Staff Member: Rev. Tom Heathershaw
Rev. Tom Heathershaw
Hi everyone! My name is Fr. Tom Heathershaw and I am the Pastor of Immaculate Conception Church here in Charles City. I was born and raised in Waterloo, IA where I attended grade school at St. Edward Elementary. I graduated from Columbus High School in 2007, and went on to attended the University of Iowa, and then graduated from UNI in 2013 with a BA in Religious Studies. I entered seminary in the fall of 2013 at St. Pius X Seminary in Dubuque while attending Loras College for classes. I then attended Mundelein Seminary for four years where I graduated in May 2019 with a Masters of Divinity. I was ordained a priest on May 25, 2019. This past year I was assigned as Associate Pastor of Church of the Resurrection in Dubuque. I am excited to be back in Charles City. I spent my summer as a deacon here in 2018. I am a big fan of the Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes. As Pastor, my hope and prayer is to help others grow in their Catholic faith, through Holy Mass and the Sacraments, and closer in their love and relationship with Jesus, which in turn will make missionary disciples-- to have that zeal and desire to spread the Gospel of Jesus to others. God Bless you all!