Born in Toronto, ONT, Canada, Fr. Mykhailo was ordained in 1981. He is married to Oksana (Kocur) and they have six children, Andrea, Olena, Joseph, Jurij, Maria and Anna, and two grandchildren. Before coming to St.Joseph Fr. Mykhajlo served at Sts. Volodymyr and Olha and St. Nicholas Cathedral, in Chicago. After St. Joseph, he went on to serve as pastor in Mishiwaka, IN, until 1995. He then returned to Illinois where he is currently serving as Pastor at Immaculate Conception Parish in Palatine.