Pastoral Staff

Very Reverend Michael D. Balash

Pastor (2008 – Present)

mdbalash@stwilliamchampion.org

330/847-8677

Rev. Michael D. Balash has served as pastor of St. William since July 2008.  Ordained in 1987, Fr. Balash has had pastoral assignments at St. Michael Parish, Canton, Ohio; St. Patrick Parish, Kent, Ohio; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Ashtabula, Ohio; and St. Joseph Parish, Mantua, Ohio.  He attended Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio earning a master’s degree in Sacred Scripture and Divinity at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana where he earned a Master’s degree in Liturgy and Worship.  In addition to his pastoral duties at Saint William Parish, Fr. Balash is currently the Director for the Office of Worship for the Diocese.  He has also served on the board of directors for the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions and as treasurer for the organization.

Mrs. Christine McCue

Pastoral Assistant  (2012 – Present)

tmccue@stwilliamchampion.org

330/847-8677

Honored to be a part of the pastoral team of St. William, Tina serves the parish as Pastoral Associate in areas of catechesis, adult faith formation, sacramental preparation, youth ministry and spiritual growth.

Tina has been a member of St. William Parish since her family moved to Champion in 1970.  She is the fourth of six children of John and Rose Makosky.  She married her high school sweetheart, Brian McCue.   As young adults, Brian and Tina became members of the newly formed folk group and have proudly served in music ministry since that time.  Graduates of John F. Kennedy high school, they continue to support Catholic Education in raising their children, Joshua and his wife Ashley, Katherine, Anna, Elizabeth and Nathan.  The McCue children have served the parish in various ministries.  They currently have two grandchildren.

Being a lifelong member of St. William Parish, she considers the good people of St. William to be an extension of her own family.   She has been an officer and active member of the Women’s Guild and along with music ministry, enjoys serving the youth of our parish as a religious education teacher and youth minister.

Tina holds a certificate for catechetical ministry as a Pastoral Minister from the Diocese of Youngstown, a certificate of Pastoral Studies in Christian Spirituality for Ministers from Loyola Institute for Ministry and is a member of the National Conference of Catechetical Leadership (NCCL).

She enjoys spending time with her family, which includes traveling to various states to visit her children and grandchildren. 

Mrs. Patricia Maciejewski

Music Director (1996 – Present)

pmaciejewski@stwilliamchampion.org

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As music director, Pat is devoted to liturgy and the singing assembly. She is responsible for developing, managing, and leading the parish’s music program, including weekend masses, wedding liturgies, and funerals. She plays organ, piano, guitar, and flute. She enjoys being present to and serving the wonderful people of St. William. 

Pat serves as a lay leader of prayer for the Diocese of Youngstown at St. William. She is a member of the National Pastoral Musicians (NPM) and has completed NPM schools for organ, cantor, guitar, hand bell, and children’s choir. Pat served for 20 years on staff at the church of St. Helen in Newbury, Ohio as liturgist, musician, and planner of their weekly school masses. Prior to her time at St. William, she was director of liturgy and music at St. Mary Church in Orwell, Ohio and musician at St. Stephen Church in Niles, Ohio.

Pat was born and raised in Trumbull County and attended the Ohio State University School of Music. She received a diploma in Church Music from Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA.   

Pat is married to Joseph, a musician himself. They have one daughter, Rose Eileen, who lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her husband Greg and children Magnolia and twins Westley and Eowyn. In her free time Pat enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, reading, gardening, musicals, biking and walking the nearby trail.

Mrs. Carol Timko

Coordinator of Religious Education (1994 – Present)

ctimko@stwilliamchampion.org

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I was born and raised in Warren where I attended and received all of my sacraments at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church and John F. Kennedy High School. I became a member of St. William Parish in 1983 after marrying Timothy Timko.   I worked 13 years as Assistant to the Director of Religious Education, Sr. Mary Cora Skrivan, SND.  I took over for Sister Mary Cora in 2007, when she retired.  I have been called to be a light and guide to the children of the parish in their religious studies.   In the time I have been involved with the Parish School of Religion, it has warmed my heart to watch students from Kindergarten to Confirmation take part in church activities. I am a member of the liturgy committee and the environment committee and past parish council secretary.

I married Tim in March of 1983.   We have three adult children, Stephen, in Munroe Falls, Ohio; Shawnna, in Warren, Ohio with our granddaughter, Alexa and their dog Oreo; and Emily, in Akron, Ohio with her husband Brian, his son C.J., three pugs, Otis, Mia, and Bentley and a French bulldog named Francesca.  As a family, we have been involved in many activities at the parish. All three of our children have been altar servers, active in the youth ministry, and helped in other various ways.  Tim is presently a lector and I am a eucharistic minister and our granddaughter, Alexa, is an altar server. We generally attend the Saturday evening mass and enjoy having dinner and socializing with friends after mass.

I enjoy cross stitching, bowling, reading, wine making with Tim, and spending time and sharing our wine with family and friends.  I also enjoy spending time with our granddaughter, Alexa, grandson CJ, and our grandpups. We enjoy going to different wineries, vacationing on Kelley’s Island, Ohio, taking long drives in our convertible, and spending time with our family and friends

Mrs. Therese Tuttle

Business Manager (2018 – Present)

ttuttle@stwilliamchampion.org

330/847-8677

Therese was born and raised in Memphis Tennessee in a family with 5 children.  She attended catholic schools through the eighth grade before attending public high school.  Therese worked her way through community college, earning a degree in mathematical sciences and then earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Memphis.  She previously managed accounting departments for several companies, mainly in the manufacturing and transportation sectors.   She and her husband Jim have lived in Bristolville for the past 11 years. 

Therese is active in the St. William community; she served for several years as an officer for the Women’s Guild, where she was the representative to the parish council.  She is a member of the newsletter advisory committee, writes articles for the newsletter and website, been on various church committees, and is a regular Saturday evening mass altar server.

She enjoys a variety of needlework and artwork crafts, reading, writing, camping, and riding her bike on nice days.  Spending time with her family is her favorite past time.

Dr. Daniel Robinson

Office Manager, Webmanager (2008 – Present)

drobinson@stwilliamchampion.org

330/847-8677

Dan is the son of John & Barb Robinson and is a lifelong member of St. William Church.  In addition to making all of his sacraments here at St. William, Dan spent 5 years of his youth becoming an expert Elephant Ear fryer at the yearly Parish Festival and more than 20 years of his adult life greeting patrons arriving at the Annual Lenten Fish Dinner.  He has been the Parish Webmanager since 2008, the Newsletter Editor since 2015, and now the Office Manager for the Parish.  Dan is a Eucharistic Minister, a Funeral Luncheon Committee Member (since 2006), and a Parish Safety Council Member.

In his spare time, Dan likes to refinish antique furniture, pretend he is a culinary genius, collect books for his library, and provide servitude to his mean little weiner-dog, Frank.

Mr. Charles Poponak

Maintenance Manager (2021 – Present)

cpoponak@stwilliamchampion.org

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5411 Mahoning Ave. NW
Warren, Ohio 44483
330/847-8677

Parish Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Mass Schedule:

Saturday:     5:00 p.m.

Sunday:        8:30 a.m. & 11:00 p.m. 

                         8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. (Summer)

Daily Mass: Tuesday-Friday 8:30 a.m.

Holy Days:   8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.