Fr. Gary Wegner

Teacher/Forensics Coach

Religious Studies

With St. Lawrence Since



My Long-term Vision for St. Lawrence Seminary is...

"To graduate students in our day eager to combine learning with service and willing to use their God-given talents to make a positive contribution--like that of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, a diplomat who mastered many languages, served as a peacemaker in the violent world of the 16th century, and who cared for ordinary people of his day. As we strive on the Hill to build a community that is based on the Gospel, I hope that our students will learn to challenge whatever there is in our culture that is contrary to Christ's message. St. Francis of Assisi once exhorted his first followers with the words, 'We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.' If we, as faculty and staff, live out this vision, then, God willing, our students will surpass us as grace-filled builders of the Kingdom of God in our wounded world."

B.A.: Political Science, 1980, University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee
Graduate Studies: Philosophy and Spanish Studies, 1982-84, Wayne State University
Graduate Studies: Spanish Studies, 1984-85 Instituto de Idiomas de Maryknoll in Cochabamba, Bolivia
M.Div.: Mission Specialization, 1989, Catholic Theological Union at Chicago
Teaching License: Social Studies, 1995, Marian College, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Serving on the Board of Control of the Wisconsin High School Forensic Association and the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Forensic Coaches Association.