Fr. Patrick Jankowiak


Fr. Patrick Jankowiak grew up in Midland and is the third of six children.  He graduated from Midland High in 1984 and from CMU in 1988.  He spent all four years at Central living in Larzelere Hall and working the front desk.  In 1989 he began his seminary studies at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California, living at a parish in Oakland and driving to Berkeley for class each day.  The Jesuit School was a cooperative effort of three religious orders: Jesuits, Franciscans, and Dominicans, and their combined library is still the largest collection of theological works west of the Mississippi.  In 1992 he was ordained to the priesthood at his home parish of Blessed Sacrament in Midland.  Before his assignment at St. Mary University, Fr. Patrick had been Pastor of six parishes: St. Casimir in Saginaw, Sacred Heart in Gladwin, St. Cecilia in Clare, St. Joseph the Worker in Beal City, St. Mary of the Assumption in Bay City, and Our Lady of Peace in Bay City.  He is a student of the American Civil War and has acquired a substantial library on Gettysburg, having visited the battlefield twice in full Union-blue uniform and carrying his Civil War-era rifled musket around the nearly 7000-acre military park.


Cory Noeker



Cory grew up in the small town of Westphalia, MI, just northwest of Lansing. He graduated from Central Michigan University in 2014 with a major in entrepreneurship and a minor in professional sales and marketing. Cory is also an alumnus of CMU’s varsity Track and Field program, and he continues to enjoy competition of all sorts. After graduation, he stuck around Mount Pleasant and became a licensed real estate agent, buying and selling properties in the surrounding area. Cory is currently pursuing theological and ministerial formation in the Diocese of Saginaw’s Lay Ministry Formation Program, which he is expected to complete in 2021. Being a strong believer in the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, he plans on using his theological and ministerial formation and background in real estate to help the needs of the Church. Cory’s favorite saint is St. Thomas More, and in his spare time he enjoys reading in the areas of theology, philosophy, and psychology. Cory is excited for the opportunity to be involved with campus ministry at St. Mary University Parish and looks forward to working with the staff and students.

Caleb Brereton


Caleb grew up near Kalamazoo in Gobles, the self-proclaimed “Biggest Little City in Michigan.” He moved to Mt. Pleasant in 2016 to pursue his bachelor’s degree after graduating with honors from Kalamazoo Valley Community College with an Associate of Arts in Business Administration. He graduated from Central Michigan University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in General Management. Outside of classes, Caleb enjoys studying theology, church law, apologetics, and the various aspects of social influence. Through his life experiences, Caleb has come to the belief that it is critical for each generation of men to serve as mentors to the upcoming generation. Before moving to Mt. Pleasant, Caleb had experience working with his parish youth group and teaching religious education classes for grade schoolers. His favorite saint is St. John Bosco who founded the Salesian order and dedicated his life to helping young people know God and improve their lives. He believes that his understanding of business, social influence, and Church teaching will help in serving the parishioners of St. Mary University Parish.


Anne Swift


Anne Swift moved to Mt. Pleasant from Detroit and attended Sacred Heart Academy. She went back to Detroit for college attending Mercy College of Detroit (now University of Detroit Mercy), majoring in Fine Art and Musical Theater. Over the following 30 years she earned her Masters in Educational Administration from WMU while working as a teacher, dyslexia tutor, and principal of both Catholic and public schools for Pre-K thru Adult grade levels. Bookkeeping is something she taught herself during college and supported herself while waiting to find education positions. Now after being retired for 15 years, and moving back to Mt. Pleasant, the opportunity to work for the Church has come again. She has always found the most joy and fulfillment when working for the Church. As a board member of the Isabella County Human Rights Committee, she feels she is furthering the teachings of the Church in our area. She and her husband, Jim Moreno, are members of the choir at Sacred Heart Parish.  Her additional interests currently are: Art, Theater, grandchildren and a puppy named Casper.


Megan Conner


Megan Conner grew up in Fowler, a small town in central Michigan, and is a Junior at Central Michigan University studying Psychology and Music.  She loves playing the piano and has been playing for most of her life.  She also enjoys working with musical groups, having led her home parish’s youth band and playing clarinet and saxophone in her high school band, participating in the university band and concert choir at CMU, and most recently playing piano for St. Mary’s very own praise band, Talitha Koum.  After graduation, Megan plans to attend graduate school for Mental Health Counseling, and she hopes to be able to incorporate music in her practice someday.  In her free time, she enjoys writing music, drawing, and being involved with the student-led campus group, Central Catholic.  She looks forward to working with other students on using their musical abilities to praise the Lord.