The Rev. John Michael Tourangeau, O.Praem.
Pastor of St. Norbert College Parish
M. Div., Catholic Theological Union, Chicago
M. Social Work, New Nexico Highland University, Las Vegas, N.M.
M. Business Administration, University of Phoenix, Albuquerque, N.M.
Father John was born in Escanaba, Mich., to Roger J. and +Elizabeth (Kutches) Tourangeau Sr. He was ordained to the priesthood on the Feast of St. Norbert, June 6, 1986. Bishop David Ricken appointed him pastor of St. Norbert College Parish on Sept. 10, 2012.
Prior to this appointment, Father John served in various pastoral ministry positions for more than 20 years, primarily within the generational New Mexican and immigrant Mexican communities throughout the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. He is bilingual (English-Spanish), holds an active counseling license as a clinical social worker (LCSW) in the State of Wisconsin, has a Master of Divinity in Missiology and an MBA. In April 2012, he began an executive Ph.D. program in Organizational Development (Benedictine University, Lisle, Ill.).
In addition, Father John serves as the director of Norbertine life (vocation coordinator) for St. Norbert Abbey and St. Norbert College. He is a member of the Abbot's Council, the St. Norbert College Board of Trustees, and the Notre Dame de la Baie Academy Board of Education. He enjoys snowboarding, reading, hiking and spending time with his family and friends.