Joan Heegan, Parish Secretary
Joan was born in the Bronx, New York, raised in New Jersey, and moved to Ohio in June of 1975; following her father’s travels with Goodyear. With one year left in high school, Joan attended St. Vincent – St. Mary her senior year and graduated in 1976. She worked for Goodyear for 10 years in retail accounting, then left to raise a family.
She is the divorced mother of two. She was blessed to be a stay at home mother. Both of her children followed the tradition of attending high school at STVM! Justin is a graduate student of John Carroll with a degree in marketing. Katie received her degree in advertising from John Carroll as well.
Joan worked for 10 years as a secretary in the Tallmadge school district. Before she joined St. Hilary in April 2013, she worked for two years as Church Administrator for St. John’s Episcopal Church in Cuyahoga Falls. Both jobs were only part-time, so the full-time position at St. Hilary was just perfect.
Joan is very active at St. Hilary. She is a member of the Stewardship and Evangelization Committees. She is a lector, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and is a contributing writer for Ministry of Praise. She is on the Youth Ministry Core Staff for High School students, as well as a Core member of the Faith Alive retreat team.
She was also very active at her previous parish, St. Matthew in Akron. She taught VBS, coordinated the VBS music program, taught 4th grade PSR for 5 years, taught 7th grade PSR for 3 years, and was a member of the Confirmation Prep Team. She was a member of the Core Team for Christ Renews His Parish, and worked as a Prayer and Action leader for the Search program for high school students.
She loves cooking, baking, nature, reading and facebook; as well as visiting with her children or with her friends and their families. She has maintained her New York accent stating, “You can take the girl out of the Bronx, but you can’t take the Bronx out of the girl!” She has come through some incredibly challenging times and has adopted Philippians 4:13 as her motto: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!”
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