Hello, I am Fr. Timothy John Yanta, I am excited that God has called me to be your pastor.

A little about myself; I was born in 1960.  I grew up in Eagan and graduated from Burnsville High School in 1978.  I received my Pharmacy Degree in 1984.  I moved to California for five years, returned to Minnesota and practiced pharmacy for another 10 years; the last couple owning my own business.  I entered the seminary in 1999 and was ordained a priest in 2005, at the age of 45.  I have plenty of life experience,  many of which I can honestly say was not always on the right track, but this is where I found God….in the power of His healing and reconciliation, His Love and Mercy which is beyond limits.

After ordination, I was assigned in Stillwater at St. Marys and St. Michaels for one year and a couple months, and then was assigned at St. John the Baptist in Jordan.  I have spent the last 12 year at St. John’s in Jordan, again a very transforming and grace filled time.  You will benefit greatly from this, as well as me. 

I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters; my mom is still alive at 87 and doing well, and 23 nieces and nephews.  I do very well with families and kids.  The kids at St. John’s School were the highlight of my day.  I look forward to meeting your families.  I really enjoy the outdoors, (one of the many reasons why I am here), and I am an avid fisherman.  Most importantly, I am a disciple and follower of Jesus Christ.  I know Him at a very deep personal level, and I cannot wait to share this gift with you.


Fr. Timothy Yanta