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Our Team

To reach a staff member by phone please dial (734) 761-8606 and their extension. For General Inquiries you are welcome to use the General Contact form linked here.

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 nearly 25 years and has been St. Thomas’ beloved pastor for the last 9 years.

 

 


Fr. Tony Smela, Parochial Vicar
E-mail: frtony@sta2.org
Fr. Tony Smela was ordained a priest on June 10th, 2017. He loves being a priest, and is excited to begin his priestly ministry here in Ann Arbor.

 

 


Maureen Galloway, Liturgical Coordinator
E-mail:  mgalloway@sta2.org  Extension:  #2902
Maureen Galloway has served St. Thomas the Apostle Parish for the past 5 years as sacris-tan. It has been a great joy for her to serve Christ in this way. She now feels it is a great honor and blessing to be a part of St. Thomas the Apostle Community as Liturgy Coordina-tor. She has a deep love and devotion for her Catholic faith, especially Jesus’ True Presence in the Eucharist. She also treasures her family. She and her husband, Bob, have 4 beautiful children.

 


 picture11Lucia Campbell, Dir. of Music Ministry
E-mail:  luciadifirenze@gmail.com  Extension:  #2922
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, Director of Youth Ministry
 E-mail:  hheffernan@sta2.org   Extension:  #2602
Helena began working at St. Thomas in May of 2013. She worked in the Front Office, and is now focusing on serving the Middle School and High School youth of our parish and leading Confirmation preparation.

 


 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
Kathy Grisdela joined the St. Thomas team in April of 2017 after a 32 year corporate career in operations. She enjoys serving the family of St. Thomas in the areas of accounting, maintenance and HR. She and her husband Paul have been married 31 years and have been blessed with 5 children.

 

 


Mark Moses, Dir. of Maintenance
E-mail:  mmoses@sta2.org  Extension:  #2905
Mark has been working at St. Thomas for over 20 years. This year he became the Director of Maintenance. Mark does a remarkable job of taking care of everyone and everything at St. Thomas.

 

 


Jim Miles, Deacon
E-mail:  miles_jj@yahoo.com
Deacon Jim is active in family and marriage ministries which include the Christian Family Movement (CFM), Marriage Preparation, Baptismal Preparation, and various small groups. He is a standing member of the Parish Pastoral Council and has an Apostolate of the Word in which he provides commentary and reflections on the Mass readings for each day (Deacon Jim‘s Reflections) found on the home page of the St. Thomas web site.  He was ordained to serve St. Thomas in 1984.

 


picture5Larry Nienhaus, Dir. of Development
E-mail:  lnienhaus@sta2.org   Extension:  #2601
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.

 


 picture2Beth Spizarny, Dir. of Evangelization
E-mail:  bspizarny@sta2.org   Extension:  #2801
Beth served our Middle School and High School youth for ten years before transitioning into the position of Director of Evangelization. In this new role she is the Alpha Coordinator, leads our Hospitality Team, champions the Great Big Potluck, and drives our all-parish emails and social media communications. Send her an email to explore how you can get involved! She and her husband Kevin have three young children.

 


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

 

 

 


Jeanne Marie Gerig, Organist
E-mail: jmgerig@sta2.org
Jeanne Marie earned a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance with a Minor in Organ from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music and a dual Master of Arts in Piano Pedagogy and Organ Performance from EMU.  She is active as a piano teacher, accompanist, and Realtor, and she has four daughters. Jeanne Marie completed RCIA at St. Thomas, then served as Director of Music/Liturgy in other parishes for many years before returning to St. Thomas as Organist in June 2016.