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.