Indian River priest under investigation by Attorney General Dana Nessel


December 17, 2021

By Devon Kessler

Cheboygan County Mich. – The Office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is investigating a priest from northern Michigan.

According to Nessel’s press secretary, there is an investigation involving Father Bryan Medlin from Indian River.

The Diocese of Gaylord’s website said Father Medlin was appointed pastor of the National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods in September 2021.

Previously, he served as the pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Lake Leelanau.

Michigan State Police Public Information Officer Lt. Derrick Carroll said state police are investigating reports of a Diocese of Gaylord clergy member who allegedly sent inappropriate text messages to high school students.

He said MSP is investigating reports stemming from an incident involving students from a school in Leelanau County.