Fr. Tim Hjelstrom
Father Tim originally comes to us from Southern Nevada. He grew up with his six brothers and sisters in the small town of Alamo. In the summer of 1990 his family moved to Grand Junction, Colorado where he attended all four years of high school at Grand Junction High School. After high school he went to university where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Colorado State University. The year after graduation from CSU he entered the seminary for the Archdiocese of Denver and spent the next eight years at Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary studying for the priesthood where he earned a Bachelor in Philosophy, a Bachelor in Theology and a Master of Divinity. He was ordained in 2007 and assigned to St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Littleton, Colorado for two years. He spent one year assisting at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Lakewood, Colorado before he was assigned as a pastor to Saint Joseph Parish in Akron, Colorado. While at Saint Joseph he also served Saint Mary Parish in Brush, Colorado and Saint John Parish in Stoneham, Colorado. He came to join us here at Saint Louis in June of 2013.