Meet Our Clergy
Father Zach's Bio
Fr. Zachary Andrew Weber was born and raised in Howards Grove, WI. His parents are Mark and Elene and he is the youngest of four children. Growing up Fr. Zach played a variety of sports, he would DJ sporting events, dances, and weddings. Most would not believe it, but Fr. Zach would often find himself in the principals office in school with multiple detentions and suspensions. His life changed when he felt called to be a priest at the age of 20 at the first annual Men of Christ Conference in Milwaukee. At first he ran from the call, but eventually he could not deny the reality of Jesus’ deep love for him in the Eucharist and the call to serve the Church in a radical way. While in college, Fr. Zach played baseball as a pitcher, but during his junior year he decided to discern the call the priesthood more intentionally. He graduated from Upper Iowa University with a degree in Psychology and entered seminary in 2011 for the diocese of Green Bay. He received a Masters of Catholic Philosophical Studies from St. Meinrad Seminary in 2013 and a Masters of Divinity from Mundelein Seminary in 2017. He was ordained a priest of Jesus Christ on the First of July in 2017. He has a deep passion for the Eucharist, Confession, Holy Mass, the Bible, evangelization, discipleship, and the saints. He enjoys coffee shops, hiking, art, sports, a good beer, and traveling. His favorite scripture verse is Mark 1:11 “You are my beloved son and with you I am well pleased.” His hope is to help people form an authentic relationship with Jesus, reveal their identity as a beloved son or daughter, and to help people discover God’s mission as a beloved son or daughter.
Deacon Andy's Bio
Deacon Andrew Paul Bures was the second born of eleven children to Robert and Florence Bures. He has three brothers and seven sisters. He grew up on a small dairy farm in Deerbrook, Wi. He entered army basic training four days after high school graduation and spent the next four years on active duty. Most of this time was spent serving in Germany. Upon returning home he continued in the army reserves for the next sixteen years. During that time, he studied at St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN earning a BA in psychology and at UW Madison earning an MS in Social Work. He met his wife during this time and married after graduation in 1988. During the following ten years working as a school social worker with the Shawano-Gresham School District, Andy and Stephanie had three children, Nicholas, Emily and Jacob. In 1999 they all moved back to the farm Andy grew up on and purchased it from his parents. Since then, he has operated the farm as an organic dairy with help from an apprentice whom he is teaching to farm. During this time Stephanie taught in various schools, the children all graduated from college and Dcn Andy was ordained on May 18, 2013. He loves playing sports but is best at softball. He currently plays on a slowpitch softball team. He also really enjoys the peace and solitude of living in the country. He likes to sing and enjoys a variety of music including country, classic rock, hard rock, Christian rock, jazz and the blues. He even remembers a solo he sang in a Christmas play during second grade.