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December 6, 2020: Epiphany

Fr. Dave Tomaszycki joins Vanessa and the conversation is all about Bishop Fulton Sheen. Joe Sutherland talks about the men’s group he’s involved in and their bible study. Jane Shallal President & CEO, United Community Family Services Chaldean American Ladies of Charity talk about the upcoming their Christmas Family Program. Pediatric Stroke survivor, Bill Mullan shares his inspiring story.

Fr. Dave Tomaszycki

Fr. Dave was born in Detroit, but originally hailed from St. Clair County, where he grew up for nine years outside of Marysville, and then 13 years outside of Marine City. Since 1990, his family have been parishioners at Immaculate Conception in Anchorville.  He heard the Lord’s call at nine years old. At 22 years old he went down to Ave Maria University in Florida.   During his first year at Ave Maria, he met the Lord, discovered His love, and fell in love with the idea of being a priest. Immediately after graduating from Ave Maria in 2010, Fr. Dave applied to seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit and was accepted.  On May 14, 2016, he was ordained a priest. His first assignment as a priest was at St. Linus in Dearborn Heights, for just the summer of 2016. He then returned to school for one more year of studies. In 2017, upon the completion of those studies, Fr. Dave was assigned to Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth.  In July of 2020, Fr. Dave was assigned to Our Lady of Sorrows. 

Joe Sutherland

Joe Sutherland lives in Carsonville, Michigan with his wife, Geralynn. They have nine children. Joe is a retired educator who worked in both Catholic and public schools. The Sutherlands attend St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Sanilac.

Jane Shallal

Jane Shallal, President & CEO, United Community Family Services Chaldean American Ladies of Charity

Bill Mullan


Pediatric stroke survivor Bill Mullan is a convert who came into the Catholic Church on Easter Vigil 2011. He, his wife Angie, and their children are members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in South Lyon, Mich. where he teaches elementary and middle school catechism, participates in St. Peter’s Square men’s Bible study, and serves as a third-degree Knight of Columbus. A guest instructor at the Catholic Biblical School of Michigan, Bill holds a master’s degree in theology from the Augustine Institute and a bachelor’s degree in history from Wayne State University. He also has an advanced catechist certification from the Archdiocese of Detroit. For the past 30 years, he has had a career in communications which included over 18 years in the secular media. Currently, he is the public information officer for Oakland County.

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