Our own Father William (Bill) Michatek was featured in the latest edition of The Volunteer Firefighter, the official publication of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York. The article, “First Responders: One Happy Family” is attached to this news story.
Chaplain Bill Michatek is the retired pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Webster, Monroe County, and now lives in Wolcott, Wayne County, on Port Bay. He continues to help on weekends at area parishes and is still active in the Webster Fire Department as Chaplain. He celebrated 50 years as a priest in 2016 and will celebrate 50 years as a firefighter and Chaplain in 2017. In these years, he served actively in six fire departments and four ambulance corps, all of them in Monroe County with the exception of 12 happy years in the Penn Yan (Yates County) Fire Department and Ambulance Corps. He is a Past Chief Chaplain of the New York State Chaplains (1990-1992).