The communities of St. John Vianney College Seminary and The Saint Paul Seminary, known collectively as The Saint Paul Seminary, congratulate Senior Advancement Officer Tizoc Rosales on his appointment as the next president of the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation (CSAF).
Rosales joins the CSAF after playing a key role in the strategic growth of both seminaries since 2014. During his tenure, The Saint Paul Seminary secured over $40 million toward their joint strategic funding campaign.
“When Tizoc joined our team, he immediately became an invaluable member of the seminary community – not just because of his wealth of experience and leadership, but because of his remarkably strong and joyful Catholic faith,” Seminaries of Saint Paul Vice President for Institutional Advancement Tom Ryan said. “More than that, he is a close friend and brother. While it is always tough to say goodbye to someone like Tizoc, we are extremely proud and happy for him, his wife Avenna and their family.”
Rosales has been a key member of the advancement team that planned and executed strategic initiatives at a pivotal time at the seminaries. His contributions will help ensure strong and holy priests, deacons and lay leaders for generations to come.
“Thanks to the excellent team and community at The Saint Paul Seminary, I’ve had a front-row seat to the future of the church – and the future looks bright,” Rosales said. “It has been a privilege and an honor to serve in their mission to form joyful, Catholic leaders for thriving parishes, families and communities in the Twin Cities and beyond.
“I’m just as grateful to CSAF for the opportunity to continue supporting our local church and its many funding needs. As Saint John Paul II said, ‘put out into the deep,’ and it’s with both joy and excitement that I begin this next voyage.”