Deacon Gary Patelski is a new board member at the Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan. His passion and leadership in the automotive industry and now the church extend over five decades. He has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and advanced degrees in Engineering and Pastoral Administration.
Deacon Gary currently serves as a Deacon at Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption. He was ordained a Deacon in 2011 during his nine year Pastoral Administrator role at Holy Trinity Parish in Pinconning, Michigan.
Deacon Gary, along with his wife of 53 years, Arlene, live in Saginaw. They were blessed with four independent children, who with their spouses, 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren provide them with inspiration and great joy. Deacon Gary and Arlene plan to leave a legacy to Catholic Schools from their trust.