Written by Angela Moloney

On September 20, 2021, the community lost a beloved leader, a man of faith, John Tierney. John was one of the very first Foundation Founders’ Circle members and truly lived his Catholic faith. 

I met John in 2007 during my time as the executive director of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps: Midwest. Upon our first meeting I was impressed with his gentle approach, kind spirit, and sincere wisdom. Since that time, he has been a role model, supporter, mentor, and friend.  

John taught me and all those around him the gifts of patience, commitment, love of family, and a dedication to building up the community. He was one of the smartest humans I’ve ever known, as well as the humblest. He will be missed by many.

All of us at the Catholic Foundation of Michigan ask you to remember John and his family during this time of difficult transition.

It is our prayer that he is welcomed home with joyful, loving arms.


Learn more about John and his impact here: John Tierney