Meet Our Priests

      

 

 

 

 

 

Father Craig Borchard - Pastor

Father Craig, originally from Detroit, MI, became a priest in June of 2016. He felt a call to the priesthood his senior year of highschool after attending a retreat which changed his life. He experienced a profound encounter with Jesus, and has a strong desire to give to others what Christ has given him. He is the newest member of the Saint Vincent de Paul community and became Pastor, June of 2020. His favorite part of being a priest is celebrating Holy Mass every day; particularly when he elevates the Host during the consecration. He enjoys being involved with education and is looking forward to working with children in the school and with adults in ministry. His two favorite saints are Philomena and John Vianney but if he were to go back in time, he would want to meet Saint Peter, the first pope. Some of his favorite hobbies include writing music, playing tennis, golfing, and cycling. He is also a roller coaster enthusiast and can tell you anything you want to know about them. He hopes to one day be able to travel to Mexico City to visit the Shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Father Craig’s cuisine  of choice is anything Asian or Italian! 

 

 

 

 

Father Daniel Niezer - Associate Pastor

Father Daniel had previously been involved with Saint Vincent’s as a deacon during the summer of 2018. He became a priest in June of 2019 and as his first parish assignment, he was gratefully sent to become a member of the Saint Vincent de Paul community as Associate Pastor. Originally from Fort Wayne, IN, Father Daniel found his call to the priesthood after he attended World Youth Day as a young adult, which fostered a deeper habit of prayer in college, where he felt the desire to join the seminary. His favorite part of being a priest is sharing experiences with families and parishioners, in addition to being surprised by God, every single day. He has a strong dedication to Pope Saint John Paul II and wishes he could go back in time to meet him.  His hobbies include drinking and making coffee, as well as, running - which you may see him exercising down the streets of Elkhart. He hopes to one day take a pilgrimage to Fatima in Portugal to visit the apparition site of Our Lady of Fatima. Father Daniel's meal of choice is pasta or anything Italian! 

     

 

Father Eloy Jimenez - Associate Pastor