|Ordination||2003, Diocese of Duluth|
Fr. Mike Schmitz is an American Catholic speaker, and a priest in the Diocese of Duluth. He has been a speaker for various Catholic programming, including the Fellowship of Catholic University Students leadership summit, Ascension Press, and Stuebenville conferences. Lighthouse Catholic Media publishes many of his talks.
Though raised in a Catholic family, Schmitz was largely indifferent about Catholicism until a particular experience of confession at age 15. According to Schmitz, this encounter "led me down the road to asking God what He wants." He attended Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity and was ordained in 2003 for the Diocese of Duluth. He is the director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the diocese. He is the Newman Center chaplain at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
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