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Very Rev. Kenneth J Nelan OPoc

Vicar General Diocese of Saint Catherine of Siena
Home Milwaukee WI Work Phone: (414) 433-9193 Parish: Sacred Wandering Pastoral Center Religious Order: Order of Preachers, Old Catholic
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Fr. Ken was ordained in Frederick, Maryland, but not before he built and served an independent Catholic community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Together with his wife, he served the disenfranchised for 3 years before moving to Arizona where they both founded and served at a mission parish. Fr. Ken continued the spirit of healing, teaching, and ministering to those in need while also serving a more – migrant – population. In August of 2007 Ken entered an autonomous Franciscan order to more closely follow a path of Holistic Spirituality and in February of 2009 he professed vows. Later that same year Fr. Ken began a discernment process trying to understand where God was leading him. In 2010 he applied to, and was accepted by the Companions of Saints Francis and Dominic – healers and preachers. In the early half of 2011 Fr. Ken and his wife moved back to Wisconsin where they continue serving the people of God.

In 2011 Fr. Ken returned to school where recently completed an undergraduate degree in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies with a minor in Community Engagement and Education and a certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He is now working towards a Masters in Educational Psychology with an emphasis on Community Counseling and Multicultural certification. After completing his degree he will also begin studies in CPE, Spiritual Direction, and Ethics.

In 2014 Fr. Ken was accepted into the Order of Preachers, Old Catholic and now sits as the Servant General of the Order.

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