Diocese of Saginaw Review Board

SAGINAW — Established in 2003, the Diocese of Saginaw independent Review Board acts as a confidential, consultative body advising the Bishop in his assessment of allegations of the sexual abuse of minors by priests or deacons, and in his assessment of a cleric's suitability for ministry. The Review Board is mostly comprised of individuals who are not employed by the diocese, and who have broad expertise beneficial to the protection of children. The Review Board offers advice on cases, reviews on a regular basis the safe environment policies of the diocese, and recommends to the Bishop any modifications, if appropriate. 

The following individuals are members of the diocesan Review Board:

MaryPat Bagrosky, MA 
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Midland 

Child welfare specialist and youth intervention specialist (retired), Midland Probate and Family Court 

Father Robert Byrne
St. Agnes Parish, Freeland 

Senior priest of the Diocese of Saginaw; sacramental minister St. Agnes Parish in Freeland; former rector of St. John Provincial Major Seminary in Plymouth, Mich.; moral theologian

Tom McIntyre 
Holy Spirit Parish, Shields 

Former Saginaw County Sheriff; Former Director of Saginaw County 911  

Bruce Thill 
Blessed Sacrament Parish, Midland 

Member of Voice of the Faithful since 2005; Chemist for Dow Chemical Company (retired) 

Judith Vondette 
St. Agnes Parish, Freeland 

Emergency department manager (retired), St. Mary’s of Michigan and Covenant HealthCare

Support Staff: 

Father Bill Rutkowski, Bishop’s Delegate 
Vicar General; Director of Seminarians; sacramental minister St. John Vianney in Saginaw   

Ms. Cynthia Bublitz, LMSW, Victim Assistance Coordinator, Catholic Family Service

Sister Mary Judith O’ Brien, RSM, Chancellor, Bishop’s Delegate for Safe Environment
Canon Lawyer