The Saginaw Diocese has always been home to Fr. Bill. He grew up on a dairy farm near Ubly and was active in his home parish of St. Mary, currently, St. Isidore Parish, Parisville. His priestly formation took place at St. Mary College, Orchard Lake, MI, where he received his B.A. in Philosophy in 1983, followed by studies at St. John Provincial Seminary, Plymouth, MI, where he received his Masters of Divinity Degree in 1987. He was ordained by Bishop Ken Untener on November 1, 1987. Since his ordination, Fr. Bill has served at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Midland; St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, Bay City; St. Stephen Parish, Saginaw; St. Vincent de Paul, Shepherd, and St. Leo the Great Parish, Winn; St. Cecelia Parish, Clare; St. Henry/St. Charles Parish, Rosebush/Leaton; and St. Philip Neri/St. Anne Parish, Coleman/Edenville.
Fr. Bill currently serves as Pastor of St. John Paul II Parish, Carrollton and Christ the Good Shepherd Parish, Saginaw. He will retain his position as Vicar General and Director of Seminarians. Besides serving on various Diocesan Boards, Fr. Bill serves on the CCFMM Board as the Bishop’s Liaison to the Foundation.