Youth Ministry Coordinator
Hello, St. Stephen’s community! My name is Randy Skeate and I actually grew up in the Anoka, MN area. My home parish is St. Patrick’s in Oak Grove, MN, but I have spent several months at St. Stephen’s throughout the past year living in the rectory, learning from the priests and interacting with the staff and community for further pastoral experience. After graduating from Anoka High School in 2016, I entered St. John Vianney College Seminary at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN to discern the call to the priesthood. After graduating in May of 2020 with majors in Philosophy and Catholic Studies and minors in Theology and Spanish, I decided to take a “gap year” before entering the major seminary program to study theology and receive the further necessary formation before ordination. During my time in high school and seminary, I have had numerous opportunities to work with young people of various ages in catechesis and youth ministry. This year I am excited to be your high school Youth Ministry Coordinator for St. Stephen’s Faith for Life, and I look forward to serving the young people in this community! I enjoy praying, cooking, reading, meeting new people and learning about other cultures, especially when I am able to practice my Spanish with others.