Father Jeff Dole
I was born and raised in Pella, Iowa; the middle child of three. After graduating from Pella Community High School, I received a degree in Civil Engineering at Iowa State University. It was while I was finishing my studies there that I began to wonder if the Lord might be leading me to something more. I entered into seminary and started to discern a call to the Priesthood, first at Loras College in Dubuque and then at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. I found that God is so good to those who turn to Him and trust in HIs Will, and I was most blessed in prayer and in being called to serve Him! After being ordained a Priest of Jesus Christ on June 28, 2014, I served as an associate pastor in the Spires of Faith Cluster and chaplain at Beckman Catholic High School, and in 2017 was appointed as pastor of St. Athanasius in Jesup and St. Francis in Barclay and love being able to serve in our Catholic schools, both at St. Athanasius and at Don Bosco High School.