Kenneth W. Schmidt
269 381 8917 ext. 264
Pastor. Pastoral Team Member,
Counselor, Trauma Recovery CoFounder
Father Ken also serves the Diocese of Kalamazoo, working in the Tribunal and the Office of Priestly Life.
Father Ken Schmidt, the pastor of St. Tom's,
celebrates the sacraments, as well as coordinates the strategic planning and
financial aspects of our vibrant student parish and has led student delegations
to our sister parish in El Salvador on spring breaks. Ken works with the other
Pastoral Team members in most aspects of the parish life, oversees parish
administration, and also is a co-founder and facilitator of the diocesan Trauma
Recovery Program. He and Sharon Froom have taken the Trauma Program to many
dioceses across the USA and internationally, to Rwanda, Kenya, and Ireland.
Father Ken has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature, a Masters degree in Divinity, a PhD degree in Canon Law, and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology. He is a licensed professional counselor and national certified counselor. He is also a certified member of Catholic Campus Ministry Association, sponsored by the USCCB, United States Catholic Conference of Bishops. He also works in the Tribunal, and as director of Priestly Life for the Diocese of Kalamazoo.
Father Ken was named pastor at St. Tom's in 1995 and continues to serve the many student members and permanent residents of the parish with great faithfulness and joy.