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Institutional Leadership

Rev. Msgr. Todd Lajiness



BA, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, 1990;

STB, STL, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 1993, 1995;

PhL, PhD, University of St. Thomas, Rome, 2000, 2002.

Ordained priest, 1995.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy.





Rev. Gerard Battersby

Vice Rector/Dean of Seminarian Formation


BA, Wayne State University, 1983;

MDiv, STL, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, 1998, 2008;

STD, University of St. Thomas, Rome, pending.

Ordained priest, 1998.

Instructor of Theology.





Rev. Timothy Laboe

Dean of Studies


BA, University of Notre Dame, 1987;

JD, Catholic University, 1990;

MDiv, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, 1999;

STL, University of St. Thomas, Rome, 2009;

STD, University of St. Thomas, Rome, pending.

Ordained priest, 1999.

Instructor of Theology.



Dr. Janet Diaz

Dean of the Institute for Ministry


BA, University of Pittsburgh, 1977;

MA, University of Pittsburgh, 1982;

MAPS, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, 2008;

DMin, Barry University, 2013;

Instructor of Theology.







Ann Marie Connolly

Director of Finance/Treasurer


BBA, University of Michigan, Dearborn, 1980;

MST, Walsh College, 1995.

Certified Public Accountant.

Senior Professional in Human Resources







Dave Kelley

Director of Development and Stewardship


BBA, Michigan State University, 1976;

MS, Central Michigan University, 1994.








Chad Hughes

Director of Information Technology


AA, 2002; BS, 2004; BS, Baker College of Flint, 2007;

MIS, University of Phoenix, 2008.

MCSE, Network+, A+, CCA, CNA





John Duncan

Facilities Director


BA Business Administration/Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management, Michigan State University, 1978;

Master of Science in Accountancy, Walsh College, 1992.










Rev. Daniel Jones

Director of Graduate Seminarians


BA, University of Michigan, 1975, MA, Eastern Michigan University, 1989;

MA, Eastern Michigan University, 1993; STB, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 1996;

STL, STD, Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, Rome, 2000, 2003.

Ordained priest, 1997. Associate Professor of Theology.







Rev. Msgr. Daniel Trapp

Graduate Spiritual Director


AB, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, 1980;

STB, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 1983;

STL, STD, Athenaeum Sant'Anselmo, Rome, 1987, 1989.

Ordained priest, 1984.

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Liturgy, Sacraments.





Rev. Stephen Burr

Director of Undergraduate Seminarians

Undergraduate Pastoral Formation Director


AB, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, 1998;

MDiv, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, 2002.

Ordained priest, 2002.

Instructor of Theology.




Rev. Robert Spezia

Undergraduate Spiritual Director

Director of Liturgy


BA, University of Michigan, 1987;

STB, STL, STD Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 1995, 1997, 2003.

Ordained priest, 1996. Assistant Professor of Theology. 





Edmundo Reyes

Director of Institutional Advancement


BA, Monterrey Institute of Technology, 1999