St. Cyprian Church is fortunate to have a dedicated staff of experienced professionals who, under the leadership of Pastor William J. Promesso, guide the many ministries offered here.

             In keeping with the spirit of Vatican II, our parish utilizes lay ministry to the fullest.  These short biographies will acquaint you with the professional staff who serve you and this parish.  Please feel free to contact the staff with questions or concerns.

PROMESSO, WILLIAM; (Staff)17Rev. Dr. William Promesso joined St. Cyprian Parish in July 2004.  He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1989.  Fr. Bill holds a B.S. in Marketing Management from The University of Detroit, two Master’s degrees (M.Div. & M.T.S.) in theology from St. John’s Provincial Seminary in Plymouth, MI and a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching (D.Min.) degree from the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO. 
 
Post-doctoral work includes a three-month Intensive Pastoral Spanish Program at the Mexican American Catholic College in San Antonio in 2008, and national certification in 2011 in Catholic Health Care Ethics from the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia.  
 
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Denise Gorski, a member of Divine Child Parish in Dearborn, is our new RCIA Coordinator for 2017-18.  Denise has full RCIA leader certification from the archdiocese, is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies degree at Sacred Heart Major Seminary and expects to graduate in May 2018. 

She earned Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Wayne State University and was employed in the advertising and marketing industry for over 25 years as a graphic designer, including having her own design and marketing business for 10 years. 

 
 
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nicolaDeacon Jim Nicola, Pastoral Ministry, joined St. Cyprian Staff in October of 2015. He was ordained to the permanent diaconate on Saturday, October 1 after a four-year program of study and formation.  He is a small business owner and has worked as a builder specializing in home improvement for 37 years.

Deacon Jim will be developing a new marriage enrichment program, preaching at Masses, and serving in other pastoral areas.  

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Mr. Mason Koch, Director of Worship & Music Ministries, joined St. Cyprian staff in July of 2017. Mason holds a Certification in Live Audio Engineering from The Blackbird Academy in Nashville Tennessee.  He assisted with Music Ministry at Our Lady of the Woods before moving to St. Joseph’s in Trenton where he became full time director of Music. Along with being a past music director, Mason has also  toured with country artist Martina McBride and worked with a few other well-known musicians in the music industry after winning the 2015 “Hall of Fame” Award for the Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas Nevada!
 
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Mrs. Stacey Sutowski-Shurtz rejoined the staff of St. Cyprian in 2008 as the Director of Elementary Catechesis and Youth Ministry. She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Wayne State University.  She is a certified catechist through the Archdiocese of Detroit and will be pursuing her masters with a concentration in Spirituality and Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary.

Prior to this new position, Stacey held the position of 7th/8th grade religion teacher at All Saints Catholic School in Canton, MI.  She was the 7th/8th grade Religion, History and Reading teacher at St. Cyprian Parish School from 1998 – 2007, and the 6th grade Religion and Social Studies teacher at Christ the Good Shepherd Elementary School in Lincoln Park.
 
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Mrs. Kim Switzer is our Director of Christian Service & Outreach Ministries

Kim attended Wayne State University, studying Business and Liberal Arts. She has received certifications by the Archdiocese of Detroit as a Ministerial Core Christian Service Coordinator, and as a Catechist. She served as the Education Representative to the Parish Council for 4 years, and just completed her term as Chair of the Parish Council in June 2016. Kim has been the Youth Group Assistant for several years, and has been involved with Catechist and Sacramental preparation for 11 years.

Kim has also been our Welcome Coordinator since 2015. She will continue in this role as well as Christian Service & Outreach ministries.

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Mrs. Denise Traeder, our Director of Finance & Administration, joined the staff of St. Cyprian in 1994. She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Michigan – Dearborn, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration-Logistics from Wayne State University.  Additionally, she is a professional member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and Chair of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) for the City of Woodhaven.  Mrs. Traeder has over twenty-five years of experience in finance and administration.
 
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Parish Support Staff
TALLION, ReginaRegina Tallion
Parish Office Manager
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SURCEK, KRIS; (Staff)82Sue Surcek
Census & Contributions
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RAY, MATTHEW; (Staff)27Matt Ray
Maintenance Supervisor
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brent-curry1Brent Curry
Worship Assistant
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OKEEFE, MICHAEL; (Staff)117Susan O’Keefe
Hospitality Coordinator
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TRAEDER, KEN; (Staff)45Caitlin Traeder
Maintenance
KIRCH, Michael & Jennifer
Mike Kirch
Maintenance
mkirch@stcyprian.com