Category: Staff

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Fr. Ron Victor

Fr. Ron was born in Detroit in 1951, the second oldest of five children. He attended St. Rose Grade School on the lower east side of Detroit, and then St. Clement Grade School in Center Line after his family moved …

Fr. Matt Ellis
Associate Pastor

Before joining the team at St. Isidore as the associate pastor, Fr. Matt was at St. Therese in Shelby Twp. (2010-2016), and St. Lawrence in Utica (2016-2019). He feels blessed to join everyone at St. Isidore! Fr. Matt was born …

Deacon Tom Carter
Deacon + Pastoral Associate

Tom was born in 1945, the second of 5 boys and graduated from St. Raymond Grade School, 1959; De LaSalle Collegiate, 1963 and Sacred Heart Seminary, 2008. He was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate, 2008.

Tom worked for AT&T, retiring …

Chris Kozlowski
Business + Operations Director

Chris has lived in Michigan his entire life.  He grew up in Rochester Hills and attended University of Detroit Jesuit High School, where he was ingrained with the passion for serving others.  After graduating from U of D, he enrolled …

Debbie Rak
Office Manager

Debbie grew up in Roseville, Michigan.  She is the second of four children. She has been happily married to her husband John for 35 years and is the proud mom to three wonderful children, Danny, Michael and Jessica all of …

Matt Kush
Music + Creative Director

Matt first performed as an accompanist and actor at age 12. By the time he received his B.A. in music (with a minor in French) from Wayne State University in 2008, he had been involved in over 50 musical theatre …

Amy Righi
Music + Liturgy Director

Amy was born in Detroit, MI where she attended St. David’s Elementary School, Region 7 Middle (Magnet) School and Dominican HS.  The family moved to St. Blasé, Sterling Heights prior to Studies at Oakland University where she graduated with a …

Ann De Rey
Faith Formation Director

Ann was born and raised in Warren, MI. She moved to Macomb, after graduating high school, where she met and married her husband Rob. They have been married for 28 yrs.  They have two children. Ann and her husband love …

Margaret Topor
Catechist Coordinator Grades 5-8

Margaret Topor was born in Waterbury, CT and then moved to Detroit, MI when she was five years old.  Margaret’s family then joined the parish of the beautiful Transfiguration Church in Detroit.  Located just across the street was the private …

Dawn Ormsby
Catechist Coordinator Grades 1-4

Dawn M. Ormsby was born and raised in Sterling Heights, graduated from Sterling Heights High School and continued her education at Macomb Community College. She began her business career in the office of a small company in Warren where she …

Beth Beebe
Youth Minister

Beth Beebe grew up in Clawson, MI where she and her family were members at Guardian Angels Parish and where she and her two brothers attended grade school followed by Clawson High School.

Beth has two daughters who also attended …

Helen Pugh
Administrative Support

Helen grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she attended St. Bartholomew school.  She remains a big fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Helen has lived in several different states, but has called Macomb Twp. her home for a little more than …

Kathy Homrocky
Administrative Support

Kathy is the third oldest of eleven children.  Most of her childhood was spent in the city of Madison Heights, Michigan.  St. Dennis in Royal Oak (which was recently torn down and is now a Kroger Superstore) was her family …

Dawn Kehoe
Administrative Support

Dawn was born and grew up in Mt. Clemens, attending Catholic school and graduating from St. Louis.  She has three brothers and one sister. She retired from Ameritech with thirty years of service.  Dawn and her husband Tim have one …

Marilyn Lis
Administrative Support

Marilyn was born in Detroit where she attended St. Hyacinth Elementary School and St. Stanislaus High School.  She is the second daughter of four girls.  Marilyn met her husband Edward in high school and has been happily married for over …

Rebecca Topor
Administrative Support
Tony Kendzierski
Christian Service Director + Security Director

Tony is married with two children, 4 step children and 12 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.  He received Second and Third level Pastoral Minister certificates from Sacred Heart Major Seminary and has been a member of St. Isidore for 18 …

Heather Herbst, RN, BSN
Parish Nurse

Prior to becoming lead Parish Nurse, Heather was previously a volunteer member of the Parish Health Ministry since 2001.  She is a graduate of Wayne State University and has worked in orthopedics, neonatology, cardiology, research, and currently diagnostic

John Kovacik
RCIA Coordinator

John was born in Detroit in 1973. He grew up in Shelby Township and attended Eisenhower High School. He went on to study music and the Japanese language at the University of Michigan. He then attended law school at Wayne …

Claire Toupin
Children's Choir Director

Claire Toupin has a degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance from Oakland University. Claire has been strongly involved in music ministry at various Catholic churches since she was in a youth choir as a child. As a singer, Claire

Ron Pakizer
Procurement Agent

Ron was born and raised on the east side of Detroit. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Wayne State. Ron and his wife Pat delight in their daughter and son-in-law and two grandchildren.

Ron joined the staff at St. …