Pastor: Michael Burt
Father Michael Burt, was born in Petoskey, Michigan the son of the late Anne and Edward Burt. He has one sister, Catherine Richter, and had one brother, David, who passed away in July 2008. St Mary-St Paul Parish, Big Rapids is his home parish. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from George Washington University in May 1993, while serving in the U.S. Navy. He served 22 years in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and retired with an honorable discharge in October 1996. He completed his formation and studies at St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary, in Mundelein, IL and received a Master of Divinity degree in May 2009. He was ordained to the priesthood by the Most Rev. Walter A. Hurley, eleventh bishop of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, on June 6, 2009 at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew in Grand Rapids. Following his ordination, Father Burt was appointed parochial vicar of St. Michael Parish in Remus. In 2010 Father Burt was appointed and installed as pastor by the Most Rev. Walther A. Hurley and served as pastor at St Michael Parish in Remus until June 30, 2013. He began his current assignment at St Mary-St Paul Parish, Big Rapids July 1, 2013. July 21, 2013 the Most Rev. David J. Walkowiak, twelfth bishop of the Diocese of Grand Rapids came to Big Rapids and installed him as pastor at St Mary-St Paul Parish, Big Rapids.
Parochial Vicar: Jegar Fickel