Staff Member: Michael Schmitz
Michael oversees all levels of religious education and faith formation at the parish, while directly teaching Confirmation and Adult Formation classes.
Besides ministry at the parish, he is currently working on the dissertation for his PhD in Liturgy and Sacramental Theology from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He has an MA from Catholic University in Liturgy and Sacramental Theology and a BA from the University of Portland in Philosophy and Theology. If you have questions about the faith, he can definitely help point you toward some answers!
He doesn't want people to just know the 'what' about their faith, but the 'why', so they can be inspired, as he has been by so many, to live out our faith with courage and commitment.
He enjoys the outdoors, board games, music, and spending time with his wonderful wife and children.