Maureen Northrup – Administrative Director
Maureen is a graduate of Marygrove College, she earned a Master’s Degree at U of D Mercy and is a Licensed Michigan Social Worker. She retired after 30 years as a social worker in Northwest Detroit advocating for children to ensure their safety and well-being.


Maureen came to Christ the King October 1, 2009 and she is committed to the mission of caring for those in need, whatever that might be.
She now serves as the Christian Service Coordinator at Christ the King Parish, which includes overseeing the daily operation of St. Christine Soup Kitchen, Food pantry, and Social Service Office which includes The St. Vincent de Paul Society.
She is also pursuing a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry at Sacred Heart Seminary

Cathy Gillis – Soup Kitchen Manager
Cathy retired from General Motors Corporation in 2009 after working some 30+ years as an Administrative Assistant on the Financial and Legal Staffs. Since retirement, she has spent her time volunteering in hospice service was well as farming and fund raising with Forgotten Harvest. Most recently, Cathy has become the official “Soup Lady” at St. Christine’s Soup Kitchen, making fresh, home-made soup for our 400+ weekly clients.
Cathy has two grown children and two tiny granddaughters who, regrettably, live in Denver. She is an active member of St. Kenneth Parish in Plymouth, MI.

Katie Little – Pantry Manager

Chris Remus

Deacon Christian Remus is a Permeant Deacon in the Archdiocese of Detroit assigned to Christ the King and St Susanne/Our Lady Gate of Heaven parishes both in Detroit. At St Christine Christian Services, Deacon Chris assists with Christian Service Outreach at the Pantry, Soup Kitchen and St Vincent de Paul. Deacon Chris and his wife Ruth have lived in the Rosedale Park community in northwest Detroit community for 45 years. They have been active in many community and religious functions including being block captains, serving on parish councils, tutoring at literacy centers, coaching youth sports and the Rosedale Park Improvement Association. Deacon Chris believes that as Christians we live the Gospel through service to others.