Dawn Ormsby

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 met her husband Larry.  After attending many family functions, to the Catholic Church she found that she enjoyed everything she was learning.  It was not until after their Marriage at Ascension Catholic Church in Warren that Dawn began thinking about becoming a Catholic.  That’s right – she wasn’t raised Catholic; her family attended church at First Presbyterian Church of Dearborn only on special Holidays.  After the arrival of their first child Alexander in May of 2002 Dawn decided it would be a wonderful thing to celebrate her First Eucharist along with her son Alex.  So, the family joined St Isidore; attending Mass was a bit uncomfortable at first for Dawn since she was not Catholic yet.  While being a stay at home mom for five years with Alex she re-entered the business world. Shortly after the arrival of their second child Austin in 2008 she decided it was time to complete the RCIA classes so she could continue to learn about being Catholic.  In 2010 Dawn and her son Alex made their first communions at the Easter Vigil together. A moment she will never forget. For several more years Dawn continued working in accounting and volunteering as a Catechist was something she found rewarding.  “Working with young children is both rewarding and fun, the things you learn from them and watching them learn from you is the most wonderful feeling.”  It wasn’t until recently Dawn realized that she was not happy with where she was at in the business world.  When the opportunity arose to apply for a position at the Church she took it as a “sign from God” that she should pursue a different path with her life.  “With this position, I get to continue with the many things that I love, working with children and learning about the Catholic faith.”