Meet Our Staff
St. Gabriel Parish is blessed to have experienced staff who are dedicated to the spiritual well-being of its parishioners. Click on the photos below to contact them! They would love to hear from you!
Fr. Tom Sutton
Father Tom has been pastor of St. Joseph Church since 1997 and pastor of the St. Joseph/St. Anthony Parish Community (now St. Gabriel Parish) since 2003. He has served as a priest for nearly 48 years, during which time he served as Vicar of Administration for the Diocese of Saginaw and as pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Midland, St. Hyacinth Parish in Bay City, and St. Stephen Parish in Saginaw.
Christopher Bierlein started with St. Gabriel Parish on August 27, 2018. He has a B.A. in Secondary Education in History and Social Studies from Saginaw Valley State University. His home parish is St. Jude Thaddeus in Essexville, where he served as Eucharistic Minister, Sacristan, Lector, and Altar Server since he was in elementary school.
Janet began working as Bookkeeper at St. Gabriel in September 2014. She has a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Saginaw Valley State University and ministered through her work at the Bay County Sheriff Department for 30 years. She is widowed, a mother of grown twins, David and Rachel, and grandmother of three: Micayla, Kate and Ryan. She is a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish in Bay City where she serves as Eucharistic Minister, Lector and Parish Council member.