WELCOME, FR. TOM MARGEVICIUS
Fr. Tom Margevičius was born 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio of immigrant parents: mother from Germany, father from Lithuania.
After receiving a BS in Wildlife Management from West Virginia University and working for the DNR (Department of Natural Resources) as an Interpretive Naturalist in the Ohio State Parks, he came to Minnesota to serve with NET (National Evangelization Teams) ministries and SPO (St. Paul’s Outreach).
He eventually joined the Companions of Christ, a local community of diocesan priests, entered the Seminary, and was ordained in 1999 with an MA in scripture.
His first two years as a priest were at Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul, then St. John the Baptist in Dayton, MN. He was assigned to the St. Paul Seminary in 2003 and achieved both an STL (Sacred Theology) and Doctor of Ministry degree from Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
He taught Liturgical Theology and Homiletics for 17 years. In 2018 Archbishop Hebda appointed him Director of the Archdiocesan Office of Worship — a position he holds part-time today — and has celebrated the Mass in 7 languages, including Spanish and American Sign Language. He lives with his fellow Companions of Christ in the rectory of St. John the Baptist in Savage.
As hobbies he enjoys playing guitar, bird watching, and a hearty Imperial Stout while puffing a robust cigar.