February 15, 2017

Guest House announces Father Mark Stelzer as newly-elected trustee

Staff report

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(IObserve photo/courtesy of Father Mark Stelzer)

SPRINGFIELD – Guest House, an addiction treatment center in Lake Orion, Mich., announced recently that Father Mark S. Stelzer has been elected to its Board of Trustees.

Guest House, Inc., identified in the Official Catholic Directory, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit health care provider that specializes in addiction treatment for Catholic clergy and religious, since 1956. It is governed by a Board of Trustees, comprised of 17 individuals including lay people and religious from throughout the United States.

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(IObserve file photo)

Father Stelzer was ordained to the priesthood in 1983 for the Diocese of Springfield. An alumnus of Guest House, Father Stelzer also sits on the Guest House Men’s Advisory Board, a position he has held since 2015. His current ministry includes the roles of chaplain and faculty member at the College of Our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee, where he offers the course, “Addiction and Recovery: A Spiritual Journey.” Prior to joining the college faculty, Father Stelzer served in parish and hospital ministries.

Father Stelzer was the alumni speaker at the 58th Annual Detroit Bishop’s Dinner in 2016 and spoke pointedly about his struggle with addiction and his journey of recovery and gratitude.

 “The current trustees look forward to Father Mark’s wisdom and knowledge in guiding them to best help priests, deacons, brothers and women religious overcome addiction and find recovery and spiritual renewal,” said Guest House president and CEO, Robert Koval.

For more information about Guest House, contact Doris Brandt at 248-393-8935 or