working from home, for Barcodes Inc, located in Chicago IL. I have been assisting Father at masses on weekends, and I enjoy performing the sacraments of baptism and marriage when scheduled or asked. For funerals, when the need arises, I lead vigil prayer services at funeral home, assist at funeral mass, and the prayer service at cemetery committing the body to the earth. I lead benediction services on Monday evenings when scheduled, and I am always willing to help lead prayer services that arise on special occasions such as Divine Mercy Sunday. I also help with lector ministry by training lectors – helping candidates proclaim Sacred Scripture !!! I am also a volunteer for Hospice. If I can help you in any way, I would be glad to sit down and talk with you.

Rev. Roger Klosterman Deacon
419-628-2614
rogk1@roadrunner.com
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Cindy Wuebker

Administrative Assistant 419-628-2614 cindy@staugie.com View bio

Staff Bio:

Welcome to St. Augustine! Whether you’re looking to join our family or you’re a long time parishioner who wants to grow deeper in your faith you’re at the right place! My name is Cindy Wuebker and I joined the parish staff as the Administrative Assistant in 2012. I was married at St. Augustine in 1998 to my husband Alan and we have four children: Skylar, Cricket, Liv, & Autumn. I reside in Minster and love giving back to my community through volunteer opportunities. I’m responsible for the overall efficient operation of the St. Augustine parish office. I provide all kinds of secretarial and administrative action for the parish and would love to help you with whatever questions you may have. My office is located in the rectory (building south of church). Stop, I’d love to see you!

Cindy Wuebker Administrative Assistant
419-628-2614
cindy@staugie.com
Leslie Tyler

Leslie Tyler

Business Office Manager 419-628-2614 finances@staugie.com View bio

Staff Bio:

My name is Leslie Tyler and I joined St Augustine’s staff in the fall of 2012.I graduated from Ohio State with an accounting degree.Throughout college and post collegiate experience, I was honored to work at Ernst & Young, Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche.My love for adventure took me to San Diego for several years, where I worked as an Expense Reduction Expert saving significant dollars for the restaurant and hotel industries.Upon my return to Ohio, I worked as a Materials Manager for a growing company in the fast paced electronics industry.My husband Ryan and I moved to Minster in 2012.We have four children who are actively involved in school activities.The Business Manager position at St. Augustine and is responsible for all things relating to finance: all cash flow, establishing policies & procedures, maintaining records, communicating with staff, Parish Council, Finance Committee, Building & Maintenance, the Archdiocese and keeping the congregation informed through bulletin communications.I strive to be the best steward of the many blessing in which God has blessed upon St. Augustine.

Leslie Tyler Business Office Manager
419-628-2614
finances@staugie.com
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Jared Post

Director of Music 419-628-2614 musicstaugie@staugie.com View bio

Staff Bio:

My name is Jared Post, and I am the Director of Music here at St. Augustine.  I grew up in nearby St. Henry and love being able to provide music for the worship of such a vibrant congregation.  I am the principle organist and pianist at weekday and weekend Masses, and weddings and funerals throughout the year.  I also have the privilege of directing and overseeing the cantor ministry and the various choirs of the parish.  Feel free to contact me if you would like to become involved in the Music Ministry here at St. Augustine.  We would love to have you!  My office is located in the rectory--the building beside church.

Jared Post Director of Music
419-628-2614
musicstaugie@staugie.com
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Carol McMaster

Secretary - Religious Education 416-628-3434 carol@staugie.com View bio

Staff Bio:

Hello, my name is Carol McMaster.  My husband and I live in Minster.  I joined the St. Augustine staff in 1994 as the Secretary of the Religious Education Center.  Thru the years it has been very rewarding to see the excitement the children bring into the building.  You are welcome to stop by.  Our doors are open.   We are very blessed here at St. Augustine.

Carol McMaster Secretary - Religious Education
416-628-3434
carol@staugie.com
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Therese Brown

CRE for Grades K-6 419-628-3434 therese@staugie.com View bio

Staff Bio:

Welcome to the Parish School of Religion, many things happen on a daily basis…not a dull moment at the Religious Education Center.  My name is Therese Brown and I am Coordinator of Religious Education for kindergarten through 6th grade.  I started as a Catechist almost 20 years ago, in 2009 I was asked to start up the Parish library and in 2014 I was asked to be CRE. It is true, the more you learn about our faith the more you want to know, and the Catholic Church has a deep treasure chest.  I grew up in Dayton, went to catholic school for 2nd to 12th grade, I married my husband Jay in 1984, lived in Atlanta, Boston and back to Ohio to raise our 4 children around family. The Holy Spirit is alive and well at St. Augustine!

Therese Brown CRE for Grades K-6
419-628-3434
therese@staugie.com
Julie Homan

Julie Homan

Parish Administrator for St. Joseph Parish 937-802-0848 jjhoman11@gmail.com View bio

Staff Bio:

Hello! I am Julie Homan and in my role as Parish Administrator I attempt to keep the motions of the parish running as smoothly as possible. My husband Jack and our four children, J.R., Isabel, Abram, and Mara live outside of Egypt and have been members at St. Joseph’s since 2011 when my husband and I married. Having grown up in Russia, Ohio I have always enjoyed being a part of a small, tight-knit parish and community, which is exactly what St. Joseph’s and Egypt has and what we love about the parish.

Julie Homan Parish Administrator for St. Joseph Parish
937-802-0848
jjhoman11@gmail.com
Rose Schmiesing

Rose Schmiesing

Sacristan 419-953-3344 View bio

Staff Bio:

Hi my name is Rose Schmiesing I am the sacristan for St. Joseph parish.  I prepare the church for all masses and order supplies for the church.  My husband  Rolly and I were married at St Joseph in 1985 and we have 4 children.

Rose Schmiesing Sacristan
419-953-3344

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Jim Saluke

Minister to the Sick 419-628-3753 View bio

Staff Bio:

I have been involved in the Ministry to the Sick for St Augustine/St Joseph Parishes since 2011; my 10 years of service at Heritage Manor Nursing Center as a nurse gives me good insight into issues of sickness and aging. I have lived in Minster the 30 years and married to my wonderful wife Barb; our three children all went through school in Minster. I can be contacted through the rectory or at my home number 628-3753.

Jim Saluke Minister to the Sick
419-628-3753

John Schmiesing

John Schmiesing

CRE for Grades 9-12 & Youth Minister 419-628-3434 john@staugie.com View bio

Staff Bio:

Hello! My name is John Schmiesing and I’m the Director of Religious Education for grade 9-12 and the Youth Minister for St. Augustine & St. Joseph. I am from Sidney, Ohio. I studied Theology and Catechetics at Franciscan University of Steubenville. I enjoy playing board games and reading, and have a major sweet tooth. I married my wife Grace in 2018 and we are both excited to be a part of the Minster community. If you have any questions about me or the parish’s youth formation, I am always happy to help!

John Schmiesing CRE for Grades 9-12 & Youth Minister
419-628-3434
john@staugie.com
Jim Hinker

Jim (& Beth) Hinker

Cemetery Superintendent 419-628-2822 View bio

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Jim (& Beth) Hinker Cemetery Superintendent
419-628-2822