Fr. LeRoy Scheierl was born to William and Clara (Arnold) Scheierl and raised on a large family farm near Paynesville, MN. He grew up with 5 other brothers and 2 sisters and attended St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. He has a brother, Deacon Richard Scheierl, who is currently assigned at the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Augustine in St. Cloud.
Fr. LeRoy graduated from Paynesville H.S. in 1978 and later received a Bachelor of Arts deg. (1983) with a double major in Biology (ecology emp.) and Earth Sciences (geology track) at St. Cloud State University. After working a short while for the U.S.G.S. (Dept. of Interior) and various other jobs, he began his seminary studies at St. John's University in Collegeville, MN. He earned his Masters of Divinity degree at St. John's in 1991 and was ordained in June of that year for the Diocese of St. Cloud.
Fr. LeRoy's pastoral assignments include: Associate pastor of St. Anthony Church in St. Cloud (1991-93). Pastor of the two parish cluster of St. Francis de Sales - Belgrade and Ss. Peter and Paul - Elrosa (1993-2000); then as Pastor of the three parish cluster of St. Francis de Sales - Belgrade, Ss. Peter and Paul - Elrosa, and St. Donatus - Brooten (2000-04). He was pastor of the three parish cluster of St. William - Parkers Prairie, Sacred Heart - Urbank and St. Nicholas - Belle River (2004-08); then pastor of the four parish cluster of St. Ann - Brandon, Sacred Heart - Urbank, Seven Dolors - Millerville, and St. William - Parkers Prairie.
He enjoys the outdoors hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, walking, golfing, playing guitar, painting, and working on his parent's old farm.