Our Church Staff
FR. Michael G. Hodges
Fr. Hodges is a lifelong resident and seventh generation resident of Carson City, Michigan. I am the first-born son of Gene and Kay Hodges. I have three siblings; Michell, Patrick, and Pamela. Graduating from Carson City-Crystal High School in 1987, I attended Montcalm Community College and Central Michigan University, earning a Bachelor of Arts (1992) and Master of Arts (1997) in History and Political Science.
I taught U.S. and Modern World History at both the high school and junior college levels from 1995 until my entry into seminary in 2006. After nearly twenty years of discernment I formally entered the pre-theology program at Mundelein Seminary in Illinois as a seminarian for the Diocese of Grand Rapids.
In the first half of 2010 I served as seminary intern at St. Jude parish in Grand Rapids under the supervision of Fr. Tom Page. Continuing my studies at Mundelein I was ordained to the transitional diaconate by Bishop Walter Hurley on June 4, 2011. The following year I achieved the Master of Divinity degree and was ordained, along with Fr. Darrel Kempf, to the priesthood on October 27, 2012.
Since the time of my ordination I have served as Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Consolation parish in Rockford under the guidance of Fr. Tony Russo.
Beth Dake, Director of Faith Formation: Beth holds a Master Degree from Loyola University; her undergraduate degrees are from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. Beth has worked for parishes in the Diocese of Grand Rapids for over 20 years, serving at Sacred Heart in Evart, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Grand Rapids, St. Mary’s in Big Rapids, and St. Francis de Sales in Muskegon.