Our Pastor

Fr. Bill HaleAbout Our Pastor

Fr. William Hale, Priest-In-Charge

Fr. Bill  is married to Arlene and has lived in Detroit for the past 25 years.  He has one daughter, Anna Livak Hale.

Email: billhale00@gmail.com


  • Chaplain, Canterbury-on-the-Lake, Waterford, MI
  • Chaplain Supervisor, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit (2003-2009)
  • Chaplain for Hospice of Michigan and Odyssey Hospice (former positions)

Other Work Experience:

  • Associate Editor, The Middle English Dictionary
  • Associate Editor, Merriam-Webster, Inc.
  • Other editorial positions with Simon & Schuster, Random House, and Macmillan

Teaching experience, full- and part-time:

  • Beaver College (Glenside, PA)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO)
  • Springfield Community College (Springfield, MA)
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
  • Oakland Community College
  • Baker College
  • Marygrove College
  • Wayne State University
  • The Whitaker School of Theology
  • The Ecumenical Theological Seminary


  • Board Certified, Association of Professional Chaplains (2008)
  • M.Div., The General Theological Seminary (1989)
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (1978)
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania (1975)
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Indiana University of PA (1973)


  • Ordained to the Diaconate, Diocese of Michigan, June 24, 1989.
  • Ordained to the Priesthood, Diocese of Michigan, January 20, 1990.