Father Quinn, CDL
Back in 2002 while studying to become a priest for the Diocese of Green Bay, I was praying before the Blessed Sacrament. I received a Word from the Lord...well actually a series of words that became our mission statement, "To encounter Jesus Christ and foster Catholic Christian community through expedition retreats of prayer, proclamation of the Gospel and outdoor adventure." Understanding the need for a new method, ardor and expression of faith for the New Evangelization, Catholic Youth Expeditions was born. I grew up in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, attending Sturgeon Bay High School then went off to Hillsdale College to study Business Marketing & Political Economy. Soon thereafter, I was born in the Spirit and moved into St. Anthony Parish Rectory. After one year on NET Ministry and Camp Gray summer staff, I entered Mundelein Seminary. In 2006 I was ordained a priest and served at Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, St. Pius and UW Oshkosh Newman Center before being assigned full time to CYE. I am grateful to God for the opportunity to drive bus and bring souls to Christ. Being home in Door County is such an amazing blessing because I can share the beauty of what I grew up with. Thank you to all those who have been givers of faith and love most especially my mom and dad or as we call them Omi & Opa. I love you guys! Get outside yourself! Camp! Pray! Hike! Check out my blog!