Parish Info

19099 E. Floyd Ave Aurora, CO 80013


Tel. (303)-690-6797 Fax (303)-690-6932


Office Hours:


Mon thru Thursday:

8:30am thru 4:00pm


Friday 9:00am thru 4:00pm

meet our staff

St. Michael's Clergy

Father Terry Kissell (Joined St. Michael's in June 2010)

Our Pastor, Rev. Terrence Kissell. Fr. Terry, as he is known, was born in 1951 in Denver, Colorado, the son of Joseph and Mary Kissell (both deceased). He has two sisters and three brothers, two of whom reside in Colorado, as well as a number of nieces, nephews and grandnephews! Fr. Terry graduated from St. Francis De Sales High School in Denver in 1969 and received his BA from Metropolitan State College where he majored in psychology, speech pathology, and audiology. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado – Denver campus where he earned an MBA. He studied for the priesthood at St. Thomas Seminary in Denver and was ordained as a priest on June 3, 1978. He has served as pastor or as an assistant, at a number of churches in the Archdiocese of Denver. Fr. Terry has been the Pastor at Our Lady Mother of the Church in Commerce City for the past 13 years. His administrative experience helped the financial position and beautification of the parish, including the installation of their beautiful stained glass window and the remodeling of the Church Sanctuary.Fr. Terry demonstrated a wonderful gift in working with the youth of Our Lady Mother of the Church parish, preparing them spiritually for their sacraments, involving them in community service projects and community events, and helping them to grow in their faith. He has a love of music, plays the guitar and the piano, and enjoys composing music for both instruments. He has recorded many CD’s and enjoys sharing his music with family and friends.He is fluent in Spanish and, although he began his study of the language in Colorado, he lived and studied in Mexico where he truly learned the language and the culture. In either language - English or Spanish - Fr. Terry is articulate and well- spoken and he believes in the positive power of open communication with the members of the parishes that he serves. Fr. Terry is serving as the Dean of the "Aurora Deanery".
Father Felicien Mbala (Joined St. Micharel's in June 2011)

Fr. Felicien is from the Diocese of Mbujimayi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was born in 1958 and raised in Ngandajika, a town situated 60 miles from Mbujimayi, the capital of the province of East-Kasayi. Fr. Felicien comes from a large family of four brothers and four sisters. He is fluent in several languages including French, German, Spanish and English. After having completed the elementary and the middle school in his native town, he entered the Junior Seminary, St Thomas Aquinas of Lukelenge in the city of Mbujimayi, at the age of 14 years. At the end of Junior Seminary, Fr. Felicien entered the major seminary in the region, where he obtained two bachelor degrees, one in philosophy and another in theology, before being ordained to priesthood at the age of 26 years on June 30, 1984. Before his ordination and during the diaconate, Fr. Felicien spent his year of training as a professor at the Junior Seminary, St. Thomas where, in earlier years he was a seminarian. After ordination, he continued to teach in Junior Seminary before becoming, in 1986, Assistant and Principal of St Francis Catholic School in Kabeya Kamuanga, with an enrollment of 600 children. In 1989, he was appointed the assistant, and subsequently became the pastor at St. John Berchmans parish, founded in 1894. After five years in that assignment, he returned to the seminary to teach theology before being sent to Belgium to further his education at the request of his bishop. In Belgium, Fr. Mbala enrolled in 1995 at the International School of Pastoral and Catechesis, Lumen Vitae, an institute devoted to the research, publication, and teaching of theology. After earning an M.A. degree in Catechetical and Pastoral Studies, he entered the Catholic University of Louvain where he earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in theology. As a result of a partnership between the Diocese of Mbujimayi, his native place, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Archdiocese of Denver, Fr. Felicien works in the Denver area as a missionary. He deeply enjoys his duties because it is, for him, a way of giving back what he has received in his life as gifts from God. For him working in a foreign land is a way of witnessing to the universality of the Gospel and the Church.
Deacon Tony Pierson
Deacon Tony was ordained in June 2005 and currently serves as Judicial Auditor for the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Denver as well as St. Michael the Archangel. He and his wife, Mary Ann, are founding members of the St. Michael parish community. Married for 36 years, they are the proud parents of seven children.
Deacon Craig Fucci
Deacon Craig was born and raised in Connecticut by Italian immigrants from Naples, Italy. He was ordained as a Deacon in 1990 by Cardinal Roger Mahony at the Cathedral in Los Angeles. He moved to Colorado in 1992 with his wife and son. Previous assignments in Denver include St. Francis Cabrini Parish in Littleton and then St. Mary's Parish, also in Littleton. Deacon Craig enjoyed a 30-year career in banking, including 10 years at U.S. Bank in Denver as a District Operations Manager overseeing 23 local branches. Now employed as a full-time Grandpa to his 5 year-old granddaughter, Staci.
Deacon Willie Liwanag
Deacon Wilfredo (Willie) Liwanag was ordained in May 2007. He Moved to Colorado in 1978.  Former members of Queen of Peace Church and founding members of the “Bayanihan Society of Queen of Peace” (a small faith community of Filipinos) in 1983.  Married to his wife, Lourdes Tan, for 36 years, two sons, a daughter and two grandchildren.  Employed at CH2M Hill as a Lead Piping Mechanical Designer.
Deacon Christopher Pomrening
Deacon Christopher Martin Pomrening was ordained on June 25, 2011 in the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver.  He and his wife, Guadalupe have five children and two grandchildren.  He is a branch manager for the CR Laurence Co., Inc.  Deacon Pomrening was attracted to the diaconate when he saw a group of men who had dedicated their lives to something so much larger than themselves and what outstanding people they were.  They became a model of Christ that he could relate to because of the great commonality of experience that they shared.  He also had a strong sense of being called to the diaconate through teaching religious education to high school age young people.  Deacon Pomrening also is a licensed pilot and a certified flight instructor.

Parish Staff

Claudia Bettinelli
Religious Ed. Assistant

Germaine Broussard

Alex Chavieri
Lourdes Clever
Spanish Administrative Assistant

Julie Fortuin
Parish Leadership Liaison
Sylvia Gould
Assist. Director of Religious Ed.

Jan Hallauer


Elizabeth Harris

Director of Music

Brenda Mabie
Administrative Assistant


Steve Matt
Maintenance Supervisor

Jackie Morales

Coordinator of Weddings & Quinceaneras

Jim Peters

Director of Religous Education

Paul Reddy

Night lock-up

Bob Rickard

Dir. of Youth Ministry

Maggie Swanger
Clerical Assistant

Teri Vasicek
Business Administrator

Yifat Shahrabani
Assist. Youth Director



Most of the staff photographs compliments of Bettinger Photography.