Leadership Staff

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Deacon Chris Rauch

Deacon Chris and his wife Joanie have 4 children and 10 grandchildren. He has worked as a parish business manager since 1994.
He began working as the business manager at St. Francis of Assisi on January 1, 2014. Chris was ordained in April of 2013.

Dr. Josh Englefield

Dr. Josh Englefield began serving as St. Francis of Assisi’s Director of Evangelization in April 2022. He is originally from the Northern Virginia area and moved to Steubenville, Ohio to attend Franciscan University in 2001, where he graduated with a BA in Theology.  He worked full-time on the Pastoral staff at St. Luke as the…

Sylvia Carmody

Sylvia Carmody, part of the St. Francis of Assisi Parish staff since 2009, coordinates the Elementary Faith Formation Program, Sacramental formation for First Reconciliation and First Communion, Liturgy of the Word with Children and is the staff liaison for Vacation Bible Camp. Along with her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education she has earned an Associate in Religious Education Certificate from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati while at St. Francis of Assisi.
She brings the experience of working with youth in a variety of areas since her early twenties: Homemaker, Early Childhood Coordinator for Religious Education, Child Care Provider, Coordinator of Family Faith Formation, actively involved with the start of a Jr. High Youth Ministry program, led a Sr. High Youth Ministry one year, coached at the elementary age level a variety of sports programs within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Youth Organization, and in the past was actively involved with Girl Scouts.
Through daily prayer she continues to try follow God’s will in her life and attends courses offered by the diocese for further spiritual growth.