Clergy and Staff

Our Pastor – Fr. Savari
  • Name: Fr. Savarimuthu Selvaraj known as Fr. Savari
  • Ordination: April 24, 2002
  • Parents: Selvaraj and Jeyamary
  • Qualifications
    • Secular: B.A. in English; B.L. (Bachelor of Law);
    • CCCL (Diploma in Cyber Crime and Corporate Liability)
  • Assignments
    • Asst. Parish Priest – St. Joseph’s Cathedral (2002 – 2003)
    • Asst. Parish Priest – Seven Dolourous (2003 – 2004)
    • Parish Priest – St. James Church, near Pudukottoi (2004 – 2009)
    • Parish Priest – St. James Shrine, Trichy (2009 – 2013)
    • Attorney to the District Court of Trichy (2009 – 2013)
    • Secretary to the SC/ST Commission (5 years)
    • Secretary to the Labour Commission (2 years)
    • Member of the Senate (5 years)
    • Member of the Council (Consultor to the Bishop – 5 years)
    • Member of the Diocesan Education Council (5 years)
    • Member of the TMSSS (5 years)
Permanent Deacon – Rev. Mr. Ray Draeger
  • The 5th of 10 children raised on the family farm west of Marshfield.
  • Graduated with honors from Marshfield Senior High in 1972
  • Attended the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County earning an Associate Degree in Science.
  • Employed at Norwood Health Center since 1974
    • Client Services Assistant on an Acute Psychiatric Unit.
  • Married to his wife, Joey since 1977
    • Son, Isaiah, his wife, Laura
    • Daughter Angie & Fiance’ Justin and their two daughters, Trinity & Hannah.
  • Ordained as a Permanent Deacon in 2010 at the Cathedral of
    St. Joseph the Workman to serve the Diocese of La Crosse.
  • A 4th Degree member of the Father John Eisen Council of the Knights of Columbus.
  • He has been a Catechist for 30 years
  • Director of Religious Education for 12 years entrusted with developing the Joint Religious Education Program for Sacred Heart/Corpus Christi.
  • Maintains Advanced Certification in Religious Education and Advanced Certification as a Marian Catechist as well as a Certificate in Youth Ministry.
  • A graduate of the Lay Formation Institute XIII.
  • Although he loves to work with children, he has been focusing on Bereavement, Hospice and Jail Ministries since his ordination.
  • Favorite Bible verses. “Be Still & Know That I Am God” and “With God All Things Are Possible!”
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