Staff Member: Joe Des Marais
Joe Des Marais
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I am Deacon Joseph Des Marais. I was born in 1961 and raised in Staples, Minnesota. I'm the 7th of 10 children by Donald Francis and Joan Jean Des Marais.
I married Lisa Essington in January 1984 and we have two children. Jennifer, and her husband Andrew Ranweiler, live in Brainerd, along with our four grandchildren! Our son Matthew lives in St. Paul, MN. We moved from Staples to Baxter in 1994 and registered at St Francis church. In 1998 we moved to South Long lake.
I was ordained permanent deacon by Bishop Paul Sirba on the Feast of Christ The King in the year of our Lord, 2012.
It gives me great joy to be at the service of our bishop, my pastor, and the parishioners of the Northern Brainerd cluster of Catholic churches, St Francis of Assisi, All Saints, and St. Thomas of the Pines!