Friday, June 3, 2016

Meet the Staff: Tony Guidotti

Tony Guidotti joined the Immaculate Conception/Our Lady of Perpetual Help team in February 2015, where he currently serves as Director of Youth Ministry.  Tony is the oldest of two and was born and raised in Rosemount, Minnesota. His life changed drastically when in the summer of 2009 he heard God call him to the Catholic church, a huge change from the life he had been living. Over the next few years he built his relationship with God learning of God's providence and love for him, eventually receiving the sacraments at the St. Paul Cathedral Easter Vigil in 2011. 

Tony is a 2013 graduate of the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota triple majoring in economics, international studies, and justice & peace studies. He has a passion for humanitarian and social justice issues which is deeply related to his expression of faith and call to missions work. While in college he led mission trips for his peers within the United States and spent a summer as a missionary outside Detroit, Michigan. Upon graduation from University he did 11 months of missions work, traveling to and working in a different country each month of the year.

Some fun facts about Tony are that he used to want to be a professional wrestler, was at a time a nationally ranked player at the table top strategy game Warhammer 40,000, and is currently writing a novel within the literary magical realism genera. He does not have any pets and is firm in his resolve that "Muppet Treasure Island" is the greatest musical film of all time