Hello from the Business Manager’s Office

I’m Brian Burgin – the new kid on the block. Let me tell you five things you need to know about me:

  1. Amy and I have been married 26 years in October. We have three sons: Justin (22) now living and working in Chicago; Mitchell (18) a freshman at Adrian College; and Collin (13) an eighth grader at Our Lady of Sorrows School. We have a mini-dachshund named Murphy who rules the house.
  2. Amy and I met at the University of Michigan where we both earned Bachelors’ Degrees. I also have an MBA from Wayne State University. I think Fr. J.J. and I are going to have a lot of fun as the October 15th Michigan/MSU game approaches.
  3. We live in Farmington Hills and have been parishioners at Our Lady of Sorrows in Farmington for eighteen years. During that time I have served as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, served on Administration & Finance Commission, was the Stewardship Committee Chairperson for five years, and helped to plan and execute many retreats and capital campaigns including  currently serving on the Changing Lives Together Information Committee.
  4. While I live in Farmington Hills, my entire post-college work life has been in Troy. I spent the last 23 years as Vice President of Operations for a family-owned (not my family) property management company located in the southwest part of Troy. I also handled the company’s human resource functions and was previously the Assistant Controller.
  5. Everyone who knows me says this is the perfect position for me – and I agree! It blends my abilities and experiences with my desire to minister to God’s Church. I am truly blessed to be here and look forward to getting to know the St. Anastasia Parish family.

P.S.:  Contrary to Fr. J.J.’s comments in last week’s bulletin, I don’t think I looked all THAT confused. Perhaps it was the green and white in his blood that skewed his view.