Backous Background/Timeline

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Father Timothy “Timo” Backous, OSB
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June 4, 1953 Born in Aberdeen, South Dakota

Education:

1971 Enters Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN
1976 Bachelors Degree (Saint John’s University)
1989 Doctorate in Moral Theology (Academia Alfonsiana of Rome)

Religious:

July 11, 1979 Officially joins Saint John’s Abbey Monastery
Mar 27. 1986 Ordained Transitional Deacon (Rome)
Sept 27, 1986 Ordained Catholic Priest (Saint John’s Abbey Church)
Sept 28, 1986 Mass of Thanksgiving (Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids, MN)

Known Ministry:

1986 Chaplain (Irish Dominican Sisters at the Villa Rosa, Rome)
July-Oct, 1986 Deacon (Saint Boniface parish in Hastings, Minnesota)
??- Nov, 2013 Associate Pastor (Immaculate Heart of Mary in Minnetonka, MN)
??- 2014 Pastoral Assistant (Basilica of St. Mary’s in Minneapolis, MN)

Positions/Employment:

1976-1977 English Teacher (St. Augustine’s – Bahamas)
197?-198? English Teacher (Saint John’s Preparatory School)
1981-199? Saint John’s Boys Choir (Recorder, Music Theory, Prefect, Chaperone)
1989-2001 Assistant Professor of Theology (Saint John’s University)
1990-2001 Faculty Resident (Saint John’s University)
1992-2001 Campus Ministry (Saint John’s University)
1998-2001 Chaplain (Saint John’s University)
2001-200? Director of Spiritual Programming (Saint John’s University)
2001-200? Director of Residential Life (Saint John’s University)
2002-2004 Assistant Athletic Director (Saint John’s University)
2004-2006 Athletic Director (Saint John’s University)
2006-2013 Headmaster (Saint John’s Preparatory School)
2013-          Pres VP of Mission Integration at Essentia Health in Duluth, MN

Aspirations:

2009 Finalist (1 of 3) for President at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN
2010 Finalist (1 of 3) for President at Mount Mary College in Yankton, SD

Other Positions:

Jan, 1990 Attendee (Society of Christian Ethics meeting in Washington, D.C.)
Mar, 1992 Seminar: “Abstinence in the 90s – The Forgotten Option”
Mar, 2004 Seminar: “Christian Sexuality”

1990 Elected Board of Overseers of Saint John’s Prep School (4 year term)
1993 Elected Board of Regents SJU (3 years)
1996 Elected Board of Regents SJU (3 years)
1999 Elected Board of Regents SJU (3 years)

Member: Society of Christian Ethics

Alum: Saint John’s Men’s Chorus

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