Fr. Kevin Manthey
Fr. Kevin was ordained to serve the People of God in the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis and in the Emmanuel Community (to learn more about the Emmanuel Community in the U.S., visit emmanuelcommunity.com ). He grew up in Farmington with his parents, Jim and Ann, and his younger brother, Greg.
After graduating from Farmington High School in 2005, he entered St. John Vianney College Seminary (at the University of St. Thomas). He graduated with a degree in Philosophy and Catholic Studies and entered the St. Paul Seminary for theological studies. After four years of seminary, he spent a year of discernment in Belgium with the Emmanuel Community before returning to St. Paul for his last two years of formation.
He has worked at Gander Mountain, has been on a Totus Tuus team in the Diocese of La Crosse, and has worked as a chaplain intern at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. He spent a summer in Guadalajara, Mexico, learning Spanish and visited our Archdiocesan Mission Parish, Jesucristo Resucitado, in Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela. During his time in Belgium, he spent a month with L’Arche in France.
His teaching parishes during seminary were Nativity of Mary in Bloomington and St. John Neumann in Eagan. He served as a deacon for a summer at St. Joseph in West St. Paul.
He enjoys playing racquetball, playing the drums, camping, watching movies and tinkering with graphic design.
He was ordained a deacon on May 4, 2013, and ordained a priest on May 31, 2014. He is continually amazed by the Lord’s merciful love—that He has called him to serve Him and His Church as a priest. He is very much looking forward to spending his first years of ministry at St. Stephen’s.