Saint Paul University Catholic Center


Fr. Eric Nielsen

Fr. Eric Nielsen

Director of St. Paul University Catholic Center


Fr. Eric Nielsen has been the Pastor of St. Paul’s since 2006 and a priest of the Diocese of Madison since 1995. The oldest of seven children, Fr. Nielsen grew up in Oshkosh, graduated in 1984 from the UW in Civil Engineering, and entered Mundelein Seminary in 1990. As a young man he enjoyed a lot of outdoor activity and travel but now spends most of his time at St. Paul’s encouraging students to focus on study and prayer as a path to know, love and serve Jesus Christ.

(608) 258-3140, ext. 113

Fr. Mark Miller

Director of Student Ministries


Fr. Mark Miller grew up in Blanchardville, WI and attended UW-Madison, studying Material Science Engineering and Religious Studies. A convert from the Lutheran faith, he came into the Catholic Church two years after graduating and subsequently entered the seminary two years later. While in seminary he lived in Denver for three years and Rome for five years, during which he also did advanced studies in ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue. He loves back country camping and shooting pool.

(608) 258-3140, ext. 120

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