Meet Our Priests

Father Dustin Schultz


My identical twin brother (Kory) and I were born December 12, 1979 to Craig and Deborah. Not long later my parents divorced and would remarry and I have been blessed with wonderful parents and step-parents. I was raised on the Illinois side of the Quad Cities attending Sacred Heart Parish in Moline and Seton Catholic School. I graduated from Alleman High School and attended the local community college while working.

In prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, I felt called to be a priest during my 3rd year of college. After a year of running from this calling, I finally opened my heart to the gift of this vocation. I entered seminary in 2002 attending Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Winona, MN where I earned my bachelor’s degree. I then went on to major seminary at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD and was ordained a priest for the diocese of Peoria in 2008.

I have been blessed to serve parishes and schools in the areas of Peoria, Streator, and Champaign. I was happily installed pastor of St Patrick Church of Merna and St Mary’s Church in Downs on Easter Sunday of 2017. I am very blessed to be serving these great parishes and our parish school, Corpus Christi Catholic School.

Father Matt Deptula

Parochial Vicar

Biography coming soon!