Rev. Eric Nielsen
Director of the Rome Experience
Father Eric Nielsen is the Director of the Rome Experience and instructor of the annual “Pastoral Practice Seminar”—a course aimed at assisting the seminarian to understand his future responsibility as a priest to imitate and live out Christ’s own pastoral charity.
Father Eric Nielsen was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Madison in 1995. In 2006, he was appointed Pastor of St. Paul’s University Catholic Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
The oldest of seven children, Father Nielsen grew up in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, graduated in 1984 from the University of Wisconsin in Civil Engineering, and entered Mundelein Seminary in 1990.
He enjoys outdoor activity and travel when he is not at St. Paul’s encouraging students to focus on study and prayer as a path to know, love and serve Jesus Christ.