Staff Member: Father Jordan Berghouse
Father Jordan Berghouse
Phone: 262-363-7615 X101
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Brothers and sisters in Christ -
Greetings to you! My name is Fr. Jordan Berghouse and it is with great joy that I begin my new assignment as pastor here at St. James and St. Theresa! I offered many prayers to be assigned to these parishes, and I am so thrilled that it was in the Lord’s plan.
For those who don’t know me, I am 32 years old, and I grew up about 35 minutes north of here in North Lake, Wisconsin. I am the third child of six, and my parents are both converts to the faith. I received a B.A. in politics from Ave Maria University in 2012 and worked for a couple years in Washington D.C. before joining the seminary in 2014.
I was ordained a priest three years ago which means I have graduated from “baby priest” to “toddler priest.” In my first three years I served as associate pastor of St. Monica in Whitefish Bay and St. Eugene in Fox Point. While I will miss those parish communities deeply, I am also so grateful to be called West. I’ve always told people on the North Shore that the city is not my natural resting place. The Lord gave me a rural heart and so Mukwonago and Eagle already feel much like home.
I love being a priest, and I am in awe that the Lord has invited me to live such a life. It is one of the greatest gifts that He has given me. The gift to love with an open heart, freely and generously. To be tasked with developing an undivided heart for the Lord so as to be able to respond at any time and in any place to the needs of the faithful. To be asked to invite more and more and more people into my heart, just like Jesus.
I look forward to getting to know all of you and journeying with you for a long time. Please know that I am here to serve you. Please forgive me for ways that I may fall short. I pray that I will serve you well as a priest. If you ever need a priest, please do not hesitate to reach out…it’s what my life is for! Above all, please pray for me. I will be praying for all of you. God be with you all!