U.P. Catholic Foundation Makes Advisory Board Changes

U.P. Catholic Foundation Makes Advisory Board Changes

The Very Reverend Allen P. Mott of Gwinn was recently recognized for completing service on the Advisory Board of the Upper Peninsula Catholic Foundation (UPCF) and Reverend Larry Van Damme of Negaunee was appointed as a new member of the same Advisory Board.  

Father Mott was appointed by the Most Reverend John F. Doerfler to the initial Advisory Board for UPCF when it started in 2016. He served two consecutive terms. Father Mott is pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Gwinn and St. Joseph Mission in Northland. In other community involvements, he serves on the board of the Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center, is a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem and the 4th Degree Assembly of the Knights of Columbus.  

During his tenure on the UPCF board, Father Mott created the first new parish endowment fund in the UPCF, was instrumental in developing the Foundation’s logo, and assisted with the making of a legacy giving video. 

Father Van Damme is pastor of St. Paul, Negaunee and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission, Palmer. He brings to the board 29 years of service as a priest of the Diocese of Marquette, including pastor assignments at Our Lady of Snows in Hessell, St. Stanislaus Kostka in Goetzville, Sacred Heart in DeTour Village, St. Francis Mission on Drummond Island, St. Albert the Great in Houghton, St. Anne in Chassell, St. Michael in Marquette, St. Christopher in Marquette, St. John the Evangelist in Ishpeming and Sacred Heart in Champion. Father Van Damme served as the Director of Catholic Campus Ministry for 14 years and the Vicar for Clergy for four years. 

UPCF advisory board members are responsible for stewarding the mission of the UPCF to provide long-term support for the future needs of Catholic ministries in the Upper Peninsula. For more information visit www.UPCatholicFoundation.org