The Ste. Anne Team

Msgr. Charles Kosanke, Pastor and Rector of the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit
Rev. Monsignor Dr. Charles Kosanke was born in northeast Detroit. His education includes a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, master’s degrees in Divinity and Theological Studies and a doctorate in Biblical Theology.

Since his ordination in the 1980s, Msgr. Chuck has served in parishes in the city and suburbs of Detroit, including National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak, St. Benedict Parish in Highland Park, Church of Madonna and St. Cecilia Parishes in Detroit, Guardian Angels Parish in Clawson, and St. Regis Parish in Bloomfield Hills. In addition to being pastor and rector of the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit, he is also pastor of Most Holy Trinity Parish in Corktown, moderator of the Southwest Detroit Family of Parishes and regional moderator of the Central Region of the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Msgr. Chuck has extensive experience in Catholic education from elementary school to graduate school as a teacher and administrator. He has been involved in many organizations over the years in various roles. He likes to read, walk, bike, swim, and golf in his spare time. As pastor of Ste. Anne Msgr. Chuck is the chief teacher, spiritual leader, and administrator of the parish. He feels blessed to be the pastor of this wonderful community and is humbled to be called to walk in the steps of Fr. Gabriel Richard.
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Fr. John Herman, Associate Pastor
Fr. John Herman is a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross. He grew up in St. Joseph Parish in Trenton, Michigan. He graduated from his parish grade school and Gabriel Richard High School in Riverview. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at the University of Detroit before entering formation with the Holy Cross community. Since his ordination to the priesthood in 1995, Fr. John has served at St. John Vianney Parish in Goodyear, Arizona, in residence hall ministry and campus ministry at the University of Notre Dame, at Nuestra Madre Santisma de la Luz Parish in Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and in formation ministry at Moreau Seminary at Notre Dame. He feels blessed to have the opportunity to serve both the English and Spanish-speaking communities at the Basilica of Saint Anne and Most Holy Trinity Parish in the Southwest Detroit Family of Parishes.
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Deacon Aaron Poyer
Deacon Aaron has been with Most Holy Trinity and the Basilica of Ste. Anne since July 2023. He previously served at Corpus Christi in Detroit since his ordination in 2019. Deacon Aaron is a retired law enforcement officer of 35 years. After his retirement, he accepted a position with the Archdiocese of Detroit serving as Delegate for Consecrated Life & Priestly Mission. He and his wife Julie serve together on the Diaconate Formation Team and the Deacon Community Board. Together they have four adult children, a son-in-law, and in 2022, they had the joy of becoming grandparents as they welcomed their first grandson. 

Deacon Aaron has a Bachelor of Science degree Criminal Justice from Wayne State University (1990) and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) from Sacred Heart Major Seminary (2020). 

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Deacon Ken Fry
Deacon Ken was ordained in 2002 and served at Guardian Angels in Clawson and Our Lady of Victory in Northville before coming to Most Holy Trinity and Ste. Anne in 2017. Deacon Ken is retired from the teaching profession where he taught special needs children for 36 years in the Clarenceville School District. Deacon Ken received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Eastern Michigan University in Special Education and a Master of Pastoral Studies degree from Sacred Heart Major Seminary. 

Deacon Ken has been married to Anne-Marie Fry, his high school sweetheart, since 1978. They have three adult children and four grandchildren whom they adore.
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Juanita Vargas, Coordinator of Faith Formation and Worship
Juanita works at Most Holy Trinity and Ste. Anne Parishes and runs our faith formation, sacramental prep, outreach and worship programs.
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Antonio Guzman-Diaz, Director of Family and Engagement, Southwest Detroit Family of Parishes. | Coordinator of Family and Engagement, Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit and Most Holy Trinity Church
Antonio Guzman-Diaz is originally from Puebla, Mexico. He previously served as Hispanic Ministry Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Detroit, Hispanic Ministry Coordinator for the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak, MI, Youth Minister at Saint Juan Diego Parish in Detroit, and Youth Minister at Most Holy Redeemer Church in Detroit. He is an active board member of La Red The National Catholic Network of Pastoral Juvenil Hispana, board member of The Midwest Catholic Association of Hispanic Ministry and board members of La Casa Guadalupana in Detroit, a nonprofit organization that helps Hispanic adults to obtain their GED, middle school, and elementary school certification. He is the founder of Saint Toribio Romo Young Adult group at Most Holy Redeemer Parish in Detroit and Host and Founder of the podcast Imagen y Semejanza and Auténtica Masculinidad. Antonio has been emcee, panelists, consultant, advocate and speaker for local and national events such Raíces y Alas, Journeying Together, Right to Life of Michigan, Every30seconds, and V Encuentro among others. He loves reading, dancing, playing soccer, and creating content on social media. His motto comes from the Gospel of Matthew, “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides.” Mt. 6:33.
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Yuliana Bautista, Event Coordinator
Yuliana joined the Ste. Anne team in October 2017 and loves working at her home parish. Before being promoted to Event Coordinator in 2024, she served as the Administrative Support Coordinator. In her current role, she handles all things related to weddings, quinceañeras and Day of the Dead celebrations and assists with all other events.
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Eleticia Feliciano, Business Manager
Eleticia began her tenure at the Basilica of Ste. Anne in the fall of 2019. Growing up in southwest Detroit, she is proud to be working at the parish. Helping to encourage the youth of the community, she volunteered as a catechist at St. Gabriel parish before joining the Ste. Anne team. Eleticia holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan.     
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Mary Fitch, Bookkeeper
Mary Fitch is a professional with years of experience providing strategic planning,
 financial management and cost-effective solutions to meet the needs of organizations and the people they serve. As Financial Associate at a parish in Chicago, Mary was responsible for the ongoing management of accounts payable and receivables for both church and school where she also managed the tuition program and streamlined processes associated with billing and managing receivables. 

Mary moved back to her hometown of Detroit with her husband years after raising their four children. Since returning to Detroit, they have become active parishioners and volunteers echoing their years of volunteer work in Chicago. They were recently blessed with their first grandchild and enjoy spending time with all their adult children creating new experiences in Detroit.
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Amelia Mata, Administrative Support Coordinator 
Amelia has volunteered her time in various organizations in the Southwest Detroit community since she was 16 years old, including Michigan United, La Sed, City of Detroit, Strangers No Longer, and the Latino Women’s Conference.  She continues her volunteer work for a Ste. Anne-based ministry called Barrios Transformados en Cristo. She joined the staff in March of 2022. Amelia loves spending her free time with her granddaughter, Aurora.
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Joe Moss, Director of Music

Joe Moss joined the Ste. Anne team in the summer of 2018. Joe is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he studied organ performance in the studios of Dr. James Kibbie and Dr. Kola Owolabi, as well as chemical engineering. Joe grew up in the Detroit area, and was previously the interim Music Minister at his home parish, the Church of the Divine Child in Dearborn. He has also worked at other churches throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit, including St. John Neumann, Our Lady of Good Counsel, and St. Mary Student Parish in Ann Arbor. He is also currently employed as an engineer at Ford Motor Company.

Joe has played for liturgies and concerts across the Detroit area, including Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, St. Francis of Assisi in Ann Arbor, St. Aloysius, and Hill Auditorium. Joe has also performed abroad, performing in masterclasses on the famed organs of Notre Dame de Paris and St. Sulpice, Paris. In his free time, Joe enjoys exploring the beautiful architecture of Detroit, kayaking, biking, and anything to do with Michigan Football. Joe is a former member of 4 years in the Michigan Marching Band.
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Colleen Moore, Director of Communications
Colleen joined the staff of Ste. Anne in September, 2017. Colleen’s professional career began in Washington, D.C. where she served as chief legislative correspondent and deputy press secretary for the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. She then worked for several years at Jasculca Terman, a strategic communications firm in Chicago. Just prior to coming to Ste. Anne, Colleen served as the director of communications at St. Regis Parish in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Colleen has a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Daniel Magareno, Youth Minister
Daniel has been very active in his faith since high school. He has volunteered as an altar server and catechist. He was one of the youth leaders at the youth group of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. Daniel has a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Sacred Heart Major Seminary.  Daniel enjoys helping at Mass and learning about Sacred Scripture.
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