Deacon Dominick Pastore
Deacon Dom is currently serving at St. Joan of Arc parish in St. Clair Shores. He is also a Knight in the Order of Malta and volunteers his time as sidewalk counselor for Helpers of God’s Precious Infants. As a sidewalk counselor, he has the opportunity to interact with those who are actively seeking abortions or are in crucial situations regarding pregnancy, housing, and/or family. He is retired from his role as electrical engineer for SmithGroup. Deacon Dominick is married to his wife Teresa.
After 15 years in pastoral planning and organizational leadership, Mary accepted a position as Coach Team Lead in the Department of Missionary Strategic Planning with the Archdiocese of Detroit. A certified spiritual director, Mary supports Mary's Mantle and coordinates the Called and Gifted process, helping disciples discern their spiritual gifts. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Pastoral Studies. Mary enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoys travel, cooking, and transforming sacred spaces.
Toni is the Director of Community Health & Well-Being Compliance at Trinity Health, a multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery system. Toni is a CPA with finance and healthcare related experience. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Financial Administration from Michigan State University. Toni serves on two community benefit committees for the Catholic Health Association of the United States. She is a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel parish. She and her husband Bob have two grown children.
Father John McKenzie
Fr. John McKenzie is currently an associate pastor at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak where he applies his pastoral passions of servicing the Hispanic community, ministry with the marginalized, youth and young adult and urban and suburban communities. Father John’s endearing personality has roots starting locally in Dearborn at Our Lady of Grace and had stops in St. Louis with his family before his conversion experience in 2003. After completing a two year program in Rome he entered the Benedictine Community on Norcia, Italy. His next adventure was studying Philosophy and Formation at Conception Abbey and Seminary College in Conception in Missouri. In 2016 Father John entered the Sacred Heart Major Seminary and received ordination in 2019. Father John’s passion and experience with the urban and suburban communities brings an especially valuable gift to our ministry that beautifully aligns to the residents that we serve. In addition to his pastoral gifts, Father John has experience in urban and suburban marketing, social media, and donor development programming.
James holds University of Michigan undergrad and graduate degrees in business and has a broad range of consulting and corporate finance experiences with Fortune 100 to middle-market businesses. His relevant skills for Mary's Mantle include: corporate strategy, strategic planning & modeling, financial planning & analysis, investor relations, and capital structure reorganization. James is actively involved at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Plymouth. He and his wife Marie have four young children.
Dr. Ken Kernen
Dr. Ken Kernen is the Chief of Urology at William Beaumont Hospital and the Director of Research Michigan Institute of Urology. Dr. Kernen has also previously served as President of Archdiocese of Detroit Medical Ethics Committee and as President of the Cranbrook Athletic Booster Club. Dr. Kernen and his family are long time members of Our Lady of Refuge Parish in West Bloomfield.
Mary has been actively involved in life issues - most specifically the anti-abortion cause - for at least a decade. Mary has a B.S. degree from Madonna University in Business Management and a M.S.A. degree from Central Michigan in Human Resources and enjoyed a corporate career in International Personnel at GM in Detroit. She is actively involved at her home parish of Our Lady of Good Counsel in various ministries from Called & Gifted to Alpha to Women’s bible groups to Life Issues. Mary is married to John, and has many spiritual children - with more to come!