Pastor's Welcome

Welcome to the Church of the Resurrection!

As Pastor of the Church of the Resurrection, I invite you to come worship with us. If you do, we all hope you will come with an open heart ready to encounter the One who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

In our liturgies, we strive for beauty and reverence that can help us, as our Lord says, “worship in Spirit and in Truth.” (John 4:24).

As a parish with a school, we do all we can to help men, women, boys, and girls encounter the Living God. We strive to help each other become intentional disciples of Christ who love the Lord Jesus, spread the Good News in word and deed, and spend ourselves in service to the “least of these” in our midst.

For more information about our parish and school, check out the rest of our website. Or, better yet, come for a visit. You're welcome anytime.

Looking to the East with you,

Fr. Steve Mattson


Fr. Steve is what is sometimes called a “revert” to the faith. He was raised in a faithful Catholic home, but his family left the Catholic Church after he graduated from high school. After nearly twenty years as an Evangelical Protestant, Fr. Steve returned to the Catholic faith, and later felt the call to the priesthood. He attended the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Illinois, and was ordained in 2005. Fr. Steve holds a Ph.D,. in Education from Michigan State University, and served as Superintendent of Schools and Chairperson of the Department of Education and Catechesis from 2009-2015. In 2010, he published Maintenance to Mission: Transforming Our Catholic Schools, which helped focus school reform efforts in the Diocese of Lansing. He has been Pastor of the Church of the Resurrection since July 2012, and is passionate about helping Catholics (and others too) come to know Jesus in a personal way, and grow as disciples of Christ.

To contact Fr. Steve, please call the parish office at (517) 482-4749, or email him at [email protected].


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