Jason Thuerauf is a farm boy who became a priest. Born in Iowa, he spent many years on a farm in Arizona. He attended a Franciscan University Youth Conference in 1991 which changed his life.
Desiring to grow closer to the Blessed Trinity, he attended the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, where he discovered God calling him to be a priest in service to the Church. After receiving a BA in Theology in 1995, Bishop Moreno, who was then the Bishop of Tucson, asked him to study at St. Johnís Seminary in Camarillo, California. After earning an MA in systematic Theology as well as a Masters in Divinity, he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Tucson in 1999.
Father Thuerauf has been graced with a love of Jesusí presence in the Eucharist, a profound respect for the Holy Father, and a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Archbishop Chaputís pastoral letter on the 30th anniversary of the proclamation of Humanae Vitae and the Lordís blessings upon St. John Vianney Seminary are indicators of the power with which the Gospel is being preached here in Northern Colorado. This bold proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ attracted Father Thuerauf to the Archdiocese of Denver in July of 2003. His first assignment was Parochial Vicar for Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Loveland, Colorado.
He then moved to his next assignment: Parochial Vicar for Saint Stephen Protomartyr Parish in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
He is now at Saint Helena as administrator in Fort Morgan, Colorado.