Parish Staff

Rev. Andrew Booms
989-835-7121 ext. 34
Fr. Andy Booms became the pastor of Saint Brigid of Kildare July 1, 2017.  He is happy to be serving Midland’s oldest Catholic parish and school.  Ordained June 8, 2007 he is now a middle aged priest in years of service and age he was 40 on June 24.  He serves as the vocation director for the Diocese of Saginaw, and is looking forward to years of building on the strengths of the Saint Brigid community.  In his down time he gardens, bikes and cross-country skies.  Say hello and introduce yourself, even if you see him walking his dog, Bella.
Aloysius Oliver
Daniel Corbat
Frank Hudson
Deacon Emeritus
Jeannine Hovey
Parish Business Manager
989-835-7121 ext. 36
Please be sure to welcome Jeannine to her new role as parish business manager.
Fran Thiel
Coordinator of Liturgical Ministries
989-835-7121 ext. 59
Fran Thiel’s primary responsibility is to produce a comprehensive ministry schedule for all liturgical functions at Saint Brigid Parish. This involves approximately 80 people per week. She also prepares the Presider Books for the Liturgies and maintain an inventory of the items needed (hosts, wine candles, etc.) for the liturgies. She is presently a staff liason for the Worship and Spiritual Life Commission and has been or is involved with several ministries including lectoring, Eucharistic Minister, funeral lunches, counting money, helping with baptisms and wedding rehearsals. She is currently finishing the four year Lay Ministry Program and will be commissioned in September.
Jennifer Winberg
Coordinator of Faith Formation
989-835-7121 ext. 51
Katie Lyon
Youth Minister
989-835-7121 ext. 50
Barbara Hendrickson
Minister of Music
989-835-7121 ext. 32
Alice Fitzgibbon
Office Professional
989-835-7121 ext. 31
Laura Sira
Office Professional
989-835-7121 ext. 31
Natalie Schwartz

Bio Natalie was raised here in Midland and then lived in Saginaw along with her 4 siblings. She loves teaching dance classes, dancing, singing, theater, and cooking! She went to college for digital marketing in film and graphic advertising. Natalie currently lives in Midland with her puppy, Mooka! Her fiance, Elijah, lives in Grand Rapids but will move to midland when they are married in the spring. After working at Saint Brigid, Natalie own and operates E360 Dance Company where she teaches ballet, tap, jazz, hiphop, pointe, and acro. She also volunteers at her church and the local high school's drama club. She loves all things art and is excited to bring that to Saint Brigid.
Liz Israel
Adult Faith Formation

Bio Liz was born and raised in the Southwestern Michigan area and later graduated from Central Michigan University – fire up, Chips! As a student, Liz participated in the St. Mary’s Parish RCIA program and was confirmed into the faith in 2013. Liz also provided telecommunication and audio/visual support during her time at St. Mary’s. Today, Liz enjoys photography, playing ukulele and drinking coffee. Most of all, Liz loves spending time with her husband (Nick) and one-year-old daughter (Lena). Liz is excited to provide coordination support to the St. Brigid of Kildare Catholic Parish team. Feel free to contact Liz for baptism and RCIA inquiries. St. Brigid of Kildare, pray for us!
Gary Hollingshead
Maintenance Supervisor/ Athletic Director
Ron Torka
Saint Brigid of Kildare Catholic Church
207 Ashman Street
Midland, MI  48640