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Our Pastoral Team

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Father William F. Franken

Pastor

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Mrs. Virginia Bahr

School Principal

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Deacon Dan Kopczyk

Deacon

 

Deacon Ray Van Pelt

Deacon

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Mr. Richard Berndt

Pastoral Associate / Director of Faith Formation

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Mrs. Robin Carnivale

Business Manager

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Mrs. Lisa Borkoski

Administrative Assistant

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Miss Courtney Fair

Coordinator of Youth and Adult Minsitry

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Mrs. Karen Dramis

Bookkeeper / Employee Benefits

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Mr. Dan Ranalli

Director of Music Ministry

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Mrs. Dolores Hicks

Organist

 

 

 


Father William F. Franken

Pastor

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Fr. William Franken came to St. Joan of Arc on July 1, 2012. He is a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and came to the Baltimore area in 1980 to work for the Archdiocese of Baltimore in youth ministry and religious education. Prior to coming to Baltimore, he was a teacher and guidance counselor at Good Counsel H.S. in Wheaton, MD, for eight years. He attended St. Mary’s Seminary and University, and was a deacon intern at the Church of the Nativity with Msgr. Meisel. Archbishop Borders ordained him to the priesthood on May 14, 1988. His first assignment was to St. Joseph Church, Fullerton, where he served for five years. He has also served as an associate pastor at St. Isaac Jogues, and pastor at Our Lady of Victory, Arbutus; St. John the Evangelist, Long Green Valley; and Our Lady of Hope, Dundalk. He enjoys music, playing guitar, sports, playing golf, and travel.

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Virgnia Bahr

School Principal

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Virginia Bahr, or "Ginger" as she is known, joined the St. Joan of Arc community in 2012 as the second lay-principal of St. Joan of Arc School. She received her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Science in Elementary Education from Towson University. She went on to earn her post-graduate certification in Administration and Supervision from the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore. After working in business management for 9 years, she taught in Catholic schools for 18 years. She taught Kindergarten, First, and Seventh grades. Ginger is confident that her instructional and management experiences and her strong faith and spirituality have prepared her for this mission as a Principal.  Her main goal as Principal is to ensure that the St. Joan of Arc School community enables our students to grow into successful, compassionate, and faith-filled individuals. She was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts and is happily married to Henry Bahr, a longtime resident of Harford County. They enjoy boating on the Chesapeake Bay. They have four children: Lindsay, a music teacher in Prince George's County; Chris, a manager at Network Media Partners, Inc., and is married to Bridget. Beth is entering her third year at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Alex graduated from Mount St. Mary's University in 2014 with a B.S. in Psychology. Alex currently resides in Alba, Italy, after teaching English in Italy and Austria over the summer. Ginger is excited and proud to serve the community at St. Joan of Arc!

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Deacon Dan Kopczyk

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Deacon Dan graduated from Patterson Park High School in 1957.  He was employed at Maryland National Bank from 1957 until 1961. Dan served in the Army from 1961 until 1964. After his tour in the Army, Dan worked at General Motors from 1965 until 2004.  In 2004, Dan retired. Dan became a lector and later, Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the mid-1970s.   He was an Assistant to the Chaplin at the old City Hospital in 1978 and at Franklin Square Hospital from 1979 until 1996. Dan was responsible for the Elizabeth Ann Seton Outreach to the Poor in early 1980s. Dan entered the Diaconate Program in 1979.  He was ordained on September 17, 1983. He served as Permanent Deacon from 1983 until 1996 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. He transferred to St. Joan of Arc Church in 1996. Deacon Dan takes pride in visiting the sick in nursing homes and hospitals in the area, with occasional house calls. He also helps with SJA’s Good Samaritan Outreach and the usual diaconal duties at St. Joan of Arc.

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Deacon Ray Van Pelt

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Deacon Ray is originally from Staten Island, New York. He was ordained a Deacon on May 16th, 2015 and since then has been assigned to St. Joan of Arc. He is married 37 years to his wife Dianne. They have three daughters, two sons-in-law, and one grandson. Deacon Ray is a retired Colonel of the U.S. Army and is employed as an Army Civilian at Aberdeen Proving Ground. He supports St. Joan of Arc by assisting in sacramental preparation, men’s fellowship, adult education, RCIA, and the Good Samaritan ministry. He is a Knight of Columbus and is an Advocate for those people seeking a marriage annulment from the Church. Deacon Ray is currently enrolled in a Masters of Theology program at St. Mary’s University in Baltimore.

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Richard Berndt

Pastoral Associate & Director of Faith Formation

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Dick became a member of the staff and a parishioner of Saint Joan of Arc in June 2005. He is a Maryland native and resides in Bel Air with his wife Mary.  Their sons are David, who resides in Seattle, and Erik, who lives in Columbia Maryland.  Dick was educated in Catholic schools and has a degree in Economics from Loyola College in Baltimore.  Following a long tenure in retail, Dick began a new career in parish ministry, having served for thirty years in several catechist roles as a volunteer.  Here at St. Joan of Arc, Dick is responsible for the parish faith formation programs from pre-school through adult.  He also directs the sacramental programs for Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.

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Robin Carnivale

Business Manager

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Robin Carnivale joined our staff in 2005.  She has 2 children both of which have attended our school.  Robin and her husband Mike have been members of our parish since 2005.  As business manager, Robin coordinates the day to day maintenance needs of our campus, takes responsibility for office administration, and accounts receivables.

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Lisa Borkoski

Administrative Assistant

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Lisa Borkoski joined our staff in July, 2016. She has 2 children, both are graduates of St. Joan of Arc School. Lisa and her husband, John, have lived in Harford County since 1989. She was employed as an Administrative Assistant at St. Francis de Sales Church in Abingdon from 2001 until joining the staff at St. Joan of Arc. As the parish Administrative Assistant, Lisa is responsible for greeting visitors at the door as well as on the phone. She prepares the weekly bulletin, various mailings, Mass cards, parish calendar, facility reservations, parishioner records, prayers for Mass and provides secretarial support for the faith formation program.

 

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Karen Dramis

Bookkeeper & Employee Benefits

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Karen Dramis joined the staff at St. Joan of Arc in June 2015. Karen and husband and their 3 daughters moved from New Jersey to Maryland 11 years ago. She received her Accounting Degree from St. Peter's College in 1985. Her responsibilities include all the bookkeeping needs of the School and Parish, including payroll and employee benefits.

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Dan Ranalli

Director of Music Ministry

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Dan Ranalli joined our parish staff in 2013. He is a native of Philadelphia but has been living in the Baltimore area since college. Dan has been educated in Catholic schools his whole life, firstly with the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in grades K through 8, and thereafter with the Jesuits in high school, undergraduate and graduate studies. He has a bachelor's degree from Loyola University Maryland and Master's degrees from St. Louis University and Loyola University Maryland. He also currently works at Loyola Blakefield in Towson; where he teaches foreign languages, serves as Chairman of the Modern Language Department, and directs liturgical ensembles for school Masses and prayer services. At St. Joan's, Dan plans music for all Masses and directs the traditional and contemporary choirs.

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  Courtney Fair

Confirmation Coordinator & Youth Director

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Courtney is the Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for St. Patrick Church, Havre de Grace and St. Joan of Arc Church, Aberdeen.  She has been volunteering at various churches in her home town of Anne Arundel County for six years, leading youth nights, summer programs, and teaching Confirmation and Faith Formation programs. Courtney joined St. Patrick’s parish as the Coordinator of Youth Ministry in July of 2016, and has since been directing the youth events and Confirmation program there.

Courtney currently lives in Columbia with her German Sheppard puppy, Sampson. In May, 2018 she will be getting married to her fiancé Kevin at St. Patrick’s Church.

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Dolores Hicks

Organist

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Dolores Hicks lives with her husband in Bel Air, MD. She graduated from The Catholic High School of Baltimore and received her accounting degree from Loyola College in Baltimore. After completing certificate programs in pipe organ and voice offered by Peabody “Prep”, she worked as an organist and/or choir director at several Catholic churches, Sacred Heart of Mary in Dundalk, St. Clement in Rosedale, and St. Mark in Catonsville. Dolores retired from her day job with the federal government in April 2011, and she started playing the organ at St. Joan of Arc in the summer of 2012. Dolores enjoys interacting with the cantors and choirs; and always strives to provide the parishioners a liturgically correct and uplifting worship experience.

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