Fr. Eilen was ordained to the priesthood in May of 2009. He received his theological training at the St. Paul Seminary (2003-2009). He was appointed to St Patrick by the Archbishop and began to serve as our pastor on July 1, 2015. Father Eilen grew up in Delano and has a degree in Biology from the College of St. Thomas. Prior to entering the Seminary, he worked in the Courier Division of HealthEast Hospital for 20 years.