The Reverend George Welzbacher
the pastor at St. Agnes in St. Paul for many years, a position which
included running not only a parish but also an elementary and high
school. Father Welzbacher turned 78 in June 2006 but rather than
finally taking a well-earned retirement, he instead asked for another
assignment at a smaller parish. St. John's was a perfect fit.
Father Welzbacher was familiar with our parish after having served here
on weekends and during vacations when his friend and former pastor,
Father Leo Dolan, needed help. So after a four-month sabbatical,
Father Welzbacher became the tenth pastor of St. John's in October 2006.