Our team

We welcome all questions—from what we believe, to information on baptism, marriage preparation, RCIA, faith formation, registering, and volunteering. Call the parish office at 906-632-9625 or send a message to: stjosephsault@gmail.com.

Fr. Brad Sjoquist, Pastor

Fr. Brad Sjoquist: I’m Fr. Brad Sjoquist, and I’m excited to be the new pastor here at St. Joseph Parish in Sault Ste. Marie. I’m originally from Kingsford, MI, and I was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Marquette in 2015. My first assignment was as parochial vicar of Holy Spirit and Resurrection Parishes in Menominee, MI. After three years there, the bishop asked me to go back to school. I spent 2018 through 2022 in Rome completing licentiate and doctoral degrees in moral theology. I successfully defended my doctoral thesis in May of 2022, and the bishop appointed me pastor of St. Joe’s effective July 5, 2022. Our parish’s goal is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. We have great catechetical programs for children and teenagers and a vibrant campus ministry at the Lake Superior State University Newman Center. We have an active food pantry through which we serve our local community, and we provide many opportunities for individuals to grow in faith through worship, education, and service. We are a supporting parish of St. Mary’s school, and we actively support its vision of forming holy, wise, and virtuous graduates. If I haven’t met you yet, please introduce yourself to me. If you need to get in touch with me directly, please call the parish office or email me at frsjoquist@gmail.com.

 

 

Fr. Romeo Cappela, Associate Pastor

Hello I am Father Romeo Cappella and I am a newly ordained priest for the diocese of Marquette and the new associate pastor here at St. Joseph’s parish. It is great to be here and I am excited to see God working here in and through our lives at St. Joseph’s Parish. God Bless!

William Piche, Deacon

Deacon Bill: I have been in this parish since 1954 when I met my wife, Marie, of 61 years.  I have watched the parish grow to what it is today, a close loving, active family and I am so proud and happy that the Lord had called me to the diaconate to be able to assist the pastor and to serve the people here at St. Joseph’s Parish.

Deana Knauf, Parish Secretary

Hello!  My name is Deana Knauf, I am a proud Mom of three grown children and looking forward to watching my three grandchildren grow. I recently accepted the position as Parish Secretary. As the parish secretary I have become aware of all the work that goes into keeping a Parish running, as well as, finding it amazing to see and hear about all the many parishioners who volunteer their time assisting on various committees and projects to help keep our Parish running smoothly. Thanks to all who have welcomed me and shared their expertise. 

Nicky Morrison, Bookkeeping

Hello, my name is Nicky Morrison. I am the part-time bookkeeping secretary here at St. Joseph’s Parish. My husband and I have been parishioners here for the past 11 years. We have one daughter and six boys. We feel so blessed to be a part of a such a wonderful church family!

 

Josie Benoit, Faith Formation (K-2)

Bio coming soon

Trish Dalgard, Faith Formation (3-5)

Bio coming soon

Dennis and Clara James, Faith Formation (6-8))

Bio coming soon

Sam Hoffrichter, Maintenance

I’m Sam Hoffrichter. I am the new maintenance supervisor and I am looking forward to helping keep the Church looking great!!

Don Mansfield, Maintenance

Bio coming soon

St. Joseph is the patron of our parish, and in this role leads us by his example of faithfulness, and prays for us to grow closer to God!