MARCH 19 SPEAKER – FR. MATHIAS THELEN
Fr. Mathias Thelen was born in Fowler, Michigan in 1982. After two years at Grand Valley State University, he transferred into the University of St Thomas (St Paul, Minnesota) where he attended St. John Vianney College Seminary. In 2006 he graduated with bachelor degrees in both Philosophy and Catholic Studies. He attended Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit for his graduation seminary formation and, after graduation, was ordained a priest on June 11, 2010 for the Diocese of Lansing.
From 2010-2013 he was the Parochial Vicar at Queen of the Miraculous Medal Church in Jackson, MI and Sacramental Minister of Our Lady of Fatima in Michigan Center, MI. From June 2013-2014 he served as Administrator of St Mary’s Parish in Westphalia, MI. He is currently serving on the faculty at SHMS as a Spiritual Director and Instructor of Theology.