Tizoc Rosales to lead institutional advancement efforts at The Saint Paul Seminary

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A familiar face is returning to The Saint Paul Seminary to lead its institutional advancement efforts.

The seminary today announces Tizoc Rosales will start next month as the organization’s next director of advancement. Rosales comes back to Summit Avenue in St. Paul after serving on the advancement team for both The Saint Paul Seminary and Saint John Vianney College Seminary from 2014-21.

During his tenure, the seminaries secured over $40 million toward their joint strategic funding campaign.

“I’m thrilled that Tizoc will guide and serve our advancement team,” said Rector Fr. Joseph Taphorn. “His leadership will help us form the next generation of priests, deacons and lay leaders. Tizoc was instrumental in our Joyful Catholic Leaders capital campaign, and he has a huge heart for our mission and connecting local and regional Catholics to it.”

Rosales returns after serving as the first president of the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation, where he led the foundation during a season of renewal and oversaw the formation of an organizational strategic plan. Prior to his time at the seminary, he served as director of development for St. Paul’s Outreach from 2011-14.

Before that, the Twin Cities native spent over a decade at Securian Financial Group, first as an underwriter and later as a customer service supervisor. He then transitioned to Cummins Power Generation, where he worked as a sales support manager from 2006-11.

“When I look back at my professional and personal life to this point, I believe the Lord has been preparing me for this role all along,” Rosales said. “The seminary is special. It is an extremely vital mission in the Church right now to form joyful, Catholic leaders for our parishes and communities. I’m both thrilled and humbled to come back and lead our efforts in ensuring this crucial mission thrives for generations to come.”

Rosales serves or has served on the boards of Catholic United Financial Credit Union and Chesterton Academy as well as multiple Saint Paul Seminary teaching parish committees and parish councils. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in business marketing and communications.

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