Fr. Mike Weber
Father Weber is a native of Southwestern Minnesota. He entered the Norbertine Order as a novice on August 27, 1971. On August 28, 1976, he professed Solemn Vows and was ordained to the Priesthood on June 11, 1977.
In 1971, Fr. Weber graduated from Southwest State University, Marshall, Minnesota with a B.A. in Elementary Education and Psychology. He received a Master in Divinity in 1976 and an M.A. in Theology in 1977 from Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. He then began teaching Psychology at St. Norbert College, De Pere, where he was also actively involved in campus ministry.
Fr. Weber graduated from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D. C. in 1981 with a J.C.B. in Canon Law. In 1991, he received a Doctor of Ministry in Psychology and Religion from the Chicago Theological Seminary.
Fr. Weber worked at St. Norbert College for three years prior to delving into the realm of hospital chaplaincy. He honed his skills as a clinical staff chaplain in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and Denver, Colorado during the 1980s. He joined the U.S. military as a chaplain in 1987.
In 2011, Fr. Weber retired after more than 23 years as an officer of the United States Air Force. During his career as a chaplain in the Air Force, he worked as a base chaplain, chaplain of flying squadrons, senior chaplain, and staff member for the Command Chaplain’s office, as well as an inspector for chaplain programming for the Inspector General’s office of the Pacific Air Force, based out of Hickam, Hawaii. His areas of responsibility included Alaska, Guam, Korea, Japan, and Hawaii. During his years in the U.S.A.F., Fr. Weber completed Squadron Officer’s School, Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College. He has traveled along the Pacific Rim and has been deployed to Panama and the Middle East: Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey and twice to Afghanistan.