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Father Monte Hoyles

HOYLES, FR. MONTEFather Monte Hoyles is a native of Attica, a small rural village in north-central Ohio.  After graduating from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio, Father Hoyles was employed as an accountant for a daily newspaper before entering seminary at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio.

Ordained a priest in 2006, Father Hoyles has served as parochial vicar at Saint Joseph Parish, Maumee (2006-2009), and, after obtaining a Licentiate in Canon Law from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, as Chancellor of the Diocese of Toledo from 2011 to 2018.  In addition to this office, he also served as parochial administrator of Saints Adalbert and Hedwig Parish, Toledo (2016-2018).  Along with his pastoral responsibilities at the Catholic Parishes of Sandusky, Father Hoyles continues to serve as the chaplain to the Saint Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Toledo.

You can email Fr. Hoyles at mhoyles@sanduskycatholic.org or contact him at the Pastoral Office at 419-625-7500.

Father Jeff Walker

Fr. Jeff WalkerFr. Jeff Walker grew up at St. Louis Parish in Custar, Ohio and was ordained a priest in 2013. He is the youngest of three children and the proud uncle of seven nieces and nephews. After graduating from Bowling Green High School and spending his freshman year at Bowling Green State University, Fr. Jeff entered priestly formation and was assigned to finish his college studies at St. Joseph College Seminary at Loyola University Chicago. After graduating from college, he completed his seminary studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Italy where he earned a graduate degree in theology and a post-graduate degree in Sacramental Theology. Fr. Jeff’s first priestly assignment was at St. Rose of Lima in Perrysburg, Ohio. Fr. Jeff is also the Priest Leader for Sandusky Central Catholic School.

You can email Fr. Jeff at jwalker@sanduskycatholic.org or contact him at the Pastoral Office at 419-625-7500.

Father Matthew Frisbee

FrisbeeFr. Matthew Frisbee was ordained to the priesthood on May 31, 2014.  He attended Central Catholic High School in Toledo.  He attended St. Joseph College Seminary in Chicago after graduating from high school.  He later studied at Mount St. Mary Seminary of the West in Cincinnati.  He has a younger sister and two younger brothers.  Growing up first in Perrysburg, his home parish was St. Rose in Perrysburg, but when his family moved to Rossford, All Saints in Rossford later became his home parish.  His pastoral internship as a seminarian was spent at Divine Mercy Parish in Paulding County.  Fr. Matt’s first assignment is here as Associate Pastor at St. Mary’s, Holy Angels, and Sts. Peter and Paul.

You can email Fr. Matt at mfrisbee@sanduskycatholic.org or contact him at the Pastoral Office at 419-625-7500.

Deacon Jeff Claar

Deacon Jeff ClaarDeacon Jeff Claar has been the Business Manager of St. Mary’s Parish since 1995. He was ordained to the Order of Deacon in May 2006. Deacon Jeff’s ministry responsibilities include Parish administration, assisting at Masses, preaching, teaching, annulments, and marriage and baptism preparation. He presides over or participates in ecclesial events such as weddings, baptisms, funerals, vigil services, Rite of Committal, Reposition, Benediction, Stations, Novenas, ministry training and several Religious Education sponsored activities. Deacon Jeff is also the Director of the Catholic Cemeteries of Sandusky.

Deacon Jeff and his wife Debbie (Veith) were married in 1982. They are the parents of two adult children.

You can email Deacon Jeff at jclaar@sanduskycatholic.org or contact him at the Pastoral Office at 419-625-7500.

Deacon Bill Burch

Deacon Bill Burch

Deacon Bill Burch has been a member of St. Mary’s Parish since birth. He married Mary Jeane (Hiss) in October of 1985. He was ordained to the Order of Deacon in May 2003. Deacon Bill’s ministry responsibilities include preaching, assisting at Masses, and Marriage preparation.

He presides over  Ecclesial events such as weddings, baptisms, funerals, vigil services, Rite of Committal, Benediction, Reposition, Stations of the Cross, and ministry training for Mass Coordinators, Altar Servers, and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.

In July of 2012 he was reassigned to also serve Holy Angel’s and Sts. Peter & Paul Parishes.

You can email Deacon Bill at bburch@sanduskycatholic.org or contact him at the Pastoral Office at 419-625-7500.

Timothy L. Claubaugh, Sr.

Timothy L. Claubaugh, Sr.Timothy L. Claubaugh, Sr. became Organist/Music Director at St. Mary’s Parish in August 1982. His responsibilities include planning and playing music for all Masses, weddings and funerals. He also oversees the music program including parish choirs and cantors.

Tim began piano studies at the early age of five and organ studies at the age of 13. He played trombone in the Sandusky High School band, violin in the SHS orchestra and sang bass in the SHS A cappella Choir. He is a 1982 graduate of Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree. He is married to Anita (Hartleib) and they have six adult children and eight grandchildren.

You can email music@stmarysandusky.org or contact him at the Parish Office at 419-625-7465, extension 18.

“To lead His people in sung prayer, and to Sing to the Honor & Glory of God”

Heather Gerber


Heather Gerber 2Heather Gerber has been a member of St. Mary’s Parish since December 1995. As Contemporary Choir Director, she is responsible for the music at the11:30 a.m. Mass from October-June.  The Contemporary Choir is always open to new members – contact Heather for more information.

Heather also serves as the Music Director for Sandusky Life Teen.

Heather and her husband, John, have been married since July, 1998.

You can contact Heather at the Pastoral Offices, 419-625-7465 ext. 2014, or via email at :hgerber@sanduskycatholic.org


Deacon Phil Dinovo

Deacon Phil DinovoDeacon Phil Dinovo is the Bookkeeper at St. Mary’s Parish.  He is the former owner of Holy Family Books and Gifts and is also on staff at Annunciation Radio.  He enjoys fishing and spending time with his wife, Kris, and dog, Jax. They have one son, Philip Jr., who lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

You can email Deacon Phil at pdinovo@stmarysandusky.org or contact him at 419-625-7465, extension 30.


Mark Fitzthum

00016webMark Fitzthum, Property Manager/Maintenance, has been with the parish since August 1996. He is responsible for maintaining the Church, rectory, convent and rental properties and supervising major projects at St. Mary’s Parish. He is also a member of the Building and Grounds committee and an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.

Mark and his wife, Elaine, have three children.

You can email Mark at mark@stmarysandusky.org or contact him at the Parish Office. His phone number is 419-625-7465, extension 16.


Mickey Lindenmickey

Mickey Linden is the morning Parish Secretary.  She is responsible for the daily office duties at St. Mary’s Parish and the recording of the sacraments.

She has been an employee of St. Mary’s since September, 2002.

Mickey and her husband, Brad, have 4 children.

You can email Mickey at office@stmarysandusky.org or contact her at the Parish Office by calling 419-625-7465.


Mary Ann LochotzkiMary Ann 2

Mary Ann Lochotzki is the afternoon Parish Secretary. She is responsible for the daily office duties at St. Mary’s Parish and preparation of the weekly bulletin.

Mary Ann and her husband Ed, have five children. She is a life-long member of St. Mary’s.

You can email Mary Ann at office@stmarysandusky.org or contact her at the Parish Office by calling 419-625-7465.


Shannon McCabemccabesmall

Shannon McCabe is the Special Events Coordinator for the Parish. She is responsible for hospitality and various other duties for parish activities as requested.

Shannon and her husband Kevin have five children.

You can contact Shannon through the Parish Office by calling 419-625-7465.

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