Father Bill Baer is a Priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, ordained in 1996. Since his Ordination, he served for three years at Nativity Parish in Saint Paul, and then for eleven years as Rector of Saint John Vianney College Seminary at the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul.
Currently, Father Baer is Pastor of Transfiguration Parish in Oakdale, where he has served since this past July.
Father Baer was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and studied Architecture at Georgia Tech. He practiced Architecture for two years in Baltimore, and then worked in campus ministry for eleven years in Baltimore and at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Last summer, Archbishop Nienstedt named Father Baer Chaplain of the Archdiocesan Menís Apostolate, an outreach of the Office of Marriage and Family Life. The 2011 Archdiocesan Menís Conference, featuring Archbishop Nienstedt, former Minnesota Wild Wes Walz, Father Baer, and other speakers, will be held this Saturday, March 12, at the Cathedral.