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Fr. Craig Vasek
Athletics Chaplain
University of Mary

Father Craig Vasek joined the University of Mary in January 2019 as Chaplain for Marauder Athletics. He works full-time with 19 athletic teams and approximately 450 scholar-athletes.

Ordained in 2010 as a priest of the Diocese of Crookston, Minnesota, Fr. Vasek is a graduate of the Pontifical North American College in Vatican City, having obtained a Licentiate of Sacred Theology in 2011 from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas located in Rome, Italy. In 2020, Fr. Vasek earned a Master of Science in Psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences of Divine Mercy University in Arlington, Virginia. Having served in multiple churches, Fr. Vasek also served as chaplain to a university and a Catholic high school.


Father Vasek has worked extensively with the Missionaries of Charity of Saint Teresa of Calcutta in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. He has produced works on the topics of Scripture and the Spiritual Life, hosts an evangelism ministry through a blog and podcast called Evangelical Disciple, and is a host for various shows on Real Presence Radio.

Published Pieces

A soccer player preparing to kick the ball

Finding God's Greatness

Fr. Chase Hilgenbrinck, a priest and retired professional soccer player, spoke with Fr. Craig Vasek, Athletics Chaplain of the University of Mary, on virtue, greatness, and sport.

Fr. Chase Hilgenbrinck
Fr. Craig Vasek
Feb 25, 2021