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                                               Mike Haasl

Mike Haasl is the Global Solidarity Coordinator at the Center for Mission at the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. In his role of promoting global solidarity throughout the archdiocese, offering “up-close-and-personal” encounters with people on the margins, particularly through parish and diocesan twinning partnerships and short-term mission experiences, are a fundamental part of his work. 

Mike’s mission experiences include:

  • a year participating in local community development in rural Kenya;
  • three years in a barrio in Venezuela with his family as Maryknoll Lay Missioners;
  • five years as a high school theology teacher where he developed a “theology  field experience” program that engaged students with people on the margins in inner city Chicago;
  • eight years as social justice coordinator at a suburban parish where he initiated and steered a parish partnership with a parish in rural Haiti;
  • leading a number of immersion trips to Latin America;
  • co-leading youth mission trips to an Anishinabe parish in northern Minnesota;
  • and co-coordinating a now-13 year mutual partnership with the Diocese of Kitui, Kenya.

He has three master’s degrees, including one in theological studies with a concentration in justice and peace from the Maryknoll School of Theology. 

Mike and his wife, Mickie, live in the Twin Cities. Their adult daughters, Emmamarie and Mary, live in Minneapolis and Ann Arbor, Michigan.