Father Neil Bakker

Parochial Vicar

Phone: 952-929-3317 x104

Email: frbakker@olgparish.org

Father Neil grew up near Austin Minnesota, and worked as the Director of Information Technology for 10 years in Minneapolis before attending the Saint Paul Seminary.  He was ordained a Priest of Jesus Christ on May 28, 2016 in the Jubilee year of Mercy, for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.  Father Neil assists the Pastor in shepherding the Church of Our Lady of Grace by offering the sacraments, teaching, evangelizing, and praying for Jesus’ flock.

In his free time, Father Neil enjoys creative things – cooking, photography, playing guitar, reading, movies – as well as various outdoor activities, such as biking, hunting, and fishing.  Father Neil grew up Methodist, and is a convert to the Catholic Faith by way of the Cathedral of Saint Paul.  Both Father Neil’s parents are retired and still living in the Austin area.  He has one older brother, and two beautiful nieces.