Fr. Tony Richter was born in Saginaw, Michigan, the fifth of eight children (his youngest sister passed around the age of three). He attended St. Stephen’s Parish, Grade School, and High School. After graduating from high school, he attended Michigan State University and graduated in Accounting in 1987. He worked in the business world until 1996 when he decided to enter Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.
Fr. Tony was ordained a priest in June of 2003 and was assigned to St. John Neumann Parish in Canton with responsibilities at All Saints School in Canton. After two years, he was moved to become pastor of Our Lady Queen of Angels in Southwest Detroit and work with Our Lady of Guadalupe School. In 2008, he became the pastor of Christ the Good Shepherd Parish and School in Lincoln Park. From 2014-2018, he also served as the pastor delegate of Gabriel Richard High School in Riverview.
During the summer of 2018, Fr. Tony was assigned to Guardian Angels Parish. He loves spending time with his family. Although his father passed in 2010, he enjoys time with his mother, brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews–they all try to keep him humble. Fr. Tony enjoys running , basketball, friends, and is an avid Michigan State University fan!
He feels greatly blessed to serve God and loves being part of the Guardian Angels faith community.