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“The Friends of San Lucas continues the legacy of Fr. Greg Schaffer, by listening, responding to and walking in solidarity with the people of San Lucas Tolimán.”
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About

Friends of San Lucas supports development in San Lucas Tolimán and the surrounding communities in Guatemala. We work through a locally-based organization: the Mission of San Lucas Tolimán. The Mission is run by more than 100 Guatemalans in seven program areas, including:

Our Founder

Fr. Gregory Schaffer was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, studied at St. Paul Seminary, and was ordained as a Catholic priest for the Diocese of New Ulm. But he found his true calling in Guatemala.

Fr. Greg did not intend to stay more than two years in San Lucas, but he quickly fell in love with the people, the culture, and the challenges of ministry that he encountered. He stayed for more than four decades, and assisted by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, they developed programs to serve the people of San Lucas.

Fr. Greg and the School Sisters, working closely with local leadership, began developing programs in healthcare, education, and agriculture.  Responding to the great disparity in land ownership and wealth, Fr. Greg and the School Sisters helped more than 3700 families acquire property for farming. His passion for social justice informed all of the work he did for the almost 50 years that he served the people of San Lucas.

Fr. Greg for his efforts won many awards, including honorary degrees and the Order of the Quetzal, the highest award given by the Guatemalan government. And although Fr. Greg was also given the title of Monsignor, Fr. Greg always referred to himself as a simple parish priest.

Fr. Greg died on May 24, 2012. He was 78. An estimated 30,000 people welcomed his body back to San Lucas.
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Staff

Bill Peterson
Executive Director

Terri Wong
Director of Visitors Program

Julie Knopp
Director of Communications & Special Events

Ann Hagberg
Director of Administration & Finance

Paddy Garin
Director of Coffee Program

Board of Directors

Brian Mathiowetz (President)
Jereme Abshire
Dave Davis
Mike Greene
Bridget Hermer
Paul Leighton
Brian Mathiowetz
Arch Mrkvicka
Ana Ovalle
Fr. Phil Schotzko
Chuck Spaeth
Heather Statz
Rogers Strickland
Jim Seifert

Ex Officio Members:

Most Reverend John M LeVoir
Msgr. Douglas L. Grams
Msgr. Eugene L. Lozinski
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