Rev. Leonard Sudlik

Rev. Leonard Sudlik

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Fr. Len has been a priest since 1976.  His family is of Polish descent.  He has three siblings, one of which is also a priest.  Prior to being the Pastor of St. Robert’s in Ada, he led the parishes of Immaculate Heart of Mary and Holy Spirit in Grand Rapids, and St. Mary’s in Spring Lake.  In 1995 he made the transition from being an Oblate of Mary Immaculate (missionary priest) to a diocesan priest.  Shepherding large parishes is to his liking;  he values being involved with the people of God and their ministries.  He particularly enjoys the challenge of being a skilled homilist and never met a mic he didn’t like.   Golf proves to be a love-hate relationship and he tries to play once a week during the summer.   His cat is named Matilda and he likes to tell people that she is the blonde in his life.  He doesn’t seem to vacation too often, but does enjoy serving as a cruise chaplain for Holland America.