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Father Brad Pelzel

Campus Chaplain

Department: Campus Ministry
Phone: 712-279-5429
Office Location: Chapel of Our Lady of Grace


  • Licentiate degree, Church Dogma, Pontifical Gregorian University. 2003.
  • Preparation for Catholic Priesthood, Pontifical North American College. Ordained 2002.
  • Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Theology and Religious Vocations, Pontifical Gregorian University. 2001.
  • Pre-Theology, Philosophy, Theology and languages, St. Meinrad School of Theology. 1998.
  • B.S., Business Administration, St. John's University. 1986


Father Brad Pelzel has been the campus chaplain at Briar Cliff since 2007. He is a Catholic Priest and Director of the Office of Vocations of the Sioux City Diocese. He also works with students who are considering God's call to vocations in the Catholic faith.

In his spare time, Father Brad enjoys wild boar hunting and fishing. He was the captain of the St. John's University wrestling team in 1985.