Meet our Campus Minister
We welcome Fr. William F. Stout, OFM (“Fr. Bill”) as our Campus Minister! Fr. Bill is a Franciscan Friar affiliated with the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Province headquartered in Franklin, Wisconsin.
He was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and comes from a family of seven children. Prior to his entry into religious life and ordained ministry, Fr. Bill worked in sales/product support within the electronics and automotive parts industries, as well as in insurance claims and settlements in the New York City metropolitan area.
He was Solemn-Professed as a Franciscan Friar in 1998 and subsequently ordained to the Priesthood in the year 2000 at the age of 42. Since his ordination in 2000, Fr. Bill has been assigned to work as a parish priest, a senior resident and healthcare community chaplain, a prison chaplain and a high school campus minister. He is also the provincial archivist for his Franciscan province.
Fr. Bill enjoys occasional music ministry and other hobbies involving “tinkering and fixing things” and extensive reading. He is very interested in working with students in regards to faith formation and their faith experience.