American Sign Language Track

June 18, 2022

11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
GICC Kenyan Suite

Monsignor Glenn Nelson, JCL

Director, Diocese of Rockford Deaf Apostolate

Msgr. Glenn L. Nelson graduated from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in special education for the hearing impaired in 1987. After teaching and interpreting for the deaf in a public school for two years, he entered St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sacred theology and a Master of Divinity in 1993. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Rockford in Illinois and after serving in various priestly capacities, Msgr. Nelson completed his post-graduate studies in 2000 at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, earning a licentiate degree in canon law. Msgr. Nelson serves as director of the deaf apostolate for the Diocese of Rockford. He also acted as the vicar general/moderator of the curia. The monsignor serves as a member of the board of directors for the National Catholic Office for the Deaf and is honored to serve as national chaplain for the Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity.