Fr. John Bohn was born and raised in O’Neill, Nebraska and has been a life-long Catholic. He was educated at St. Mary’s School in O’Neill, graduating from there in 1983. After serving 4 years active duty in the U.S. Army, he attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, graduating from there in 1990 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism.
Fr. John moved from Nebraska to Jackson, Mississippi in early 1991 to work at the Clarion-Ledger newspaper as an advertising sales representative. It was during his time at the Clarion-Ledger that he discerned a call to the priesthood. He began his theological studies at Mundelein Seminary in suburban Chicago, Illinois in the fall of 1992, and was ordained a priest for the Catholic Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi on May 31st, 1997.
During his 21 years of ordained ministry, Fr. Bohn has served as Associate Pastor of St. Joseph Church in Greenville, Associate Pastor of St. Richard Church in Jackson, Pastor of St. Elizabeth Church in Clarksdale, Pastor of St. Joseph Church in Starkville, and Associate Pastor of St. Patrick’s Church in O’Neill, NE. He has been the pastor of St. Richard Church since July 1st, 2015. In his free time, Fr. John likes to fish, play golf, and spend time in Starkville following Mississippi State athletics.