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Epiphany -April 9, 2022

‘My servant David shall be prince over them, and there shall be one shepherd for them all.’ Ez 37:24

Yari Cherney invites us all to attend Family Life Services’ Night for Life 2022. Patty Kelcha loves reading Scripture and strives to help others do the same.Laura Thompson is featured in our Faith at Work segment and shares her story of clothing the naked, a corporal work of mercy.

Yari Cherney

Yari Cherney has been working in the pregnancy center ministry for the past 13, plus years, most of that as a volunteer, options counseling advocate. She has been in leadership at Family Life Services in Ypsilanti since 2017 and currently serves as the Executive Director. In addition to a short stint in corporate human resources, her formal education is in psychology and organizational studies, but she has learned way more from being married to an amazing man for nearly 20 years and mothering three of the best kiddos in the whole world.

Patty Klecha

Patty retired from her secular accounting position seven years ago to be able to spend more time in parish ministry.  She has spent most of her adult life working in and for parishes in almost every capacity including parish bookkeeper, chair of evangelization, catechist, RCIA Coordinator, Marriage Prep and bible study among others.  While she cites accounting as her God -given talent, leading bible studies is her passion.  She completed the Catholic Biblical School of Michigan course, has taken classes at Sacred Heart Seminary, and trained with St. Paul Street Evangelization. She also is active in Right to Life of St. Clair County as well as an Italian club.   She and her husband John have been married 48 years and reside in Marysville, Mi.  where they raised their five children. They have added four daughters-in-law and six grandchildren to their family.

Laura Thompson

Laura Thompson, My name is Laura Elizabeth Thomson. I’m 36 years old born in Iowa, raised in Illinois by my mother and father who are both army veterans that have been married for 47 years. I attend Loras, a Catholic college in Dubuque, IA where I went through the RCIA program and was baptism and confirmed Catholic at the age of 20. I met my husband, Brandon Thomson who is originally from Trenton, MI. We have been married for 13 years and have four sons. Brody 12, Brennan 7, Bryor 5, Bruce 2. We are extremely blessed. We are parishioners at St. Mary’s in Rockwood where our oldest serves as an altar server. Our three oldest attend school at St Joes in Trenton. We also have sponsored two family members through the RCIA program at St. Joe in Wyandotte. We love our Catholic community and are thankful for all the connections we have made.

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