Linda Gniewek

Stephen Turk

Proud to have been born and raised in Detroit, Mr. Turk is a product of Catholic Schools having attended and graduated from St. Gregory Catholic School and the University of Detroit Jesuit High School. Mr. Turk received his Bachelor in Science in Education from WSU and a Master in Science in Educational Leadership from Madonna University in May of 2014. Having seventeen years of experience in education, Mr. Turk has eight years in the classroom, two years as a Dean of Students, and seven years as Principal of a Detroit Charter School. A devout Catholic, Mr. Turk attends St. Moses the Black Church where he volunteers extensively both on the Parish Council and the Evangelization, Beautification, and Stewardship Commissions. In his free time, this father of four enjoys spending time with his family, especially his three grandchildren as well as training for and running marathons. Excited about being the Principal at Guardian Angels Catholic School, Mr. Turk has noted, “Working in collaboration with all our staff members, I look forward to GA becoming an even brighter star”.

Steve Petty

Steve is happily married to his wife Marylee.  They make their home in Royal Oak, where they live with their three wonderful children.  While Steve has served Guardian Angels as a Pastoral Associate since 2006, his wife Marylee teaches English at Bishop Foley Catholic High School in Madison Heights.

Steve is a native Michigander.  After high school, Steve joined the United States Air Force where he served from 1985 until 1989.  After his time in the military, Steve entered the religious congregation of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary in August of 1990, where he studied philosophy and theology for five years. After leaving the seminary, Steve came back to Michigan in 1995 and decided to finish his degree in theology at SS Cyril & Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, where he earned his Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry in May of 2001.  In 2013, after continuing his education, Steve graduated with his second graduate degree from SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary, earning a Masters Degree in Theology.   Steve also has his National Certification in Pastoral Ministry through the Archdiocese of Detroit.  He has been serving the Catholic Church as a Pastoral Associate for over 22 years.

In addition to being a devoted family man, Steve enjoys reading (mostly literature and spiritual books), writing, sports and the outdoors (particularly hiking).  His biggest love, besides his family, is helping people better understand their faith and developing their relationship with God.

John David Kuhar

Mr. John David Kuhar has been working at Guardian Angels since 2010 as the Director of Faith Formation. He is a graduate of Sacred Heart Major Seminary where he earned a BA in Philosophy and Masters in Theology. He appreciates the opportunity to help the students come to know the goodness of God and how much God loves each and every person. He enjoys the opportunity to help children know God’s love so much that in the summer he runs Camp Sancta Maria, a Catholic summer camp.

In his free time he enjoys walking to the park with his wife and daughter, playing basketball, and reading.

Cindy Burlager

Barb Alcini

Dr. Matthew Daniels

Matt Daniels is the Director of Music at Bishop Foley Catholic High School and Guardian Angels Catholic Church. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Louisiana State University and is actively involved in research and presentations outside of teaching and music ministry. He has taught on the voice faculties of Madonna University, University of Michigan-Flint, Eastern Michigan University, Florida Atlantic University, and Indian River State College. Additionally, Dr. Daniels began composing contemporary worship music in 2003 and enjoys an ongoing partnership with International Liturgy Publications in Nashville.  Please visit for more information about available sheet music and recordings, and visit Matt’s personal website for updated news and project announcements:

Michael Karol

Mike was hired in October 2018 as the part-time Business Manager for the parish and school.  In this role, he assists Fr. Tony and Deacon Chris in the management of the financial, administrative and maintenance operations of the parish and school.

Mike is a CPA and has 40 years of financial and operations management experience in a wide variety of industries.  He has an accounting degree from the University of Detroit and a masters degree from Walsh College.

Mike and his wife, Terry, live in Novi and are members of St. James Parish.  Mike and Terry have two daughters, Shannon and Lauren, a son-in-law, Brian, and two grandchildren, Brooklyn and Ethan.  They enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.

Susan Jurczak