Youth Ministry

Welcome to St. James Parish Youth Ministry!  

Hey there! My name is Ted Colling, and I feel so blessed to be a part of your community as the new Youth Minister. Before I get to know each of you, here’s just a little bit about me:

I hail from the smallish subsuburb (yes, that’s a thing) of Jordan, Minnesota where I went to Catholic school from Pre-K to 6th Grade and public school from 7th-12th. I was a three-sport athlete, involved in band, choir, speech, and theater. When I came up to UMD for school, I said farewell to my mom, dad, brother, and sister. There names are Sue, Tom, Leo, and Annie, respectively. Perhaps you’ll meet them someday! That’d be cool!

Anyway, I just graduated from UMD in May ‘19 with a degree in Communications and a minor in Philosophy. There, I participated in intramural sports, Vocal Jazz ensemble, a variety of clubs, and most importantly with the Newman Center on Leadership Team and Mass Ministries. Long story short, I’m here. And, let me tell ya, I am looking forward to each moment the Lord provides.

I’ll meet you soon! I can’t wait!

With love and admiration for you and all you do for Christ,

Ted (Theodore, Theo, Teddy) Colling


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