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Meet Our Staff

Fr. Mark Davis


Fr. Mark Davis

Fr. Mark Davis is in his 24th year of pastoral service in the Diocese of Toledo. A native of South Toledo, Fr. Mark was educated at OLPH, St. John Jesuit, and the University of Notre Dame. He has always enjoyed sports, music, entertainment and being with all kinds of people.

Having grown up on Copland Blvd., Fr. Mark feels very blessed to be “back in the neighborhood” and closer to Wixey Bakery again!

Deacon Joel Junga


Joel Junga

Happily married to Kristen since 1985 with three adult children, Adam (Meghan), Elizabeth (Joe), Kylie (Ricky), ten grandchildren, and lots of gray hair!


Ordained as a permanent deacon in 2005, employed as a Point of Care Testing Supervisor at the University of Toledo Medical Center.

Deacon Joe Kest


Joseph Kest

Deacon Joe is a native of Toledo and grew up in South Toledo. Joe and his family have been members of St Pat’s since 1968. In 1983, he was called to the diaconate ministry. In 1987, he was ordained by Bishop Robert Donnelly as a Permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Toledo.


He has served as a St Pat’s deacon ever since. In 2016 he was assigned senior status (retired) by the diocese but continues to minister in the parish. 

Mary Miller Secretary

Parish Secretary

Mary Miller

Mary Miller has been a parishioner since March 2007 and Parish Secretary since February 2, 2010. She is a mother, a grandma and also a great grandma. Also Mary is an Associate member of the Adrian Dominican Sisters and a member and Spiritual Adviser  of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.


If you need to offer a Mass for someone, or information on how to volunteer in the parish, and other information, come into the parish office, Mary will be glad to help.


Director of Finance

Debra Guhl

Debbie has been a member of St. Patrick’s since her birth.  Her parents, Paul and Betty Kaseman, were charter members.  She married her first love, Doug, after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Toledo.   They have two adult children, Elizabeth (Justin) and Harrison.  She has worked in the accounting field for over 35 years and has been working in the parish office since 2019. 


Director of Music and Liturgy

Ricky Cicco

Ricky Cicco is the Director of Music and Liturgy here at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns. His passion for music stems back to his first piano lesson at the age of six and has only grown since. Ricky has been playing piano and singing in churches for over 18 years and for St. Pat’s for over 10 years. He was instrumental in the start of the 5:30pm Mass, now the 5:00pm Mass, and continues to enjoy giving back to the St. Pat’s community.
Ricky is married to his wife, Kylie, daughter of Deacon Joel Junga. He has three children, Elijah (8), Everly (7), and Eden (5). His vocation as a husband and father gives Ricky purpose and pushes him to continue to grow in his spiritual development. 

Fr. Dave Tscherne

Associate Pastor

Fr. Dave Tscherne

I give praise and thanks to almighty God for the gift of family and faith. Praise God! I was born and raised on the East Side of Toledo. My very first assignment as a priest was here at St. Pat's from July 1, 1977-June 30, 1982 as an associate pastor, and I'm so happy to be back!


I love my ministry as a priest, I know that it was not my decision but God’s calling that I am what I am today. I’m not a theologian, I‘m not a charismatic speaker. I’m a simple priest striving to serve the Lord and His people.

Deacon Dave Karpanty


Dave Karpanty

Deacon David Karpanty is a native of Toledo Ohio, and a 1966 graduate of Central Catholic High School, who grew up in the parish of St. Anthony. Ordained in 1989, Dave has served the diocese for 33 years and is a past Vice President of the Diocesan Deacon’s Council. 

Dave married his wife Jeanne in 1980, and they have one daughter, Haley (Brian) Nally, who resides in the parish.  He and his wife are the proud grandparents of three.

Deacon Dennis Rife


Dennis Rife

Deacon Dennis is married to his wife Jeannie and they have four children, Brandon, Lindsey, Jeremy, and Noah. They joined the parish after graduating from Bowling Green State University in 1995. Dennis is self-employed and works with Savage and Associates as a financial planner. Jeannie is a CPA for a local accounting firm in Perrysburg. Dennis was ordained in 2013 and is very happy to be here at St. Patrick's. All four of their kids graduated from St. Pat's. Please say "hi" if you haven't met them, they would love to meet you.

Richard Lane

Director of Evangelization

Richard Lane

Born and raised in Detroit, Richard has traveled the world for nearly 20 years as a Catholic lay-evangelist, preaching, teaching, and sharing the Word of God to thousands. Having been featured on EWTN, The Journey Home, EWTN Live, Catholic Answers Live, and many other Catholic media outlets, Richard is considered an expert on Catholic Evangelization.


Ricahrd joined St. Pats as the Director of Evangelization in late 2021; he has one daughter, Alex, and a Lab-Pit mix dog named Hannah. Richard’s mantra is “Each one, reach one”. “If we all reach one person daily with the Love of Christ, we CAN change the world!”


Office Manager

Connie Deutschman

Connie grew up in Monroe, MI, and moved  into the area after getting married. She and her husband Gary have three children. She started working at St Pat's in 2021, serving several roles before becoming Office Manager.

Rachael Hunyor

Director of Religious Formation

Rachael Hunyor

Rachael received a Bachelors of Education from University of Toledo and a Master of Arts in Theology from the University of Dayton. Before joining the St. Pat’s Leadership team Rachael served at Central Catholic High School for 13 years as a teacher, the Theology Department Chair and the Pastoral Director. She also served in parish ministry as the Director of Youth Formation at St. Joseph Parish in Sylvania.

Rachael and her husband Jeff have been married for over thirty years and they have three children, Mallory, Michael and Nathan.

Tina Abel

School Principal

Tina Abel

Tina was born and raised in Kentucky. She moved to Ohio in 1990. Tina received a bachelor's degree from BGSU in December 1993 and started working at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns in August 1994.


After teaching at St. Pat's for more than twenty years, she stepped into the role of assistant principal. Tina remained the Assistant Principal of St. Pat's for two years and then became Principal in July 2017. She received a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership in May 2018.

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