Fr. 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 theTribunal.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.