By Suzanne Weiss/Director of Public RelationsMANITOWOC, Wis. — As Father Dave Beaudry begins his fifth year as instructor of theology at Silver Lake College this fall, he also will take on the role of college chaplain.
As such, his focus will be on continuing to grow a community of disciples.
Father Beaudry, who grew up in Green Bay just blocks from Lambeau Field, used a sports analogy to describe the college, and his role in it, to students.
“Just as the players and the fans form a tight-knit group, we all want to belong, to be a part of a team, a family, a community of some sort, where people know our names. This is the kind of place Silver Lake College is,” he said. “I will affirm how important you and the world we live in are to God. I will do this through prayer, song, baked pies from scratch and an open door with an open heart.”
Father Beaudry has been a priest of the Diocese of Green Bay for more than 35 years, most currently serving St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish in Manitowoc and St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton. He will continue to celebrate Masses at St. Thomas the Apostle.
As instructor at Silver Lake College, Father Beaudry teaches Christology, Synoptic Gospels, The Gospel of John, Sacramental Theology, Moral Theology, and Social Conscience and the New Evangelization.
He also teaches Sacramental Theology and Pastoral Skills as part of the Emmaus Program for the Diocese of Green Bay.
Father Beaudry earned a master’s degree in theology from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. with an emphasis in sacramental and liturgical theology, and obtained his undergraduate degree in theology from St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota.
He has given numerous talks and presentations in the fields of sacramental theology, pastoral care, scripture and adult education to many local churches, as well as retreats and days of reflection for people of all ages. He has an avid interest in choral music, planting trees and sharing his culinary skills to bring people joy.