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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Kristen Andree, Director of the Apostolic Center
Kristen joined the Ste. Anne team in July 2019. Kristen, originally from the metro-Detroit area, has always been passionate about using her skills and abilities to help those around her. Kristen holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Kristen has previously worked in the public and private sectors both domestically and abroad, most recently for the United States House of Representatives.
In her position at Ste. Anne, Kristen handles weddings, quinceaneras and all things pertaining to the Fr. Gabriel Richard Guild.
Yuliana Bautista, Administrative Support Coordinator
Yuliana loves giving back to the community where she grew up by volunteering her time at the parish. Her most recent volunteer activities have been as a catechist and wedding coordinator. She is very happy to be part of the Ste. Anne staff and joined the team in October 2017. Yuliana handles the daily ins and outs of the office: phone calls, emails, drop-ins. Yuliana also works with the families receiving baptisms, funerals, and everything in between. Scheduling appointments and tours and registering new families for the parish are also handled through her office.
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.
Laurie Snyder, Director of Advancement
Laurie Snyder joined the Ste. Anne and Most Holy Trinity community in June, 2023 as the Director of Advancement. Laurie has been working with non-profits for over 20 years including at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica, United Way for Southeastern Michigan and most recently Cranbrook Schools. In her role, Laurie is tasked with securing and stewarding the resources necessary for both parishes and the school to successfully carry out their evangelizing mission, ministry, education and outreach. She has been married to her husband for 18 years and is the proud mom of two teenagers.
Amelia Mata, Bookkeeper
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 6-year-old granddaughter Aurora.
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.
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.
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.