Tom Neitzke was like a lot of other children when he made a bold prediction about his future, but he was far different than most young people when he chose a path in life that has led him from the quiet confines of his home in Wisconsin, to leper colonies in China, to schools in Africa and to a calling few men are willing to answer.
“When I was in kindergarten, I told my mom I wanted to either be the milkman or the pope,” Neitzke said. “It certainly doesn’t look like I’m going to be a milkman.”
Neitzke’s journey, a challenging 11-year immersion in the Catholic faith and Jesuit teachings that has taken him to the far ends of the earth and put him in the company of people ranging from Pope John Paul II to the destitute, has led him down the road less traveled.
Read more about Neitzke’s calling in the Ozaukee Press here.