Fr. Mike Schmitz

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Diocese of Duluth

Fr. Mike Schmitz — director of youth and young adult ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and chaplain for the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota-Duluth — inspires and educates through his priesthood and preaching. His Newman Center focuses on helping students be fed through the sacraments and grow in knowledge about the teachings of the Church. Ordained in 2003 at St. Paul Seminary, he has preached to youth and young adults across the country about the love of God and the call of Jesus Christ for saints to be raised up in the Church. Fr. Mike’s hope is that these saints will redeem the entire world for Christ.