5th Grade Teacher Opening
The School of St. Philip currently has an opening for a 5th Grade teacher. It is a full-time position for the 2020-2021 School year.
Pictures are scheduled again.
Welcome Our New AFC Catechetical Leader
My name is Nathan Stewart and I am honored to be the new Parish Catechetical Leader for the Church of St. Philip, grades 6-11, and the Area Faith Community Confirmation Coordinator as well as Family of Faith Coordinator! I’m originally from Washington State, met my wife Kristel through a Catholic dating website, and moved to Minnesota (Kristel’s home state) in 2016 to continue my work in service to God’s people.
I earned a Master of Arts degree in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2013. After graduating, I served as an assistant catechist for my home parish’s RCIA and Confirmation programs. I later became a Confirmation coordinator and middle school catechist for the Catholic Community of St. Odilia in Shoreview, MN, a position I held for four years. It’s always been my passion in life to serve as a disciple-maker for the Church, helping to build up the kingdom of God. I strive to teach, guide, lead by personal example, and set the hearts of our youth ablaze for the Faith.
I’m excited to start working with our youth and their families, teaching about our Catholic faith in ways that everyone can relate to and understand. I’m also looking forward to getting to know the people of the Shepherd of Souls Faith Community and being an active presence in parish life. May God bless the people of St. Philip’s as we prepare for a new year of faith formation programming!
Welcome Our New Principal
The School of St. Philip is proud to introduce our new principal, Percy Lingen.
My name is Percy Lingen and I am blessed to be the new principal at the School of St. Philip. I was looking for opportunities in this area and began my search on the Diocese of New Ulm website. I found the principal opening and I felt a call to pursue this position. I am so glad that I did. God has brought me to this place and with his guidance we will continue the wonderful tradition that is the School of St. Philip.
My husband, Steven, and I have two grown children and four grandchildren. We enjoy spending as much time with them as possible. We all enjoy boating and fishing, gardening, and indoor and outdoor games. I am an avid baker and like to try new recipes or creating my own. My family are willing taste testers and have learned to give very good feedback. I also enjoy music, singing and craft projects.
I have over 25 years of experience in education in both public and private schools. Most recently, I was the principal at St. Raphael’s School in Springfield, MN. I had some health issues that needed attention and so sadly left that school. Since then, I have been working each year as a seasonal employee for BIC. I was part of the shipping team where I solved problems to make sure that orders were shipped out on time and correctly. I enjoyed this very much, as it was a challenge and used my problem-solving skills.
If you see me out and about or my red Toyota at school or church, please feel free to stop and introduce yourself. I am anxious to get to know all of you and I look forward to serving the families of the School of St. Philip and the Shepherd of Souls faith community.