Staff Member: Marita Martin
I was born and raised in a loving Catholic family. My parents served others in numerous ways – nursing home visits, St. Vincent de Paul Society,… We always went to Sunday Mass. When we camped, each Saturday night, we searched the town we were in to find the Catholic Church and its Mass times. This was before Masstimes.org. When I went off to college, I needed to decide for myself if I was going to continue to be Catholic or leave my faith behind. I found my Catholic home at St. Mary Student Parish at the University of Michigan. Mike and I met after I graduated. We were married and have six children. Mike received the call to pursue being a deacon at the same time Cathy Guinan asked me to be the next Director of Religious Education. That began six years of theology and formation classes. This is my 10th year as DRE. We have wonderful families at St. Mary that I have the pleasure and privilege of working with.