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Fr. Don Geyman

St Mary, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Cathedral 

Family: Youngest of 8 children. Raised in Ida, Mi

Hobbies: Avid hunter and fisherman since childhood.  


  • Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Michigan, 1987
  • Entered seminary in 1990.  Studied at Sacred Heart in Detroit and Mount St. Mary in Cincinnati. 
  • Earned a Masters of Divinity degree.

Ordained to the priesthood: June 8, 1996

Fr. Nicholas Cooper

Parochial Vicar, 
St Mary, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Cathedral 

Ordained a priest: 13 May, 2017 on the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady's Appearance in Fatima. 

Ordained a Deacon:  18 June, 2016

Hometown: Elk Rapids, Michigan, but I was born in Rome.....Rome, N.Y., you thought Italy for a second didn't you! Ha! Got ya! 

Home parish: Sacred Heart in Elk Rapids. 

Family: Mom, Dad, and 3 brothers. 

  • Jim and Mary Cooper, Parents
  • Vince & Alison, brother, both are farmers they have two daughters. 
  • Tim, brother, is also a farmer 
  • John & Irene, brother, lives on Long Island, NY with their 4 kids, John is an investigator for the NYSPD.

Education: Way to much.....but here you go. 

  • Northwestern Michigan College, A.G.S.
  • Pontifical College Josephinum, M.Div., B.Phil
  • University of Notre Dame du Lac, M.S.M.
  • Aquinas College, B.A.

Hobbies: I'm actually a boring person. I love to travel. 

What else.... that's it.  I'm a priest. That's it.