Father Donald Schmidt is our Chaplain. He also teaches 7th Grade Religion, 9th Grade Religion (Old and New Testament Scriptures), 10th Grade Religion (The Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church), German levels 1-3, and 8th Grade Art.
Father Don holds a degree in Philosophy and a Masters in Theology from St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee, and has taken post graduate studies in Theology and Scripture at the Jesuit University in Innsbruck, Austria. As a professionally trained organist, singer and composer, he has sung for the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus and Orchestra. He served in the Army as a Sergeant, and has volunteered as Chaplain in several relief missions to former Yugoslavia. He has traveled into the war-zone in Croatia, Kosovo to distribute food, clothing and medicine to many refugees, families, and churches. He has been a guest speaker for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Dominica.
Fr. Don has also been a Pastor in several parishes, and has served on the Priest’s Council and Charismatic Committee in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
“I most enjoy handing on the Catholic faith to my students, and seeing how our Lord grows the seeds that have been planted, in the wonderful, profound and mysterious way that He alone can do. This is sometimes manifested in Question and Answer sessions, when the students apparently begin to love the Lord, in a paragraph on the final exam, or shared personally with me.”