Staff Member: Father Terry Beeson
Father Terry Beeson
Instead of a straight bio of my life, I thought I would do a timeline to get a flavor. I tend to do a lot of personal references both in my preaching and my bulletin articles.
1960:Born in Saint Ansgar's Hospital, Moorhead, MN to William J and Kathleen Beeson, the youngest of 7.
1961:Moved from Dilworth, MN to Fargo, ND
1965:Broke my leg
1967-1975:Holy Spirit Catholic School, 1st Communion in 2nd grade, Confirmation in 5th, Altar boy from 6th to 8th
1975-1979:Shanley High School, Senior Mathematics Award, interested in Drama and Chess. Upon graduation stopped going to church. Just was not interested. Did not stop believing
1979-1980:Moorhead State. Campus radio stations was my extracurricular activity
1980:Moved to Minneapolis and attended Brown institute for Radio broadcasting. Worked for 2 years at a restaurant named "The Restaurant".
1981:Solved Ribik's Cube
1982:Got my first and only radio gig in Carrington, ND. Was fired six weeks later. Moved back to Fargo.
1983-1986:Joined the Army. Was a Medic stationed at Fort Dix, NJ.
1986:Honorably discharged from the Army and moved back to Minneapolis
1986-1999:Worked full time continuously at a plasma center in Minneapolis as a Phlebotomist and a QA Supervisor. Perfect attendance record. Continued to work full time while doing all the other activities in that timeline.
1988:Found my faith again and started going back to Church again at St. Olaf in Minneapolis. That led me to volunteer as a Eucharistic minister, Lector, counter of collection, and a part time job as usher/security.
1989-1991:Minneapolis Community College: Associate's degree in Accounting (Night School)
1992-1996:Metropolitan State University: Bachelor's degree in Accounting
1995:Felt God was calling me to the priesthood, but my will persisted.
1998:Finally gave in to God's call to the Priesthood and called the vocation office. The first person I talked to at the vocation office was Fr. Stan Mader.
1999-2005:Seminary, Teaching Parish: St. John the Baptist, New Brighton. Ordained in a class of 15 for the Archdiocese.
2005-2008:Associate Pastor at Saint Stephen's in Anoka.
2008-2009:Associated Pastor at Holy Spirit in Saint Paul
2009-July 13, 2014:Pastor at Saint John Vianney in South Saint Paul
July 14, 2014:Pastor Saint Pius V in Cannon Falls and Saint Joseph in Miesville