Saturday, July 30, 2011


Msgr. Michael J. Steber has graciously agreed to be our Chairman. Msgr. is a Menominee, Michigan native and is the eldest of five sons in his family. He was ordained to the Priesthood in 1986 and has served at many parishes across Upper Michigan. He is currently serving as the pastor of St. Peter Cathedral. He attended St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul, MN and has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. He has a Masters of Divinity Degree from St. John’s Provincial Seminary in Plymouth, MI (no longer a seminary), a Masters in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, and certificates in Spiritual Direction from Creighton University and from the Cenacle of Our Lady of Divine Providence School of Spirituality in Clearwater, FL. Msgr. Michael serves as Vicar General of the Diocese (2009), a member of the Bishop’s College of Consultors (2009), Pastoral Delegate for Fr. Marquette School (2008), member of the Diocesan Pastoral Council (2008) and Diocesan Development Council (2007), and Bishop’s Liaison to the Charismatic Renewal (2003). We are all very grateful for his willingness to be a part of this ministry!

Our Vice-Chairman is Fr. Ryan Ford. Fr. Ryan recently began as the Associate pastor at St. Peter Cathedral. He was raised in Gladstone and attended St. Anne parish in Escanaba, Michigan. Fr. Ryan has a love of music and attended college to pursue this area before determining his call to the Priesthood. We are very thankful for his willingness to be a part of our ministry as well.

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