Fr Dan Thelen - Pastor

I grew up in a small town west of Eau Claire called Clear Lake. My youth was divided between farm chores, sports and faith. My parents had a small dairy operation where we milked Holsteins twice a day every day! 

I was blessed to study both at Mundelein and in Rome for my theological formation. I loved these opportunities and they truly prepared me for the many challenges of ministry. I was ordained a priest in June of 2015 for the Diocese of La Crosse. My assignments following ordination have brought me to the communities of Wausau and Eau Claire.


I have always had a love for small towns and feel blessed to be serving in Alma Center and Fairchild and the surrounding communities. 


May the 'peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.' (Phil 4:7)

Please pray for me as I continue the beautiful blessing of shepherding our parishes!

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