Leadership

Father Jim Morris, Pastor

Ordained in 1994, Fr. Jim spent nineteen years teaching Math and Physics at Msgr. Hackett High School in Kalamazoo before answering the call to become a priest. He served both St. Joseph Parish in St. Joseph, and St. Mary of the Lake in New Buffalo, Michigan before coming to St. Basil. Fr. Jim enjoys computers, books, bicycling, and astronomy, and is a strong supporter of Catholic Schools and Lake Michigan Catholic sports.

Father Robert Flickinger, Senior Parochial Vicar

Ordained in 1975, Father Bob’s professional background as a pastor began at St. Thomas More Student Parish, and has led him to serve as Director of Vocations for the Diocese, Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Hartford, St. Mary Parish in Paw Paw, St. Catherine of Siena in Portage, and temporary administrator in Mendon and Vicksburg.¬† He was again assigned as Pastor in Hartford before coming to St. Basil in 2008.¬†Father Bob brings his experience in Ecuador, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and El Salvador to our parish, serving the Diocese through Hispanic and Migrant Ministry. Father Bob enjoys reading in his free time and is an avid sports fan, especially Notre Dame and the Detroit RedWings.

Clergy
Father Jim Morris Pastor 269-637-2404 frjimmorris@saintbasilcatholicchurch.org
Father Bob Flickinger Senior Parochial Vicar 269-427-7514 Rflick644@aol.com
Deacon John Lohrstorfer Deacon jlohrstorfer@yahoo.com
Deacon William VanDril Deacon
Parish Leadership
Dave Bacehowski Chairman, Parish Pastoral Council 269-639-7990
Paul Brazda Chairman, Finance Council 269-637-3404
Frank Overton School Endowment 269-637-4272
Brian Peterson President, St. Basil School Board 269-637-3529