It is an honor to be pastor of this Area Faith Community and the parishes of St. Edward, Minneota, and St. Eloi, Ghent.
A little about me: I was born and raised in Wabasso, MN. I am the second of four children with an older brother and 2 younger sisters. I went to St. Anne's Elementary School Wabasso Public High School. I attended one year of college at the University of Minnesota - Morris. While there, I discerned that I should consider the priesthood. I transferred to the University of St. Thomas, and after receiving a Philosophy major and theology minor, graduated. From there, I continued my discernment and formation as a priest at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity at the University of St. Thomas. I was ordained a priest in 1999 by Bishop Fredrick Campbell as Bishop Lucker, our bishop, was hospitalized.
My Assignments thus far:
June 1999-June 2001 Cathedral of Holy Trinity, New Ulm: and St. Andrew, Searles as Associate Pastor
July 2001-June 2002 St. Mary, Sleepy Eye as Associate Pastor
July 2002-June 2014 Director of Vocations
July 2002-June 2005 Japanese Martyrs, Leavenworth: and St. Paul, Comfrey as Pastor/Sacramental Minister
July 2005-June 2007 St. Brendan, Green Isle; St. Joseph, Henderson; St. John-Assumption, Faxon Township; and St. Thomas, Jessenland as Pastor
July 2007-June 2013 St. Anne, Wabasso; Our Lady of Victory, Lucan; St. Mary, Seaforth, and St. Matthias, Wanda as Pastor
July 2013-April 2019 St. Peter, St. Peter; St. Paul, Nicollet as Pastor
June 2019-June 2020 Holy Redeemer, Marshall, St. Mary, Tracy: St. Michael, Milroy, and St. Clotilde, Green Valley, as Associate Pastor
July 2020- (As God wills) St. Edward, Ghent; St. Eloi, Ghent as Pastor
Since 2016, I have recorded most of my Sunday and Holy Day homilies and posted them as a podcast at View From the Ambo. You can find the links below. I also (infrequently) blog at frtodd.blogspot.com. Most of the podcasts are automatically set to post there, too (that link is also below).