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picture12Fr. William Ashbaugh,
 Pastor
E-mail: frbill@sta2.org
Fr. Bill was ordained a priest in 1993.  Fr. Bill  was studying to be a scientist when God called him to the priesthood. He has been a priest for 23 years and has been St. Thomas’ beloved pastor for the last 7 years.

 

 

 

 

picture13Fr. Todd Koenigsknecht, Associate Pastor
E-mail: frtodd@sta2.org
Fr. Todd grew up in Fowler, MI on his parent’s dairy farm with his nine siblings. After high school he spent eight years in seminary, four at St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul, MN and four at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, MI.  He has been assigned to St. Thomas since his ordination on June 14, 2014.

 

picture10Karen Belcher, Dir. of Maintenance
E-mail:  kbelcher@sta2.org  Extension:  #2905
This year will complete Karen’s 37th at St. Thomas. She and her crew are in charge of the grounds and facilities for the St. Catherine House, the Church, Rectory, Parish Offices and the School.  She oversees setting up and coordinating many of the functions in the Parish Hall and School Buildings as well as a great deal of snow removal and salting to keep everyone safe.

 

picture11Lucia Campbell, Dir. of Music Ministry
E-mail:  luciadifirenze@gmail.com  Extension:  #2902
Lucia, born in Florence, Italy, is a graduate of the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini in Florence, where she studied cello and voice.  Previously, she had an active opera career that spanned Europe and the USA. As an active church musician in Italy and the United States, in 2005 began serving at St. Thomas, where she conducts and sings weekly.  She is married to Bill Campbell and they have two sons, Benjamin and Jim.

 

picture9Meghan Fiebelkorn, Dir. of Marriage Preparation and Called & Gifted Ministry
E-mail:  meghanf@sta2.org   Extension:  #2802
Meghan Fiebelkorn has worked at St. Thomas since the summer of 2007, when she started in the front office. She enjoys helping people encounter more deeply the love and mercy of Jesus Christ through the discovery of their unique spiritual gifts. She and her husband, Chris, were married at St. Thomas and are the parents of two wonderful, adventurous children.

 

picture8Helena Heffernan, Parish Office Manager
E-mail:  hheffernan@sta2.org   Extension:  #2600
Helena began working at St. Thomas in May of 2013. She works at the front desk, serving as the secretary to the priests as well as editing the weekly bulletin. She feels privileged to be the face of Christ as people walk in the door of the Parish Office.

 

picture4Deacon Warren Hecht, RCIA and Senior Ministry
E-mail:  whecht@umich.edu   Extension:  #2704
Deacon Warren Hecht was baptized at St. Thomas in 1984.  He was ordained a deacon in 1992 and has been on the faculty of the Residential College of the University of Michigan since 1970.  His papers are housed in the Rare Book Room of the University of Michigan Library.  He currently serves as the Dir. of RCIA and senior ministry at St. Thomas.

 

Kathy Grisdela, Business Manager
E-mail:  kgrisdela@sta2.org   Extension:  #2903

 


picture1Cynthia Larson, High School Youth Minister
E-mail:   clarson@sta2.org   Extension:  #2804
Cynthia Larson is our new high school youth minister!. Cynthia has been married to her husband Brad for 30 years.  They began their married life in San Diego, California and have lived in several places before landing in Michigan.  They have been here for 23 years and have raised their 3 adult children here.  Cynthia received her degree in Theological Studies from Siena Heights in 2014 and has been active for many years in variety of ministries at her home parish, St. Patrick in Brighton.

picture5Larry Nienhaus, Dir. of Development
E-mail:  lnienhaus@sta2.org   Extension:  #2601
Larry is the newest member of our staff.  Originally from the Detroit area, Larry comes most recently from Grand Rapids where he has spent the past 25 years in secular media, Catholic Radio and parish development. He and his wife Kathy have four children and are happy to be closer to extended family.  He is excited to meet our parish and serve our community.

 

picture3Monica Pope, Dir. of Religious Education
E-mail:  mpope@sta2.org   Extension:  #2803
Monica has been the Dir. of Catechesis at St Thomas for 7 years. She is a certified catechist through the Archdiocese of Detroit. She’s been a Catholic catechist for 26 years and has taught every grade and age level.  Monica teaches Adult Catechesis, Confirmation preparation, Sacrament Prep, and Theology of the Body.  Also, she teaches various grade religion classes and workshop events to students at St Thomas School.

 

picture2Beth Spizarny, Dir. of Evangelization
E-mail:  bspizarny@sta2.org   Extension:  #2801
Beth has been an active member of St Thomas since her college years. Since graduating from the U of M with a degree in Psychology, she spent a year volunteering alongside the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India. In 2006, she joined St. Thomas as our Youth Minster and served for ten years before taking the position of. Director of Evangelization. She and her husband Kevin have three young children.

MaryBeth Sobel, Bookkeeper
E-mail:  mbsobel@sta2.org   Extension:  #2904

 

Deacons: Dcn. Les Arquette
Dcn. Tom Loewe
Dcn. Jim Miles miles_jj@yahoo.com
Maintenance: Mark Moses ext. 1075
Family Ministry: Dcn. Jim & Ofelia Miles miles_jj@yahoo.com
Knights of Columbus: Louis Kraus
Annulments/Spiritual Direction: Virginia Mikola 734-994-9194