Fr. Joseph Classen is a native of historic St. Charles Missouri. He holds a BA in Philosophy from St. Louis University and a Masters of Divinity from Kenrick- Glennon Theological Seminary. Fr. Classen was ordained to the priesthood in 2003 and is currently living and serving in the St. Louis Archdiocese.
Along with his priestly ministry, Fr. Classen is a dedicated, passionate, and accomplished outdoorsman. This passion has become a vehicle for him to reach out and share the good news of Jesus Christ with Christians of all traditions, and also with those who perhaps are still searching for the gift of faith. In his outdoor writing, Fr. Classen shares many engaging tales of adventure as well as offering insight and wisdom in the ways of the wild, along with a good bit of humor. The power of God and the gift of the great outdoors: this is the mission of Hunting for God Fishing for the Lord.
Recognizing the dire need to re-educate and re-evangelize Catholics throughout the world, especially in the USA, Fr. Classen’s Meat & Potatoes Catholicism is a no-holds- barred, down to earth, direct and understandable approach to the basic, fundamental teachings of the Church. Fr. Classen does not shy away from the issues that are on the minds of the faithful today and he quite thoroughly explains how Church teachings apply to the lives of all Catholics.