Father Neil Bakker is coming to St. Johns!

Father Neil Bakker will be joining our St. John’s family the weekend of June 30th!

Father Neil is currently serving as an Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Grace in Edina.  He worked as a Director of Information Technology for 10 years before entering the seminary.  Father Neil was ordained a Priest on May 28, 2016.  

Some fun information about Father Neil is:

  • He was raised Methodist and is a convert to the Catholic Faith
  • He enjoys creative things such as cooking, photography, playing guitar, reading, and movies
  • He also enjoys the outdoors while biking, hunting, and fishing
  • He loves to play cards and Euchre is his favorite game
  • He grew up in the Austin area
  • He has one older brother, and two nieces.

Please continue to pray for Father Neil as he starts to transition into our parish and gets to know the Jordan community.

Please also continue to pray for Father Yanta as he enjoys his sabbatical and begins to prepare for his own transition to his new parish, St. John the Baptist in Dayton.