Spiritual Directors

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Fr. Patrick Brennan
St Paul of the Cross Retreat Center
23333 Schoolcraft, Detroit, MI 48223

Father Patrick Brennan grew up in St. Louis, a part of a very loving and happy Catholic family.  He received his M.A and M. Div in Theology as well as M.A. in Clinical Psychology. He is currently the director of students in theology, novice director, and director of retreats in Detroit, MI but his work has taken him all the way to LA. He enjoys cultural diversity and has worked for many years with immigrants from Mexico. He has a passion for preaching and enjoys listening to the stories and spiritual journeys of fellow Christians.


Fr. Jason Brooks
Legionaries of Christ Congregation
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Fr. Jason Brooks grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He attended Ripon College where he majored in biology and played on the football team.  Fr. Jason answered his call to the priesthood after his junior year of college and joined the Legionaries of Christ in 1994.  He was ordained a priest at the Church of St. Mary Major in Rome on November 25, 2004. After serving in various capacities in Chicago for six years after his ordination, Fr. Jason moved to Atlanta, where he first served as the chaplain at Holy Spirit Preparatory School and, then, as one of the parochial vicars at St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church.  In April of 2017, he was assigned to be the chaplain for the men’s and women’s sections of Regnum Christi in the Detroit Metro area. Fr. Jason is devoted to Divine Mercy and Our Lady of Fatima.


Fr. Patrick Gonyeau
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
19800 Pembroke Ave, Detroit, MI 48219

Fr. Patrick Gonyeau is the Associate Pastor of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Father Gonyeau has also served as the Associate Pastor of the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, National Shrine of the Little Flower, St. Moses the Black, and Our Lady of the Rosary Parishes in Detroit as well as the Central Region Coordinator of Evangelization in the Archdiocesan Department of Evangelization, Catechesis, and Schools. He studied at Major Heart Seminary and was a Christian folk singer/songwriter prior to his ordination.


Msgr. Timothy Hogan
St. Fabian Catholic Church
32200 West 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Msgr. Timothy Hogan was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and raised in Southgate, MI. He is one of eleven children.
He enlisted in the Navy in 1969 and discharged in 1973. He entered the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales from 1973 - 1978. He then returned to the Archdiocese of Detroit and continued studies for priesthood. Ordained in 1982, he served in parish ministry until 1991 when he was recalled to active duty as a Navy Chaplain. During this time he deployed to the war in Afghanistan with the USS Bataan, LHD 5 and 2 tours in Iraq with the US Marines. He continued on active duty until retirement in 2007, at which time he returned and was appointed pastor of Holy Family Parish, Novi. In 2011 he was appointed Vicar for Clergy and Consecrated Life until 2017 when he was appointed pastor of St. Fabian parish where he continues his priestly ministry.


Mary Martin
St. Joseph Catholic Church
715 N Lapeer Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48362

Mary Martin is a national Teacher for the Catherine of Siena Institute and the Called and Gifted coordinator for the Archdiocese of Detroit. After serving 15 years in various pastoral positions at St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Mary opened the doors of Mary Martin Consulting, offering spiritual direction and training for individuals and groups. She is the spiritual Coordinator for Mary’s Mantle a Catholic Home for Expectant Mothers, helping disciples name and claim their spiritual gifts. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Studies, (MAPS) from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit and Certification in Spiritual Direction from Dominican Center at Marywood. Enjoying all the seasons of Michigan, this mother of two young adult children (and new Gramma), spends time traveling, cooking and transforming sacred spaces.


Diana Lee Moseley
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
280 E Square Lake Rd, Troy, MI 48085

Diana Lee Moseley was born in Philadelphia, PA, but has lived extensively throughout the US, moving to Michigan after completing Masters classes at Ball State University in Muncie, IN, from where she also earned her B.A. in Language Arts Secondary Education. She converted to Catholicism in 1985. Since that time, she has experienced &  remained active in Worldwide Marriage Encounter, as well as participating in Cursillo, Life in the Spirit, Encounter Christ!, and several other spiritual enrichment forums. She has served as an active member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish in Troy, MI, for over 30 years, serving as an EME, lector, catechist, and choir member. Feeling drawn to an ever-deepening relationship with Christ underwent an  Internship in Ignatian Spirituality at Manresa with a concentration in the ministry of Spiritual Direction. She has been married for 36 years to her husband Jim, and they have three adult sons and two grandchildren.


Faith Offman
St. Kenneth Catholic Church
14951 N Haggerty Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170

Faith Offman received her Masters of Divinity and Undergrad in Pastoral Ministry and Social Work. She received her spiritual direction certification in 2002 from the Dominican Center for Religious Development and is currently part of their faculty. She has worked as a pastoral associate for over twenty years and is currently the associate director of ministry at St Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center in Detroit. She also serves as the Associate Director of the Office for Family Ministry for the Archdiocese of Detroit and is part-time faculty at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, MI. She is currently married with two adult children and five grandchildren.


Fr. Phil Paxton, C.P.
St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center
23333 Schoolcraft, Detroit, MI 48223

Fr. Phil Paxton, C.P., was born and raised in northern New Jersey, near New York City. He received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at Ohio University and worked as an engineer for several years in Carbondale, IL, where he met the Passionists. After taking temporary vows, he went to the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago for theology studies. There he received both an M.Div and an M.A. degree in Theology. He was ordained in 1995. His first assignment was at Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center in Sierra Madre, CA. After that, he served as pastor of St. Mary's Church in Fairfield, AL. He is now serving on the ministry team at St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center in Detroit.


Fr. Paul Snyder
St Mary’s Catholic Church
2596, 730 S Lafayette Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Fr. Paul Snyder attended Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design and marketing. He worked for an independent design firm designing automotive press kits and printed materials. It was only after working in the secular world when he discerned God’s call to the priesthood. He attended  Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, where he earned Bachelor of Philosophy, Bachelor of Sacred Theology and Master of Divinity degrees. He first served as an associate pastor at Our Lady of Sorrows in Farmington and currently serves as the administrator at St Mary’s Catholic Church in downtown Royal Oak. He is also the alumni director at Sacred Heart Major Seminary.


Canon Michael Stein
St. Joseph's Oratory
1828 Jay St, Detroit, MI 48207

Canon Michael Stein was ordained in 2010 by His Eminence, Cardinal Raymond Burke and has served as Parish Pastor in Gabon, Africa, as Vice-Rector in Chicago, and is currently the Pastor of St. Joseph Oratory in downtown Detroit. He is a member of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest and received all of his priestly formation at the Institute's Motherhouse in Gricigliano, Italy, just outside of Florence. As part of the Institute of Christ the King, Canon Stein celebrates and teaches the classical Roman liturgy, the “Latin Mass.”


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