St. Cyprian Church is fortunate to have a dedicated staff of experienced professionals who, under the leadership of Pastor Marc Gawronski 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.

Rev. Marc Gawronski joined St. Cyprian Parish July 1, 2020. He was ordained in 1991, and holds the following degrees:  an A.B., M.T.S., M. Div. , M.A. College of Liberal Arts and School of Theology, Liturgical Studies. A.B., (Psychology), University of Michigan, 1984; M. Div. and M.T.S., St. John Provincial Seminary, Plymouth, MI.  1989; M.A. (Theology [Liturgical Studies]), University of Notre Dame, 2003.  He has served as Pastor most recently at St. Gabriel Parish in Detroit

For the past 24 years, Fr. Marc has served the Hispanic Community in Detroit and in Monroe. He has taught courses at Sacred Heart Major Seminary and SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in English and in Spanish. He has served on the Presbyteral Council for three terms and is currently the Chairperson of the Archdiocesan CSA Steering Committee and has served as Vicar in the Southwest and Monroe Vicariates.

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Denise Gorski  joined the St. Cyprian pastoral staff in August 2017 and is our Director of Evangelization & Adult Formation.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wayne State University, a Lay Ecclesial Ministry Certification as an RCIA Coordinator with the Archdiocese of Detroit, and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies degree from Sacred Heart Major Seminary. She has served in lay ministry for over 25 years in a variety of parish leadership and ministerial positions and is a member of the National Association of Lay Ministry (NALM).

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nicolaDeacon Jim Nicola, Pastoral Ministry, joined St. Cyprian Staff in October of 2015. He was ordained as a Permanent Deacon in 2016 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 oversees our marriage enrichment program, preaches at Masses, and serves 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. She was the 7th/8th grade Religion, History and Reading teacher at St. Cyprian Parish School from 1998 – 2007.
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Mrs. Kim Switzer is our Director of Christian Service & Outreach MinistriesKim joined the staff in 2009.  She 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 Parish Council Chair and Education Representative to the Parish Council. Kim has also serves as our Welcome Coordinator.
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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.
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Parish Support Staff
Mr. Jeff Evans, Worship Assistant, joined St. Cyprian staff in August of 2018. Jeff is a retired Firefighter/Paramedic and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Siena Heights University.  Mr. Evans is also the drummer/percussionist for our parish and has assisted with Music Ministry at Our Lady of the Woods, St. Joseph’s in Trenton and Sacred Heart in Grosse Ile. He, along with his wife, Denise, are members of the Worship Commission, assist at the weekend masses and other parish activities.
Regina Tallion
Parish Office Manager
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Sue Surcek
Census & Contributions
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Kim Hyland
Maintenance Supervisor
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Daryl Bartyl
Susan O’Keefe
Hospitality Coordinator
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Cheryl Tank
Pantry Coordinator