Mr. Steve Raymond, the Associate Director of Manresa and Acting Advancement Director, was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He taught middle school in Kalamazoo for a year and then joined the Peace Corps in 1973. Assigned for three years to Sierra Leone, West Africa, he taught math and health science and was a Peace Corps Volunteer Leader for a farmers’ rice-development program. After leaving the Peace Corps, he obtained a law degree from U of D Mercy and married his beautiful wife, Susan. Together they have two wonderful children, Sarah and Michael. Steve spent over 35 years practicing business transactional and litigation law 33 of those years in Bloomfield Hills with the law firm of May, Simpson & Strote, and then with with Butzel Long. He has been part of the Manresa community for many years, attending daily Mass here in our chapel, participating regularly in weekend retreats and volunteering in numerous capacities. He also completed the Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life with Fr. Bernie Owens, SJ. Steve has served on several boards, including the Marian High School Board, the Robert E. Burke Trust Fund, Holy Name School SEED Foundation, the Light in the Darkness Prayer Ministry and multiple committees and councils at his parish, Holy Name in Birmingham.