The Code of Canon Law, c. 519:
The pastor is the proper shepherd of the parish entrusted to him, exercising the pastoral care of the community committed to him under the authority of the diocesan bishop in whose ministry of Christ he has been called to share, so that for that same community he carries out the functions of teaching, sanctifying, and governing, also with the cooperation of other presbyters or deacons and with the assistance of lay members of the Christian faithful, according to the norm of law.
Father Dylan Schrader grew up in Hannibal, Missouri. Ordained to the priesthood in 2010, he has served at various parishes in the diocese. His parents, Larry and Joanne, live in Fulton, and his brother, Dakota, lives in Sioux City, Iowa. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight appointed him pastor of St. Brendan parish in 2018.
Father Schrader holds a Ph.D. in systematic theology from the Catholic University of America. He is the author and translator of books and articles on the sacred liturgy, Catholic theology, and the Latin language.
In addition to being pastor of St. Brendan, Father Schrader holds several positions on the diocesan level, including chaplain to homeschooling families, Bishop's delegate for the extraordinary form, and moderator for youth ministry, young adults, and religious education.
In his spare time, Father Schrader enjoys reading philosophy and theology, reading and watching science fiction and fantasy, playing ping pong, and walking his dog, Dominic.