Fr. Tom Belczak
Father Tom Belczak, serves as the fifth pastor of Saint Kenneth Parish. He grew up on the west wide of Detroit and attended Saint Stephen Grade School, Sacred Heart Seminary High School and graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1971. He continued his religious formation at Sacred Heart Seminary College in Detroit; he received a Master's Degree in Religious Studies from the University of Detroit and continued his education and formation for priesthood attaining a Master of Divinity Degree at Saint John's Seminary in Plymouth. Tom Belczak was ordained to the Diaconate in January, 1979 and was assigned to Sacred Heart Parish in Dearborn where he served as a Deacon until his ordination to priesthood on May 31, 1980.
His first assignment following ordination was to Our Lady of the Lakes Parish in Waterford, Michigan where he served as Associate Pastor for four years. On July 1, 1984 he was transferred to Saint John Neumann Parish in Canton where he served as Associate Pastor for five years. On July 4, 1989 he was appointed to Saint Valentine Parish in Redford Township where he served as Pastor for almost fifteen years. Father Tom Belczak moved to Plymouth and began his pastorate at Saint Kenneth in February 2004.
In addition to his parish responsibilities, Father Tom Belczak has been elected and served two consecutive terms on the Assignment Board of the Archdiocese of Detroit; one term as a representative on the Detroit Association of Priests; and two terms on the Archdiocesan Presbyterial Council; and he is currently serving as an appointed Chaplain to the "Friends of the Cardinal", a fraternal service organization supporting the work of the Archbishop of Detroit.
A warm and loving shepherd to our community, he is seen at the doors of the church each weekend welcoming visitors and guests and greeting parishioners prior to or after the celebration of the Eucharist. For relaxation and fun, Father Tom enjoys going to the movies with friends; socializing with his priest support group; fine dining; and his once-a-year hobby: building and displaying his collectable "north pole" village pieces at his home each Christmas.
Coordinator of Faith Formation
Administrative Assistant to the Coordinator of Faith Formation
Coordinator of LOGOS and Youth Ministry
Joanna is a long time parishioner and has worked with LOGOS and youth group in the past. She has a B.A.A. from Central Michigan University with a Recreation concentration and a business minor. She is now working towards her certification in Youth Ministry at Sacred Heart Seminary. Her and her husband, Nick, just welcomed their first child, Emma, in October.
Administrative Assistant to LOGOS and Confirmation
Jonell assists the Coordinator of LOGOS and serves as administrative assistant for the Confirmation program. She has over 25 years of varied catechetical experience. Jonell enjoys hiking, reading, nature photography and spending time with her grandchildren.
Becky has been a member of St. Kenneth Community since 1992. She has been an active volunteer in the parish; serving as a cathechist, Logos cook team and entertainment, as well as hospitality in the areas of funeral luncheons, coffee and donuts and fish fries. Becky grew up in Greenville, a small town outside of Grand Rapids, MI. She attended Northern Michigan and Western Michigan Universities majoring in Elementary Education. Becky and her husband, Steve have five children and are looking forward to the arrival of their first grandchild in December 2013
Amy has been playing piano since age five. Her formal musical training is from Michigan State University, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Oberlin College and The Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in Russia. Her performances have taken her all over the world, including The White House and St. Petersburg, Russia. Amy has performed with many great artists such as jazz legend Benny Carter, operatic diva Frederica Von Stadt, to rockers Survivor & Night Ranger. Amy has been involved with liturgical music since her elementary days at St. Edith School and Parish. She is thrilled to be sharing her gift of music with our Faith Community at St. Kenneth.
Children's Choir Director
Mary Anne is the current director of the Children's choir here at St. Kenneth. Her skill in working with elementary school children is amazing, and so is her musicianship. We are fortunate to have her services.
Roy has been serving as a pianist for the community for many years. He has accompanied our choir and can regularly be seen playing for our 7:30 AM Sunday liturgies. He holds a certificate in piano pedagogy from Schoolcraft College, and has an active teaching studio in his home.
Nick received a degree in music education from the University of Michigan, and has been playing for St. Kenneth since 2003. He also plays in various clubs and with bands throughout the Detroit area, as well as other events for the Archdiocese of Detroit. His skill and warmth on the soprano saxophone are compelling and add great depth to our worship experience. In April of 2008 Nick left to tour with Alicia Keys. We congratulate him and patiently await his return!