What a gift to be welcomed into the St. John the Baptist community! Our Lord never ceases to leave me in awe in his love, and I am grateful for the blessing to serve St. John the Baptist Catholic Montessori School as the new principal. My passion in life is serving Christ and his Church through Catholic education. Fourteen years ago, the Lord made clear my call to evangelize youth, to form their faith and reason, and to witness to the joy of the Gospel. He has sent me to Central America, California, North Dakota, Virginia, and now he brings me to Excelsior, Minnesota.

I have a beautiful bride, Serra Ann, and an eleven month old daughter, Felicity. These two ladies are the greatest gifts that the Father has bestowed upon me in my life. We are moving from Virginia, where I helped begin a new Catholic high school and served as a teacher and dean for eight years. I have earned a master’s degree in educational leadership, and prior to my life in Virginia, I received a masters in theology, taught high school, and lived and worked in an orphanage in Honduras. Asking for the intercession of Our Blessed Mother, I am eager use my gifts and experience to lead this new adventure in your school. Come Holy Spirit!

Nicholas Fonte
St. John the Baptist Catholic Montessori School