St. Ignatius Catholic Church
585 S. THIRD ST. ROGERS CITY, MI 49779
Phone: (989) 734-2753 Fax: (989) 734-7671
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St. Ignatius Staff Directory
Meet the St.Ignatius Staff
Rev. Fr. Rolando Silva – Pastor
Fr. Rolando Silva along with his parents emigrated from Canada in 1964 at two years old and has spent all but the first six years in Michigan. Prior to 2000, he worked in Grand Rapids as a typist, bookkeeper, Janitor and for seven years an accountant at Grand Valley State University. Fr. Rolando was ordained a priest by Bishop Patrick Cooney of the Gaylord Diocese in 2005 where he served as a priest in many places throughout the diocese of Gaylord and just recently came to St. Ignatius Parish (2018) from the parish of Our Lady of the Lake in Prudenville.
Telephone: 989-734-2753 ext.11
Rev. Scott Landane - Deacon
Deacon Scott Landane was born and raised in Bay City, MI, and is a convert to Catholicism. He attended Michigan State University earning a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel/Restaurant Mgt. He and his wife Karen have two adult daughters and three grandchildren. After living in Atlanta, MI and managing a business for 27 years they have retired and relocated to Rogers City and are members of St. Ignatius Parish. Deacon Scott answered the call to the deaconate and was ordained a permanent deacon by Bishop Raica in November 2015. Deacon and his wife Karen are pleased to have answered the Lord’s call to go and serve the widows and orphans of our community and the parish of St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish.
Judy Darga - Parish Bookkeeper
Judy Darga has been a member of St. Ignatius Parish for the past 26 years and part-time bookkeeper since September of 2014. She graduated from Saginaw Business Institute with an associate degree in accounting. She was employed by Certified Public Accounting (CPA) for 14 year and retired after 22 years as bookkeeper for the City of Rogers City in December of 2017. She and her husband Mike have been married for 38 years, and have 3 married children and 8 grandchildren with another on the way.
Telephone: 989-734-2753 ext.14
Heather Ryan - School Principal
Heather Ryan has been a member of St. Ignatius Parish for the past thirty years . She taught middle school in both Alpena and at St. Ignatius for a total of ten years before fulfilling the role as principal in 2021. Along with her role as principal, she teaches 2nd and 3rd grade religion class. She graduated from Lake Superior State University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and is pursuing an Administrators Certificate through the MASSP. She resides in Rogers City with her husband Luke and daughter, Amber.
Bernadette Shafto - Parish Secretary
Bernadette Shafto has been a member of St. Ignatius Parish for sixteen years and parish secretary since April of 2014. Her love of God’s Word and His people has drawn her to serve as a leader in bible studies as well teaching and leading a parish prayer group. She and her husband of thirty years, David, currently serve as Eucharistic Ministers and Ministers to the homebound. They have two adult daughters and three grandchildren.
Telephone: 989-734-2753 ext.10
Shannon Wilbert - Parish Catechetical Leader
Shannon Wilbert ministers as the parish Catechetical Leader. She has worked at St. Ignatius since March of 2014 leading high school youth ministry and preparing parents and students to receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, reconciliation, and first holy communion. She has recently started working with the RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Shannon also has devoted over eighteen years to the Vacation Bible School program at St. Ignatius.
She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University. The mother of five sons, Shannon has been an active volunteer at the parish and school. She and her husband Edward have been members of the parish for twenty-six years.
Telephone: 989-734-2753 ext.12
Theresa Heinzel - Organist
Fred Weber - Custodian