Dean of the School

Fr. Dale Launderville, OSB
Dale Launderville, OSB

A warm welcome to the Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary. Our students, staff, and faculty nurture relationships here that seem to spring forth naturally from this place.  The magic of this 2400-acre plot of land in central Minnesota is frequently labeled "the sense of place."  We proudly identify ourselves as a community of disciples who aim to spread the good news about Jesus Christ through study, prayer, and recreation.  The contemplative ambiance, enhanced by a natural environment of lakes and woods, urges us to listen to God and one another and to extend hospitality to all those among us.  We acknowledge the many gifts that we have been given and recognize that we only truly accept them when we are ready to hand them on to others.  The main gift we wish to share with you is the knowledge of Jesus Christ and of the Christian tradition that has been handed on to us by teachers, mentors, and believers who have preceded us.  When our students awaken to the excitement of learning and are touched by the love of God, they carry this experience with them to those they will serve after their time at Saint John's. 

We hope that you will come to find out more about this place and join us in our search for God through study, prayer, and service.


Fr. Dale Launderville, OSB

Dean, Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary