Father Damian Zuerlein
Father Damian Zuerlein joined St. Frances Cabrini in 2015, after leading St. Columbkille Parish in Papillion, Nebraska, since 2004. Ordained in 1981, he served in several parishes as an associate before becoming pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe in 1990.
Fr. Damian is originally from Columbus, Nebraska, and is the oldest of six children. He received a BA in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas and his Master of Divinity from St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He learned Spanish at the Spanish Language Institute in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Fr. Damian has also done post-graduate work in spirituality and counseling at Creighton University and the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
Fr. Damian also serves on the Archdiocesan Priest Council as Dean of the Urban Southeast Deanery; he is a member of the Archdiocesan Finance Council, the Priest Personnel Board, and Skutt Catholic High School Board of Directors. He serves on the College of Consultors to the Archbishop and the Food Bank Board of Directors.