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Parish Staff

Pastor

  Fr. Peter Vu, Pastor Email: pvu@stmmagdalen.org

Deacon

Deacon Mike Wood

 

Faith Formation

Molly Wisdom Faith Formation Coordinator Email:MWisdom@stmmagdalen.org My family and I have been a part of the St. Mary Magdalen faith community since we moved to the Kentwood area thirteen years ago. I have volunteered as a catechist for both the elementary and preschool programs and have served as a Pastoral Council member.In 2004 I began working for the parish as the Coordinator for the Spirituality Ministries. That part time position has evolved into a full time passion for ministry and I am now the Coordinator of Faith Formation.I am involved in the preschool programs, the elementary, middle school and adult Faith Formation programs, RCIA, (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), Mother’s Group, Sacramental Preparation and miscellaneous parish retreats. These ministries have allowed me to interact with the parishioners on both a professional and personal level and I have grown spiritually from that experience. I am blessed to serve such a vibrant, supportive and loving faith community.

Youth Ministry

Music

   
 

Christian Services

Ruth Bush Christian Services Coordinator Email: rbush@stmmagdalen.org My family has called St. Mary Magdalen our faith home for the past 30 years. I volunteered in several ministries where I really did not have to be Catholic until 1996 when I went through RCIA and received my first Holy Communion and Confirmation at Easter Vigil. My family is a ‘regular’ at the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday.In 2003 I had the privilege of becoming a staff member where I have worn many hats and have gotten to know many of you personally. My current position is Coordinator of Christian Services where I help the parish with opportunities of living their faith by seeing the face of God in others around them. I am grateful to be part of a Parish that gives of their time, talent, and treasure so freely.

Business Manager

Joseph Hakeem, Business Manager Joseph Hakeem Parish Business Manager Email: jhakeem@stmmagdalen.org I have been the Business Manager here at St. Mary Magdalen Parish since November, 2009. I have 12 years of experience with a regional public accounting firm. I graduated from Aquinas College in 1989 with a degree in Accounting and Business Administration. I also have a degree in Marketing from Michigan State University.My wife Terri and I have been married 33 years. We are parishioners at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. We have three adult children (all daughters), who have given us five grandchildren. I enjoy golf, reading, travel, and spending time with my wonderful family.

Secretary

 MollyReppuhn, Parish Secretary Email:mreppuhn@stmmagdalen.org My name is Molly Reppuhn (Ruh-poon) and I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to serve as your Parish Secretary. I am one of eleven children, and was raised in a wonderful, loving Catholic family whose faith was of the utmost importance. My husband Curt and I have 4 children ages 18, 19, 22, and 24. We have recently moved back to Grand Rapids from northern Michigan 4 years ago. I was a Catholic school teacher for almost 20 years, and I am very happy to continue working in a faith-filled environment at St. Mary Magdalen Church.

  Michelle Mason, Administrative Assistant   mmason@stmmagdalen.org  My family lived in the Grand Rapids area most of my life. I am the second oldest of 5 children, yet the shortest. We were members of this parish while I was growing up, then I moved away for awhile, then I came back. My husband Charles and I have been parishioners here for over 20 years. We have 4 children, Victoria who is 19, Shane is 18, Brian is 16 and Nicole is 14(and I am still the shortest). I was able to stay at home while my kids were younger. This gave me the opportunity to volunteer here and get involved in several ministries. I have enjoyed doing this because I have been able to get to know quite a few people. We think of St. Mary Magdalen as our second home and family, so it is awesome that I have been given the chance to work here in the office.

Maintenance

 

Brenda Bush Housekeeping

Sacristans

Wayne Ball, Sacristan Joseph Nguyen, Sacristan

Carol Wittkowski, Dorsie Lee, Jane Pearson, Joan Derr Morning Mass/Funeral Sacristans