June 8, 2016
Dear parishioners and friends,
I am pleased to announce we have a new deacon among us! Deacon Chad VanHoose has been assigned to assist us here at Nativity for the summer, and I’ve asked him to introduce himself below. Please join me in welcoming Deacon Chad!
Grace and blessings to you this week.
-Fr. Patrick Hipwell
Greetings to my new family at Nativity of Our Lord! My name is Deacon Chad VanHoose, and I was ordained a transitional deacon for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis on May 14, 2016. God willing, I will be ordained a priest of the Archdiocese on May 27, 2017. Please allow me to introduce myself to you.
The son of Paul and Julie VanHoose, I was raised in Northeast Kentucky on the Ohio River near Portsmouth, OH. My parents, two older sisters, brothers-in-law, and ten nieces and nephews currently live in suburbs of Cincinnati, OH. I graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing before moving to Minnesota.
From 2005 to 2011, I performed the work of youth and young adult evangelization with NET (National Evangelization Teams) Ministries based out of West St. Paul. In the fall of 2011, I started seminary formation at The Saint Paul Seminary. I enjoy college basketball (Go Wildcats!), watching and playing sports, travelling with friends and family, and being outdoors.
I am grateful for the warm welcome that I have already received at Nativity, and look forward to spending the next nine weeks serving our parish.