Father Thomas Rayar is originally from Punalvasal, in southeastern India. He was ordained a priest in 1993, and came to United States in 1995. Previously he was pastor at St Raphael’s, in Crystal, St Rose of Lima in Roseville, St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Clearwater and St Francis Xavier in Buffalo. He has degrees in psychology, philosophy, theology, political science, English literature and Business Administration, and is currently working on doctorate in Business Administration. Father Tom started with St. Margaret Mary on Sept 1, 2016.
Diane Mareck is the Business Administrator at The Church of St Margaret Mary. Diane has over 20 years of service in administration and is certified in Church Business Administration (NACBA) through The University of St. Thomas. She served her local parish in Shakopee for most of those years and has been at St Margaret Mary since 2012.
Her hobbies include sewing, quilting and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Joshua Diaz is the Director of Music, Liturgy and Faith Formation Coordinator. A native of San Angelo, Texas, Josh’s foremost musical passion is singing opera. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame and then went on to the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore for his Masters of Music and Performance in opera studies. While in Baltimore, Josh served as the director of music at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (America’s first cathedral). In 2015, Josh moved to the Twin Cities to pursue his Doctorate of Musical Arts in voice at the University of Minnesota. Since landing in the area, he has served as Director of Music and Liturgy at a few area churches. He is an accomplished singer, pianist, choral director and liturgist.